Wine & Design Newport News

Team Newsletter for the Week of October 11th - Issue 11

Pardon Our Dust

What was supposed to be an easy transition has turned into something quite lengthy. You may get questions and/or comments regarding our new website (anything from difficulties with registration to missing information and/or artwork from the website). Please continue offering apologies and letting people know that we are diligently working to complete the website and to smooth out all the glitches as this was truly a HUGE transition.


If you get any particularly disgruntled guests, please refer them to me!

For Your Viewing Pleasure...

ART BUZZ KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

"Do you offer kids birthday parties?"


I've been noticing this question being asked more and more frequently and I had the pleasure--what with all of my downtime recently--of sitting down (as if I had a choice) and fine tuning our Art Buzz Kids Birthday Parties. I'm passing along this information so that you can be better equipped the next time you get this question! We also hope to get this info typed up and in a central location in the studio so that you can reference it when chatting it up with guests.


In order to cover all of the updated information, I'm simply listing this in the format as it appears to guests on the new website.


First, answer any question about birthday parties with an energetic, "YES...in fact, we have an entire ART BUZZ KIDS DIVISION!" Most people don't even know that we have ANYTHING to offer the kiddos.


ART BUZZ KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES


Required Participants: There are NO minimum guest requirements for our Art Buzz Kids Birthday Parties held at our studio! Please review our Travel Policy below for the minimum requirements for Art Buzz Kids Birthday Parties held off-site.


Availability: Art Buzz Kids Birthday Parties can be held on ANY day of the week at ANY time, although we typically discourage holding birthday parties for kids on Friday and Saturday evenings. We have two rooms in our studio but bookings are first come, first serve and are subject to the availability of our studio rooms in conjunction with other events and classes. Please contact our studio to see what dates are available!


Travel Policy: We will be happy to bring our Art Buzz Kids Birthday Party magic to the venue of your choice in the Newport News area for no additional charge with a minimum of 12 paid guests. For events outside of Newport News, a nominal travel fee may be assessed. Please contact the studio for details and availability.


Food/Beverage Policy: You are welcome to bring in any food, snacks, or beverages to enjoy during your kiddo's birthday party! We have a refrigerator and freezer in the studio to accommodate any items that may need to be chilled.


Being centrally located in City Center, we have access to some of the best restaurants in Newport News including My Pi, Taste Unlimited, and Maggie Moo's. We stock menus to all of the restaurants in City Center in our studio and if you are interested, we will be happy to help you coordinate catering or food delivery for your event.


Our Pricing: First, and most importantly, THE BIRTHDAY KIDDO PAINTS FOR FREE!! (One complimentary seat per party only). For your convenience, we offer two birthday party packages for you to choose from:


PETITE PICASSO PACKAGE - starting at $250

This package includes the birthday child AND up to 10 of their friends ($250). After 10 guests, each additional guest is only $20! For this package, the birthday child will be able to choose ANY painting from our Art Buzz Kids Painting Gallery for their group to create during the party! The majority if not all of the painting will be outlined on the canvas in black ink making it very easy for the younger kids to create their masterpieces. For older children, we can make this a lighter sketch in graphite upon request.


In the background, kiddos will be entertained our Kids Playlist featuring upbeat, clean, popular music. A Disney playlist is available upon request for the younger kiddos! (Impromptu dance parties are welcomed!)


Class Time: This Party Package is a 2-hour party with 1 hour reserved for painting and 1 hour reserved for your personal party (a.k.a. cake and presents!). For any periods of downtime between the transition of kiddos completing their paintings at different times, we are able to keep young kiddos occupied with unique coloring sheets of the Masters, such as Van Gogh's Starry Night!


Age recommendation: 4 and up


MAGNIFICENT MONET PACKAGE - starting at $350

This package includes the birthday child AND up to 10 of their friends ($350). After 10 guests, each additional guest is only $30! For this package, the birthday child will be able to choose ANY painting from our ENTIRE Painting Gallery for their group to create during the party! The majority of the paintings available for this party package will include a light sketch in graphite to assist kids in creating their masterpieces.


In the background, kiddos will be entertained our Kids Playlist featuring upbeat, clean, popular music. Our regular studio playlist is also available upon request and features music from the 80's, 90's, and today! (Impromptu dance parties are welcomed!)


Class Time: This Party Package is a 2.5 hour party with 1.5-2 hours reserved for painting (depending on individual needs of those painting) and 30 minutes to 1-hour reserved for your personal party (a.k.a. cake and presents!).


Age recommendation: 12 and up


Extras (applies to any party package):

-As guests are arriving, we encourage them to sign the back of an Art Buzz Kids T-shirt and/or leave a special message. This is a fun, personalized keepsake that we present the birthday girl or boy that is FREE WITH EACH PARTY PACKAGE!


-If you are interested in an original painting that coordinates with your child's birthday party theme or something your child especially loves (a favorite animal, etc.), our artists can create an original piece for your child's special day for only $50.


-Additional studio time is also available for Art Buzz Kids Birthday Parties for only $25 for each 30-minute increment after the time allotted for the chosen party package.


FAQ'S (a small section...but we are still working to develop this further...)


-Can adults paint with the kids?

----Absolutely! Age is just a number! We charge for the Party Package chosen, not the age of the guest!


-What if we want to bring ice cream?

---Bring it on! We have a refrigerator and freezer available for you to use for anything that needs to be chilled!


-How far out can we book a birthday party?

---As soon as you know the date you are interested in--CALL US! We can book your Art Buzz Kids Birthday Party at ANY time!


WHEW...


If you think that is a lot of information...just wait!! Currently, we are campaigning our Team Building Division but in a few months it will be Art Buzz Kids time and we will be developing various ADD-ON PACKAGES for parties that will include fun photo booth props, themed birthday parties (Superheroes, to name one, and kids will be creating their own capes!), and special favor options (such as fun inflatable guitars for a Rock Star themed party, for example) to relieve parents of the dreaded task of gathering and creating favor bags.


So many ideas...so little time...

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See you soon, friends!

Christy