Archaeologists examine ancient pottery to identify a culture’s preferred cooking methods and to determine which of its members was the World's Greatest Dad. Make timeless memories with today's Groupon: for $80, you get an eight-person pottery-painting party at Color Me Mine in Jenks (a $160 value).
Named one of the Top 10 Birthday Chains for children's parties by Parents magazine, Color Me Mine pairs artists with pottery pros for unforgettable ceramic-themed celebrations. Hosts can preselect from more than 400 paintable pieces and send a fitting online invitation, a safer method of communicating party details than launching clay pigeons at prospective guests' homes. During a 90-minute children's party or two-hour adult party, brush wielders adorn items with original artwork or seek advice from helpful staff members. Once painted, pottery takes a dip in glaze before professional kiln keepers bake items at 1,800 degrees, with each piece ready for pickup in about one week. Customers can bring a cake or snacks for celebrations such as children's birthdays, bridal showers, or one-year anniversaries with beloved jack-o’-lanterns. In addition to painting guidance, staff members are available to help serve cake, tidy up party areas, and unwrap birthday presents without disturbing heirloom wrapping paper. All pottery items are food safe and dishwasher safe, though some items may feign claustrophobia if not properly displayed in a distinguished position over mantels.
Color Me Mine
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces—including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis—await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.