Birthdays and Special Events are a Blast!
Nothing gets kids more excited about exploring and making than having their friends join in on the fun. Birthdays or other special occasions are a great opportunity to come to The Maker Mill. We have designed various maker themed parties to accommodate you and your guests.
Parties are run after hours so you have the Mill to yourself!!!
All parties include the following:
Party Length: 2 Hours
Paper Plates & Water Bottles
Private use of our facility
Up to 12 participants per party
1 Party planner & up to 2 Mentors or Fellows depending on size of party and craft
Pizza from local pizzeria Stachey's (special dietary needs can be addressed during planning)
The Maker Mill T-Shirt for the special guest
A silly group picture (digital) in front of our party themed green screen (processed within 10 business days)
ALL YOU BRING IS THE CAKE...
- Additional partygoers: $15 (up to 15 guests / Weekend party up to 30 guests)
- T-Shirts for all partygoers (discounted): $13 each
- Photographer or Videographer: $75
- Adult Food: 2 Large Cheese Pizza's, 8 Water bottles, Plates & Napkins: $30
- We do not allow outside food (special dietary needs can be addressed please call when planning)
- You can purchase additional pizza if parents are planning on staying please ask your hostess when you arrive
- Please bring additional water bottles if adults are planning to stay for the party we only provide water for the birthday children
- Additional Crafts can be added please call to confirm cost.
- Membership Discount does not apply to Birthday Parties
- Max Guests 35
Lets get those little minds thinking. We'll explore the fun, gooey and gross side of science concepts with icky, creepy, smelly, and gross experiments. The kids will be encouraged to ask questions, observe, and research their findings all while experimenting and having fun. Kids will decorate and go home with their very own slime monster.
Level Design with Portal 2
Learn the intricacies of video game level design using Portal 2's creation chamber. In this course, we will learn how game mechanics interact with each other, how lighting affects a game environment, game physics, and more! Using this information, students will design and play their own custom Portal 2 puzzles. We will provide all students with a Maker Mill copy of Portal 2 during their time in the course, though students are able to use their own Portal 2 accounts if they choose. All students will have the option to take home their game files, however, they will need to purchase their own copy of Portal 2 on PC to run these files at home.
Ages: 4th Grade + (Max. 10 Children)
We offer a fantastic Minecraft themed party that combines playing and creating within the Minecraft universe. Partygoers are challenged with a variety of worlds that helps them to build new skills and compete against their friends. All participants play together using their own creations on a private LAN.
Note: There is a limit of 14 simultaneous players.For large parties we split the group into rounds and provide additional activities during non-playing time.
The World of Battlebots
Battlebots are a great way to celebrate a special event. Kids team up to develop armor and a battlefield strategy in a real world robot battle. Each team will enter a robot battle ring and duke it out to see who's robot can stand the longest. This is a high energy party with loads of learning and fun. We utilize Mindstorm robots that are armored and programmed. No experience necessary. We provide mentorship for each team to program their bot.
Ages: 10+ (15 students Max)
The world of robotics is changing rapidly and kids are more excited than ever to explore these small and often large creations. Our robotics themed party provides a hands-on exploration of what goes into creating a robot and let's each participant work on their very own robot. We offer a variety of small robotic kits as an add-on that each partygoer can create and take home.
Cost: $350 + Add-on kit
Lego® Makers in Action
Nothing is more fun than seeing the wonder in a child's eye when they are creating and building objects through Lego® building and creation . During our Little Makers party, we introduce various building sets and challenges using Lego®. This party is a fun and interactive using kits and loose Lego® pieces.
This package explores 3D designing using Tinker-cad & printing the birthday boy/girls item. Each participants gets a hands-on experience creating their very own 3D printed creation. The party attendees items will be printed within a week and can be picked up at the mill. It's a fun and exciting introduction to 3D printing.
Laser me Crazy
Tim the Toolman would be proud to host this party. We pull out all the cool tools at the Maker Mill including our CNC Router & Laser Cutter. Kids get an introduction to each machine, how it can be used and a walkthrough of an actual project. The birthday boy or girl gets to take home their creation as a memorable souvenir of their experience.
Wear Me Out & Arts and Crafts!
Nothing is more fun than making something you can wear to school, out to play or at home. Our Wear Me Out party explores the newest innovations in eTextile & Wearables. We will also pair this party with fun craft projects such as Paracord Bracelet & Jewelry Making. Our Mentors and Fellows will assist in picking out just the right project that excites the imagination and let's each child take home an electronic wearable they created.
Hack It Up or Tear It Down!
Hacking is fun and kids & teens love it. We have various Hackathon themed parties that ignite the inner hacker in everyone. Our Hackathon helps foster collaboration as partygoers work fast to create a new idea and present it for everybody to see. Our Tear-It-Down party invites kids & teens to explore how things are made by tearing them apart! As a takeaway each participant makes their own mounted component layout. This party is lots of fun and educational for all.
Jewelry Making Fun!!!
Party and have fun with friends while making a beautiful custom piece of art. Jewelry making is such a fun and creative way to spend your birthday. Choose either a necklace or bracelet to take home. We can also have fun with our Karaoke Machine singing the latest songs with your friends. Our Jewelry party invites kids & teens to explore colors, patterns, design techniques, crimping and knots. How much fun is it to bring your custom creation home as a favor.
Marshmallow Launching Fun!!!
Everyone is delighted by the weird physics of the Marshmallow Shooter. You load the mini marshmallow at the mouthpiece, and then blow sharply. Surprisingly, the marshmallow follows the curves inside the shooter and finds its way out the end of the barrel, no matter how crazy a shooter you build!
Drop the kids off to have fun building a Marshmallow Launcher and we will sneak a little learning in as well. Weather permitting we will be going outside to launch marshmallows. We will launch inside if the weather is not working with us.
- Force, Inertia, Friction, , Pressure, Newton's Laws of Motion
Grade: 3rd Grade +
Cost: $375 (YES YOU GET TO TAKE YOURS HOME!!!)
Stop Motion Mania
If you love storytelling, movies, and creating this is the ideal birthday party for you. You and your friends will explore the medium of stop motion animation to create your very own movie. At the conclusion of the party we will play your movie during pizza & cake & email a copy to you.
Grade: 3rd Grade +