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    Ok so this year I have completely turned my life around and last week completed my certificate in education support and have also started teaching kids craft classes after school, I've had a few people suggest I should start advertising to do parties as well but I'm wondering if people would actually use it?

    At the moment a 4 week class costs $53 with everything provided and the kids bring home 3 projects. So I was thinking maybe $10-$15/child (no minimum numbers) everything included for an hour or two of a craft party.

    Would you ever consider a party like this for your child?

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    Yes absolutely! What a great idea. You could have different art/craft themes to choose from as well.

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    My 4y/o would love going to a craft party. I think it's a great idea. I think you should look more seriously into a price structure. You don't want charge $10 per child and only have 3 kids at a party. It wouldn't be worth your time.

    Good luck.

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    Thanks girls

    Yeah not sure on pricing exactly, maybe I'd need a minimum number or a party price on top of the cost per child but I also don't want to over charge.

    So far the classes I teach have been a hit and I've been booked for next term but just wanted to check it people would use me for an actual party.

    I also love that I've been able to involved DD in this and take her with me as being a single mum I don't want to need a baby sitter to do this.

    Guess there's no harm in advertising.

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    Brilliant idea. DD would love a party like that.

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    Default Kids craft parties - would you?

    I would do a pricing scale based on the number of kids, eg $15 per child up to ten kids, $12 per child for 10-15 kids and $10 per child if there are more than 16 or something like that. parties are only a once or twice a year expense for parents, so even though it sounds like a lot, most will be happy to pay it, and you have to make it worth your while!

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    I'd structure the pricing like up to 8 kids = $120, then $10 for every extra child.

    It's a great idea and a service I'd consider using.

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    Default Kids craft parties - would you?

    Thanks Shelle, my only concern is making sure I do profit from it, I know minimum charge of $10/child I wouldn't make that much once I buy all the materials and then travel costs, I guess that depends on how far away they are tho.

    It's tricky, I never considered I could actually succeed doing something people have laugh at me about my whole life but I also want the costs to be reasonable enough that people would use it and I'm not left out of pocket or scrapping even IYKWIM.

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    For your pricing structure work out...

    How many hours per party (travel + contact time) and how much per hour (your income).
    Supplies total
    Tax
    Super
    Insurance
    Other expenses

    Add it up, then add 10-20% for profit and growth.

    Then charge at a cost per party, or work out a minimum number of children and divide by that with extra children costing a slightly discounted amount.

    It's an awesome idea, and I would use a service like that. I like party ideas that are not food centric.
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    Default Kids craft parties - would you?

    I think it's a great idea. You might even drum up some extra business for your classes.

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