I’m so excited to finally have a chance to write this post. This was my son’s 3rd birthday party we had back in February (I know almost 10 months ago). At the time he really wasn’t into anything specific so I thought why not have an art/craft party for the kids. What kid doesn’t love to craft??
The best part about this party is I already had ALL the crafting supplies on hand. I just had to create a couple pieces myself, and I had them done in no time.
My inspiration for the display table started with the Pottery Barn Watercolor Palette for the kids playroom. I thought it would worked great especially, since BIRTHDAY fit perfectly on it. I paired it off with a simple “HAPPY” banner I made using my “Handy Dandy” Silhouette and some more Watercolor Art for my sons name.
I found this awesome printable last year for a Mod Podge frame craft I did and I thought it went great for the theme of the party.
I dipped some pre-made rice krispie treats in colored chocolate that I got from Michaels and added a craft stick at the top. Looks like a cute paint brush!
I’ve been saving some old baby formula containers to use for a project. I thought why not make them look like paint cans. I added some colored cardstock around the cans using some hot glue and cutting it to look like the paint was dripping.
I used my Silhouette machine again to make my art palette with some scrapbook paper. I was so happy with how it turned out!
Creative Juices Station
This party I kept it simple with the food. I already had a ton of goodies on the display table. The kids always love their green juice. It’s been named “the burp juice” because they say it makes them burp. So it’s become a staple at all the parties. But for this party we called it “Creative Juice”.
I added touches of crafting supplies to to table and some pretzels sticks dipped in colored chocolate to look like paint brushes.
I wrapped some scrapbook paper around some bottled waters, very inexpensive and simple to do.
I couldn’t wait to get started on ideas for the kids crafts. I decided on a watercolor project, decorating their own pencil holder and chalk painting.
Since we had a couple messy crafts I decided to do the crafts outside for this party. I’m glad because the weather was beautiful outside.
I saved some old cans for the pencil holders and covered them with scrapbook paper. I had stickers and markers so the kids could decorate them.
I pulled out some more crafting supplies to decorate the craft table. Thank goodness I’m a craft supply hoarder.
I found crafting aprons at The Dollar Tree. I stocked up on them so the kids wouldn’t mess their clothes up and also double as a party favor.
I also found these watercolor palettes at the Dollar Tree, total score with that!!
The kids had such a great time working on their crafts together. I have a great group of friends that helped out a lot with this part, and an awesome husband for taking the pictures. When the kids are finished with their crafts they get to take them home as a party favor as well.
That’s one reason why I always love having crafts at a party. They get to have some extra craft time and take their craft home.
Time to get started with the chalk painting! Giving a little demonstration to the kids.
Birthday boy got covered in chalk paint. But he had a great time doing it!!
The birthday boy had a blast at the party. Seeing that little bears face light up made all the hard work worth it. I had to snag a couple pictures with the family.
This was the best family picture we could get! My boys can’t stay still for a picture.
I know I say this with ALL my parties but this was such a great party to work on. I had to keep this party on a budget and I totally accomplished. The only out of pocket I had to do was the snacks and drinks and a couple things I got from The Dollar Tree. I already had all the crafting supplies on hand.
I really hope you can get some inspiration from this party and see how easy it is to create a DIY party on a budget.
Here are some things to get started:
- Art Party Supply Pack
- Mini Watercolor Paint Sets
- Art Party Backdrop
- Foam Brushes
- Paint Brushes
- Paint Tray Palettes
- Art Party Favor Bags
- Rainbow Ballon Garland
- Splatter Cutouts