Children’s Parties

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At Kippy's we know how special a children's party should be, not just birthdays but celebrations of a special event or an end of term treat. That's why our staff are fully trained, ensuring each party is suited to the children's ages and abilities. We will clearly explain the party experience to you when you book to make sure the party is as stress free as possible.

Our special birthday plate is available as an optional extra at any of our children's parties for an additional £7.00. This is a 22cm plate commemorating the party which is decorated with the birthday child's handprint and the fingerprints of all the guests.

Our children's parties last for 1½ hours (except the Storytime party which is 1 hour) and the maximum number in our party room is 16 (12 for storytime parties). For larger parties we use our downstairs seating where we can accommodate up to 30. On these occasions we would host your party when the shop is closed. Parties can be held 7 days a week, including after school and during school holidays, subject to staff availability.

We require one adult to stay at the party and assist with supervising the children, we understand that with younger children more parents may wish to stay. Please discuss this when booking your party. You are welcome to bring along your celebration cake, we can provide candles, matches and a knife if required. We only include food for our Storytime parties, many of our parties go to our neighbours McDonalds to eat afterwards, where we can pre-order for you, or use one of the other nearby cafes or restaurants, or you can bring your own nibbles and stay with us a little longer. If you would like to bring your own food to eat after the party we can arrange an extra half hour for you for a £15 room hire fee. Party invitations are included for all our children's parties and balloons for the children to take home for our pottery parties.

OPTION A - Pottery painting - £12.00 per child

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A piece of pottery for each child to paint (chosen at time of booking) from a selected range
Range includes side plate, mug, bowl, heart/oval plaque, small figurine and trinket box (subject to availability)
Available for children aged 5 years and older
Minimum of 8 children
Designated member of staff to encourage and support the children through a specific design or technique
Party invitations and balloons
Lasts 1½ hours
Optional birthday plate for £7.00 (see above)

OPTION B - Foam Clay - £15.00 per child

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A figurine (from a selected range) for each child to decorate with Foam Clay
Available for children aged 6 years and older
Minimum of 6 children
Designated member of staff to encourage and support the children throughout
Party invitations and balloons
Lasts 1½ hours
Optional birthday plate for £7.00 (see above)

OPTION C - Storytime - £9.50 per child

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Choose a story and corresponding piece of pottery from our selection of books
We read the story and each child paints the pottery based on the story
Healthy snacks or biscuits/crisps included
Available for children aged 3-6 years old
Minimum of 6 children
Designated member of staff to read the story and encourage and support the children throughout
Party invitations and balloons
Lasts 1 hour
Optional birthday plate for £7.00 (see above)

OPTION D - Make-a-bear - £16.00 per child

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New for 2017!
A 16” plush animal for each child to stuff from a selected range
Every child decorates a t-short and makes a collar for their ‘bear’
Adoption certificate for each guest
Available for children aged 6 years and older
Minimum of 6 children
Designated member of staff to encourage and support the children throughout
Party invitations
Lasts 1½ hour
Optional birthday plate for £7.00 (see above)

OPTION E - Bigger pottery painting! - £16.00 per child

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A piece of pottery for each child to paint (chosen at time of booking) from a selected range
Range includes shaped mug, dinner plate, figurine, money box or trinket box (subject to availability)
Available for children aged 6 years and older
Minimum of 8 children
Designated member of staff to encourage and support the children through a specific design or technique
Party invitations and balloons
Lasts 1½ hours
Optional birthday plate for £7.00 (see above)
After the party, painted pottery will be glazed and fire. It is then individually wrapped for the party organiser to collect and distribute. We will advise you of your collection date on the day of the party. Pottery that has been decorated with Foam Clay and Make-a-bear animals can be taken home by the guests on the day of the party.

How to Book

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Phone us on 01233 631388 or call in to the studio. We will need the following information: your name and contact phone number, the party child’s name and your preferred date and time. Also we need to know an approximate number of guests and which package you would like.

A non-refundable deposit of £30 is required at the time of booking. The balance is payable at the time of the party. If you need to postpone your party, your deposit can be transferred so long as it is within one month of the original booking date.
Parties can be held at weekends and weekdays including after school. We recommend holding larger parties on a Sunday when the studio is closed enabling you to have exclusive use of our facilities. We have linked with our neighbours, McDonalds, and can arrange to reserve tables for you to eat with them after your party with us.
Parties are held either in our party room on the first floor or the main studio depending on availability and the size of the party. Please advise at the time of booking if you have any special requirements, such as accessibility, that may affect where your party is held.
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 Chapel Mews
 North Street
 Ashford
 Kent TN24 8JN
 01233 631388
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Kippys-Shop
OPENING HOURS
Monday: Closed*
Tue-Fri: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: Closed*
* except for pre-booked parties

Bank Holidays:
Please contact us for details