PARTY FAQ

Can I add anything to the gift bags?

Yes, you are welcome to add trinkets, stickers, etc. to the gift bags.  Our gift bags measure 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ x 8 3/8″.  Check out a few of our favorites:

Can I bring my own gift bags?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own gift bags.  We can add our items to your bags or we can provide separate gift bags from Freshmade.

Can I bring outside food for my child’s party?

Yes, although Freshmade NYC offers some catering options in-house (see catering menu), we do allow our clients to bring in outside food for parties.  There is no charge to bring in outside food/beverage.  May we recommend the following outside caterers:

Can I have party goods, cake/cupcakes, food, etc. delivered to Freshmade before my party?

Most of the time you are welcome to have party goods, wine/beer, decorations, etc. delivered to Freshmade before your party.  Please check with us before you have something sent so we can make sure we have room to store your items and that we can be sure to have someone in the office to accept your delivery.

Do you offer entertainment?

We work with many wonderful vendors that offer a wide array of entertainment options ranging from face painters to magicians to musical performers.  You are welcome to choose entertainment from our list of preferred performers or hire your own.

Do you supply a birthday cake?

We do not supply a birthday cake but do offer many suggested bakers/bakeries to work with.  You are welcome to choose from our list or find your own.

How many staff members will be assigned to my party?

For parties of 15-20 children, there are 4 staff members including 1 lead teacher, 2 assistant teachers and 1 party manager.  Parties with 21-25 children require an additional assistance, an extra staff member will be added.

I’m ready to reserve my date, now what?

To reserve your date, you will be invoiced for a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $250.00.  The balance is due the day of the event.  Once deposit is paid you are locked in for your requested date and time.  All party details are to be finalized by the Wednesday before your party.

Should I tip your party staff?

If you feel you have had excellent service from our staff, tips are always appreciated!  Cash tips are preferred.

Ready to book?  Did we miss your question?  Is there something you would like to discuss further?  If so, please call us at 212.475.0500 or email partymanager@freshmadenyc.com

What about adult beverages?

We do allow BYO wine and/or beer for adults.  We provide an ice bucket and ice to keep your beverages cool.  We recommend ordering from Noho Wine & Spirits, which is located directly across the street at 639 Broadway.  They offer free delivery to Freshmade!!!

What are the hours of the parties?

On weekends, we offer a morning time slot of 11 AM to 1 PM or an afternoon time slot of 3 PM to 5 PM.  We are happy to accommodate alternate time requests as well as weekday options, please contact us to discuss.

What can I do to help the party run smoothly?

We’re so glad you asked!  First of all, you’re here to relax and enjoy your time with your child and your guests.  We are a well-oiled machine, so let our fantastic team take care of directing all the fun, serving the food and cleaning it up.  However, we do ask that you please adhere to the following rules so that we can keep our facility clean and safe:

  • please do not let children run in the kitchen area or in the building hallways
  • please do not bring any food into the library area or the lounge area
  • eating is not permitted at the cooking table during the cooking activity to help reduce the spreading of germs
  • please encourage your guests to not attend the party if they are ill (fever, cough, colds, runny noses, etc.)

What days of the week do you offer parties?

Our parties are typically held on Saturdays and Sundays.  We are happy to host a weekday party (M-F) if it does not conflict with our regular programming.  Please contact us to discuss.

What if a guest brings a sibling?

Children age 2 years and older and able to participate in our cooking projects.  If the sibling has not been accounted for in your original headcount and they wish to participate you will be charged an additional child charge.

What if my child or one of the guests has a food allergy or dietary restriction?

Freshmade NYC caters to many allergies and dietary restrictions with advanced notice.  Please let us know how we can accommodate you and your guests.  Please note that we are not a nut-free facility but can provide nut-free options for your party.  

 

What is the age range that is permitted for parties?

Our parties are recommended for children ages 2 years to teen. Each party is customized as per the age group.  Children under 2 years of age are not able to participate.

What is the maximum # of children allowed at each party?

For a hands-on cooking party, we can comfortably accommodate up to 25 children.

What items am I not allowed to bring to a party?

We do not allow soft drinks/sodas (i.e. Sprite, Coca-Cola, etc) at Freshmade.  Flavored seltzers/sparkling waters are permitted.

What time should I arrive for my party?

It is best to arrive about 10-15 minutes before the party with the birthday child.  If you have any items to set up we ask that you arrive no earlier than 1/2 hour before the party.  

What days / times do you offer parties?

Birthday parties at Freshmade NYC are typically held on Saturdays and Sundays.  We are happy to host a weekday party (M-F) if it does not conflict with our regular programming.  For weekend parties we offer a morning time slot of 11 AM to 1 PM or an afternoon time slot of 3 PM to 5 PM.  We can offer some flexibility for earlier or later time slots, please contact us to discuss.

What is the maximum # of children allowed at each party?

For a hands-on cooking party, we can comfortably accommodate up to 25 children.

What is the age range that is permitted for parties?

Our parties are recommended for children ages 2 years to teen. Each party is customized as per the age group.  Children under 2 years of age are not able to participate.

How many staff members will be assigned to my party?

For parties of 15-20 children, there are 4 staff members including 1 lead teacher, 2 assistant teachers and 1 party manager.  Parties with 21-25 children require an additional assistance, an extra staff member will be added for a total of 5.

Do you offer entertainment?

We work with many wonderful vendors that offer a wide array of entertainment options ranging from face painters to magicians to musical performers.  You are welcome to choose entertainment from our list of suggested performers or find your own entertainment.

What if my child or one of the guests has a food allergy or dietary restriction?

Freshmade NYC caters to many allergies and dietary restrictions with advanced notice.  Please let us know how we can accommodate you and your guests.  Please note that we are not a nut-free facility but can provide nut-free options for your party.

Can I add anything to the gift bags?

Yes, you are welcome to add trinkets, stickers, etc. to the gift bags.  Our gift bags measure 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ x 8 3/8″.  Check out a few of our favorites:

Can I bring my own gift bags?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own gift bags.  We can add our items to your bags or we can provide separate gift bags from Freshmade.

Can I bring in outside food?

Yes, although Freshmade NYC offers some catering options in-house (see catering menu), we do allow our clients to bring in outside food for parties.  There is no charge to bring in outside food/beverage.  May we recommend the following outside caterers:

What about adult beverages?

We do allow BYO wine and/or beer for adults.  We provide an ice bucket and ice to keep your beverages cool.  We recommend ordering from Noho Wine & Spirits, which is located directly across the street at 639 Broadway.  They offer free delivery to Freshmade!!!

What items am I not allowed to bring to a party?

We do not allow soft drinks/sodas (i.e. Sprite, Coca-Cola, etc) at Freshmade.  Seltzers/flavored seltzers are okay.

Do you supply a birthday cake?

We do not supply a birthday cake but do offer many suggested bakers/bakeries to work with.  You are welcome to choose from our list or find your own.

Can I have party goods, cake/cupcakes, food, etc. delivered to Freshmade before my party?

Most of the time you are welcome to have party goods, wine/beer, decorations, etc. delivered to Freshmade before your party.  Please check with us before you have something sent so we can make sure we have room to store your items and that we can be sure to have someone in the office to accept your delivery.

I’m ready to reserve my date, now what?

To reserve your party date/time, we require a deposit non-refundable deposit of $250.00.  Once payment is complete you will be locked in for your requested date/time.  All party details are to be finalized by the Wednesday before your party.  Balance is due the day of the event, you will be invoiced at the close of the party.  Please note we do not keep credit card information on file, you may pay the balance by cash or credit card, unfortunately we cannot accept personal checks.  Gratuity is optional and not included.

What time should I arrive for my party?

It is best to arrive about 10-15 minutes before the party with the birthday child.  If you have any items to set up we ask that you arrive no earlier than 1/2 hour before the party.  

Should I tip your party staff?

If you feel you have had excellent service from our staff, tips are always appreciated!  Cash tips are preferred.

What if a guest brings a sibling?

Children age 2 years and older and able to participate in our cooking projects.  If the sibling has not been accounted for in your original headcount and they wish to participate you will be charged an additional child charge.

 What else can I do to help the party run smoothly?

We’re so glad you asked!  First of all, you’re here to relax and enjoy your time with your child and your guests.  We are a well-oiled machine, so let our fantastic team take care of directing all the fun, serving the food and cleaning it up.  However, we do ask that you please adhere to the following rules so that we can keep our facility clean and safe:

  • please do not let children run in the kitchen area or in the building hallways
  • please do not bring any food into the library area or the lounge area
  • eating is not permitted at the cooking table during the cooking activity to help reduce the spreading of germs
  • please encourage your guests to not attend the party if they are ill (cough, colds, runny noses, etc.)

Ready to book?  Did we miss your question?  Is there something you would like to discuss further?  If so, please call us at 212.475.0500 or email partymanager@freshmadenyc.com