My daughter Joey is very creative and artsy. She wanted to have a painting party for her 4th birthday. Here is a checklist to plan the ultimate art party.
Paint Party Checklist
- Search for a great art inspired invitation: I love this invitation because they are feminine, but not overly girly. There is just enough to relay the theme of the party without being cheesy.
- Make a theme inspired outfit: Joey & I splatter painted a pair of black leggings as well as a black bow. I bought a rainbow colored custom name DIY rhinestud iron on transfer and put it on her jean vest. Doesn't she look fantastic?
- Get a special manicure: Every year I take my daughter for a special birthday manicure. I ordered splatter paint nail decals and we painted her nails white so the sticker would stand out.
- Have their sibling give them a shout out: Joey's little brother wore a shirt that said, "My big sister Joey rocks."
- Make paint party pops: These were such a hit and the kids loved them. Here is what you need to do.
- First make rice krispee treats and before they cool cut them into squares.
- After they cool a little bit, put them onto a medium sized stick.
- Melt the colored chocolate
- Dip the tips of the treats into the chocolate.
- Get your child a personalized apron: They can wear this while they paint, so they can feel special and not get paint on their birthday outfit. Joey's had to be pink of course.
- Purchase a Great Cake: the new rage for party cakes is called the "pull-apart cake." It is amazing for kids parties. The top looks like a regular cake, but it is actually made of cupcakes. This makes it easy to serve and eat for the little ones.
- Make Paint Can Favors: I bought plastic paint cans and put a thank you label around the can with my daughters name in the middle. The top lid label says, "Thank You For Making My Party A Masterpiece." I made a miniature favor canvas for the favor table and I got art inspired fillers.
- Order Cute Thank You Cards: I am a stickler for writing out thank you cards and sending them as soon as possible. It is always nice to get a hand written thank you. My daughter signed her name on each card and decorated the envelopes.
- Have the best time and take pictures: My daughter's huge smile throughout the whole party made all of this preparation worth it!