Little son turned 3!
I threw a MESSY ART PARTY outside at our home.
I soon realized that it was more messy than arty, but that made it even more fun and the kids had an absolute blast! It also had a slight rainbow theme to compliment the ART part of the overall theme.
2 Sensory Fun Kiddie Pools
shaving cream and colored sand
(We had a Goop pool but too much water got dumped in)
Messy Kitchen Station
fake plastic food, natural ingredients (rocks, sticks, leaves, etc), utensils, and the main ingredient of messy fun flour and water
(which was fun but I wouldn't recommend. It was horrible to clean up! Should have went with GOOP)
Outdoor Paint Canvas
My husband and his buddy made this awesome outdoor canvas for the kids to paint using washable paint and brushes and spray bottles filled with colored water (water and paint).
Swimming Pool and Slip-N-Slide
To wash off and cool off
A few buckets of bubbles
and lots of different kinds of bubble wands
forgot to take pics
1 kiddie table covered with easle paper to color on.
I also gave the kids stickers and coloring books.
I wanted a non messy table for kids that are a bit messy shy
or just needed a bit of a break in the craziness.
A water table and kiddie table near the sand pool to mix sand and water
A few large storage containers scattered around the yard and filled with water for easy wash off.
Which at times also became tubs lol
Food and Drinks
Grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, chips, drinks, cookies, watermelon, etc.
homemade rainbow suprise birthday cake
this cake is all over the internet right now and I knew I had to do it!
I found the easiest directions
Just look at that face! He was so proud of mommy's cake and couldn't wait to see the suprise inside!
Homemade bubble wands and rainbow coloring books (paint samples from Lowes)
I also kindly asked that instead of bringing gifts, that guests bring art supplies
to donate to the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter.
Birthday Banner and Sign
Using more paint samples from Lowes, I made a "Happy Birthday" rainbow banner using string, colored fuzzy craft sticks, and 6 of my favorite pictures of L from this year.
Cardboard birthday sign
I super glued a bunch of arty/crafty materials to stick with the ART theme and
traced the letters using ABC cookie cutters
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PICTURES OF THE PARTY
The internet was an amazing resource for this party. I used some ideas I found from others who have braved this party before me and some ideas I created on my own.
You can view my inspirations on my PINTEREST Board!
If you loved themed parties, come see the Pancake Party we threw for L's 2nd birthday!
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