Harford Magazine - Page 50 - Let's Party - from page 48

Harford Magazine
- Page 50
Let's Party - from page 48

For SwimmerS


Aqua Culture Swim School

2213-A Commerce Road, Forest Hill, 410-420-7665, aquacultureswimschool.com


For the past 15 years, Harford County residents have flocked to Aqua Culture Swim School.


With a 25-by-60-foot indoor pool, this is a great location for your aspiring Michael Phelps or Katie Ledecky.


Parties last two hours and cost $100 for a minimum of eight children. You can increase the number of children by increments of four for an additional $50 per increment. Cupcakes and party favors are included in the cost. The venue typically books about four birthday parties a month.


“Book the parties two to three months in advance,” advises Casey Keener, party coordinator for the school. “But if we have availability, we’ll book it.”


For the artSy Set


Amazing Glaze

5 Bel Air S. Parkway, Bel Air, 410-569-9502, amazingglaze.net


Choose from plate- and picture frame-decorating classes to creating glass pendant and earring sets. There is also a two-hour canvas-making party for $30 a child that includes a 14-by-18-inch canvas, smocks, paints, balloons and paint supplies. The newly added “Sweets & Treats Party” allows partygoers to decorate dessert-themed pottery while enjoying a choice of three flavors of smoothies from Smoothie King for dessert. That 90-minute party, which is available for ages 5 and up, costs $27.50 per child.


The most popular package is the Amazing Party, which includes food, paper products and a hand-painted birthday plate made by the staff of Amazing Glaze. The birthday child gets to pick the design on the plate, and all the party-goers get to sign the back, according to store manager Zoe Jones.


Most parties have a minimum of eight children with a maximum of 20. Parties will have access to the businesses refrigerator and freezer the day of the party.


Book a month in advance, Jones recommends. “They book up pretty quick,” she said.