Since I am already in the mood for another fun party, I thought I’d share a few of the other parties that I’ve done.
For my daughter’s 7th birthday, we did an Art themed party. She absolutely LOVES doing art and this party couldn’t have fit her better.
I used a base color of white and then added various colors to accent.
The cake looks amazing, but it was very simple. Just split a cake batter into four parts. Then use concentrated gel paste to color the batter (found in the cake decorating aisle). You can use food coloring, but gels are a much better way to get a rich color without effecting the taste. After the batter is colored, bake each color as it’s own layer and then stack like you would stack any cake. I cut a triangular shape out of one side and then covered it with fondant. The paint splotches on top are just fondant cut circles.
We also served paintbrushes. The handle was made out of chocolate licorice and the bristles were fruit by the foot cut in little slits. I would recommend using a fruit roll-up instead of the fruit by the foot. I think that a little width would be easier to work with.
The color palette candy was a huge hit. I bought inexpensive (and small) paint palettes and filled them with candy. Each well had a different color in it. I used lemon heads (yellow), Reeses Pieces (orange), tiny gummy bears (green and red), m&m’s (brown) and Good and Plenty (pink).
Using a salad spinner, we put a few drops of paint and a piece of paper at the bottom. Then just spin and remove the paper. The prints are really fun. After they dried, we framed them in small, inexpensive frames.
The next project was to paint our own hats. We got cute bucket hats, perfect for summer play. (I bought these at Oriental Trading.)
The final art project we did was tea light holders. We painted baby food jars with glue and then chose a cut out design for the front. Next we sprinkled with glitter. They were beautiful once we placed the candle inside.
For games, I drew two huge rainbows. We split into two relay teams and took turns racing to see who could color in a rainbow the fastest. We also played “crayon drop” where the kids tried to drop crayons from chest level into a jar. I was totally impressed at how good some of the kids were at dropping them precisely into the jar. One of the 7 year olds even beat the adults!
The art party theme was one of the easiest to put together. The internet is FULL of ideas to pull from. And this was before my days on Pinterest! There was quite a bit of prep-work and it required a few adult volunteers, but it was all worth it.
I hope that I have inspired you to pick a theme and get creative for your next birthday party. Sweet memories are waiting!
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