My oldest is fascinated with drawing pictures, painting and creating keepsakes. So when my budding artist requested an art party for her birthday celebration I knew I wanted to showcase her passion and talent. A traditional art party just wouldn’t do for this celebration, so at the request of my sassy six year old we started planning an Art Gallery Party with her original art work as the inspiration.
I worked with Rebekah from A Blissful Nest to create a girly and modern design for the invitations and party printables. To keep with the birthday girls request we incorporated pink, purple, yellow and lots of paint brushes in the design. I rented a facility from our local parks and recreation and transformed the space into a functioning art gallery for guest to create their own masterpiece and display it at “Aubrey’s Gallery Opening.”
The dessert table was a delicious masterpiece anchored by Aubrey’s own gallery wall full of her original artwork and favorite drawings. A layered confetti cake was placed between custom candy art made by my sweet friend Rebekah. Cupcakes, Oreo truffles, splatter paint cookies, fruit, “creative juice” and artistic chocolate covered Oreos by Love and Sugar Kisses rounded out the sweets.
The activities for the party included four different stations: “paint your own masterpiece”, splatter paint cookie decorating, play dough creations and spray bottle graffiti art. I decided to divide the kids up so they could each take a turn without having to fight for space or supplies. To me the activities are what make the party so special and watching them giggle as they painted and decorated cookies was priceless.
Everyone took home their masterpiece and new watercolors to continue the fun at home. Custom made art gallery favor boxes from Piggy Bank Parties were filled with sweet treats for our little guest to enjoy. Art is good for the soul, inspires creativity and sparks imagination. This Art Gallery Party captured all of that and more!
Party Styling: Giggles Galore
Photography: Elayne Dunn Photography
Invitation & Printables: A Blissful Nest
Art Gallery Favor Box: Piggy Bank Parties
Chocolate Covered Oreos: Love and Sugar Kisses
Birthday Girls Shirt: Sweet Threads Clothing Company
Necklace & Headband: Dress It Up Shop
And a big thank you and shout out to Rebekah for helping me plan & set-up, my dad and husband for taking orders and engineering the backdrop and my mom for making the cake at the last minute, I am beyond grateful for each of you and your support!