A fun and colorful kids art party full of colorful food, decorations and activities. Everything on a budget! The perfect paint party for any little artist.
My daughter loves art… she can sit with paper and crayons or markers for hours on end. So, it was no surprise to me when she requested an Artist birthday party for her 4th birthday.
A quick search on Pinterest gave me numerous ideas for paint/artist party. Armed with all the inspiration, I set out to create a themed party for my little girl. It was a huge success!
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Here is a recap of the party starting at the very beginning –
Artist birthday Party Invitations –
HERE The invitations were DIY inspired by this Etsy listing. It took lots of cutting to make the 30 invitations but the end result was fun and well worth it!
Preparations for the Art Party –
The days leading up the party were filled with lots of preparations! The best part was having my little girl involved. She loved helping with everything!
We made the melted crayon favors
Painted clothespins in many many colors.
We also made all the snacks at home! It was my first DIY themed birthday party and we had lots of fun doing it together.
Decorations for Kids’ Paint Party –
The day of the party the front door greeted guests with a paint covered artists palette that I hot glued to colorful ribbon.
In the entryway, guests were greeted by a canvas painted by the birthday girl. I also hung a picture from her 4-year-old photo shoot which had lots of color in it!
Artist Birthday Party Food –
The food table was set up to be colorful and lively. I draped colorful streamers above it in 6 colors.
I made little art easels using popsicle sticks to hold the food tags. Tutorial here.
For the food tags, I cut up ¼″ plywood into little card sized rectangles and painted with chalkboard paint. Psst….I had one for each food – but there wasn’t enough space on the table for all of them, so I ended up using only 1 for the entire table…better planning next time!
Let’s talk about the Artist themed food
The menu included lots of home made goodies –
Veggies dipped in paint (ranch)
Paintbrush Rice Krispie treats –
Pretzels dipped in paint –
Little fruit bowls in cupcake liners on dollar store DIY tiered trays
and also multicolored tortilla chips and salsa (not home made).
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Kids Art Party Activities –
An art/ paint party is obviously going to get messy! Thankfully we had a nice big yard to contain all the chaos. I draped streamers all across the trees to add lots of color.
When the kids started coming in, we had an art apron for each to pick and get to work.
The table was set up with lots of assorted brushes, glitter glue, some stickers, lots of tempera paint and of course paper (I forgot to take a pic of the table set up).
The little artists had a ball whipping up endless art. We tied a string between trees and added painted clothespins for the paint display. Very soon we had a very beautiful art gallery!
Then came the surprise! Mi had wanted face painting… searching for a face painting artist, I stumbled upon this company that sends princesses to face paint and do balloon twisting. It was the best decision ever! All the girls were super surprised and enamored by her. The birthday girl was speechless!
The playroom with the art wall was the perfect backdrop for the cake. I really wanted to make one of those multilayered rainbow cakes you see all over the web, but was limited with time and counter space. We decided to order one instead and Mi loved it!
And there you have it the happy girl at the end of her happy day!
For the Thank you cards, my super talented best friend Niki whipped up these awesome thank you cards! Free template coming soon!
Hope you had lots of fun reading through the party! Do you have a fun artist birthday party plan? Tell me all about it!
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Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama
What great ideas! We threw my then-2-year-old an art-themed birthday party last summer, though it would have been fun to have some of these incorporated.
(Here’s my post about it, including instructions to make a DIY outdoor easel http://tenthousandhourmama.com/2015/07/13/painting-birthday-party-making-a-group-easel-tutorial/)
This is such a cool idea for a birthday party. I love the colors, and I know the kids had lots of fun. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us at Funtastic Friday.
Thank you so much Sherry!
Anika, it looks like such a fun birthday party!! What great ideas to incorporate into an artist birthday party. I bet everyone had fun!!
Thank you Keri!! Yes, the kids had a blast!! 🙂