Parties

Planning a birthday, bridal shower or bachelorette party?

We offer fun creative parties to suit any occasion!

Bookings start at $40 + GST per person and include all materials, instruction, tools and equipment, plus tea, coffee all in in our fun and friendly studio. Our convenient downtown location means you are just a hop skip away from Victoria’s best bars and restaurants for your after-craft activities! Talk to us for our favourite recommendations! On the day of your party, you may bring your nibbles or we can also arrange a local caterer for you if you prefer.

Our minimum group charge is for 6 people; book a group of 10 or more and the host comes for free! Party bookings are generally at weekends, but weekdays will be considered too with plenty of advanced notice.

Here’s How It Works:

1. Choose your preferred date.

Parties run Friday or Saturday evenings and Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Check availability, please email jenny@themakehouse.ca!

2. Choose a party craft (or choose from one of our regular workshops)

Once your date and craft are confirmed, we require a $100 non-refundable deposit to secure your booking. Please note that some of our regular workshops may not be suitable as some previous experience is required for certain projects.

3. We’ll take care of the rest!

We’ll ask for a final head count 10 days before your party so that we can purchase and prepare materials in time.

Party Menu

Garter & Pasty Making (2 hours, $40 pp)

Design and create a garters and pasties using lace, feathers, ribbon, beads and other trimmings.

Jewellery Making (2.5 hours, $45 pp)

Design and create a couple of items of jewellery including a necklace, earrings or bracelet. Choose from our array of  beads and trinkets before being taken through the beading process, touching on a few different techniques depending on the type of jewellery you’d like to make.

Hair Fascinators and Accessories (2.5 hours, $45 pp)

Design and create a hair fascinator using coloured felt fabric, feathers, sequins, beads, veilings and other trimmings.

Knickers (2.5 hours, $50 pp)

Transform a plain pair of knickers into glamorous, cute or dainty design! Use ribbons, lace, jewels, elastics, buttons, fabrics and more.  Make them for yourself or chose to make for another guest or the bride to be!

Life Drawing (2.5 hours, $50 pp)

Yes we do mean life drawing! Your group of inspired artists will be taking inspiration from our live hunky model [in the nude of course!] Our raciest party option, but it’s so much fun!

But don’t just take it from us… Here’s what the people say!

April 2013 – Hi Jenny, I wanted to thank you for hosting such a fun, special, memorable event. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect way to kick off Lauri’s stagette, and I know she had a great time. We all did! Everyone felt really at home in your shop, and well guided. You were great about consulting on lace and ribbon choices and helping with the sewing and decorating, and it felt like you were part of the group, just helping us celebrate. The garters we made at your shop are all unique and beautiful, and I know the bride will be wearing hers on her wedding day <3 Thanks again for making it awesome, Amber