If you are lucky enough to call Arizona home just like we do, then you know that it really is the perfect place to get out and about and do group activities with your favorite people. From the unbeatable weather we get to enjoy to the variety of things (both indoor and outdoor) to partake in, there really is no shortage of fun. Here at Urban Connection, our team specializes in the North Central & Downtown Phoenix areas, as well as Tempe and South Scottsdale so we thought it would be fun to share some awesome ideas for group activities to enjoy in and around each of these unique locales.
The Plant Bar at Jade & Clover
3939 E Campbell Ave Ste 130, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Have you ever seen those mini terrarium projects on your Instagram feed? Or even saved one on your Pinterest board to try to recreate later? You’re in luck. At the Plant Bar at Jade & Clover, you and your group can create your own; and you can customize them specifically for your homes and individual style! How it works is you pick a planter of your choice to house your terrarium, you select the plants that speak to you, and then you get to choose a plant buddy and crystals to add. Once you’ve made your decisions, you get to add in complementary decorative sand and rocks to create your mini oasis. The best part is that you get to make something beautiful with your hands and leave with a new piece of decor for your home. Plus, building your little biome is even better when you have your friends and family enjoying it with you!
Make your Own Candle at Light and Bark Candles
7227 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
“What’s that delicious scent wafting through the air?” Whenever your next houseguest asks you this, you want to be able to say it’s your very own custom soy candle that you created at Light and Bark Candles! They typically offer group visits of between 1-8 people during normal hours, but can accommodate private parties and events of up to 30 at others! So, grab your group, or make it a date night, and head to their incredible Old Town Scottsdale location where you can get to mixing.
Once there, you begin the process by choosing the jar size and color you love. Then, you move onto the candle making itself where you can choose from over 40 different premium fragrance oils. Something cool to note is that their oils are non-toxic, so you can feel good about burning yours cleanly in your home. We can’t believe that the creation process only takes about 30 minutes, but leaves you with something special and unique to each person thanks to a lid and customized label of your choice. And what better way to give your home the ambience you want then by hand pouring it yourself?
Pottery at Pip Coffee & Clay
2617 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Want to get your hands dirty and flex your creative muscles? Pip Coffee & Clay is the place for you. From molding custom chia pet friends to building planters for your home’s greenery, they have it all in one place. We suggest gathering a group of your besties and heading there for one of their pottery classes. There you can learn everything from the basics to how to throw your very own vessels. Their workshops include Beginning Wheel Throwing, a Pottery Nerds group for those with a bit more skill, class and open studio packs, and glaze sessions for your creations!
Plus, on top of that they offer workshops to create handmade earrings from polymer clay, paint a portrait of your pet, and so much more! Not to mention they also offer coffee, wine, beer, snacks and more at their on-site coffee bar. We don’t blame you if you never want to leave. And if you make it a weekly tradition, you’re sure to be a pro vase maker in no time!
Paint Splatter Party at Pinspirations
5410 E High St #105, Phoenix, AZ 85054
If you’ve ever looked for a sign to get a little messy with your friends, this is it. At Pinspirations in Phoenix, you can all gather together, put on your painting clothes, don your goggles, and splatter paint around like there is no tomorrow. And when you book your experience, you can choose how many of you will be flinging paint at once. So whether you’re doing a date night or a work outing, it’s sure to be a blast. In their Jackson-Pollok-Inspired Splatter Room, you’ll be able to treat your inner child and finally get to paint on the walls; all the while creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece with the colors of your choice that you can take home. And because time spent in the splatter room can leave you a little tired, they have wine and snacks available to keep you fueled for fun. Happy splattering!
Have you been to any of the above-mentioned spots? Let us know your favorites in the comments below.
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