This was the sign posted on our front door the day of Madison’s 7th Birthday Party. I can’t believe my little girl is seven years old. She’s getting too big, too fast. I love that my children choose a theme for the birthday parties that reflects their personality at that particular time. This year Madison is really into all things ART. We can always find her with a crayon or pair of scissors in her hand. She’s a very creative little girl. This year she chose an Arts and Crafts theme for her 7th birthday party.
I let Madison choose her guest list and she only wanted to have a small number of friends celebrate with her this year. We hand delivered these paint palette invitations to her friends’ homes. The party details were on the inside cover.
We held the party in the late afternoon. The entire morning was filled with excitement as Madison anticipated her friends’ arrival, asking every five minutes, “Is it time yet?” Finally 3:00 arrived and Madison was so excited for her party to start. She greeted all of her guests at the gate, welcomed them to her “Art Studio”, and escorted them into the backyard.
Upon arrival, the girls found their art smock which I personalized with their first initial using glitter iron-on transfer paper. They then colored a caricature of the birthday girl while waiting for everyone to arrive.
Madison chose all the crafts that she and her friends would create. I set up four tables that the girls rotated through during the party. First up, was the paint station. This station included painting the first initial of each girls name. After painting their wooden initial, they got to paint their very own masterpiece on the mini-canvas displayed on miniature easels.
After the masterpieces were completed the girls washed up in some buckets of suds and moved on to the next station…
I put all the beading supplies out on the table and let them bead until their hearts content. They made some beautiful jewelry from bracelets and necklaces to rings and anklets. One creative guest made a tiny bracelet for her doll…so cute!
After beading for a bit, the girls found their place card at the party table and sat down for some refreshments. The place cards were made using two paint swatches stapled together to form a pocket. Inside the pocket was a napkin, fork, and paper straw.
I used scrapbook paper in each color of the rainbow as placemats and each place setting had a white charger, pretty water color paper plate and a personalized water bottle wrapped in rainbow duct tape. I stapled streamers to ribbon and hung them on the backs of the chairs as added color for the tablescape.
Carrie Budke of Angel Cakes made a framed canvas cookie with a blank canvas and I let the girls use edible markers to decorate them. This activity was a huge hit.
After creating the canvas cookies, it was time to sing happy birthday to the birthday girl.
Then the Starving Artists helped themselves to treats. We had “Creative Juice” which was 20 calorie Gatorade in every color of the rainbow, paint brush Rice Krispie treats, a rainbow of candy in clear paint cans. rainbow fruit cups, and cupcakes displayed on an artist’s palette.
After dessert, the girls got their craft on again making Spin Art and Sand Art.
In addition to all of the crafts, smock, and treats, each guest went home with a little paint bucket of art goodies that included a rainbow notepad, shuttle pen, stackable crayon, and rainbow lollipop. They each also got a paint can puzzle.
This was one of the more enjoyable parties I’ve thrown. I loved seeing all the girls so into all the crafts and activities we planned for them. The small number of girls was manageable and allowed each of them to interact with one another. The party was a success and my little girl had a wonderful time crafting with her friends.
I hope you enjoyed your special day my little Picasso! Mommy loves you with all her heart. You’ll always be my first love.