Meryn's Create + Celebrate Art Party

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I have a passion for children's parties! I love how it makes the child light up when they see everything we have created for them! My youngest, Meryn, loves her birthday parties so much that she starts planning the theme for her next birthday party the moment her present party comes to an end! Throughout the year, the theme changes countless times, but we always seem to land on something great a month or two prior to the event. Because I am nuts about their parties and go WAY OVER THE TOP, I often wonder to myself how I am going to afford what they will be expecting on their wedding day! But, luckily my oldest is only 6 and my youngest 4...I have a few years to save up! :)

Anyway, enough about me and on to the details of this year's "Create + Celebrate Art Party"!

First, we created a collapsible invitation. When closed, it features an illustration of the birthday girl in her smock...when opened, it outlines the details of her party. And, to complete the look, we added a fun tossed envelope liner and address labels!

Because the Meryn is a budding artist, she displayed some of her own art in a gallery atop an old fireplace mantel. Other decor included two welcome signs, personalized placemats and smocks, candy-filled acrylic paint cans filled with colored chocolates, patterned napkin rings, Happy Birthday pennant flags and so much more!

Activities included: stamping tote bags, coloring inserts to create personalized cups with each child's name and painting wooden letters (each child received the first letter of his/her first name).

Goodies included pretzel rod/chocolate paintbrushes, paint palette sugar cookies, rainbow-colored twizzlers, colorful cake pops, chocolate-covered double-stuffed oreos, mini gumballs and creative juices...and, let's not forget Sangria for the parents...they needed it...it was pretty chaotic and very MESSY (colorful) party!

Let's not forget the cake...the party would not have been complete without the rainbow tiered cake! It was an absolute hit!

And finally, the favors included gable boxes filled with mini tubs of playdough + topped off with rolling pins, crayons and markers...these, along with their crafts, were inserted into their decorated tote bags for easy carrying!

This year's "Create + Celebrate Art Party" definitely turned out to be a crowd pleaser! Stay tuned for next year's big event!

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Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    They all were - they all wore personalized smocks with their names on them!

  • Desserts

    Rainbow Cake

  • Activities / Games

    Activities included: stamping tote bags, coloring inserts to create personalized cups with each child's name and painting wooden letters (each child received the first letter of his/her first name).

  • Budget

    What budget? LOL

  • Party Favors

    Favors included gable boxes filled with mini tubs of playdough + topped off with rolling pins, crayons and markers...these, along with their crafts, were inserted into their decorated tote bags for easy carrying!

  • Best Moment

    Meryn trying to blow out her VERY TALL birthday candles!

  • What People Ate

    Goodies included pretzel rod/chocolate paintbrushes, paint palette sugar cookies, rainbow-colored twizzlers, colorful cake pops, chocolate-covered double-stuffed oreos, mini gumballs...and pizza, salad and chips!

  • What People Drank

    "Creative Juice" for the kiddies..."Creative Calming Juice" (Sangria) for the adults

  • Most Touching Moment

    When Meryn walked in and saw the Little Red Schoolhouse decorated for the party...her face just lit up!

  • Funniest Moment

    After the children finished creating, we played Justin Bieber, Meryn's favorite singer, and all of the kids danced around in the sunroom!

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14 comments

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    Katrina L wrote:

    WOW this would be a perfect invitation for my daughter's party! Where did they come from???

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    Abbey M wrote:

    I am a stationer, so I actually created it. You can view more of our work online at: www.abbeymalcolmpress.com. And, if you are interested in a quote, please feel free to e-mail me directly at: am@abbeymalcolmpress.com. I am happy to hear that you like it!

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    Dana F wrote:

    where did you find the cookies or cookie cutter?

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    Abbey M wrote:

    I bought them on etsy: CanvasCookieCo

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    Ricka D wrote:

    Where did you find the drink cups? Did the kids color the inserts?

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    Ricka D wrote:

    What was your paint by letters craft? Painting paper mache letters? Did you have a letter for each child? Cute idea!

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    Ricka D wrote:

    Is that really your daughter's personal art from age 3?! If so, wow!!!! My daughter loves art, but hers looking nothing like that. :) Where did you find the colored "frames" used to surround each picture?

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    Abbey M wrote:

    I own a stationery design firm, so I created the frames for her artwork. I also created the designs and she colored in each of the designs. :)

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    Abbey M wrote:

    Oriental Traders...but, again, I made all of the inserts. :)

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    Abbey M wrote:

    They were wooden letters that I had custom made on etsy - each was the first letter of each child's first name.

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    Ricka D wrote:

    Oh, okay. I was starting to get worried that my daughter couldn't draw like this. :) LOVE the art work! I'm still planning to contact you for next year's parties....if the themes don't change. :)

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    Ricka D wrote:

    Cool idea!

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    Naomi F wrote:

    Where can I get those cootie catcher boxes? LOVE THEM!!

  • Naomi F

    Naomi F wrote:

    Love these!! Where can I get some?

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