9.06.2010

Artist Party

My parents are huge multi-taskers. While they were here helping with the baby for a week, my dad built shelves in two of our closets and my mom planned Little Miss C's 9th Birthday party. Since she wasn't here to see it come to fruition, here's the party in pictures. Above: we moved everything indoors due to record heat. The Happy Birthday banner {not pictured} is above the entry way.

There were several stations-- This one was for painting and decorating a wooden toy. Little Miss C picked them out at the craft store with her grandpa, who reportedly said, "You can choose whatever you like, but you have to get at least one sailboat." The sailboat was E's favorite as well. :)

Making T-shirts was extremely popular. We had a multitude of colored sharpies, which the kids used to draw on the t-shirts. We then applied alcohol, which made the colors run like watercolor paint. Later, we 'set' the painting by putting it in the drier for 15 minutes.

The quote at the top read, "Every child is an artist. The problem is remaining an artist once we are grown" -Pablo Picasso

Station 3 was face painting. E was a pirate. Naturally.


Refreshments included water or soda in champagne flutes. The children added drops of food coloring to create their own colorful drink.

And an Artist Palate Cake. Little Miss C baked it herself, and later helped frost it.

Even the inside was artistic! Thanks to mom & dad for all their hard work-- the party was a success, and probably wouldn't have even been held if it weren't for you. Love ya!

4 comments:

Apis Melliflora said...

Love all the great ideas here. We're big fans of homemade t-shirts, so I'm just going to have to steal the sharpie tip! I'm impressed with the grandparent planners. Nice job!

The Dragonfly said...

What a great party idea! My Hannah would love it. Will you take a close up of a tshirt post alcohol? I'd love to see it. Looks like it was so much fun!

The Queen Vee said...

I would love to have been invited to this party, so many clever, fun, creative, and artistic ideas. A+++ for the grandma planner.

Mo-Reen said...

That is a super cool party. I might steal that one of these days for my party, lol!

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