Time for some ART-y Party photos! I LOVED this theme! It was so fun and colorful! And absolutely perfect for a 2 year old boy and 5 year old girl to share as a joint party.
Since the party was for two kids on several of the decorations I had to make two! These crayon wreaths on the front door were adorable but not as easy as you would think to make them!
I used wooden embroidery hoops and hot glued crayons from Michael's $1 section on the hoop frame. It's a great activity to do while you are sitting down watching a favorite tv show!
The melted crayon art is something I saw on Pinterest last year and my kids and I made this one that is currently on display in their playroom. It was a perfect focal piece for the favor table which had homemade art palette cookies. I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and they were delicious!
We fortunately had beautiful weather forcasted for the weekend so we held the party on our back patio. I want to keep the decorations bright, colorful and based on arts and crafts activities.
What's a party these days without a sweets table? Kids have become so accustomed to them that they are so good at not eating the treats off of them until we say it's time!
The giant crayons came from the Dollar Store and are actually banks! They were a fun little addition to the table. The polka dot buckes, metal pails and polk dot wrapping paper all are from Target.
The little polka dot cups holding the cotton candy were from Shop Sweet Lulu! If you are in need of adorable party supplies be sure to check them out!
I like to provide at least one activity for the kids to keep them entertained. At this age wrangling a bunch of kids into multiple activities can be difficult but at least one centered around the theme is all I usually do.
The buckets which I scored on clearance at Target after Christmas were filled with crayons, bracelets for the girls, erasers for the boys and a painting apron. I purchased 8 1/2 x 11 canvas from Michaels and each child completed a fun little picture. They had a great time painting and I'm happy to say kept all the paint on their canvas!
I ordered my printables set from Sweet Scarlet Designs on Etsy. Elise was great to work with and offers very affordable printable packages that contain everything but the kitchen sink! She provided me with more printables then I could even use! The design was perfect for the party.
Rainbow layered cakes of course are nothing new but to these kids it was! They all oohed and aahed over them. Of course I had to make 2 cakes which I at first thought would be too many but at the end of the party we didn't have much left. I used Whisk Kids' delicously sweet receipe for a super epic rainbow cake.
Using rolled marshmallow fondant for our base I let each of my kids draw on their cakes with edible markers. My daughter of course drew a rainbow!
It added a fun personalized touch to their cakes!
My last little DIY project was to make my own party hats. I found this great tutorial and went to work with coordinating scrapbook paper.
Well that wraps it up!
I'm happy to say due to a lot of planning, shopping after holiday clearance sales and using craft store coupons I was able to pull this party off for just under $100! My husband could hardly believe it himself! Of course baking a lot of the treats helped out too but it turns out to be worth it!