Parties/Craft Night

Host your next party or night out at Zazzy Peacock Studios' beautiful space in Bethesda!

Jill is always having new ideas and is happy to accommodate a special theme. By request, we have done a Paris-themed clay macaron project and a Rainbow Unicorn felted jewelry party.  There is something for everyone!  Here are just a few options for a fun and fabulous party or craft night! Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see new projects as they are completed. Call or email to book your party or special event!  You can reach Jill at 301-633-4714 or  Please scroll down to see lots of photos of projects and parties.



Photo credit: Guiomar Ochoa

Thank you to Guiomar Ochoa for her review of Zazzy Peacock Studios!
"Meet Jill Newman and you’ll understand why she chose the name Zazzy Peacock for her new studio located in the Artists & Makers 2 space in Rockville. She’s a colorful, creative soul who is full of energy and loves working with equally minded youngsters. You must be eight and up to host a party at ZPS and Jill will work with you on the materials you’d like to work with as well as what you’ll be creating. Tweens are encouraged to create a custom project! You bring food and cake but can leave decorations behind as Jill has zazzed ZPS in such fun, bright colors, you won’t need to lift a finger. She even handmade a festive birthday banner!"





New for Craft Nights -- "Stab and Gab" 

After many requests to do needle-felting for a Craft Night Out, I have come up with simple yet adorable projects that can be done in a two-hour timeframe.  I will supply a pre-felted wool egg shape, assorted colors of wool and needle felting supplies, sample felted "party animals," and instruction for an evening of creativity, fun, and friendship.  Here are a few samples I have made so far.  Many more to come soon -- including a cat, a dog, and an owl.  Costs are $35 per person for groups of 4 to 12.  You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.  A waiver is required if you choose to bring alcohol.  Call or email Jill at 301-633-4714 or to reserve a fun "Stab and Gab" evening, available weekday and weekend evenings from 7-9pm. Party projects below are also available for Craft Nights.


Birthday Parties and Showers

Make a very special crafty party at Zazzy Peacock Studios. Most parties are $350 for up to 12 participating guests.  Most kid parties are 2-4pm on Saturdays or Sundays. Host families are welcome to come  a half hour before for set-up and  to stay a half-hour after to pack up gifts while I clean up.  Most projects include the cost of materials; projects marked with an asterisk below will incur an additional materials fee of $5 per person.  (Need to invite more than 12 guests?  Check with Jill, as she expects to have more space soon.)

Jill will provide a festive space and personalized signage for the occasion. Colorful aprons are available to wear for messy projects.  You provide cake, food, refreshments, plates, napkins, utensils, and any other party decorations that you would like.  (For an evening adults only private party, you may choose to bring wine or beer.)  We think that the craft takeaway is better than any goody bag, but you can provide very special party favors too. If you would like us to do it all, please call for a quote.  Scroll down to see photos of sample projects and festive party set-up.

Kids' Birthday Parties (ages 8 and up)

  • decorate paper mache boxes with paints and decoupage 
  • make clothespin flower fairies and butterflies 
  • make clay figures (fun fake food or adorable animals!)
  • wet felting soaps *
  • decorating satin headbands
  • make pine cone owls, hedgehogs or flowers
  • needle felting "party animals" * (see above) **11yo and up

(scroll down to the bottom to see more pics)




Adult Parties 

  • wet felting soaps*
  • wet felting funky jewelry 
  • needle felting "party animals" * (see above) 
  • decorating bamboo napkins rings (set of 4) with paints and decoupage* 
  • scrapbooking -- each guest makes a page for the guest of honor and one to keep
  • Make pine cone owls, hedgehogs or flowers

If you are organizing a craft night rather than a party, pricing, timing are other details are different:

  • craft night participants pay $35 or $40 per person, depending upon the chosen project
  • Minimum number is 4, and maximum is 12.
  • Craft nights are from 7-9pm only, and do not include additional set-up and clean up time or party decorations.
  • Participants are 15 years old and up.

Baby Showers

  • decorating wooden letters of baby's name or custom word(s) with paints and decoupage ($15-$20 per letter, depending on size, allow time for custom order)
  • decorating wooden train cars of baby's name or custom word(s) with paints and decoupage ($20 per train car, allow time for custom order)
  • painting precious onesies (Just wait until you see the adorable samples!)
  • needle felting figures for a custom musical crib mobile ($15 pps)





Happy Birthday Party Set UpClay Macarons, Cupcakes and BurgerClay Sculpture Birthday Craft Project

Birthday Party Craft ProjectsWet Felting SoapsClothespin Fairies and Butterflies