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I’m always on the look out for new party ideas. Having five kids, I seem to always be planning for someone’s birthday and I like to keep it interesting, not only for the kids but for me as well. So when I came across Social Artworking by DecoArt, I became ecstatic! I have a little budding artist in my home and she recently celebrated her 12th birthday. My Brooke is always working on her own homemade art projects. Social Artworking’s art kits not only allowed for a fun art adventure but also allowed this group of pre-teens to giggle about boys, funny stories and the excitement of the end of the school year. Brooke STILL hasn’t stopped talking about “the funnest party ever!!”
Social Artworking takes the guess work out of planning your own art party. They’re easy to use website has a ton of designs from children to teens to adults. They also have any and everything you’ll need to create a one of kind event that guests will always remember. Here are the supplies I used for Brooke’s birthday celebration: 12×12 stretched canvas, “Spring Blooms” pattern pack, brush set and paints needed for our design. We also bought plastic palettes for each person to put their paints in.
Using painter’s tape, we secured the transfer paper and design to the canvas. Fearing that we would run out of time at the party, we traced the designs onto the canvas beforehand. I realized after the fact, that we would have had time to allow the girls to do this and paint their pictures during the party (which we had planned for two hours).
Used this wooden palette as a welcome sign for guests. I’m a firm believer in making sure anyone passing by your house should know there’s a party going on inside!!
Here we are, set up and ready to paint! Social Artworking also has these cute tabletop easels that fit the 12×12 canvases perfectly!
Brookie Van Gogh!
After each girl was done, I had a gallery wall set up where each girl hung her masterpiece and took a photo with the birthday girl. Aren’t these Instax minis super cute??
The finished products!!
I’m absolutely giddy about posting this!! I came to my husband with this crazy idea of a table top palette that would fit plates full of colorful fruit. It’s like he could see what I had pictured and made it!! My sweet birthday girl is somewhat of a picky eater but she LOVES fruit. So I was sure to fill my palette with a rainbow assortment of yummy fruits!
Another view of the table that includes the sparkling pink lemonade and cupcakes.
I thought this would be an artsy twist on a cupcake. I divided about 1 cup of batter into five separate bowls and dyed each a different color. I then filled the cupcake liners 1/3 full and used a spoon to drop each color. I then covered the colors to fill the cupcake liners to 2/3rds full. I loved these paint splashed liners and rainbow sprinkles from Wilton!
They really did taste as good as they looked!
The party favors included the paint brush set, Crayola paint foam, and these adorable watercolor paint cookies. The cookies were locally made by Jessica Jennings. Aren’t they adorable?! I nestled all the goodies into these sweet little paint cans with each guest’s name on the front.
The cookies actually worked! The girls were so excited to see for themselves so some of the cookies didn’t make it home. 🙂
Thanks for joining in on the fun! And hopefully, this helps inspire your own art party.
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