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Creative Grounds events

Birthday Parties with an artistic twist’ Creative Grounds DC’s art themed birthday parties are both unique and loads fun. We go beyond the standard canvas and easel painting party to include familiar games and activities with an artistic twist. Heard of musical murals, blindfolded Matisse or the art of Puzzling? Well, we have it and so much more here, at Creative Grounds DC.

Here’s out it works:

  1. Date and Time: Select a party date and time. Parties are held Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 12pm or 2pm-4pm on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some weekday options are available. Please forward inquiries to info@creativegroundsdc.com
  2. Theme: In consideration of the age of the birthday child, party activities and games will be preselected by the Creative Grounds DC staff. We will confer with the parent/guardian on the child’s interest before deciding on the final party theme. And, don’t worry, no matter which theme is selected, we will provide smocks and the paint is water soluble. Above all else, the children are sure to have a great time! Themes may include, Musical Murals, Blindfolded Matisse, Paint Relay, Rainbow Splatter, Paintbrush people, Pass the Picture and the art of Puzzling. Each theme will explore the use of paint, exercise physical and motor skills and of course, imagination. For more information, please contact info@creativegroundsdc.com
  3. Catering: The onsite coffee bar can provide beverages, sandwiches, salads, fruit and pastries at cost. If you would prefer pizza we can make this happen too. Our neighborhood pizza vendor is Baccio pizzeria. Simply let us know what you’d like and we will take care of everything. Baccio caters to multiple dietary restrictions. All paper goods and cutlery are included. Food and beverage pricing is available upon request.
  4. Party gifts/goody bags: The art work is the goody bag, so that’s one less thing to worry about. That said, we will provide a lovely bag to place the artwork in.
  5. Music: We have a speaker that can connect via Bluetooth to almost any device, so please feel free to bring in music you’d like to play during the party.
  6. Decorations: Minimal decorations are permitted however it is your responsibility to setup and breakdown, including cleaning and trash removal of all decorations. Creative Grounds DC must be returned to its original condition. In order to enjoy the full 2 hours of party time we advise that a simple, 30 minute setup and breakdown. If you have more questions about this, please send us an email at info@creativegroundsdc.com
  7. RSVP: We do not oversee reservations.
  8. Parking: There is limited parking and most of it is requires a permit or time sensitive, so carpooling, car and bike share, metro rail and metro bus are the best options.
  9. Minimum and Maximum: There is a maximum of 20 kids and a minimum of 8.
  10. Outside Food: Cakes or cupcakes are permitted however, cooked or raw food is not.
  11. Adults: Adults are welcome to accompany their children, however they are not required to do so. Instead we invite you to sit in the cafe during the duration of the party.
  12. Art Teacher: There will be 1-2 art teachers facilitating the games and activities as well as cake prep and celebration.
  13. Cleanup and Setup: All cleanup and setup will be completed by Creative Grounds DC staff unless you bring decorations, in which case it is your responsibility to setup and clean up.
  14. Fees: Fees can range from $20-$40 per person depending on whether you enjoy food and beverages. Once you are ready to reserve your space, a $150.00 deposit is required.
  15. Reservations: Fill out this inquiry form or email info@creativegroundsdc.com If we haven’t answered all of your questions, please contact us at info@creativegroundsdc.com.

For reservations, fill out this inquiry form or email info@creativegroundsdc.com.

Creative Grounds DC is happy to provide rental space for events. Events may include meetings & classes, corporate events, receptions, non-profits & fundraising events, showers, holiday parties, paint parties, pop-up tastings & shops, etc. Convenient to public transportation.

Venue details:

  • Centrally located in the Bloomingdale Neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
  • Transportation: 1.5mi from Union Station; 1.4 Mi from Rhode Island Station, 1.0mi from Shaw Metro,
  • 1400 sq. ft. of gallery/event space, 1950 total sq ft.
  • Two floors (Street and lower level)
  • Main level 62 seating capacity, 100 standing.
  • Lower level 20 seating capacity, 40 standing.
  • Wrap around outdoor patio space
  • Two accessible, unisex restrooms
  • 12 ft. ceilings
  • Free Wi-Fi & plenty of outlets
  • ADA compliant
  • Large Bay Windows
  • Finished wood floors
  • Access to on-site catering services

Lower Level:
Monday-Thursday
Morning (7am-1pm)
$250-5 hours including set up, event, clean up
Must be paid in full at reservation.

Evening (5pm-10pm) $300- 5 hours including set up, event, clean up Must be paid in full at reservation.

Friday-Saturday
Morning (9am-2pm) $350- 5 hours including set up, event, clean up
Must be paid in full at reservation.

Evening (5pm-10pm) $400- 5 hours including set up, event, clean up 50% due at registration.

Main Street Level:
Monday-Thursday
Evening (6pm-11pm)
$450-5 hours including set up, event, clean up (add $150 for access to patio space)
50% due at registration.

Friday-Saturday Evening (6pm-11pm) $550- 5 hours including set up, event, clean up (add $200 for access to patio space) 50% due at registration.

Main and Lower Level:
Monday-Thursday
$850-Half day 4 hours
$1500-Full day 8 hours including set up, event, clean up (add $400 for access to patio space)
50% due at registration.

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