contact: lou wilson   tel: 07708424430

email: starcards@gmail.com

location: Sychdyn, Mold, CH7 6EL

Welcome!

My party creates a unique arty environment where children can express themselves and have limitless fun with paint and craft.

Creative

With my giant paintbrush and giant crayons filled with craft materials, Lou’s Awesome Arty Party brings art and craft to life using different materials in its approach to being wonderfully creative and cool.

Free

Using a huge paper roll as their canvas, your child and their friends can have an arty experience on a massive scale without being inhibited or constrained.

Play

Lou’s Awesome Arty Party is an unforgettable paint paradise for children aged ideally between three and eight years old, however, this is not set in stone!

So what is it all about?

Lou’s Awesome Arty Party is all about creativity, fun and the freedom to be messy!

My Arty Party Packages cater for children of all ages who love to be creative and like explore their love of arts and crafts, in a supersized way!

The essence of Arty Party is that there are no creativity rules. Therefore, if a child wants the grass to be red, the sky to be green and the sun to be blue, so be it! Their interpretation of the world around them is so important and I like to help children create their own ideas in their own vision! They are developing, becoming artists and creators in their own unique way and I love to be the one to help them on their journey!

Lou’s Awesome Arty Party gives children the canvas, the tools and the opportunity to express their creativity, often outside their own comfort zone, yet in a safe and controlled space – a space that I clean up afterwards!!

Lou’s Awesome Party Packages
Lou’s ‘Ultimate’ Awesome Arty Party
£15 per child
  • 90 minutes of craft and messy painting fun
  • Lou’s giant canvas paper roll
  • Party theme of your child’s choice
  • Themed craft activity which the children take home
  • Paints, equipment and craft materials
  • Arty Party invitations
  • Arty Party Bag
Lou’s Awesome ‘Me’ Arty Party
£12 per child
  • 75 minutes of collage making and messy painting fun
  • Lou’s giant canvas paper roll
  • Lou’s giant Wheelie Painters
  • Children create a “Me” collage to take home
  • Paints, equipment and craft materials
  • Arty Party invitations
  • Arty Party Bag
Lou’s Awesome Explorer Arty Party
£10 per child
  • 60 minutes of sensory play and painting fun
  • Sea Creatures in Icebergs and Trucks in Cereal
  • Dinosaur Spaghetti Safari and Rainbow Rice Shakers
  • Lou’s giant Wheelie Painters
  • Arty Party invitations
  • Arty Party Bag
Lou’s Awesome Pop Up Craft Party
£10 per child
  • 80 minutes of arty and crafty fun
  • Craft theme of your child’s choice
  • 2 Craft activities which the children take home
  • Paints, equipment and craft materials
  • Arty Party invitations
  • Arty Party Bag
Which Awesome package is right for me and my child?

If your child loves art and craft and generally exploring the idea of getting messy, then my parties are just what they need!

From my extensive Arty experience working with children, my packages are specifically designed with a child’s age range in mind and therefore I can ensure the best Arty Party experience for your child.

Although your child’s desires are the key to their dream party, their party does have to suit your needs too!

Therefore asking yourself  “what is the right party for me?” may be a strange question to ask, but fundamentally, the key to successful party is a chilled out parent or carer! I know myself how stressful hosting my own children’s birthday parties can be, therefore having now hosted a significant amount of Arty Parties, I know how to make this work for you as well as your child!

Each package may have a specific minimum and maximum number required, specific venue requirements and the required parental supervision required therefore in order to understand the format of each party package, please click on the question below for further information. If this does not answer all your questions then please just get in touch!

What is Lou's Awesome 'Ultimate' Arty Party?

This party is ultimate means of arty expression for your child!

Ideal for 6, 7 , 8 ‘and beyond’ year old children, your child’s Ultimate Arty Party is led by a theme of their choice! Whether it be The Greatest Showman, Harry Potter or Dinosaurs and Unicorns, your child’s guests will have a craft activity and all the messy materials available to blow their friends away!

The format of this party is split into two sections each lasting 35 minutes long.

The first session starts with a brief safety overview followed by an introduction to the birthday child with the opportunity for them to use my giant paintbrush on the canvas. We then launch into the themed craft activity where the artists are given a huge array of craft materials to work with and appropriate tools such as glue, scissors and tape.

There is then a 30 minute break should you wish to provide refreshments. If your party is for celebrating a birthday, the break is also a good time to present your birthday cake as this gives you time to cut the cake for taking home, whilst the second 35 minute session is being carried out.

The second session gives the children the opportunity to let themselves go with some messy mayhem by decorating my giant floor canvas. With an array of rollers, sponges and brushes, children can experience textures and colours and really go to work on the canvas!

The final 10 minutes are spent getting the children cleaned up before going home. I provide large tubs, soap and towels for hands and feet to be cleaned!

This party requires a minimum of 15 children and a maximum of 20.

Venue set up time is 30 minutes and clean up time is 30 minutes.

What is Lou's Awesome Explorer Arty Party?

This party is ideal for those 2, 3, 4 and 5 year old children that can’t quite sit still!

With lots of Explorer trays to discover, this party is very informal and allows the children to just turn up, get on and explore!

After a short introduction and brief safety overview, children can freely move around the different Sensory zones as they wish to discover the arty trays filled with fun!

They can drive trucks through cereal, discover Dinosaurs in spaghetti and experience the sounds of rice shakers! Children are also challenged with cracking the Sea Creatures out from the Icebergs!

This party provides a small area of floor canvas to colour and paint on and children can also make paint patterns using my giant Wheelie Painters!

This session runs for 60 minutes inclusive therefore if you choose to then have refreshments or further activities for your guests after this time, please be aware that I will be cleaning up as this goes on! There will be tubs, soap and towels available for cleaning up after their Explorer Arty experience!

Due to the nature of the elements of the sensory trays available to explore, parental supervision is required at all times.

This party requires a minimum of 12 children and a maximum of 20.

Venue set up time is 30 minutes and clean up time is 30 minutes.

What is Lou's Awesome 'Me' Arty Party?

Ideal for children aged 3, 4, and 5 this party is “All about Me” and is designed to show children how unique they are and how they can express this uniqueness in a creative and messy way!

The party starts with a brief safety overview followed by an introduction to the birthday child with the opportunity for them to use my giant paintbrush on the canvas. The children are then invited to lie on my giant paper to create their own life-size collage of themselves! Then using lots of wonderful craft materials, the children then decorate their collage, which they later take home.

The fun then continues further and the children can really let themselves go with some messy mayhem by decorating my giant floor canvas. With an array of rollers, sponges and brushes, children can experience textures and colours and really go to work on the canvas! Or they can simply use their hands and feet to paint with, feeling free and uninhibited. For those who like to be on the move, my giant Wheelie Painters can also be used to make paint trails and showing creativity on a big scale!

The format of this party is approximately 35 mins for the introduction and collage making, followed by a further 30 minutes for the messy play. The final 10 minutes are for cleaning the children up! There is no break in between each session of this party therefore it runs for the 75 minutes inclusive. If you choose to then have refreshments or further activities for your guests after this time then please be aware that I will be cleaning up as this goes on!

This party requires a minimum of 15 children and a maximum of 20.

Venue set up time is 30 minutes and clean up time is 30 minutes.

What is Lou's Awesome Pop Up Craft Party?

Ideal for ages 5, 6, 7, 8 and beyond, this is a more intimate style of party and can be catered for in your own home!

Using a theme of your child’s choice, this party format comprises of a brief introduction to the birthday child followed by 2 craft activities which the children create to take home.

Your child and their guests will have an array of beautiful craft materials, paint and tools such as scissors and glue, to be as creative as they can be!

For older children, this party can cater for more intricate craft activities, showing skilled methods, detailing and pure unique flair.

This party requires a minimum of 8 children and a maximum of 20. ( Maximum number can be subject to discussion depending on complexity of activities and theme requested.)

Set up time, either at a venue or in your home is 30 minutes and clean up time is 20 minutes.

Invitations and Party Bags – All Sorted!

When you book any of Lou’s Awesome Arty Party Packages, you get free invitations to send to your guests!

Also, a party is not complete without a bag of goodies to take home and Lou’s Awesome Arty Party provide these for you. I like to provide useful arty items where the children can continue on their arty journey at home. You won’t find any useless bits of plastic in here!

Awesome Arty Party bags include a novelty eraser, pencil, large crayon, glitter tube and a cut out card to decorate. Also, small box of Smarties and a small bag of Haribos. (Party Bag items may differ to above description due to availability of items).

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Any Questions?

What are the safety rules at Lou’s Awesome Arty Party?

With such a free, messy play environment the children can often get very excited, therefore, in my party introduction, I will highlight the following safety rules:

  • Artists must not run on Lou’s giant canvas as it can be slippery when wet with paint.
  • Artists must not go behind or lean on Lou’s giant canvas board.
  • Artists must take care not to put paint near their faces or other artists’ faces.
  • Artists must not flick or splash paint at one another.
  • Artists must respect their fellow artists work.

Do I need to book my venue before I book my Lou’s Awesome Arty Party?

Yes. I ask that the venue is secured before securing the booking with me. Of course it is important to check that I am available before booking your venue!

Do I need to book a venue for any of Lou's Awesome Party Packages?

Lou’s Awesome Arty Party has been very messy and creative in people’s homes, with great success and no lasting mess! However, if you don’t have the room or don’t want the stress, it is recommended that the following party packages are experienced at a fairly large venue ( such as a village hall) with a washable floor.

Lou’s Awesome ‘Ultimate’ Arty Party

Lou’s Awesome ‘Me’ Arty Party

Lou’s Awesome Explorer Arty Party

Lou’s Awesome Pop Up Craft Party is experienced with the artists sat at tables, therefore there is no messy floor canvas painting. This can be done either at a venue or in your own home or garden!

Do I have to pay a deposit to secure my booking?

Yes please.  For any of my party packages, a deposit of £30 is required to secure your booking with me. I ask that this be paid by bank transfer. Bank details will be sent by messenger on request.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of children required to book any of Lou’s Awesome Arty Party Packages?

Yes. Please refer to the questions in the above section which specifically detail the minimum and maximum numbers required for each individual party package.

When do I need to confirm numbers for my Lou's Awesome Arty Party?

For any of my packages available, I like to have confirmed numbers 2 weeks prior to the party date. I also like to have the remainder of the balance for the party cost paid on this date too.

Are there any travel costs if I book Lou’s Awesome Arty Party?

For all of my party packages ( excluding Lou’s Awesome Pop Up Craft Party ), if your venue is within 20 miles of CH7 6EL, there is no travel cost. Travel outside of this radius will incur a travel time and petrol costs. Please inquire for details.

Are there any travel costs if I book Lou’s Awesome Pop Up Craft Party?

If your venue or home is within 5 miles of CH7 6EL, there is no travel cost. Travel outside of this radius will incur a travel time and petrol costs. Please inquire for details.

What do children need to wear for any of Lou’s Awesome Arty Party Packages?

All packages ( excluding Lou’s Awesome Pop Up Craft Party),  are a free play environment therefore children can get as messy as they dare to! Therefore, it is really important that children wear old clothes as some of the paints or food colouring can mark clothing. We don’t use aprons at Lou’s Awesome Arty Party, we like to be unrestricted and free to get messy!

Lou’s Awesome Pop Up Craft Party, although experienced on tables can still be messy as the artists use paint and materials which may stain clothing, therefore wearing old clothes again is recommended.

How do I choose a theme for my child’s Awesome 'Ultimate' Arty Party?

Children can have so many interests so it is difficult to pinpoint a particular theme. The best thing to do is ask your child and see what they come up with! The main thing to remember is that ANY theme can be translated into art – but don’t worry, that’s my job to work out how we do that!

How do the children get cleaned up for going home?

For all party packages ( excluding Lou’s Awesome Pop Up Craft Party), I provide soap, wipes, water tubs and towels where the children can wash their hands and feet and get dried off. These are available at any time for the children to use.

About Lou

I’m an arty wife to Jezza and mum to my gorgeous Kiwi kids, Zachery and Jakey. Originally from Flintshire, we re-located back to North Wales in 2015 after 8 years living in New Zealand.

Jakey’s 4th birthday party was the start of the “Lou’s Awesome Arty Party“ journey. I created a messy paint and craft party for him like no one had ever seen before. After long discussions and lots of support from family and friends, it soon evolved into the ultimate arty party experience which I am very proud of!

My professional background is in Journalism, Photography, IT and Digital Archiving. I have a teaching qualification and have gained lots of experience working with children in both schools and clubs.

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contact: lou wilson   tel: 07708424430

email: starcards@gmail.com

location: Sychdyn, Mold, CH7 6EL