​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Birthday Parties for Kids & Teens!!!!

Come to Hot Mess or let us come to you...book the Hot Mess Xpress Party Bus!


The "Sweeeeeet Deals"  Party Package:

Fall Special Birthday Party Package-- just $365!!! 

  • Up to 15 kids for an in-studio party
  • Up to 10 kids for a Mobile Xpress Party
  • Choose from Any theme or create your own!  
  • Pick from Pottery Painting, Canvas Painting or Clay Sculpting.   Specific sizes & party items will apply.  See studio for details.
  • *to add additional kids or for specific requests please call (910)386-7699


The Sweet Tooth Party:

  • $26/pp
  • Choose your Sweet Tooth Theme:   Ice Cream Cone or Cupcake!  (These are boxes or banks!!)
  • Each guest will paint a canvas OR pottery item  in your  chosen theme
  • Then we will get to decorate & eat cupcakes ...YUM!!
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


Pirates & Mermaids Party

  • $26/pp
  • Choose your Theme:  Pirates or Mermaids
  • Each guest will paint  a canvas OR pottery item in your chosen theme
  • Girls will get a mystical Mermaid Tail face paint design and boys will get a Skull & Crossbones design!
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


Princess Tea Party

  • $35/pp
  • Princess attire is welcome!
  • Each Princess will get their own Lil Tea Set to paint & a Princess Crown
  • We will be having a Tea Party & serving Tea (*water or lemonade) in already painted Tea Sets
  • Then we will decorate & eat cupcakes...YUM!!
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


The Party Animal Party

  • $26/pp
  • Guests will be able to choose a pottery OR  canvas from pre-selected Party Animals
  • Kids will each get an Apron to decorate in their favorite animal theme!  
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


Peace, Love & Happiness Party

  • $30/pp
  • Hipsters will get to Tie-Dye a T-shirt  Or make a  Dream Catcher
  • Choose to paint a "Peace", "Love", or "Happiness" themed box, bank OR Canvas
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


Teen Time Party 

  • $26/pp
  • Teens choose from dinner plates, ice cream or cereal bowls,  unique mugs , tiles and more!
  • We will show them how to sketch on their pottery, use specialty techniques & crystal glazes
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


Teen Glass Party

  • $30/pp
  • Teens will get  to create a one-of-a-kind glass fusion & frit design 
  • Each guest will get a beverage glass OR bottle slump to paint!
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


Teen Master's Class Canvas Party

  • $30/pp
  • Choose your Artist: Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, don't forget Bob Ross and More!
  •  We will re-create a Masters Canvas
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


Tic-Tac-Toe Party

  • $28/pp
  • Guests will paint a Tic-Tac-Toe Tile!  We will show them the Bubble Painting Technique (so fun!)
  • They can choose & paint  their mini tots for x's & o's
  • A handprint Signature Canvas is included in this pkg for all guests to sign!


The Muddy Muse Party

  • $28/pp
  • Choose your party theme:  Pinch Pot Monsters,  Wall Plaque, Cross, Surfboard , Fish or Set of  5 cookie-cutter shapes
  • Sculptors will get 1 lb of clay to make & shape their creations and paint them!  
  • It's all about dirty fingers with this group, so let's add Finger Painting too!  
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


Pottery Wheel Party

  • $28/pp
  • Limited to 7 guests, ages 12+
  • Not available as a pkg. for Mobile Party,  if you would like to do the wheel, please scroll to the Mix-N-Match options!
  • Each guest will learn to throw 2 pots & paint  with Potter's Glazes & Crystal Glazes.
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


Mosaic & Mixed Media Munchies Party

  • $28/pp
  • Each guest will get a large wooden square to create their own mosaic & mixed media masterpiece-no grouting needed!
  • They will paint , glue, & glitter with an assortment of sea shells, rhinestones,  colorful tiles, sea glass, beach sand and more!  
  • Let's munch on Popcorn & drinks while we create!
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


Walk By Faith Party

  • $26/pp
  • You may choose to have your guests paint a Cross Canvas OR Ceramic Cross, Cross Box or Cross Plaque
  • We will also paint & assemble  Ceramic Cross Necklaces
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**


Beads & Boxes Party

  • $26/pp
  • Each guest will choose a "jewelry" box from assorted pottery boxes and paint it!
  • Then they will choose ceramic, wooden & plastic assorted beads to paint and assemble  their own necklace
  • ** Includes signature Canvas for all guests to sign!**

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Mix-N-Match:  Create your own party!  

  1. Pottery-Painting ($8+/pp Up to 10 guests) *11-20 guests $35 party fee. * 21-30 guests $45 party fee
  2. Clay-Sculpting ($8+/pp Up to 10 guests)  *11-20 guests $35 party fee. * 21-30  guests $45 party fee
  3. Canvas-Painting ($12+/pp Up to 10 guests)   *11-20 guests $35 party fee. * 21-30 guests $45 party fee
  4. Cupcake-Decorating ($8/pp Up to 10 guests)   *11-20 guests $35 party fee. * 21-30 guests $45 party fee
  5. Mosaic-Creations ($10+/pp Up to 10 guests)  *11-20 guests $35 party fee. * 21-30 guests $45 party fee
  6. Pottery Wheels ($15/pp 7 wheels available, 2 for mobile, age 10+) *11-20 guests $35 party fee. * 21-30 guests $45 party fee
  7. Finger Painting  ($8/pp Up to 10 guests)  *11-20 guests $35 party fee. * 21-30 guests $45 party fee
  8. Face Painting  ($8/pp Up to 10 guests)  *11-20 guests $35 party fee. * 21-30 guests $45 party fee
  9. Apron Decorating  ($8/pp Up to 10 guests)  *11-20 guests $35 party fee. * 21-30 guests $45 party fee

  • Handprint Signature Canvas or plate $20  
  • Popcorn & Drinks $25 up to 15 guests, $35 for 16-20 guests, $45 21-30 guests
  • Goodie Bag:  $3/guest. Includes special pottery for guests to paint for free, sweet treats, & coupons!

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  • DETAILS for IN-STUDIO PARTIES:
  • $35 dep. due at time of booking ...Cancellation within 24 hrs. will result in loss of deposit.
  • A minimum of 5 guests are required for any party package at Hot Mess.
  •  * "Party Fee" is a one time fee  for additional staff needed  for large group events.
  • *  10% Gratuity will be added to all parties, extra tipping for exceptional service is always appreciated!
  • * Groups with over 30 guests please call (910)386-7699 for additional pricing
  • *price + Tax
  • Mix-N-Match items are smaller to accommodate for larger groups.  Larger items may be substituted, you just pay the difference
  • All Party Packages are 1.5 hrs.
  •  Mix-N-Match parties will have different time allowances depending on the selections made.
  • Parties with fewer than 15 guests will be held in semi-private Party Room, with access to the fridge and table for food/drinks if you would like to bring your own.  
  • Parties over 15 will be held in the main studio, with access to the fridge and area for food/drinks.  
  • Parents may drop - off or  stay and paint at separate tables from the party.   Our studio will remain open to the public during parties so our tables are for painting guests only.  
  • To Book your party call (910)386-7699


We are Mobile!

DETAILS for MOBILE PARTIES

  • Any of our party packages also travel!
  • Mobile Pottery can be painted and Kiln fired back at the studio, however you must come by and pick up, Or we can use acrylic paints so they can take home their pieces that day. 
  • If choosing Mix-N-Match a minimum of 2 projects must be chosen.
  • Minimum of 10 guests for Mobile events 
  • ADULT Sip & Paint Parties:  Choose 11x14 canvases for $25 or 16x20 for $35, Wine Glasses/Pints/Steins/Bottle Slumps $25.  Min. of 10 guests are required for us to come out to you.  All guests must be pre-paid.  Choose a pic you'd like to paint, send it to us and we will be happy to pre-sketch and design an orignal canvas just for your group.  We can paint inside your house or choose a restaurant/taproom and we will talk with MGMT to get prior approval and paint at your fave venue!  If you'd like The Hot Mess Xpress Art Camper we can fit 10 adults.  See below for travel fee info.
  • ADULT Sip & Paint or Kids Mobile Party Package  Travel Fee Info: Just add $35 for in-house travel fee within Mid-town Wilmington.    Travel Fee will increase with distance from the Studio, Topsail/Sneads Ferry travel fee starts at $55:  We come to you, bring all supplies, paint & party inside your house. 
  • Or, book the Hot Mess Xpress Party Bus:  a complete mobile art studio, no need for us to come inside your house, the kids paint & party right inside the camper!  Holds up to 14 kids or for Sip & Paint, 10 adults!  Camper travel fee starts at $45 Mid-town Wilmington,  Topsail/Sneads Ferry travel fee starts at $75. 
  • Wilmington Mid-town travel area, other areas may have a higher fee, call for detailed information. (910)386-7699
  • * "Party Fee" is a one time fee  for additional staff needed  for large group events.
  • *  10% Gratuity will be added to all parties, extra tipping for exceptional service is always appreciated!
  • *Large  Groups with over 30 guests please call (910)386-7699 for additional pricing information
  • *price + Tax
  • Mix-N-Match items are smaller to accommodate for larger groups.  Larger items may be substituted, you just pay the difference
  • All Party Packages are 1.5 hrs.
  •  Mix-N-Match parties will have different time allowances depending on the selections made.
  • To Book your party call (910)386-7699
  • Great for Adult Birthday Parties or Sip & Paint!



Special Events!!!


  • Team Building
  • Anniversaries
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Bachelorettes
  • Church groups
  • Youth & Scout groups
  • HOA
  • Meet-Ups
  • Family Reunion
  • Baby Showers
  • Holiday Parties
  • and more!

There are so many options at Hot Mess, come by the studio and let's discuss how we can make your event one that folks are talking about for years to come!

Birthday Party FAQ:


  • Can parents stay?

Drop off is great!  We ask that if parents stay they remain seated in the main studio and are welcome to paint if seated, weekends are busy so just in consideration of painting customers, seating is available for painters only.  Our party room is for party guests only, not that we don't want to hang out with you-it just get so crazy crowded in there our Studio Artists are not able to assist our novice painters!  You can also visit our neighboring businesses, enjoy some eating and shopping!  Otherwise, we prefer that you drop the kids off and pick them up after the party's over! 


  • Can you come to me?

Yes!  We have The Hot Mess Xpress Mobile Art Studio.  A fully equipped party bus!  You may also host the party inside your house.


  • What is a good age for a party at your studio?

Hot Mess Birthday Parties are planned with kids in mind!   Little ones are welcome to finger paint!  We like to welcome kids from 1-101.   All of our projects are great for little hands, simple, fun & fast!  If you have an older child we are happy to substitute larger projects for an additional fee.  See a Hot Mess studio artist for details.

 

  • Can I decorate?

Sure can!  Arrive about 15 min. beforehand.  No Pinatas please!   And nothing taped to our walls, tends to pull the paint off!


  • Can we just come in and paint and have our own celebration without the party pkg?

Yes!  You are welcome to make a group reservation, sit in the main studio and do your own thing.  You just pay for what you all paint!   Snacks/drinks, etc are always welcome


  • Can we rent the party room and paint in there?

Yes!  If you would like a group reservation and request the private room without a party package the room fee is $25.00, and subject to availability.

Special Event FAQ:


  • Is there a minimum number of guests required for after-hours or private events?

Yes Please!  We require a min. of 10 guests with a min. purchase of $20 each for a 2 hr.  after-hours event, otherwise you are welcome to paint during our normal studio hours.  We a semi- private party room you are welcome to set up in there during normal hours. 

  • Do we all do the same project?

Only if you want to!  We can lead a group class or your guests can pick individual projects, just let us know your event budget and we will steer everyone in the right direction!  At Hot Mess Studios you can paint Canvas, Pottery, Wine/Beer/Tea Glasses, make Mosaics, Sculpt Clay, Paint Bottles for Slumping, Create Altered Light Bottles and Glass Fusion!

  • Can we get our "Pottery Badge" for a Scouts Event?

Yes you can!  We have raw clay for pinch-pot sculpting, and are happy to give the Scouts a complimentary tour of the kiln room, and let each of them create their own pottery tile using "Bubble-Painting" technique.  Call (910)386-7699 for details!

  • Can we bring in our own food & drinks?

Of course!  Just watch greasy items don't leave fingerprints in the pottery!



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