My little man turned 7 and we decided to go for a Painting Birthday Party this year. It would be interactive, the kids would have something to take home with them(so no annoying goodies bags filled with junk), and we would have art supplies left over for more project afterward. Here are the two posts on Day Before Party Prep and Day Of Party Prep.
As the first guest arrived they loved the theme of the party with Dylan’s Art Studio posters hung on the wall. Each kid had their own place and supplies so that they could create the art they wanted with whatever colors and theme. The kids sure did awesome and each painting showed their own individual style. Even the littles had fun!
The kids played for a bit, came down and painted with each painting being unique to each kid, and played some more, then we did cupcakes and presents. It was a simple party, but one that the kids would remember since they would have a piece of art to take home. I am not one to usually have a “schedule” for a party so we let the kids just do their thing while the adults could visit. I guess that is the great thing about having a two story house 🙂
Bubbas has fun opening his presents while the other kids looked on, then as every one left clean up began. Thankfully it went fast since we did minimal decorations and minimal food. Really kids just care about having fun and being together. It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or be a huge production. They all had something fun and useful to take home.
The party wound up costing about $150 for about 20 adults and 10 kids, but probably could have gone even a bit less since we had food left over. Bonus is that we have plenty of paint and brushes left for many more art projects. That is why afternoon parties are also great so that you don’t necessarily have to feed people a full meal. Most of the time the kids don’t eat much anyways since they are too busy playing.
Happy Birthday my son! Your daddy and I love you more than you will ever know. It is so wonderful to see you grow and learn.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created a Painting Birthday Party for my son. Have you done something similar? Let me see 🙂