My daughter LOVES anything to do with drawing, coloring, etc, so I knew an art themed party would be perfect for her!
I didn't want to go overboard with activities, because I knew her party would be mostly boys, and they would play football anyway. Plus, less activities would help keep the cost down. So we did two - shaving cream painting & canvases to paint. I picked up 5x7 canvases in packs of 3 at Michaels (using a 40% off coupon for each one). Some supplies came from my stash, like the paper, food color & paint, and then I picked up extra paint brushes (1.00 a pack) at Michaels. Oh, and I hung up a white plastic tablecloth on a large piece of wood for the kids to paint. It was then used as a backdrop for photos.
Most of the paper goods and party favors came from Dollar Tree. I had my kids paint doilies and then I stitched them together on the sewing machine to string up as a banner. The goody bags were white glassine bags, and I closed them with a paint chip. Inside the goody bags were a mini chalkboard (michaels), chalk, sidewalk chalk, glitter glue, a pencil, 2 pieces of candy, a stamp & playdough. I punched the confetti out of paint chips. I used a large punch & scrap paper to punch a table runner for the table.
For treats we had chocolate covered oreos & pretzels, a tie dye cake, gummi bears, pickles (my daughters fave!), biscuit BBQ cups, chips, cheetos & jelly beans.
The invitations I printed and them we covered with splattered paint.
I'm sure I'm forgetting things, so please feel free to ask!
cake, ice cream
Activities / Games
painting canvases, shaving cream painting
the shaving cream paint fight
What People Ate
white chocolate oreos, chocolate covered pretzels, gummi bears, jelly beans, pickles, chips, cheetos, biscuit BBQ cups, pizza, cake, ice cream
What People Drank
This is where I got the frames for the invitationshttp://www.etsy.com/shop/tlgcrafts
Stamp used for the signshttp://www.etsy.com/shop/doodlebugdesign
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Adorable cake banner!http://www.etsy.com/shop/shortcakepartypicks
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