Mila planned her 7th art birthday party and I did my best to make the art party of her dreams come to life!
We started with the art party invitation. The art/ craft party invitation turned out to be as simple as painting the itinerary that Mila made up on a large sheet of kraft paper and texting the picture below to parents.
Let’s talk art party decorations for a second, I set the table knowing we would do the craft as soon as all of the kids arrived. I knew the frames would need time to dry so that I could assemble each one with their chosen picture. I had each child pick out a printed picture of her and the birthday girl to put in their frame.
Art birthday party supplies
- Drop cloth to use as a table cloth
- Wooden picture frames (I used these from Amazon)
- Spray paint (Yellow, green, pink, and blue)
- Paint brushes
- Acrylic paint
- Small paper plates (To use as paint pallets)
- Wooden flower cut outs
- Hot glue gun
- Print out pictures
- Happy birthday balloons
- White paper bags
Art party decorations
As far as the art party decorations, I tried my best to utilize the craft supplies as the party decor! Everything from the drop cloth tablecloth to the printed out pictures of the birthday girl and her friends. I used the pink smily face piñata as a centerpiece over the table and hung up the multi colored “happy birthday” balloons in the window. The window sill was lined with pictures of the birthday girl and I used clothespins and yarn to hang up tons more pictures on the other wall.
Art birthday party crafts
We did 2 crafts at the art party, one super simple and one fancier craft!
- Decorated white paper bags for the piñata
- Painted picture frames that doubled as a take home gift
As the girls were arriving, each one decorated a white paper bag with their name to use for the piñata later at the party. Once everyone arrived, we moved on to the picture frame painting portion of the art party. I wanted the frames to be made first so there would be ample time for the frames to dry and get assembled. After the crafts were completed, the girls played outside, jumped on the trampoline, hit a piñata and ate pizza and cake!
Painting picture frames
I pre spray painted the wooden frames and flower cut outs a solid color. Then, I set each place with a small paper plate, a paint brush, and a picture frame. The wooden flowers and stick on rhinestones were in the center of the table. I had 4 bottles of acrylic paint and instructed the girls to squirt a small amount onto their paper plate. I also made an example picture frame to show the girls a simple ideas. (You can see it on the left side in the picture below.) I encouraged simple designs and one color, but ultimately I let the girls do whatever they wanted with their frames! When they were done, I hot glued the wooden flowers onto their frame and used a hairdryer to ensure the picture frames were dry.
To decorate the plain drop cloth, I spray painted the wooden flower cutouts on top of it. It was such an easy project that doubled to protect my dining room table from the art party!
For the outdoor coffee table I had a table runner and a large cardboard “M” that I filled with kid snacks so the kids could grab whatever whenever!
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