|Scarlett in her element.|
I am getting ready to throw a "princess party" for Scarlett's birthday next week. The last time I did a friend party for Scarlett was two years ago when she turned two. Scarlett's love of art has been apparent to me since the first time she picked up a crayon. So throwing an Art Party with her friends was a perfect fit. I worked pretty hard on this party, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and the party was a great excuse to buy lots of awesome art supplies for my kids, which we have used a lot, so the party kept on giving long after the presents were all unwrapped!
I stayed up late every night leading up to the party making a special fabric birthday banner and making little aprons for each of the kids to take home. Our birthday banner is a beloved decoration in our family that comes out for each family member's birthday. And I love going to my friend's houses and seeing the kid aprons that I made hanging in their kitchens. That always brings a big smile to my face! Here are some elements from our art party:
|Our Family Birthday Banner|
|The Art Party venue|
|Child-sized aprons for party favors|
|Making some chalk art...We also had sidewalk chalk in the driveway.|
|We had four easels borrowed from friends...for painting, crayons or chalk.|
|Play dough station with cookie cutters.|
|Spray-paint station. We mixed paint in water and put them in spray bottles. The kids went to town on this sheet.|
|Brush painting station. Note that the clothes line that once held the aprons is now a place to display finished artwork.|
Scarlett turns four years old in four days. My challenge? To come up with a simple, meaningful, and equally special celebration for my little girl, our family and friends.
Here we go again...