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Art Party Week has been so much fun for us and in case you hadn’t heard us mention it before, we love this party because there are SO many options!!  Don’t get overwhelmed, you’re a couple rainbows away from looking like you thought of every last detail even if you only do two or three of the things we mentioned this week.

If you have anything to add to our pinterest board for this party leave a comment with a link to it and we’ll link it up!  Also, you have a couple more hours to enter our drawing for a free digital “you print” invitation good for any party in our shop, again all you have to do is leave a comment!  Congrats to Vanessa, you are this week’s winner!  We’ll drop you a line shortly so you can claim your prize!

Where to Find it:

Food: cupcakesrainbow cake recipe, rainbow jellofruit kabob image
Drink:  This isn’t pictured but we love the idea of lining up an array of multi colored juice or soda to continue the rainbow theme throughout (think fruit punch, orange juice, apple juice, grape juice boxes all lined up together or coke, slice, lemonade, sprite, pepsi!)
Decor: ruffle tableclothbirthday balloon wreath
Activity: tie dye shirts, paint your party aprons, face painting and more!
Favors: inexpensive apron’s
Attire: rainbow ruffle dress diy

Credit Where Credit is Due:

M&M image, tie dye image

paint bucket lollie

If you haven’t checked out our post from Tuesday featuring Avery’s Art Party you’re gonna wanna do that…  Today we’ll be talking about some of the favors, decor and activities that went into her big day along with some other additions we think work great with the Art Party theme.


For Decor we’re obsessing over this birthday balloon wreath, ruffle tablecloth and rainbow poms… oh rainbow poms… it’s as though they floated straight down from heaven to come party with us.



Taking from little Avery’s special day, spin art and tie dye are fun and easy activities for the kiddos!  This tie dye shirt tutorial seems simple enough (and we certainly appreciate the list of “things you’ll need” included).  Grab a couple packs of kids hanes t-shirts and get a move on!  Or if you’re so inclined, get white party aprons and tye die those instead!  Although that very well may defeat the purpose of the apron.  But we’re rule breakers like that.

Oh, and a little face painting never hurt nobody!

Our last activity and perhaps our favorite has us giving MAD PROPS to the folks over at Givers Log  for this freakin AMAZING frozen pinata idea.  Not only did she think to put ice cream goodies in the pinata, and freeze the pinata until it was smashing time, but she wrapped the pinata in rainbow-y goodness and we can’t think of a more appropriate way for the kiddos to nab their sundae treats than to smash this thing!


These lollipop bouquets were an idea stolen (again) from the party we featured Tuesday.  SO CUTE and they can also double as your party favors… kids grab a lolli on their way out!

paint can + giant swirl lollipops = dual purpose decor and favor goodness (anyone else picking up on my math skills this week?).  These will look adorable with our sweet thank you tags tied to each individual lolli.

And let us not forget all the fun artwork, t-shirts, aprons the kiddos will get to take home.  Nobody’s leaving empty handed.

Ya’ll come back now tomorrow for our Art Party Week Inspiration Board and the winner of our giveaway for one digital “you print” invite good for any party in our shop.  All you have to do is leave a comment and you’re entered to win.

Credit where credit is due:
tie dye imageface paint imagerainbow lollipop image

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The great thing about the Art Party is you have an instant “Rainbow” theme to work with and that makes just about any food and drink option (whatever color it may be), work!  We’re gonna highlight a couple extra healthy options and a couple extra not-so-healthy options in hopes they balance each other out.  Carrot + Candy = Zero, right?

On the healthy front you’ve got fruit , veggies and a little bit of dairy:

Ya there’s cheese on that salad so that counts as dairy, I said it.  In addition, meat and veggies collide in these colorful kabobs:


On the not-so-healthy front and as promised yesterday I wanted to give just a little bit more love to our customers gorgeous rainbow cake (complete with paint splashes) and connect ya’ll to the best tutorial I could spy online for said cake:

Apparently “Whisk Kid” is the orginator of this cake and she was on Martha Stewart’s show chatting with her about it so I think you’re pretty safe to follow her steps.  All that buttery, creamy, rainbowy goodness has us salivating like Homer Simpson up in this mug.

 If you don’t have time to make this epic culinary masterpiece you’re in luck because there are some pretty stinkin cute cupcake options that’ll work just as well.  It’s always been our theory that the more cake the merrier.

 Cupcake 1, Cupcake 2, Cupcake 3

Those sour rainbow belts in pic 1 would be cute as food/decor all on their own too!

And let’s not drop the rainbow ball when it comes to beverages.  A rainbow display with your drinks would be easy with either soda or juice.  Forget the reading rainbow… how about this soda rainbow!?

Typically doping our kids up on soda isn’t our cup of tea, but for this particular theme we’ll make an exception…  for juice think fruit punch, orange juice, lemonade, apple juice, water and grape juice.  Same idea ;) .

We’ll be back tomorrow with more Art Party decor, activity and favor ideas and we hope you’ll enter our giveaway for one digital “you print” invite for ANY party in our shop by leaving us a syrupy sweet comment.  One comment per day will leave you with 5 chances to win so don’t be shy!!


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Our designer Michelle has a serious obsession with rainbows and I think that obsession translated into perfection when it comes to our Art Party.  Besides the bright fantastic-ness of it all we love the fact that the art party is an activity all on its own and Avery’s mom literally took this to the NEXT LEVEL… strap on your rain-bow boots people… this party is a masterpiece.

Our banner’s a fabulous backdrop to this amazing display of rainbow lollipopsarray of poms in all the colors of the rainbow, and most deliciously a rainbow cake:

Did we mention rainbow cake!?

I mean COME ON!?? Look at those little splashes of paint all over the outer frosting!  So darling and no detail was overlooked.   Our decor doesn’t look too shabby either ;) … Now back to that “next level” I was talking about:

Spin art, tie dye shirts and personalized aprons OH MY!  These lucky kiddos had to have had a blast enjoying all the activities and (as always our favorite) – getting to take their hard work home for party favors!

There’s no way Avery didn’t feel entirely celebrated and we can’t think of a better way to have done so for this walking work of art:

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s feature on food and drink for Art Party Week (you better believe we’re talking about that rainbow cake) and be sure to enter to win a free digital “you print” invitation to any party in our shop.  We’re drawing the winner on Friday and all you have to do is leave a comment on any post or every post this week and you’re in!

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We all know that summer is pretty synonymous with sunshine.

(This chick totally knows it… she totally knows it and is totally smirking on her bicycle just thinking about it.)

Something about sunshine makes us think about rainbows.

And something about rainbows have us feeling like p-Art-ying at our Art Party.

Which leads us to Art Party Week!

There are a couple reasons why this party is super  radical:

  1. A million colors to work with give you roughly one million different decor and food options
  2. Getting artsy is fun for the kids and the activity ideas are basically endless
  3. Our coordinating party decor is so stinking cute,  your mom wishes she was a kid again just so she could have this as her birthday theme.
We’ll be featuring awesome tips all week, along with a Real Party tomorrow that is probably gonna make you cry with delight… you and your mom… so stay tuned.  In addition we’re giving away a free digital “you print” invite for ANY party in our shop and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this here blog.  Hang on to your Crayolas… it’s gonna be a crazy, colorful week and we can’t wait!