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Ella’s Art Party

Our baby girl turned 5 last month…still so hard to believe.  Ella is an artist at heart.  She is constantly coloring and creating.  So, when it came time to plan her birthday party an art party was a no brainer.

When planning I started to pick up some painting supplies here and there but just became absolutely frozen at the thought of coming up with a design for the children to paint, how much paint I would need, etc.  Then I came across a genius company called Social Artworking.  You simply choose a design from their adult or junior paintings, tell them how many will be painting, and they send you the painting instructions, easels, canvases, paint, and paint brushes.  It was so simple!

Since the activity was taken care of I could focus on some of the fun party details.  I ordered aprons from Ebay and used my Cricut to cut the children’s names out of vinyl and apply them to each apron as a party favor.

Personalized aprons for an art party

My talented friend, Ally, loaned me the rainbow backdrop that she created out of leis for her daughter’s hot air balloon party.

Food table for art party

Lemonade in mason jar dispenser

All printables were purchased from Paiges of Style.

Art party decorations

Art party decorations - juice box wraps

Mini paint sets served as favors as well.

Art party favors

I had considered making these paint brush Rice Krispie treats but came across a vendor on Etsy that sold them and decided to save my time.  They were fresh and delicious!

Paint brush rice krispie treats for art party

The number 5 balloon was purchased on Amazon and the rainbow balloon tassel is from Studio Mucci.

Numbered balloon with rainbow tassel for art party

The lovely Seana Hon created the cake and palette cookies for us.  I didn’t get a photo of it but each layer of the cake inside was a different color.

Cake for art party

Paint palette cookies for art party

Art party decorations - Chalkboard easel

The art table setup before the kids arrived:

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My sweet friend, Veronica, who is a former teacher (and one of the most creative girls I know) offered to help run the kids through the painting instructions so that we could document the occasion.

Art birthday party

Art birthday party

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The kids did a great job.  I love that everyone’s painting turned out differently!

Art birthday party

Art birthday party

Art birthday party

We wrapped up the party with cake and presents.  Thank you to our friends & family who celebrated with us.  Our sweet girl had the best day!

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  • Caley - What a fun party – LOVE this theme! x

  • Meghan - my son loves art and I totally want to do a party like this for him! Where did you have the party? I’m struggling to find a space large enough where I can bring everything in.

  • Autumn - Hi! I love this party!! I am wondering about the lettering on the aprons. I am wanting to do one for my 3 year old in September and loved the idea as a favor…. I don’t have a cricut… are they stickers or just letters you iron on?? Thanks so much for the help!

  • Jenny Collier - They are vinyl letters that I simply just stuck on the aprons. I have ordered vinyl monograms from Etsy prior to getting a Cricut — I am nearly positive that you could find a vendor who could do the names for you and you could just apply to the aprons.

    https://www.etsy.com/search?q=vinyl%20letters

  • Jenny Collier - We had it at our neighborhood clubhouse which is, essentially, just an empty building.