27 Aug

Wild & Messy Industrial Art Birthday Party

rainbow art birthday party desserts and activities

I can’t think of a better way to get kids excited about something than to let them get messy! Megan Helms of Confetti Couture Events styled this Wild & Messy Industrial Art Birthday Party with tons of fun activities for the kids & some sophisticated decor elements, like that beautifully wild floral table runner. I love that the kids received their own set of monogrammed clothes to change into so that they could really get down & dirty without ruining their party outfits! Makes for the perfect favor too! :)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Easels & paint palettes on splattered paint buckets for each guest + a gallery to hang finished pieces
– Low palette table with personalized pillow seats, ‘YUM’ utensils & hanging lanterns overhead
– Rainbow sweets table & paint palette cookies + individual cakes for each guest & a rainbow birthday cake

custom chalkboard birthday sign

rainbow art birthday cake

industrial art birthday party venue

low palette kids tablescape with pillow seats

individual cakes for each guest

low palette birthday party kids table

wild floral table runner

art birthday party painting activity

messy spatter paint party activity

paint can floral arrangement vase

rainbow candy sweets table

art birthday party gallery


PARTY DETAILS as told by Megan

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing a three year old, then you know that they can be a colorful age group. Bursting with energy and unbridled excitement for exploring the world around them, three year olds are almost always on board for some good, not-so-clean fun.

As a newly-turned three year old and budding artist, this rustic art party was the perfect celebration for Lila’s big day. Hosted in downtown Pensacola, the industrialized warehouse used for glass-blowing made the perfect venue for an event full of fun, color, and personalized details. What kid wouldn’t love a day where the only rules were to have a blast AND make a mess (made possible by the monogrammed shirts supplied for each guest which kept their clothes clean and mamas happy)?

From the paper lantern canopy covering the glittered pallet table to the personalized utensils, this celebration was full of the kind of DIY projects we love! Each petite Picasso was guided to their places of honor with a name plate displayed on a tiny easel. Each guest was greeted with a personal cake, topped with a custom wooden initial and accompanied by brightly colored personalized plates and utensils for digging in. The low mossy table runner made of wildflowers served as both beautiful table decor and colorful inspiration for our artists as they fueled up for an afternoon of art-filled fun!

A pair of perfectly sized retro sunglasses kept little eyes protected from flying paint splatters (and let’s face it, they just look cool!) and party blowers kept the celebratory spirit going. And what better way to enjoy delicious party fare than seated upon a personalized pillow? No detail was spared for Lila’s day!

Once these tiny tots were on their highest sugar rush, it was time to paint! “Lila’s Art Gallery” (complete with life-sized banner directing guests to the space) featured digital copies of a few of Lila’s own personal masterpieces. Each toddler-sized easel was hand-crafted just for Lila and her friends and included personalized art palettes for each of the cutie creators. After creating their works of art, the priceless portraits were displayed in a mini-museum for all to admire.

With fragrant florals abounding throughout the space, adorable glass favor jars from Kate Aspen were used both as water glasses for our little artists to clean their brushes and as darling vases filled with beautiful buds set out to compliment each painting.

As the colorful canvases dried, our painters let their creativity (and energy) fly on a splatter paint canvas activity. Amid giggles and flying paint splatter, another collaborative masterpiece was created — as was a giant mess! And what better way to get clean but by splashing in a pint-sized, painter-perfect pool?

At the end of the day, this celebration was a messy, creative, colorful celebration of everything that makes three year olds so special. And we want to wish a certain extra-special three year old a year full of masterpieces and magic: Happy Birthday, Lila!



– Party stylist and coordination: Megan Helms, Confetti Couture Events
– Photography: Sarah Williams of Val and Sarah
– Printables: A Party Studio
– Vinyl Graphics: Small Moments
– White tutu dress: Atutudes
– Plastic milk jugs: Hoopla Events
– Glass favor bottles: Kate Aspen
– Dip-dyed table cloth: Cupcake with Character
– Florals: Supposey

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@PinguinoEvents SAYS:

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Reply August 27, 2014 at 11:09 am

@KateAspen SAYS:

Let the kids wear white and make a giant mess. It will be the best party all year! Confetti Couture Events shows… http://t.co/6bniPpAD83

Reply August 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Monique Crowley SAYS:

I am planning to have a kid’s table at my wedding in a couple months- LOVE the pallet idea! what and how did you prop the pallets up so that they were sturdy enough for the little ones to use?

Reply April 24, 2015 at 12:26 am

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