Though painted pottery represents a truly primitive form of communication, experts agree that smashing a vase with your opponents face on it is still the fastest way to start a fight. Prepare for terracotta combat with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of paint-your-own crafts at Firehouse Pottery and Art Studio in Galloway Village.
Painting pottery at Firehouse's open, airy studio makes for a fun, relaxing group outing. Guests can create a Technicolor dream plate or a Dali tribute piggy bank of their choice by selecting a pottery piece ($2 and up) from the myriad artifacts lining the walls, which can be customized with more than 100 color options. Stake your claim at one of the studio's large tables and make advantageous use of the knowledgeable staff's pottery prettying tips and techniques. Studio fees are $6 per hour per person; however, little ones who tag along simply to provide a well-placed handprint or a gurgled critique are only $2 per hour.