Howard Magazine - Page 38 - Time to Party continued (2)

Howard Magazine
- Page 38
Time to Party continued (2)
The Artist
Pinot’s Palette-Ellicott City
11105 Resort Road, #105, Ellicott City;

Perfect for your little creatives, Pinot’s Palette-Ellicott City offers two-hour parties, which include enough time for food, cake cutting, and painting. Each participant — a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 44 —receives their own blank canvas to paint. Although these children’s birthday parties are geared toward ages 6 to 13, parents are also welcome. In fact, a bar is available for all adults in attendance. The studio provides all materials to create the painting. No experience is necessary, according to owners Lisa Pape and Rod Vese. A trained professional artist leads all sessions, and a second professional artist provides individual help, according to Vese. The studio is available seven days a week with multiple sessions available each day. Parties cost $28 per child with discounts based on group size and day of the week, Vese said. And while hosts are allowed to bring in all food and drinks for their party, catering is also available.

The Laser Tag Enthusiast
ShadowLand Laser Adventures
9179 Red Branch Road, Columbia; 410-740-9100;

Laser tag enthusiasts can enjoy up to two hours of organized competition at this Columbia facility. For $23 per person for nine to 14 players or $22 per person for more than 15 players, participants receive soda, plates, cups and utensils, preparation and cleanup for the event, a special gift for the birthday child, an e-mailed photo of the birthday child, and a free pass for the birthday child for a future visit. Parties are able to bring their own food or for an additional cost, the facility will provide it for you. Parties also receive a private party room and a staff member to assist with the party. All participants are given a personalized scorecard at the end of the party.