Our Art Party went something like this:
Cherry Limeade birthday cake!
(a peek at the inside...drool...)
Birthday boy--ate every last bite.
All the kids painted their own canvas--everyone had his own unique style!
I spy lots of glitter glue!
Salt dough ornaments and a tape resist canvas drying.
An unexpected party hit was this old fence board-turned balance beam. The adults had nothing to do with this set-up, it was entirely kid orchestrated :)
When I said every kid painted a canvas, that was a lie. The birthday boy spent most of the party "mowing" our yard while wearing sound-proof headphones. I think the only paint he touched was at the car station...
I forgot to take pictures of the kids actually doing art at the party (Bennett was fussy during most of it). These were pipe cleaner/bead candy cane ornaments.
The aftermath from the canvas painting station--tempera paint, egg cartons, and sooo many paintbrushes.
We dipped tennis balls in paint and threw them at the fence. Amazingly, only one made it into the neighbor's yard (where it will remain forever).
This was a fun station--we dipped cars and trucks in paint and sent them down the ramp. This was even fun enough to attract the mowing birthday boy over for a few minutes.
Thanks to everyone who was able to come and celebrate with us!