Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Art Party

Today we had Bailey's ballet group friends over for a art themed playdate. I have been wanting to do an art party for Bailey for a while now so this was just a little taste of what I can do in the future as she gets a little older and is able to do more artsy projects. ;) I think this theme would make a great party for a 6 or 7 year old!!! I can't wait!! The activity possibilities with this kind of party are endless!!! But of course today, with 5 four year old girls we stuck to the basics...one little painting craft, lots of playtime, lunch, and OF COURSE, dessert!



So first up I have to show you what my poor little Bailey did for almost an hour before the party. Starting at 8:45 in the morning (party was at 10:30) she'd ask, every 2 minutes, "are my friends here yet?" Finally at 9:30 I said, "Bailey no! They're not here. Why don't you go wait by the door?"



Didn't think she would, but she did...



She set up two chairs by the door. One for her and one for sister.


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And they waited....

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And waited....

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OH MY GOSH MOM!! HOW MUCH LONGER!?!?!?!!?!?

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Charlie was incharge of the look out while the girls took a break...

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Then they came back......













Stared and stared....








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And FINALLY, after about 45 minutes of watching the driveway, HER FRIENDS ARRIVED!!! Halleluiah!!! Let the party begin!!!!!!!!!
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So here goes some pictures!

The art buffet...









































































































































































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I loved creating this fun and colorful lunch table!!







































Time to make some art!










After painting it was time for the girls to have lunch. They each had their own lunch sack w/ their first inital embroidered on the top. After lunch the girls filled their bags with craft supplies from the art buffet!
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Time for dessert!!!!
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Cupcakes for the kids...
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And cake balls for the adults! :)
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Take a look at these cupcakes...why do all kids eat cupcakes the same way?????
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And last but not least, my Bailey girl playing with her treasures from the craft buffet. She had so much fun creating crazy things after her friends left.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Kate!
    I love the cans with the paint falling effect!

    I´m working on the same theme so I think I´m gonna use(steal) the idea! :)

    Congrats!!

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  2. So creative!! I was so in awe of the pics that I didn't read how the paint cans were hung! Very cool! It looks like it was worth the wait at the door!! =)

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  3. SO so cute!! Bailey is going to have one hell of a sweet 16!!!

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  4. Ok, there is much that I love about this party. (are all you playdates major events?!)
    Love the paint spilling from the cans, love the idea of an art table instead of a candy table, LOVE the cupcakes and cake balls palettes!

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  6. Love love love! When I was a kid, this would have been my dream party!

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  7. I love the "paint" spilling out of the cans! Very creative!

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  8. I'm throwing an art themed graduation party, and i would love to know how you were able to suspend the paint cans, if you're willing to share!

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  9. I am echoing all of the above comments and loving the spilling paint cans... If it is fishing line, how did you string it through the can, tilt the cans just so, etc? Thanks!

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  10. Ahhhhh, sorry y'all!! Yes, its fishing line! Works like a charm! ;)

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