Frequently asked questions
Q: What kind of space do I need to host a 3DKids party?
A: 3DKids events can be easily accomodated in most homes with a minimum of planning. We will need a table to hold supplies and an area for the guests to work.
Depending on the type of party we may require additional table space and access to electrical outlets for glue guns, sewing machines, etc.
For Project Runway parties, it is optimal to have a room (ideally separate from the work area) to roll out our "runway" and set up our projector. This helps create the ambiance for the fashion show. A basement playroom, a family room or even a living room could work for this as long as we can create space for a 3 foot wide runway and there is a blank wall at one end of it to project the video. The room will need to be as dark as possible for the projected image will be visible, so sunrooms and patios are best avoided. If you don't have space in your home to accommodate such a set up, please let us know and we can figure out "Plan B".
For most parties, a sheltered outdoor work space is fine but please keep in mind that wind, hot sun or unexpected precipitation may require a last minute move indoors.
We recommend protecting all work tables with a cover of your choice before the party begins. It is also helpful from a logistical perspective to plan on serving food on a different table than the one used for the activity. This enables attendees who are still finishing up their projects to continue without causing their fellow guests to faint from hunger.
Q: Yikes! I booked a party for up to twelve but at the last minute
an unexpected guest #13 shows up.
A: We strive to maintain a staff/guest ratio of 6 to 1 to insure everyone gets the attention they need. But we recognize that sometimes things come up. At that point, we can simply add in an additional materials fee to cover the extra supplies and instruction time needed to accommodate the additional child.
Q: Help! I need to cancel my event!
A: While the $50 deposit required to secure your date is non-refundable, we will be happy to apply it towards another event or program in the future within 365 days of your original event. We do appreciate you calling us as soon as possible so we can let our staffers know.
After School Programs
Q: Can boys enroll in your programs?
A: While we welcome creative kids of all genders, our fashion-oriented sessions DO tend to attract more girls. We expect Interior Design, which is new as an after school program, to have a broader cross-gender appeal.
Q: What if my child misses a class or two? Or three? Do you pro-rate the tuition?
A: Generally, no. Our instructors work hard to make sure all students complete their projects by the end of the last session. If a child misses a class or two they will spend more time with that child an another day to get them up to speed. If you know in advance your child is going to miss a large number of classes, you may want to consider signing up for a more convenient session in the future. Or raise the issue with us before you sign up and we'll see if we can accommodate you.
Q: Does my child need prior sewing experience?
Not at all. We assume most students are beginners and plan accordingly. Returning students or students with prior experience will be able to work more independently or take on additional challenges as time permits.