ARK PARTIES/PARTIES BY EVELYN (local provider of Noah's Ark Animal Workshop), PO Box 87675, Montgomery Village, MD 20886
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NOAH’S ARK ANIMAL WORKSHOPS ARE FUN FOR EVERY EVENT! We have a price for every budget!
OUR PRODUCTS ARE 100% HAND-MADE
All of our Noah’s Ark cuddly collectibles are hand-made by our skilled team of designers using only the highest quality plush and fabrics, then hand-stuffed by you (or your gift recipient), so you know you are receiving only the best!! Each cuddly collectible comes complete with everything you need to bring your very own stuffed animal to life!
OUR WORKSHOPS ARE ECO-FRIENDLY!
There are no machines required and no sewing necessary! Workshop participants get to hand-stuff their animals with love and care!
RAINBOW STAR PROMISE
Look for the Noah’s Ark trademarked Rainbow Star embroidered on your cuddly friend! The Rainbow Star symbolizes our guarantee that your animal has been made with care and quality, and meets all US child safety regulations. Accept nothing less for your child!
WE COME TO YOU!
We bring the entire event to you! You don’t have the hassle of arranging a bus or other transportation for your group to get to the fun event. And you don't have to worry about a child getting lost at the mall or other establishment. We bring everything necessary for participants to make their very own stuffed animal. We make your child the center of attention and add a personal touch to the entire event.
Party and event planning services are also available so you don't have to worry about a thing!
Noah's Ark Animal workshop presents the perfect opportunity to make your child’s birthday a fun and MEMORABLE experience!
Noah's Ark Animal Workshops are a fun alternative to some of the traditional forms of children's entertainment. Your guests get their own super cute, furry friend which is an awesome take-home gift! But the best thing is WE COME TO YOU! You'll save on transportation costs and have fun in the comfort of your home or location of choice. Your party guests will be in one location with the ability to interact and have fun TOGETHER! Our make your own stuffed animal workshops are a blast.
WE HAVE A PRICE FOR EVERY BUDGET!
IN ADDITION TO YOUR VERY OWN WORKSHOP LEADER, EXPECT THE FOLLOWING WITH EVERY WORKSHOP:
• A hand-made cute and cuddly pal for each guest (fabulous take-home gift)
• Stuffing to hand stuff your cuddly pal
• Rainbow Stars for the Wish Ceremony
• Original Noah's Ark Animal Workshop Birth Certificate
• An interactive workshop experience typically lasting 45 minutes to one hour
• additional activities, party planning guidance and support, upon request
• FREE gift for the Birthday child
• A boatload of fun and memories for years to come!!!
Evelyn, I want you to know the party was an overwhelming success. My granddaughter won't go anywhere without her unicorn and the girls brought their animals to school on Monday. When my friends asked about her party she said "It was awesome!" It was one of the easiest parties I ever hosted, for my children and now my grandchildren.
Paula, North Potomac, MD
The children, and the adults, had a great time. When the kids were talking about the party the next day, they were describing it as magic. They loved the part with the rainbow stars. Evelyn and Margaret were so wonderful. I am a Pre-K teacher and I was really impressed with how they worked with the children. They had extra supplies and they never missed a beat when we had guests arrive late. Thanks for making my birthday girl's day so special!
Coleen, Gaithersburg, MD
The children enjoyed themselves very much. My favorite part was the stuffing and how the workshop was personalized. We loved the workshop leader and the children’s interaction all through the workshop! We would recommend the workshop to other childcare centers. Ms. Suneeta, Director, Childtime Learning Center, Bethesda, MD
It was a fantastic idea for a birthday party, affordable, fun and very well organized. You really know how to organize the kids and the party. They just couldn’t get bored or lose interest in what they were doing. It was a great party! The purses are great, amazing quality and size. They are just adorable, all the girls left home with a huge smile on their faces. Very well organized, set up and conducted. Mrs. Diaz, Rockville, MD
Evelyn did a fantastic job providing everything for our Brownie troop! I had questions about some of the things I saw on the website and she answered them promptly and thoroughly. Everything was handled through the mail, e-mail and/or phone calls and it was such an easy process; the hardest thing was having 15 girls choose which animal to stuff. A few of the animals were out of stock but Evelyn was quick to let us know and even gave us suggestions for alternatives. On behalf of Brownie Troop 1422 we thank you Evelyn for helping us plan an outstanding event! (May 2012)
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ENJOY A VARIETY OF AFFORDABLE
Don’t settle for an ordinary birthday party for your child? Why not make their special day incredible? Choose Ark Parties for a day full of magical memories and personalized with your childs’ interests in mind! Your child's awesome party includes a party hostess - there to make sure the kids are having fun and helping them become "toy makers" for the day! Each child gets to make their very own stuffed animal (Furry Friend). A Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop not only makes your child the center of attention and provides each guest with a fabulous take home gift but fills your child’s special day with un-fur-gettable memories.
STUFF A FURRY FRIEND!
The newest trend in birthday parties – stuff your own bear or other furry friend! Now you can have one in the comfort of your own home instead of traveling and there is no sewing or electricity involved! Boys and girls (ages 3-10) absolutely love these parties, as they hand stuff their new furry friends. If you would like to create a theme for your party let us know. We have over 20 themes to choose from such as Pretty-in-Pink, Sports Mania, Pet Rescue and many, many more! We can provide teddy bears or other furry friends (zoo animals, farm animals, unicorns) to stuff as well as themed outfits.
“Bear”iffic BASIC RATES
Up to 10 guests – “Bear”iffic Super Saver Rates* (sales tax applicable). All of our animals are cute, cuddly and plush. We select a wonderful assortment of adorable cuddly collectibles for your party.
- $220 Assorted animals only or Stuff-A-Purse activity – stuffable purse & one Bella Bee item (ex. lip gloss, nail polish)
- $300 Assorted animals with t-shirts and bandana for animals (personalized or decorate-a-t-shirt activity); may substitute bandana for another party activity/game
- $350 Assorted animals and outfits for animals
*For Noah's Grand animals just add $2 more per guest
WE HAVE A PRICE FOR EVERY BUDGET!
* Additional packages are available upon inquiry! If you prefer a package deal based on a theme, email email@example.com.
PARTY IN A BOX!
You can do it yourself – order a PARTY-IN-A BOX and receive a discounted rate – inquire about pricing (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Prices per participant unless otherwise indicated (S&H and Sales Tax Applicable):
- Furry Friend $16-$18 each (Limited Edition - $13)
-Outfit for the Furry Friend - $13-$15 per guest
-Record-a-Message Sound Chip for Furry Friend - $9 each
- Short, or Bandana for Furry Friends- $3 each
- T-shirts for Furry Friends - $5 each
-Sound Chips (specific animals - inquire) - $3 each
-Party Pack for 12 (paper plates, cups, napkins, table cover) - $15
-Baby Noah Collectible Animals - $19.99 each
-Favors starting at $2.00 (many may be personalized)
-Specially designed Thank You Cards & Additional Invitations starting at $2.00 per card
-Additional Party Activity (ex. fashion show, games, basic face painting) - $25
-Shoes and hats for Furry Friends also available
* Please note the following: Package rates do not include state sales tax; locations 20 miles or more from Gaithersburg, MD (20879) are subject to a travel charge no less than $20. All birthday parties require a basic hostess fee to reserve your date.
**NOTE: Animal/Outfit availability and prices are subject to change**
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Ask how you can make a difference by supporting our “Huggable Furry Friends” Campaign! Give a Huggable Furry Friend to a child in need of a hug!
Last minute party! NO PROBLEM! Email or call and I’ll let you know what is available. A nominal rush order fee, of no less than $25, will be added to the package price on all parties booked two or less weeks in advance.
Glamour Girl parties are the growing trend among tween girls. Our BELLA BEE WORKSHOP is the ultimate glamour girl makeup workshop combining an exciting glam filled "makeover" with character building qualities that you’ll love. Our Bella Bee crewmember arrives with all the essentials needed for your party. The glamour workshop lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The girls each glitter up with great products like shimmer lip gloss, body gel, nail polish and more. Then each gets a fabulous glamour accessory (picked out by you ahead of time) and an adorable glam bag to pack up her goodies as her take home gift from you. The girls apply Bella Bee make-up products, while learning a character lesson focused on Caring, Confidence, Truth or Friendship. Our workshops help girls remember that the true source of beauty comes from within. PRICES START AT $15.00 PER GUEST
Add more fun with additional body products or adorable stuffable animal purses. Mini-Bella Bee Workshops offer the same great fun but at a reduced cost. Inquire about pricing!
TOP TEN REASONS TO HOST A NOAH’S ARK ANIMAL WORKSHOP
1. We come to you! No transportation costs or public safety issues.
2. We offer PLUSH (12”-14” inch) specially priced animals for large groups!
3. We do not charge anything to conduct the workshop! You only pay for products.
4. You enhance fine and gross-motor skills, hand-eye coordination, dexterity, following directions & listening with this great HANDS-ON activity!
5. No machines and no sewing required (environmentally friendly).
The children stuff the animals themselves and have a lot of fun doing it!
6. BOTH children and parents love it!
7. We provide all needed order forms and reminder posters!
8. It is easily incorporated into any curriculum, whether it’s a reading program which adds a furry friend as a new “reading” buddy or a lesson on zoo animals. Ark Parties is committed to encouraging early literacy.
9. It’s one of the BEST activities you can bring to your center- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED!
10. It’s a boatload of fun!
Themed workshops! Are you looking for an activity to go along with your classroom theme of the month. Talk with us about creating a special event to coordinate with your curriculum!
SPECIAL CHILD CARE CENTER PRICES Email or call for information!
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Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop can offer your Brownie or Girl Scouts Troop the complete line of the highest quality exclusive plush, unstuffed animals and outfits, as your next troop meeting activity! During the workshop, each girl will have the opportunity to hand-stuff her very own cuddly friend, make a wish on a Rainbow Star, personalize her animal by accessorizing it, and then create a customized birth certificate. The girls can even earn a ‘just for fun’ custom designed Noah’s Ark Girl Scout Patch.
Email for discounted rates.
Help Support Ark Parties' "HUGGABLE FURRY FRIENDS" CAMPAIGN. Both children and adults experience the joy of “fluffing and stuffing” a bear for charity or helping to prepare “do-it-yourself” kits for children in need of a hug! Read more below!
Your support will provide a child with a "stuff-n-fluff"® kit to make their own stuffed animal. They get to hand stuff it with love, wish on a rainbow star, name it, dress it and love it for life. Alternatively, you can hand-stuff an animal or ask us to hand-stuff it and we'll deliver it with a special message indicating that it was stuffed with love just for them. Ark Parties also supports children of recently deployed military service men and women! The kit with the recordable chip is especially thoughtful as it presents the opportunity to leave a special message for a child who may not see their loved one for extended periods of time.
Consider purchasing a kit for donation or hosting a "stuff-a-thon"® to stuff furry friends for delivery to area organizations.
Click the donate button below to contribute towards the cost of a Huggable Furry Friend. The cost of one Huggable Furry Friend (Teddy Bear) with a t-shirt that says "I come to you stuffed with love" is $15. Please note that your contribution will purchase a stuffed animal, for a child in need of the comfort of a Furry Friend, at a reduced cost. Every gift makes a difference - it's evident in the faces of the children that receive Furry Friend Hugs. Click on the PayPal link below to purchase your kit for donation. Your gift of $5, $10, $15 or more will make a difference in the life of a child.
If you are a large group wanting to organize a "Stuff-A-Thon" email email@example.com for additional information.
Children’s Health International
The Children's Inn at NIH
Ark Parties by Evelyn will make a contribution for every furry friend donated to one of my partner organizations.
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A: Our “make your own” stuffed animal workshops are for 3 years of age to 103! Most of our clients are age 3-13...but you are never too old to “stuff-n-fluff”! Bella Bee Glamour Parties are recommended for ages six through twelve.
A: Please do! However, we ask that parents keep conversations to a minimum or simply lower their voices during the actual workshop. This way the participants can hear workshop directions.
A: The great thing is that it’s up to you! Workshops are scheduled Monday through Saturday with requests for Sunday prior to 3 pm. Our weekends book very quickly.
A: WE COME TO YOU! It’s easy and convenient. The location is totally up to you. You may host a workshop in your home, a local community center, park or anywhere else deemed appropriate. We can help you think through everything you need to plan the best party for your child. We also conduct workshops and make our products available to childcare centers, local group meetings, fairs and events.
A: We recommend setting time aside for a 2 to 2 1/2 hour party. Workshops, with up to 20 participants, typically run 45 minutes to one hour (keep in mind that this will change based on the number of children present and the age of the participants. Large groups will take longer, as will little children). In terms of the actual birthday party, you’ll need time for the birthday cake and refreshments as well as time to open presents. If you've added on a decorate a t-shirt activity or other additional activity, please set aside more time.
A: Your Workshop Leader will arrive prior to the invitation start time but we prefer not to start the workshop until 15 minutes after the anticipated guest arrival time. This allows enough time for late guests to still be a part of the fun. We will provide an activity during this time frame. It's always a good idea to let your guests know that there is an activity planned at the party so they should try to arrive 10 minutes earlier than the indicated start time.
Your workshop starts with your professional Party Leader arriving with plenty of time to set up. At the party start time, your guests will be greeted with an activity while waiting for all guests to arrive. Approximately 15 minutes after your start time, our “Stuff-n-Fluff”® expert will help your birthday celebrant feel special as he or she comes to assist with getting the stuffing and fluffing started. Once each participant has chosen their animal friend, we inform party guests how to stuff their cuddly pal with love - first the arms and the legs and finally the main body and tummy. A perfect “huggable bond” is established so we know that the animal will be loved for the rest of its life. We love bringing the animal to “life” with our rainbow star ceremony. Optional, animal sound chips or recordable sound chips may be inserted for more fun. Our expert then zip and secure the animal closed with our patented closing system allowing another hug and kiss to insure proper bonding between participant and animal!
Each guest gets a special take home bag and the opportunity to individually customize a birth certificate for their new cuddly pal. Guests may then dress their friend in a t-shirt. Depending on the size of the group, guests will either complete their birth certificates there or take them home to complete. It's now time for cutting the birthday cake, refreshments, another activity, and opening presents, if you choose to at the party. Your Party Leader sets up and cleans up all workshop materials. You now have the opportunity to thank your guests as they excitedly leave with a furry friend they can love for years to come!
Last minute party! NO PROBLEM! Email or call and I’ll let you know what is available. A nominal fee of no less than $25 will be added to the party package price as a rush order fee on all parties booked two or less weeks in advance.
A: Sure, just let us know and you’ll be informed of the price of a “Party-in-a-Box”! It’s also a great option if your preferred workshop date is not available. We’ll not only make sure that you have everything that you need but will provide you with easy to follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions.
A: A non-refundable hostess fee is required in order to secure your desired date and time for a birthday party workshop. We can't consider a birthday party workshop booked nor will a date be held for a party if the fee is not received. A 50% payment is due four weeks prior to the party with the remaining balance due no less than two weeks prior to your party.
If a childcare center or similar organization is paying for the workshop, a contractual agreement is required to secure the workshop date, a 50% deposit is due four weeks prior to the workshop date with final payment due two weeks prior to the event. If parent participation forms are used for a childcare organization, a deposit is not required. Forms and payment are due a minimum of two to three weeks prior to the event. There is no hostess fee for childcare or similar organizations. If you have additional questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A: We currently accept cash, checks*, credit cards and money orders. All checks and money orders should be made out to Ark Parties by Evelyn. In order to pay by Visa, MasterCard or Discover, you may request that an online invoice be sent to you using one of our secure payment sites (PayPal and ProPay). We also accept on-site payments for additional orders using Square.
For large group workshops, a check must be written out by the Child Care Facility, School or summer camp. For large group workshops, we will only accept checks from the sponsoring organization (i.e. not parents). Checks are made payable to Ark Parties by Evelyn. If you’re using a parent participation form, we recommend cash only payments. These payments must be turned in to Ark Parties two to three weeks prior to the workshop date (keep the forms and payments together).
For all workshops, full payment is due prior to the workshop. Additional animals and clothing may be purchased on the day of the workshop.
*Returned checks are subject to a fee.
Q: I’m running a large group workshop but parents will pay individually for their children. Do you have something to make the process easy for me?
A: Absolutely! We offer Parent Participation forms. Simply distribute the form to parents several weeks in advance of the workshop and have parents drop off the form and payment no later than two weeks prior to the workshop date.
A: Ark Parties serves DC, MD, and VA. A minimum $20 travel fee applies for workshops 20 or more miles from Gaithersburg, MD (20879). There may also be a charge for workshops scheduled during rush hour.
A: If you have to postpone, we will work with you to reschedule your workshop to another day that will work, but you must inform us at least 10 days prior to your workshop date. Due to the reservation nature of our business, the deposit is non-refundable but can be applied towards the cost of another workshop if held within 90 days of the original party date (dates subject to availability). Workshops may only be postponed one time. If you choose to cancel our services for any reason, your deposit will not be refunded. Additionally, you may be invoiced for any charges for supplies and materials incurred on your behalf.
A: Scout troop participants will each receive a free uniquely designed Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop participation badge.
A table is ideal. If you don't have tables not to worry! “Make your own stuffed animal” workshops can easily take place in an open floor space. We’ll need a table for a Bella Bee Glamour Workshop.
No electricity is needed to have one of our “make your own stuffed animal” workshops as guests will hand-stuff the animals with love and care. And there is no need to wait in line to use a machine!
Noah's Ark cuddly animals meet US federal child safety standards, and are stamped with the Rainbow Star of Authenticity (on the foot and/or label), so you can be confident your Noah's Ark original is not only snuggly, but also SAFE! We have a secure, patented closure system!
A: Ark Parties is committed to making a positive impact in the lives of children. We have initiated a campaign focused on children facing difficult life situations. We partner with local foster care homes, hospitals and shelters as well as organizations serving military children to provide “Huggable Furry Friend Hugs”. We all recognize that something as simple as a stuffed animal can provide a world of comfort to a child. Add the fact that these animals are hand-stuffed and can hold a recordable chip with a special message and you have even more lasting memories. Ark Parties aims to provide these “huggable furry friends” to hundreds of children in need of a hug.
A: Consider adding extra animals for your birthday party that the Birthday child and their guests can stuff to be donated to a local charity. This is a great way to give back to the community. You’ll receive a special discount as well.
Community Groups can also consider hosting a “Make Two – Give One” Event or “Stuff-A-Thon”. We do offer a special discounted rate for any group wishing to do this. Ark Parties will also make a donation back to any non-profit organization that hosts one of these events. The amount will vary based on the event. You can also look for us at craft shows or festivals; we offer people the option to donate towards a Huggable Furry Friend for a child in need of a Hug.
Give a gift from the heart to someone you care about! A cute, furry friend from Noah's Ark is the perfect gift for any occasion. Your Kit comes with a “Stuff-N-Fluff” cuddly animal along with everything needed for the recipient to stuff their own cuddly pal with wish star, birth certificate, along with T-shirt, bow-tie, or special outfit. Options include outfits for the bride and groom, Valentine's Day, It's a Boy and It's a Girl, Christmas, Hanukkah, Emergency Rescue Personnel, Nurses Scrubs, and more!
Order your complete Teddy Bear kit (12" Teddy Bear, fiberfill stuffing, rainbow star, birth certificate & outfit), delivered anywhere in the continental U.S. (shipping fees applicable). Don't want a Teddy Bear? Indicate your animal choice (additional fee may apply).
Consider adding a bow-tie or t-shirt! Here are our more popular messages:
It's a boy
It's a girl
I love you
World's best mom
World's best dad
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