24 Apr

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Being a creative girl at heart, I always love seeing art themed parties come through the inbox – and this beautiful version that Stephanie from Couture Parties whipped up for her daughter has a fun twist: PASTELS!

Art parties usually come to life in bold, bright colors, but the pastel palette that Stephanie used here has such a lovely vibe to it that feels perfectly fitting for a young girl. The paint can birthday name garland has got to be one of my favorite details, not to mention the painter’s palette cookies, bento box lunches, and “art kits” (containing paint brushes, aprons, and canvases) that sat at each place setting, all tied up with a pretty satin bow. I’m also loving the stylish, retro-mod chair top covers that Stephanie sewed the night before the party (!) to add another big pop of color to the kraft-paper covered kids table.

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Read on for more pretty pastel art birthday party pictures + creative details… and a video!

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

Creative & Sweet Pastel Art Birthday Party

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Stephanie

Ellie is my baby, who acts like the oldest child. She is independent, speaks her mind, always wants to wear a dress, is funny, and is the definition of “street smart”. At 5 years old, she thinks she has this life thing figured out. Being a professional event planner, my process is, I have my clients give me all their ideas of what they want out their celebration. My job, to compute it all and make it cohesive and fun! Here were Ellie’s requests:

All Girls (only her brother, grandfather, and Dad were allowed)
She wanted her friends to have chicken nuggets
She wanted a big cake instead of cupcakes
She wanted to make headbands
She wanted to paint with her friends
She wanted Cadbury mini eggs
She wanted glitter
She wanted to jump in the trampoline.

So we talked it over, and we settled on an Art Party. Getting the inspiration from the pastel color palette of the Cadbury eggs, we thought that would be different then the standard primary that Art parties are known for.

DÉCOR:
We hit up our local hardware store to start brainstorming. Paint cans, pastel paints, paint brushes, and drop clothes were the foundation for the snack table. Michael’s had clear paint cans which were perfect vessels for the snacks. The actual table where the kids ate and did crafts was lined with kraft paper for easy clean up in between projects. We made 2 paper pinwheel type centerpieces to hang over the table, it was made out of cardstock, a wooden dowel, and a hole punch and hung with fishing line. The white folding chairs got a little makeover with chair top covers I sewed the night before because I was looking for a little more color on the table. The front of the cans with snacks in them, I made glitter paintbrushes out of paper that had tissue paper I made into fringe to look like a brush. When everyone first arrived they had a canvas, an apron, and paintbrushes at their seat to start their first activity.

ACTIVITIES:
Ellie wanted to paint, so that was the first project. Everyone created their own masterpiece that they later took home has their favor. After painting was lunch. After lunch, they then made heart sequin headbands. I got black stretchy head bands from the dollar bin at Target, cut out hearts from felt, sewed them on to the headband. Each girl was given a cupcake liner filled with sequins and some glue. I had also made fabric flowers in advance and the girls were able to pick what type of flower headband they would like, again these were their favors as well. In between all of this, they were outside jumping like kangaroos in the trampoline!

FOOD:
My daughter likes a plate filled with things she can dip or eat in one bite, so I made chicken nuggets (per her request) and each little girl got their own custom lunchable pack that had cheese, grapes, crackers, and a cookie. There were mostly healthy snacks for them to pick at, but of course there were a few treats mixed in! (M & M’s, Cadbury Eggs, Palette Cookies, and Rice Krispy treats) . The cake was made of two layers, that each tier had 3 layers of colors, vanilla frosting, and 3 sugar made peony flowers.

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Design & Planning: Couture Parties
– Photography: Connerton Photography
– Videography: Wedding Stories
– Cake & Cookies: Newport Sweet Shoppe

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18Comments

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Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle SAYS:

Oh my gosh is this party GORGEOUS! Love the paint can backdrop and the cake is stunning! Looks like such a fun party!

Reply April 24, 2012 at 7:30 am

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Michele SAYS:

Where can I find the ‘bento boxes’? I think they would be perfect for my daughter’s Tea Party in a few weeks!

Reply April 24, 2012 at 9:06 am

stephanie @ Couture Parties SAYS:

Thank you so much for your AMAZING comments, you really know how to make a party planner feel great :) Those boxes are actually by Martha Stewart and I got them at Joann’s! Hope this helps.

April 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm

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Windy City Novelties SAYS:

I love the cake pops and cookies as well as the hanging paint cans and brushes! They are all very cute for this party! I also liked how everyone gets a canvas with a paintbrush and cloth.

Reply April 24, 2012 at 9:23 am

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Kristy :: Make Life Cute SAYS:

Soo adorable! Love all the fab details!

Reply April 24, 2012 at 10:02 am

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Betty SAYS:

Love the idea…my brain is turning…how to tweak for a boy’s party? I will soon have my third boy!! :-)

Reply April 24, 2012 at 10:22 am

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sr19 SAYS:

FYI … The link for ‘It’s My Party’, the cake and cookie supplier is not accurate

Reply April 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

jenn s. SAYS:

Fixed it! Thanks for the heads up:)

April 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

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{amy k.} SAYS:

love this! the hanging paint cans and brushes is a great touch!

Reply April 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm

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allison SAYS:

I love the palette cookies, great job NP sweet shoppe!

Reply April 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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Lisa-Sweet Pop Studio SAYS:

This party is brilliant! The backdrop is so creative and imaginative. I died when I saw it! Love that you used pastels to change it up from the traditional. And I super dooper love the canvas favor pack. Fab-u-lous!

Reply April 25, 2012 at 11:26 am

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Lily SAYS:

Great party!! Where did u buy the little canvas’ ??? Thank you

Reply May 28, 2012 at 9:37 am

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Brandi Brown SAYS:

How did you print on the paint cards??

Reply June 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Emily SAYS:

OOH! I’d also like to know how you printed on the paint cards!

August 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Nikki SAYS:

I would like to know this too….PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! I need to make some ASAP for my daughters and fell in LOVE with this invite!!!

August 27, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Stephanie at Couture Parties SAYS:

Hello! I printed on clear address labels, then put them on the paint cards :) hope this helps!

August 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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Nikki SAYS:

GENIUS…thanks so much!!!

Reply August 29, 2012 at 12:06 am

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Ami SAYS:

Love the pastel colors! Def different from the normal bold colors! I am having a painting party for my 5 yr old next month. Where did you find empty paint cans for the backdrop?

Reply December 26, 2012 at 3:47 pm

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