Party Recap

This was my daughter's 5th birthday party. She LOVES all things art and so art was the plan. I had fun incorporating primary colors and art-themed items in all of the details. I created a lot of documents that I am happy to share. There are cupcake toppers, straw flags, placemats, bingo games, and all of the signage - some of the templates are saved as jpegs at the end of the pictures. Unfortunately, I ran out of time setting up and I had to have someone do the pictures. I wanted to have more time to set up everything and take more detailed pictures. Oh well, I hope you can get a sense of how much fun it was.

I started the theme with a handmade invitation in the shape of an art palette with all of the details in each of the color wells. I included a direction card with a cartoon that I made/found representing my daughter. I used that same cartoon on the welcome sign at the party.

Party guests were created with personalized smocks hung on hooks outside of the room. They walked through a curtain of paper color chains and then took a seat at the activity table.

They first painted art canvases, then got glitter tattoos done and their faces painted. Next, they decorated their cupcakes with a few topping options and frosting. Finally, they played an art-themed bingo.

After that, they sang happy birthday, had a quick dance and popped and kicked ballloons and then helped themselves to the favor bar which had lots of yummy and fun options.

Decorations were multicolor tissue paper balls hanging from ceiling, paper chains, art supply wall decor, decorated crayon banks, colored table cloths and mini-balloon centerpieces.

Special thank you to my girlfriend Patricia who helped me to come up with a lot of ideas and find items at the store. I used cricut for a lot of items and Michaels Arts & Crafts came in handy for everything including the $1 art smocks and some of the other items.

Two hours of fun and then their parents picked them up. The party was strategically placed smack between lunch and dinner to save a little money on food. They had a blast!



Party Highlights

  • Desserts


  • Activities / Games

    Painting art canvases Jewelry Making Glitter Tattoos Face Painting Cupcake decorating Art bingo

  • Budget


  • Party Favors

    colored gum balls, mike & ikes, M&M's, pencils with create and draw written on them, erasers, play-doh, personalized smocks, art palette chocolates

  • Best Moment

    When my daughter came up to me in the middle of the party and just said, 'Thank you mommy!'

  • What People Ate

    3 color jello Rainbow fish (colored goldfish) paintbrushes (pretzels dipped in candy melts) color pops (marshmallows dipped in candy and sprinkles)

  • What People Drank

    creative juice

  • Most Touching Moment

    When my daughter realized everyone was there for her.



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    Pat B wrote:


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    Pat B wrote:

    Such a cute idea :-)

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    Pat B wrote:

    Love those centerpieces

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    Pat B wrote:

    Oh Wow! I would love to have a slice of that right now.....Mmmm

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    Pat B wrote:

    so cute

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    Senitra G wrote:

    Monique such a nice party. Is there any way you can email me the templates you used senitragriffin@hotmail.com I'm having my daughter an Art Party for her birthday in July here in Chicago and I will post pictures and of course give you credit for the templates lol. Thanks in advance.

  • Rebecca H

    Rebecca H wrote:

    What a great party! You did a great job! We are having an art party in a few weeks for our twin boys' 5th birthday. I would LOVE to use your templates, if you don't mind. Could you please e-mail them to me? brunette_beauty_007@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!