Yesterday I shared with you all the fun we had in our kitchen this week preparing for my daughter’s Rainbow Art 6th Birthday Party.
I still have lots of fun things to share, so I thought I’d start today by giving you a quick overview of the party, and then over the next few days, I’ll provide more details for the party favors and the art projects that we did.
By far, my favorite decoration for the party was the rainbow balloon banner. It was one of those last minute things that I’d debated about just letting go, but in the end I decided to just stay up late, put in one of my favorite old movies, and get to work. I was sooooooo glad that I did! It really didn’t take all that long, and when tied to our fence, it made the PERFECT backdrop behind the easels for our art projects.
To make it, I followed Design Mom’s awesome tutorial. After I started blowing up the balloons, I realized that ours were much larger, so I just tied balloons together in sets of three instead of four because four just wouldn’t lay flat. Still, it ended up working perfectly.
Once again, we used our circle garland (simply scrapbook paper circles sewen together).
And then of course, we had to go with our newest birthday tradition…displaying the past 12 months of the birthday kiddo’s photos along our fireplace. To hang them, we simply used the stocking holder board that we made years ago. It’s simply a board that’s the same length/width as our fireplace mantle, with cup hooks screwed in every so often. I just hung a length of pom pom trim along the cuphooks and then attatched the photos with clothespins. (The photo timeline idea was originally from Jess.)
The mantle also displayed some of the birthday girl’s art pieces, most of which were completed thru the Pineapple Paintbrush course this spring. But we also added the Melted Crayon Canvas that we did a few weeks ago. To jazz it up for the party, I temporarily added the letters “Six” that were cut from scrapbook paper. Not only did it make a neat decoration, but I got some fabulous pics of the birthday girl showing off her age!
We had some fun little favors that the kids could grab during the party…
…and then a bag of fun art projects for them to take home with them.
We also had three art projects set up in our backyard for the kiddos to make during the party.
It worked out really great because some of the kiddos finished up their art projects quickly and enjoyed just playing in the yard or climbing and swinging on our playset. Others spent more time with the projects or even decided to go through again and make another round!
When they were finished, we hung some of their masterpieces on twine that I’d tied between fence posts.
The marble paintings were just left to dry in the boxes that we’d labeled with the kids names, but for the others, I attached name tags to some of the clothespins so that everyone could enjoy our beautiful art gallery! (The labels are from One Charming Party.)
We really had a fabulous time! I can’t imagine a more perfect way to celebrate my little artist than giving her the opportunity to create art with her cousins and friends! And, we were so very grateful that the rains held!!! While it looks beautiful and sunny in these pics, our paintings had just enough time to dry before it started to rain. Luckily we were able to save everyone’s beautiful works of art!! Truly a gift from God!!
This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24