Rainbow Art Party

Around here we love arts and crafts so I was thrilled when a dear friend asked me to help with her twin’s 5th birthday.  They had requested a colorful rainbow party and their mom decided to host it at a local paint your own pottery studio, Walls of Clay.

I had limited space to work with and a very short window of time (1 week) to pull it all together, but I couldn’t wait to design something for such a fun theme.  Carli from Dimpleprints quickly customized her colorful art party package for me and I used all the bright patterns as my inspiration.

The little artist enjoyed painting their own pottery and worked up an appetite.  I set-up a small table with with rainbow themed snacks and sweet treats for the “starving artist” to enjoy.  There were rainbow colored goldfish, rainbow fruit kabobs, artist popcorn, rainbow colored cake balls and a rainbow cake.

I embellished the rainbow cake with a fondant artist pallet, gumballs and a colorful bunting using scrapbook paper and washi tape.  I wish I would have colored the fondant so the pallet stood out more on the white icing, but it was still delicious and not bad for my first attempt!

I used clear paint cans filled with gumballs to create centerpieces for the tables.  And each child had a popsicle easel with their place card at their seat.

My favorite part of this party was the “Create Your Own Masterpiece” candy station.  I filled small clear paint cans with colored M&Ms and each kid recieved an empty paint can with a tiny little watercolor set tied to the front.  They filled their paint cans with the colorful M&Ms to create their one-of-a-kind masterpiece.  {TIP: Colored M&Ms can be expensive so to save money I bought 2 big bags from Costco for $7 and separated out each color.  Then I bought two small bags of purple to complete our rainbow, but it definitely much more cost effective than buying the bags of individual colors.}

The creative possibilities were endless for this colorful art party and I had so much fun putting this on together.  If your looking for a fun and creative theme for your child’s next party consider a RAINBOW art party and watch the creativity flow!

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. 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. Hi Mariah, next month is our grandson 7th birthday. I was inspired by your post to throw a kids’ art party for him. Since he’s a good artist at a young age, I will let him draw and post his works on that day. It will look like a gallery presentation of all his artwork. isn’t it nice? Thanks and more power!

  2. That is beautiful! Where did you get the paint cans?


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