Create. Dream. Play. Art Party

Art inspires creativity, imagination and lots of colorful fun.  That is why I decided to host a Create. Dream. Play. Art Party play date with some of our dear friends and let the creativity flow.

Art play date

 One of my favorite play dates was an art activity we did a few years ago with an old sheet, paint and spray bottles.  I decided to make an ordinary play date extraordinary with the free Lots-O-Dots printables from Piggy Bank Parties.
To create a memorable afternoon with your kiddos all you need are a few supplies and some yummy treats.

Hang an old white sheet outside and fill spray bottles with 2-3 drops of tempura paint.  Next, add water until you have a thin, watery consistency.  Make sure you use washable paint, it gets messy!

Let the kids create a colorful masterpiece with their spray bottles.

The kids worked up an appetite, after lots of spray painting on the canvas and each other.  I kept the snacks simple, yet colorful to keep in theme with our “art party.”  I served rainbow fruit kabobs, rainbow sprinkle marshmallows, rice krispie paint brushes, paint mix Chex Mix and rainbow water.  I used the masterpiece the kids created last year as the colorful backdrop behind the food table.

We had a fun afternoon playing with our friends and most of all using our imaginations to create a beautiful masterpiece!  Turn an ordinary afternoon into an extraordinary and memorable art play date, sure to inspire your little ones.
You don’t have to spend a lot to create this fun Art Party, here is the breakdown on what I spent:
Spray Bottles – $6
Food – $4 (Chex Mix, gumballs, and rainbow sprinkles.  Everything else I already had.)
Decorations (white painters palette, paint brushes) – $3
Printables – FREE
* I already had the paint and white sheet.
Total Cost – $13 for 6 kids
Linking up here and here.
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. oh this looks like a great end of year party for my preschool! Thanks again for the great ideas!

  2. Such a fun play date idea! Can't go wrong with art activities. 🙂

  3. What a fun play date! It looks great!


  4. I just love this! The palettes are so cute! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: Thanks!

  5. Thanks for linking up! A party for six for $13? That is unreal! Plus, it looks so fun, I'll bet the kids had a great time!

  6. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  7. Very cute party ! Love the spray bottle idea!

  8. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:

  9. Oh my gosh!! that is soooo cool!! bet the kids had a blast!!

    LOVE parties on a budget – that way you have to be really creative, and you rocked this one big time! 🙂

    Thanks you so much for linking to Bird's Party Link Party!!
    Hope to see you next month!

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