13 Jul

Oh-So-Creative “Picasso Art” Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

We are seriously over the rainbow for this sweet, colorful, and amazingly creative “Picasso Art” Birthday Party that Brandy of Simply Creative Insanity created for her daughter! Between the happy array of vibrant colors and the oh-so-clever art-inspired details, what’s not to love?!

Paint palette placemats and cookies, layered rainbow cake push pops, “starving artist” lunch boxes, themed activities like sand art bottles and make-your-own {very colorful} lollipops, the most ridiculously cool ruffled rainbow table skirt… I could go on and on, but they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so taking you straight to the GALLERY of fabulous party images is probably even better! Here goes:

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Brandy

“This was my daughters 4th birthday party and she loves Art!  So it was the perfect theme for her age of friends!

The activities that we did were:  Picasso pops….make your own lollipops, sand art, and canvas painting. Each child had their own art cubby that had all of the days fun art supplies in each.  Paint, assorted paint brushes, sand art bottle, funnels, aprons…etc.

Main table:
I kept the main table design simple with a colorful striped table runner that I made.  I placed colorful buckets down the middle of the table with matching pinwheels in them.
The placemats were actually foam that I cut to look like a painters palette.  These were fun to make with my children prior to the painter….Child Labor I guess you could say…lol
At each place setting each child had their own gable boxed lunch.  Inside was a sandwich and chips.  I attached a fun label that read ‘Starving Artisit’ to each box with a paint brush for a little added touch.  Place cards were mini Easels that I found at Michael’s and add a label for their names. Mini Water bottles and pink lemonade was served.

The Sweets table:
The sweets table included this a fabulous Painters Palette Shaped Cake, Cupcakes, Painters Palette Cookies, Colorful Gumballs,Crayola Jelly Bellies, and last but not least..Rainbow Cake Push Cakes!  The push cakes were by far my favorite part of the sweets!  They were so fun to make! The table skirt was made by a fantastic family friend!  How lucky am I? Stripped paper lanterns were hung above the table.

Other Décor:
Rainbow Balloon wreath greeted our guests at the front door!  This was a super easy craft with big impact!  It say’s ‘Fun inside’ if you ask me! Art lettering covered in coordinating scrapbook paper adorned the food table.  Snacks included fresh rainbow of fruit platter, assorted cheeses and dips, assorted crackers, and veggies.

I had so much fun designing the printables and planning for this Artful Party.  My favorite part of the day is seeing all of the smiling faces!  Makes my day!”


– Party Printables:  Simply Creative Printables
– Push Up Containers: Simply Creative Printables
– Gable Boxes:  Container Store
– Birthday Shirt:  Modern Frills
– Stripped Lunch Bags:  Sweet Shop Lulu
– Kandy Kones:  Posh Party Pretties

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[email protected] SAYS:

such a cute & fun party! :)

July 13, 2011 at 5:44 am

Libby James SAYS:

Wow… how adorable. So creative and fun. I heART it!!!!!

July 13, 2011 at 6:07 am

Stacey - Total City Girl SAYS:

love all the colorful details – especially the wreath and ruffled skirt!

July 13, 2011 at 6:11 am

Kathy SAYS:

so colorful! do you have directions for the wreath?

July 13, 2011 at 6:26 am

jenn s. SAYS:

Here’s a tutorial on the balloon wreaths from howdoesshe.com:
http://www.howdoesshe.com/birthday-wreath :)

July 13, 2011 at 6:50 am


Hey Kathy. I’ve made one of these and used a straw wreath (still in the package), balloons and then floral pins shaped like a “U”. You take a balloon and “link” it in with the pin and then stick the pin into the wreath. Did that make sense, lol? You just do it over and over and over until the wreath is covered. We have one we hang on our front door when we have birthdays in the house! Cute idea :)

July 13, 2011 at 6:51 am

Brandy at Simply Creative Insanity SAYS:

Thank you so much for featuring my party! I am over the moon smiling today!

July 13, 2011 at 6:43 am

Party Girl SAYS:

A delight for the eyes!

July 13, 2011 at 7:40 am

Amy {Tonality Designs} SAYS:

Super cute! I would have LOVED this party as a kid. Every detail is just perfect. I can’t believe you even brought out the bookshelf for the favor display – absolutely darling!

July 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

Jenni SAYS:

WOW!!! I love this party so much… just gorgeous What a lucky little lady and I’m sure her friends had a blast. I love all the bright colors and especially like the “Starving Artist” lunch boxes!

July 13, 2011 at 8:47 am

Not Just A Mommy! SAYS:

Brandy did a fabulous job on this party! I’m so ‘borrowing’ a few ideas!

July 13, 2011 at 11:56 am


How cute! I’m in love with the rainbow-striped lanterns; so festive and funky.

July 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Amber SAYS:

Love all the colors! Is there a tutorial for the table ruffles?

July 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

vy ngo SAYS:

what a beautiful party!! can you tell me where i can find the push pop container??? what a great idea!!!

July 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Brandy at Simply Creative Insanity SAYS:

Thanks for the sweet comment! There is a link to the continers above under vendor credits or at http://www.etsy.com/shop/bketler

July 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Sandra SAYS:

I love the Artist Birthday Party theme, it is sooo nice!

July 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Melissa SAYS:

Wonderful details used for this party! Where did the bins in the cubbies come from?

July 26, 2011 at 10:06 am

Brandy at Simply Creative Insanity SAYS:

The bins for the cubbies came from the Dollar Tree :)

August 29, 2011 at 11:48 am

Elisha SAYS:

Hi, wondering where you got those great paper lanterns?

July 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Brandy at Simply Creative Insanity SAYS:

You can find those great lanterns at Pier One!

August 29, 2011 at 11:47 am

Rachel Nelson SAYS:

I love the paper lantern! Where did you get them from.

August 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Tiffanie SAYS:

You did a great job on this party. Could you tell me how to make the tanle cloth for the sweet table. I really love the ruffles in the multi colors.


August 22, 2011 at 6:36 am

Carrie Christian SAYS:

What a wonderful party!! Could you tell me where you found the little watercolor sets and striped paper lanterns, I’ve been looking for something similiar for ages. Thanks!!

August 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Carla SAYS:

Can you please tell me how you made the table cloth? Thanks!

August 29, 2011 at 3:28 am

sarah SAYS:

how did you make the push pops?

September 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm
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