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PARTY TIME, EXCELLENT!

Gather your party people, and get ready to make, tinker, and create! 

Choose from our menu of most excellent offerings for folks of any age. From bug enthusiasts to fairy aficionados to fashionistas and architects, be our guest as we guide your group through the wondrous world of maker mayhem. Offerings are open-ended fun for a unique-to-u experience, and your party people will dream out loud using out-of-the-box materials paired with out-of-the-ordinary tools. 

Ok. But what do I get? 

  • Private access to our makerspace, aka Dad’s Garage at The Welman Project, for you and your guests
  • A curated buffet of craft materials and tools
  • A Wellie team member or two to guide your party through techniques, answer questions, troubleshoot paint oopsies, and give high fives
  • Unique to U project to take home and jazz up your personal chateau
  • Compostable tableware, making your party zero-waste through our partnership with Cowboy Compost
  • Access to tables and our fridge for your BYO bites and sips
  • Access to our speaker for any music you’d like to jam out to
  • Zero clean-up – we’ll sweep the floors and clean the paint brushes for ya’ 
  • Wellie Made Gift for the Human of Honor (if you’re celebrating a special occasion)
  • 10% discount for all guests in our Curiosity Shop on the day of your party

What makes a party at The Welman Project different from all the other party options I’ve Googled?

At The Welman Project, we don’t believe that one size fits all, and our superpowers are thinking outside the box and coloring outside the lines. Creating and making should be personal and reflect who YOU are and what YOU like, which is why our parties and workshops are designed so that each guest feels that the art they produce is authentic to them and completely unique. 

Everything we do is centered around the practice of creative reuse. We see the possibility of what something could be, not necessarily what it is. Through the creative reuse of materials, we’re keeping great stuff out of our landfills AND encouraging a more exploratory approach to art making. 

Party On & Give Back

When you party at The Welman Project, you’re directly supporting free materials and resources for teachers across DFW. Our mission is to fill a classroom, not a landfill, and we accomplish this by operating a totally free warehouse for teachers where they can shop year-round for everything from pencils to books to furniture to wine corks and quite figuratively everything in between. Did I mention that everything is FREE for these hard-working educators?

We source materials from local businesses that have surplus items creating a social ecosystem that lessens the financial burden on teachers and reduces waste in our community. It’s a beautiful thing, and when you party with us, you’re an integral part of keeping that ecosystem thriving.

KID PARTIES (4-7 years)

Parties are 2 hours, bring your own food and drink (compostable tableware provided)

$250 minimum for up to 8 kids, $25 for each additional kid

15 kid maximum, must have at least 2 adult chaperones
No children under 4 (our makerspace is not baby proof)

Activities are tailored to the age of the attendees

Maker Mayhem

Imagination is at the helm of this tinker party. Grab materials from our curated thing-a-bob buffet and let the fun begin. Our most open-ended option, Maker Mayhem, is for dreamers, builders, and artists.

Creature Creation

It’s ALIVE! At our Creature Creation party, peeps will design and build their own little buddy (or two). Bug out with bugs, get magical with fairies, or roll out a robot prototype.

Make Your Mark Printmaking

Make your mark, and then do it again and again and again! Using wood, cardboard, Legos, and more, create a signature relief (that’s a fancy term for a custom stamp), then explore printmaking on paper and fabric! The techniques are simple, but the results are gallery worthy!

Cardboard Carpentry

We’ve taken inspo from original Disney Imagineer Mary Blair, the mastermind behind the color-blocked cool of It’s A Small World. Young architects and aspiring artists will love making these 3D mini-cities that are bursting with color, texture, and imagination.

KID PARTIES (8-11 years)

Parties are 2 hours, bring your own food and drink (compostable tableware provided)

$250 minimum for up to 8 kids, $25 for each additional kid

15 kid maximum, must have at least 2 adult chaperones
No children under 4 (our makerspace is not baby proof)

Activities are tailored to the age of the attendees

Maker Mayhem

Imagination is at the helm of this tinker party. Grab materials from our curated thing-a-bob buffet and let the fun begin. Our most open-ended option, Maker Mayhem, is for dreamers, builders, and artists.

Creature Creation

It’s ALIVE! At our Creature Creation party, peeps will design and build their own little buddy (or two). Bug out with bugs, get magical with fairies, or roll out a robot prototype.

Make Your Mark Printmaking

Make your mark, and then do it again and again and again! Using wood, cardboard, Legos, and more, create a signature relief (that’s a fancy term for a custom stamp), then explore printmaking on paper and fabric! The techniques are simple, but the results are gallery worthy!

Artsy Fartsy Fiber Arts

Talk about macra-mazing! Future Etsy entrepreneurs will love creating textile wall hangings, DIY beads, and fabric fashion statements at this fiber fun party.

Zine Fiend

For our writers and collage crew, our Zine Fiend party puts punk rock into micro-publishing. Make a mini-zine or junk journal to keep or trade using funky, vintage paper and rad bookbinding techniques.

KID PARTIES (12-15 years)

Parties are 2 hours, bring your own food and drink (compostable tableware provided)

$250 minimum for up to 8 kids, $25 for each additional kid

15 kid maximum, must have at least 2 adult chaperones
No children under 4 (our makerspace is not baby proof)

Activities are tailored to the age of the attendees

Maker Mayhem

Imagination is at the helm of this tinker party. Grab materials from our curated thing-a-bob buffet and let the fun begin. Our most open-ended option, Maker Mayhem, is for dreamers, builders, and artists.

Creature Creation

It’s ALIVE! At our Creature Creation party, peeps will design and build their own little buddy (or two). Bug out with bugs, get magical with fairies, or roll out a robot prototype.

Make Your Mark Printmaking

Make your mark, and then do it again and again and again! Using wood, cardboard, Legos, and more, create a signature relief (that’s a fancy term for a custom stamp), then explore printmaking on paper and fabric! The techniques are simple, but the results are gallery worthy!

Artsy Fartsy Fiber Arts

Talk about macra-mazing! Future Etsy entrepreneurs will love creating textile wall hangings, DIY beads, and fabric fashion statements at this fiber fun party.

Zine Fiend

For our writers and collage crew, our Zine Fiend party puts punk rock into micro-publishing. Make a mini-zine or junk journal to keep or trade using funky, vintage paper and rad bookbinding techniques.

ADULT PARTIES (16+)

But I’m not creative and open-ended art gives me hives…

First of all, YOU ARE CREATIVE. One of our main pillars as an organization is to provide a safe and welcoming space for people just like you to express themselves, get messy, make mistakes, play with new materials and tools, and, maybe, learn a new skill. Plus, you’ve got us, and we’re trained creative cheerleaders who will make sure you go home with a piece that you love.

Parties are 2 hours, bring your own food and drink (compostable tableware provided)

$250 minimum for up to 8 people, $25 for each additional person with 20 person maximum

Mixed Media Mixer

I appreciate the alliteration, but what DOES Mixed Media Mixer even mean?

A mixer is:

1. A mix of people gathered together, hanging out

2. A liquid that is added to alcoholic beverages to make adult drinks taste like a vacation 

You and the folks you want to mix with will create unique-to-you collage creations using a myriad of vintage ephemera (that’s fancy speak for cool paper and old pics), wire, ribbon, buttons, fabric, embossing techniques and more. You’ll have access to all the tools, materials, and endless encouragement you’ll need to make a hangable collage piece that is totes home decor worthy.

Artsy Fartsy Fiber Arts

Weave like woah and be macra-mazed because you are sew awesome. It’s all about wall hangings in this fiber fun party.

Woodn’t You Like to Know

Gather your favorite lumberjacks, pack up your plaid, and carve out some time to drill, wood burn, and paint in this woodworking party for beginners. Pairs well with Woodchuck Ciders.

Seasonal

Spring flowers, fall pumpkins, winter villages. Ask us about our seasonal party options!

Book It!

Please fill out the form below and our official party planning committee will reach out soon. (Typical response time is within two days.)