Art Gallery Party

Create and celebrate your budding artist with an Art Gallery Party showcasing original artwork and lots of creative, messy fun! Art gallery party

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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.

Art gallery party table

Gallery hanging art

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.”

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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.

Paint splatter cookies

Art chocolate covered oreos

Creative juice

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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.

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Art play dough

Art gallery painting

Painting takes concentration

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Art gallery photo booth

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!

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Art gallery party favors

Art gallery party masterpieces


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!

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Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. This is darling to a T! I love it!

  2. The party turned out beautiful! I totally love all the fun colors you used! I too, think the activities are so important and it looks like all the kids had a great time!! xoxo Can’t wait to see you at SNAP in a few months!

  3. Mariah, you did a great job (as usual)! I love this party, and I’m sure Aubrey did too! =)

  4. Fabulous! The Art History major in me loves this idea! I love that you put a spin on the normal art party and made it about her work! Such a good idea. And that candy art must have taken Rebekah forever!! It’s fab!

    • Thanks Brittany, this was definitely a fun party to plan and have! And yes, I don’t think Rebekah will be making candy art any time soon. 🙂

  5. Hi! I love the canvas with the paint in the spray bottles. What kind of paint did you use for that?

    • Kristen, I just used tempera paint from the craft store. I usually add about 1/2 a tablespoon of water to thin it out a bit and make it easier to spray. Have fun!


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