PARTY FAQ

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:

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.

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:

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.

You are welcome to choose entertainment from our list of suggested performers.  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 find your own entertainment.  Freshmade does not handle bookings, please contact the vendor directly to reserve the date and handle payment.

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.

 

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 additional fee of $150 will be applied to the balance due.

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.

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 info@freshmadenyc.com.

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!!!

 

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.  For alternate time requests or weekday requests please contact us to discuss.

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.)

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.

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.  The party package is priced for up to 15 children.  The fee for additional children above that number is $42 per child.

Freshmade NYC caters to many allergies and dietary restrictions.  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.

A cooking party at Freshmade is the ultimate custom experience, we make parties easy for parents!  You will have a dedicated Party Manager on-site day of to assist you with every aspect of the party.  We provide all fresh ingredients for the cooking project of your choice.  Our lead chef/teacher and assistant chef/teachers will guide the children through a 1-hour cooking project, teaching them basic kitchen skills/cooking techniques, knife skills using special child-safe knives.  The children will prepare their own meal to enjoy together.  Freshmade provides all paper goods for the children, cutlery and fresh filtered water.  We also supply 20 balloons in your color choice.  We will pack up your gifts to take home.  Each child will receive a favor bag including your choice of a brand new Curious Chef knife or apron to take home and a free pass for one of Freshmade’s weekly cooking classes.  

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.

At Freshmade, we feel the best parties are those with 15-20 children + their adults, although we can comfortably accommodate up to 25 children + their adults for a cooking party.  We are happy to host parties with under 15 children as well.

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

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.