Color, paint and play as we celebrate Grace's 3rd birthday. Arts and crafts was the theme of the party from start to finish. If you are interested in the details, keep reading...
Since the party was a crafting themed party, I focused mainly on our crafting center.
To cover the table, I used 2 rolls of packaging paper, from the dollar store. At each seat, I attempted to draw a frame.
Instead of recycling my cans, for a month, I kept them figuring they would make perfect containers for crayons and paint brushes. The table had an assortment of washable (these are 3 and 4 year olds after all) paint, water colors and crayons.
At Hobby Lobby I was able to find wooden wands for $1 that the girls painted and $2 wooden trains, with wheels that actually moved, for the boys to paint.
Party favors are my favorite part of any party. I had so much fun figuring out what our little crafters would take home with them. Fortunately, crafting runs in the family, my mom made all the personalized aprons out of the most adorable crayon material.
I spelled each guest's name out of crayons, you can see the tutorial here, and used that as not only a party favor but their gift tag. I also sent them home with 2 extra copies of their coloring book page.
Having focused so much time and energy on the crafting table, our decorations were kept simple (if you read between the lines this translates into 'I ran out of time'). 3s, balloons and tissue paper poms decorated the house and outside, though, it was so hot that by the time the party started most of our balloons popped. We also left out a jar for people to leave birthday wishes for the birthday girl. I love anything that has an element of memory keeping, which is probably why I have over 5,000 pictures of Grace and she's only 3.
Yes, we had one of those parties with a photo booth area.
Hung or held, the pictures taken using the frame were among my favorites. I can see why this is such a popular trend right now.
The theme of the party started with the painter's palette invitations.
For the cupcakes, I started with white store bought icing and added a few drops of food coloring to mimic different shades of paint.
Wait until you see what we've come up with for her 4th!