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Beastie Birthdays!

Celebrate Your Child's Birthday and Support Social Change in Sacramento!  

Invite your child’s friends to a creative, cozy birthday party at Art Beast Studio.  Your party includes admission for up to 15 children and 15 adults, exclusive use of our party studio, and open-ended fun in all the play spaces at Art Beast! 

Your friends and family will participate in a sweet birthday celebration where an art coach is available to lead a craft and help you host your party.  You and your guests will enjoy the homey feel and relaxed environment of Art Beast while the children have free-range to create art, put on a show, move their bodies, and travel where their imaginations will carry them. Guests can come any time before the party and stay afterward to explore all the playrooms at Art Beast. 

The party studio is decorated with festive paper lanterns. Tables are set up with table clothes, real plates, cloth napkins, real flatware, glasses and vases.  (Paper waste is kept at a minimum to reduce environmental impact.) Children  make a craft to celebrate the day. As the party begins, the Art Coach leads a birthday circle where the parent passes around a photo of their child at each age, sharing a simple memory of each year to capture the journey to this birthday year. Once the party ends, we take care of the clean up.

Your Art Beast Birthday Party, like all the proceeds from Art Beast, also supports Tubman House. Tubman House provides 18 months of housing and wrap around services to young, homeless parents and their children. Having your party at Art Beast helps us fund the groceries, college textbooks, diapers, and dedicated staff that support Tubman’s parents and children. 

Art Beast Birthday Party Package: $275

Available for groups of up to 15 children (fee includes one adult per child)
2 hours private use of the Birthday Room 
Shared use of the Art Beast Studio and Play Rooms all day long
Art Coach helps with hosting, leads birthday circle and guides craft
Craft table set up with choice of craft
Tables beautifully set with real plates, glasses, and flatware to reduce paper waste
Free Admit 5 Pass for future visit to ArtBeast
White Art Beast T shirt for Birthday Girl or Boy
 Beastie Birthday Invitations 
Art Beast members receive a 5% discount

Party Times:  

Saturday  10-12, 1-3  or 4-6;  Sunday  10-12, 1-3, or 4-6
Weekdays and after hours may be available upon request.

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Party Add-Ons:

White Art Beast shirts for all children: $10 per child
Private Class:  $50.00
Additional Craft: $40.00
Additional Hour in Studio: $100

Art Beast Birthday Circle

Though optional, a birthday circle is a nice way to open the party as people gather in the Party Studio at Art Beast.  Everyone gathers in a circle.  The Art Coach welcomes everyone. An example of the greeting is below:
“Welcome to this very special day to celebrate and honor Anna as she celebrates 5 years of living and the day of her birth.  Today, Anna’s mom has brought a photograph of Anna in each year of her life. As she passes each photo around our circle, she will share a special memory of Anna from that year.”

As each photo makes it way around the circle, a memory is shared. Examples include: 
“The day Anna was born, the clouds had all been blown away and the sky was bright blue and ready to welcome Anna to the world.”
“When Anna was 9 months old, she learned to crawl. She loved to crawl over to our dog Lucy and cuddle with her. Sometimes she would crawl under the table and play peek-a-boo under the tablecloth.”
“When Anna was 3 she wore her big, red rain boots. She wanted to wear them everywhere!  Most of all, she loved to wear them as we walked by the river and stomped in each puddle so water and mud flew everywhere!”

Once the photos and memories have been shared, the Art Coach invites others to share any memory they carry of the child.  After, everyone has shared their memories, the Art Coach says: “Anna, we are here today to wish you the happiest of birthdays. We also wish for you a year filled with adventures and giggles and cuddles and joy. We can see from the friends and family you have gathered in this circle that you are very loved!” The Art Coach then invites everyone to stand up and clap to celebrate Anna.

The circle takes about 10 minutes. We encourage people to keep memories relatively short so that the children aren’t asked to sit too long. If you would like to do a birthday circle at your child’s birthday, it helps if you come with the memories written out. You might have one memory from the day of your child’s birth and a memory for each year of their life. Also bring the photos. Let the Art Coach know if you would like to do a circle.  You will also be asked as you register for the birthday.

Party Policies & Recommendations

 Deposit is required at the time of booking. Birthday parties require a non-refundable minimum charge of $120 to reserve the day and time of the party. All children over 12 months (including siblings) and under 10 years are counted towards the minimum and maximum number of guest children. Excess guest charges for all parties will be charged on the day of the party. The maximum room capacity is 32. An authorized credit card charge form with valid credit card number must remain on file for all parties. We accept payment in form of cash, Visa, Master Card, American Express. NO personal checks accepted.

Reservations are on a space-available basis. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. We do not allow peanuts or peanut-products (including peanut butter) or latex balloons at parties due to life-threatening risks. Alcohol is not permitted for parties during our open hours. Due to insurance provisions, all party participants may attend party upon written acceptance of liability. 

Please obtain the necessary liability forms and obligations from our Art Coaches at the time of your party booking. Art Beast Children’s Studio nor its individual staff members are responsible for any lost or stolen items, including items placed in lobby storage area.  We recommend that hosts and party guests do not bring valuables. Pricing and policies are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds on pre-paid parties. Up to three (3) weeks prior to a party, you may request an alternate date with no penalty.

Art Beast Birthday Party FAQ's

How many people are included in the Birthday Room rental?
The Birthday Room rental covers 15 children and 15 adults.  

What if we have more than the maximum number of children for a Birthday Room rental?
Our recommendation for the Birthday Studio Room is 12 children and their parents.  Our maximum occupancy is 32 people for this room. The birthday package includes 15 children and 15 adults. Additional guests can be added for $8 per person. 

How can I reserve the room? 
A $120 deposit should be paid at the time of the party booking and is non refundable.  If you wish to change the party date, you must do so three weeks prior to your original date scheduled.  Your deposit will apply to new date scheduled.  If you cancel later than the three week window, your deposit is non refundable and cannot be applied toward a future party date. The price for the full birthday package must be paid when you arrive on the day of the birthday. You can pay both deposit and final payment online or in person.

How long can birthday families stay after the party ends?
The host family and all their guests can stay at Art Beast until closing.  If your party is at a later time slot (closer to our closing time),  we suggest you invite your guests to Art Beast before your party begins to enjoy the play spaces.

Is adult admission included in the price of the Private Party and Art Beast Studio Rental?
Yes. Free Art Beast admission is included for 15 adults at private parties.  Each additional adult will cost $8 dollars.  

Can we have decorations?
Art Beast Studio provides simple, festive decorations and uses eco-conscious practices. We do not allow balloons due to the life threatening allergies experienced by some children. Other decorations that can be easily set up by the family in the half hour before the party begins are allowed. Most families do not bring extra decorations.

Can we bring our own food and drinks?
Hosts are welcome to bring their own food with the following conditions:
No peanuts or peanut-containing foods are permitted (please read labels).
No alcohol and no soda
Party hosts must make an effort to clean up guests' food and beverage spills during your party to avoid permanent damage of Art Beast’s laminate floor and carpeted areas. Significant damage from food and beverages will result in additional charges as spelled out in your contract.

Is there parking for our guests?
Free street parking is easy to find all around the building. Street parking hours are unlimited on Sunday. There is one and two hour street parking surrounding Art Beast on all other days. Be aware of street cleaning days which are posted on the signs.  Free unlimited parking is available around F and 23 Street.  There are also 10 hour meters located on 21st street between J and K. Please be aware parking information is subject to change based on Sacramento’s city regulations. 

Where can we unload our party goods?
Please check in at the front desk and Art Beast staff will direct you to our kitchen and party room. Host of the party is responsible for unloading party food and getting supplies to room.  

What time can we arrive to prepare for our party?
You may have access to party room 30 minutes before party time to set up or prepare snacks in our kitchen.  During this time, our Art Coach assigned to your party will be setting up the room.   

What time can our guests arrive at Art Beast?
You may invite your guests to arrive at any hour that Art Beast is open.  We recommend that you include our hours in your invitation and people can arrive whenever they choose.  The party room rental price includes your guest’s admission for the entire day.  Often children want to explore the space before settling into the party studio so you many want to plan on allowing time for free play.

If my guests arrive early how do they check in?
You will turn in a guest list when you sign the Party Room Rental Contract.  The party guest will give their name and name(s) of their children to one of our Art Coaches at the front desk.