Birthday Parties

Hickory Museum of Art is a fun and creative place for a child's birthday party.

Click here to download the Birthday Party brochure.

Party Package Includes:

  • 2-Hour use of party room

  • 3 Theme related art activities

  • Group mural painting on fabric for birthday child

  • All art materials

  • Printable themed invitation template sent in your confirmation email

  • A party host who will stay with you throughout the party and lead the hands-on art activities

  • Birthday child’s name printed in HMA’s ArtView quartlery newsletter

  • Tablecloths

  • Set up


  • Party Favor Goodie Bags: $4 each
    Stackable art crayon, create your own puzzle, container of dough, Roll up fruit snack

  • Canvas: $40*
    Swap out one of your activities to create an 8” x 10” painting on canvas. *Price includes 10 canvasses; additional canvasses are $4 each.

  • Individual Ice Cream Cups: $10*
    Individual vanilla with chocolate swirl ice cream cups for each child. *Price includes 10 cups; additional cups $2 are each.

You Provide:

  • Birthday Cake

  • Your Own Food and Beverages

  • Decorations

Party Cost

$70 for HMA Members (Up to 10 Children) | $90 for Non-Members (Up to 10 Children)
Fee for Additional Children: $5 Per Child for HMA Members | $7 Per Child for Non-Members

Birthday parties require a minimum of 10 participants and a maximum of 20. 

Payment | Refund Policy:

Payment in full (cash, check, or credit card) is required in order to reserve a party. If registrant cancels a party, HMA will issue a refund minus the $20 administrative fee. If the party is canceled less than two weeks before the reserved date, no refund will be given.

Birthday Party Hours

Choose 2 hours between:
Saturday 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunday 1:30 - 3:30 PM
(Weekdays available upon request. Certain dates and times may be unavailable due to holidays or the scheduling of other Museum programs.)

Choose Your Party Theme:

  • Art Extravaganza: Create bubble prints, collage onto your print for an undersea picture and use clay to make a pinch pot or animal (Ages 6+).

  • Baker’s Party: Make your own play dough in this sticky, messy party. Print with kitchen utensils along with other kitchen art.

  • Dragons & Unicorns: Create a glittery unicorn face, colorful dragon, and glitter play dough.

  • Fairy Land: Kings, Queens, and Princess decorate a crown and a magic wand using glitter, and sequins, and paint. Make your own fairy or dragon wings to wear.

  • Wacky Sculptures: Kids will make crazy sculpture hats, whirligigs, and use colored wire to create imaginative sculptures.

  • Under the Sea: Oversized stuffed fish, shell art and sea creatures will have party goers feeling like they are at the beach.

  • Superheros: Create a Captain America Shield or Wonder Woman headband, a superhero puppet, and marble art to make Spiderman’s web. It will be a super birthday!

  • 3D Art: (Ages 9 and older) Create funky sculptures using pipe cleaners, wire and styrofoam, wood, as well as construction paper.

Book Your Party Now. Call Ginny Zellmer at (828) 327-8576, ext. 207.