Art Birthday Party

After being completely worn out after the Alice in Wonderland party, I encouraged/forced my little girls to have a combined birthday party. They are only 2 years and 2 weeks apart, share a room, have the same friends, really a no brainer. They had to agree/compromise/fight over a theme and they decided on an ART PARTY.

I used my Locker Talk Cricut Cartridge to make the invites.


In a state of temporary insanity I decided to have the 20 girls under 8 years old paint. They actually did really well, took their time and I haven't had any parents say they found paint in their daughters hair or anything. I warned parents to send them in clothes that could get painted on but wanted to make a smock for the girls. In a compromise of cute (not too cute to get paint on), inexpensive, and I promise not to completely neglect all housework while this project gets done, I settled on making these little smocks.


I used a hand towel (the dish towels were the same size but happened to be more expensive). Cutting terrycloth is a messy nightmare so I cheated and just folded the corners down on the top and sewed with invisible thread. I sewed fabric along the bottom back of the towel and then folded it up to make a pocket and the fabric accent also became the ties. I added the same fabric up top for a neck strap.

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With canvases and paint, the girls were then ready to be professional artists.




The girls gave their painting a name and the art was ready to go to the art gallery.


I'm a "sucker" for bright colors and didn't have any strength for another cake so we ate some colorful cupcakes.

Opened some presents and then it was time to get their favors. I made sketchbooks out of composition notebooks. And added some colored pencils, crayons and scissors.



I think the little artists were happy. Except for the one, belonging to me, that had a fit. I spared you all a picture of that on the blog. You're welcome.

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  1. The party sounds adorable. I think your cupcakes look fabulous - I like the bold colours, too.

  2. Where in the world did you find such perfect suckers??

  3. Thanks Tammy!
    Rebecca- strangely enough- Staples- and why are you on the computer at 5:35 am?

  4. What a wonderful party. Simple and fun!

  5. Kathryn, Oh how I relate. I've made many promises that my moments of insanity wouldn't lead to neglecting my housework. I wish I was able to keep those promises.
    I actually thought of you two while getting ready for my last party. It was comforting to think there are others like me and I am not completely crazy.
    You seem to throw a lot of parties though. I don't know how you do it. They are always so well put together.

  6. You have the best party ideas! I can't wait to try some of them out. Thanks for the great ideas.

  7. So cute! I still want to see the tantrum picture......

  8. Adorable party - love the cupcakes!

    Party and Entertaining Inspiration

  9. I think this party sounds great! All of your ideas were wonderful (I especially like the cupcakes...what a simple and stylish way to decorate them! Two treats in one!)

    I'm visiting from Just Something.... Have a great week!

  10. Visiting from TheGirlCreative. LOVE your idea's!! :)

  11. Kathryn, thanks for sharing! I love the handtowel aprons - great idea! We did the same thing for our daughter on her 6th Brithday, but only had 10 little ones to keep an eye on - they all loved it, the best part for me was how proud they all were of their artwork when their respective Mums/Dads/Nans came to pick them up! Oh and I just love your cupcake cookes!

  12. very cute! love the smock twist on the homemade apron.

  13. What a cute idea! I really love this!

  14. Funnest party EVER! LOL! Makes me want to have an art party for MYSELF! :)

  15. What a creative party! Your party favors are especially cute! I'd love for you to stop by and share them at the Pretty Packages Party!

  16. Where did you buy these canvases?

  17. my son is having his art party in june and im starting now to buy all the supplies so it wont be too much all at once, i was wondering where you got the canvases from and if they came in a bulk deal?


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