I have been wanting to put together party inspiration boards featuring my invitation collections for some time now. So I am going to kick off this new series with the popular art party birthday invitations! I just love the color palette of bright pink, lime green, purple, aqua, yellow, and purple. Make sure you follow my Art Party Birthday board on Pinterest for more great ideas!
1. These art party birthday invitations were inspired by the painting pattern you can see of the back side of the invitation design. I created the pattern during an online class and just knew it had to be turned in to something! The invitations are printed on a heavy white cardstock and come with white envelopes.
2. A true artist needs their paint brushes! These rice krispie paint brush treats would be an easy treat to make for your party.
4. Adorable and colorful cupcakes on a painters palette! Keeps the theme going and makes for a great presentation.
5. I believe at an art party that a painting activity is a must do for all your party guests! I just love this bright colored table set up. Each guest has a blank canvas, apron, and paint set to create their own work of art. This would be a great favor for your guests to take home too!
6. Using paint chips is a great way to add pops of color at your party. I can see the possibilities of making garland to hang or just adding them to your food tables for color. These colorful paint chip notebooks were sold from an Etsy shop.
8. I simply love streamers at any party! They are an easy and relatively inexpensive way to jazz up a party room. Plus you can get them in almost any color to coordinate with your party theme.
The ages of our little guests ranged from 1 to 3 years of age. So I thought the perfect activities would be some easy crafts for all ages. On our Clifford’s Craft Table I had placed a coloring sheet, markers, crayons, stickers, and bean shaker for each of our little guests.
The bean shakers were made from Crystal Light plastic containers that I have been saving. (Did you know they are also the perfect holder for lollipop sticks?!) I added some dry beans, taped down the lid, and wrapped them in red construction paper. Each little guest had their own shaker with their name on it that they decorated with stickers. They had a blast making music with them and it was a fun take home gift! I had also made Clifford ear hats out of construction paper for them to wear.
One of my favorite parts of the party was the "Clifford's Birthday Party" book that guests were able to sign. We have the perfect little reminder of her big red birthday party!
The BIGGEST project from her birthday party was the fabulous big red 3 pinata! I love the way it turned out - even if it did take me about 6 hours to put it together! I was surfing Pinterest for party ideas and came across a DIY number pinata from Oh Happy Day. Perfect! My pinata was taller than the birthday girl - over 3 feet. Below are some under construction photos.
We filled the inside with the birthday girl’s favorite treats – Reese’s peanut butter cups, Kit Kat bars, and lollipops. The kids and adults had fun hitting the pinata! During the party the birthday girl wore a custom shirt from Addie Kakes Kreation.
If you missed part 1 you can see it here. Thank for letting me share our special day with you!
I am thrilled to finally share my daughter's third birthday party! We are HUGE Clifford The Big Red Dog fans in our house! (Did you know that Clifford officially turns 50 on Thursday?!) So when it came to picking a theme for my daughter’s third birthday I knew without a doubt that it would have to be a Big Red Third birthday!
I used a bright primary color scheme - red, yellow, and blue. I started with the invitation design and loved the way it turned out! Guests were greeted at the door by the Big Red Dog himself!
For our tables I made centerpieces in small metal pails found in Target’s dollar bin section. Each centerpiece included a pinwheel fan and small images of Clifford and friends. I punched circles out of cardstock to make confetti and scattered it around the tables for a festive look. Guests were served hot dogs, sub sandwiches, and dog bone shaped PB&J sandwiches. Other items served included salad, chips, veggies, and fruit. Drinks included sweet tea, lemonade, sodas, and water.
The dessert table was by far one of my favorites! It featured a big red three piñata personally made by me and filled with the birthday girl’s favorite treats – Reese’s peanut butter cups, Kit Kat bars, and lollipops. The backdrop for the dessert table included cardstock triangle buntings and pinwheel fans with images of Clifford and friends. The treats on the table included a vanilla cake, vanilla cupcakes, puppy chow, rice crispy treats, chocolate dipped pretzel rods, and cookies. The cupcakes were topped with custom cupcake toppers from Edible Details. The custom cookies were created by Yummy Delicious Cookies by Whimsical Originals.
Watch for part two coming on Wednesday! You'll get to see Clifford's craft table and learn more about my inspiration for the DIY piñata!