Create over Cocktails offers you the option of having your very own private party! Perfect for birthdays, home parties, ladies’ nights, holiday parties, showers, bachelorettes, retirement parties, office parties, and more! With private parties, we also offer the option of kids & family events!
To book a private Create over Cocktails party, please read over the basics below and send us a message to discuss any details or questions you may have. We will do our best to assist in selecting the best options for your event, whatever the occasion. Let’s get this party started!
Create Over Cocktails Private Party Basics:
What Dates Are Available For Private Parties?
Send us a message to discuss available dates/times. Slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to book your party well in advance – slots will fill up quickly!
How Long Are Private Parties?
Our events take 2 hours to complete your painting, start-to-finish. If you want to keep the party going before or after your painting session, go wild!
What Venues Are Available for Private Parties & How Many Guests Can Be Accommodated?
Currently, our available venues in the Saint John and Fredericton areas include those listed here with other venues being added all the time. Create over Cocktails can also come to you! If you supply the tables and chairs, we will provide all art supplies necessary. Parties within 40km of Saint John or Fredericton cost a minimum of $410 taxes included and allow for up to 10 people. Each extra guest is an additional $41 taxes included, and the maximum occupancy is 60 people without advanced notice and dependent upon venue occupancy. An initial, nonrefundable $200 deposit is required upon reservation. Outside of the 40km from Saint John or Fredericton, parties cost a minimum of $820 taxes included and allows for up to 20 people. Any extra guests cost an additional $41 taxes included each. An initial, nonrefundable $400 deposit is required upon reservation. If your event location is outside the 40km limit, a traveling fee may be added as well. A travel fee may apply for parties held in Fredericton as we transition to having a permanent base there.
What Will Be Provided?
Create over Cocktails will provide the paint, brushes, smocks, canvases, easels, and the fun. Depending on your chosen venue, you are welcome to bring your own beverages and food or have your event catered by a local restaurant. If booked for one of our venues, menus will be available. You are also welcome to bring decorations for your event! Currently, we only provide acrylic experiences at Private Parties but we will be expanding our range of experiences offered very soon!
What Can I Paint?
Anything you want! We have several paintings in our acrylic gallery to choose from, or for an additional fee you can collaborate with one of our artists to have a unique masterpiece inspired by you! (at least 1 month’s notice required.) You will be given a 16 x 20 inch canvas for your painting. Check out our gallery to see which options are available, or contact us for additional painting ideas! Please submit your selected painting choice within 7 days of your event.
Can I bring outside food and drinks into the venue?
Typically, as this is against food code regulations, the answer is no. However, you are free to contact the venue and make the special request. We partner with venues who are willing to offer their space at no extra charge to guests in exchange for their patronage.
What about Kids or Family Events?
Although most of our regularly scheduled events require participants to be at least 19 years of age, when scheduling a private party, we only suggest participants are ages 7 and older. If you have a teen who’s an aspiring artist, contact us to see which party option is the best fit for them.
If you have a creative child who love to paint, make their birthday extra special by booking a party with Create over Cupcakes! The birthday boy or girl can decide on the painting, either from the Create over Cupcakes gallery or in collaboration with one of our artists, and the instructor will help them and their friends compose their very own version! Each child will be given a 8 x 10 inch canvas which they will be able to take home with them once they are finished. You’re also welcome to bring any decorations, cake, drinks, snacks, plates, napkins, cups, an iPod loaded with their favourite songs (some venues may require speakers) etc. to make their day extra special. Parents are also welcome to join in. Birthday parties are 1-2 hours long and at least one adult must be present at all times. We’ll even help with cleaning up the mess once the party ends.
Children’s Create over Cupcakes parties within 40km of Saint John or Fredericton cost a minimum of $300 taxes included and allow for up to 10 people. Each extra guest is an additional $30 taxes included, and the maximum occupancy is 50 people. An initial, nonrefundable $150 deposit is required upon reservation. Outside of the 40km from Saint John of Fredericton, parties cost a minimum of $600 taxes included and allows for up to 20 people. Any extra guests cost an additional $30 taxes included each. An initial, nonrefundable $250 deposit is required upon reservation. If your event location is outside the 40km limit, a traveling fee may be added as well. A travel fee may apply for parties held in Fredericton as we transition to having a permanent base there.
When and How Can I Pay the Deposit?
The nonrefundable deposit is required upon reservation to book the day and time with us and the venue space (if applicable). Deposits can be paid directly through invoicing via credit card, or by e-transfer or cash.
When and How Can I Pay the Balance?
The balance for the original stated number of estimated guests must be paid within 7 days of your event. By that time, supplies for at least that number of guests have been purchased, the artist has been hired, and the venue and ourselves have dedicated the chosen day, time, and space to your party, making it difficult to rebook. If there are additional guests (within reason) at the event, the difference may be paid at that time. Please collect the balance due for any additional guests (individual payments will not be accepted) and pay the artist in full BEFORE the event begins. We cannot refund for any “no-shows.”
The balance can be paid directly through invoicing via credit card, or by e-transfer or cash.
What If I Need To Reschedule My Party?
If you must reschedule your private party for any reason, we must receive your request 7 days or more before your event was originally scheduled to take place. You may only reschedule a private party once. If you reschedule a second time, it will be considered a cancellation and a new non-refundable deposit will be charged to book the new requested date. If cancelled within 7 days of your event you will still be charged the remaining balance in full.
What If I Need To Cancel My Party?
Initial private party deposits are strictly non-refundable. If you must cancel your private party for any reason, you will not be charged the remaining balance so long as we receive your cancellation request 7 days or more before your event is scheduled. If you cancel within 7 days of your event you will still be charged the remaining balance in full. Cancellations can be made via email or by calling 506.607.1141. Create over Cocktails reserves the right to cancel an event due to rare, unforeseen circumstances, and in such cases notification will be sent at least 4 hours prior to the event and you will have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.
Once again, initial deposits will be processed at the time parties are booked and are NON-REFUNDABLE. The remaining amount for the booking will be due within 7 days of your event.