What's always first with a party? Invitations! I sent out these paint themed invitations - aren't they adorable?
Michael's and filled in each circle with paint. I added the 4 to the middle along with some ribbon to hang on the front door and greet our guests.
Jo-Ann Fabric as a runner. The hot food was all on the buffet so it was filled with chafing dishes. The plates and napkins were from a local dollar store and I purchased red, blue, and yellow. Alternating the colors seemed like a great idea for the party!
Jo-Ann's - to create the effect of spilled paint. With some empty paint cans from Lowe's, I was able to complete the look. I raised the paint cans on a couple of children's books and covered them with some fabric.
gel food coloring from Wilton to the water after it is boiling and just before adding the pasta creates very vibrant colors - I even made it with whole wheat pasta! I found the idea here, it was super easy and can be used for any occasion. The Italian sausages were delicious, I purchased mostly sweet and some hot links straight from a local store called The Pork Shop in Queen Creek, AZ.
Walmart, I bought a bunch of colorful bowls, 4 for $1 even - and filled them with foods that matched the colors and placed them around the cake on the kitchen table. I also filled a couple of paint buckets with some white cheddar Smart Pop and BBQ potato chips.
Once frosted, I let the cake sit for about an hour. Then I took some Wilton icing in a variety of colors and thinned each of them down with just a little bit of water. Using a silicone basting brush, I flung the icing onto the cake! I also used the back of a spoon to create a different kind of splatter. I waited for each color of splattered icing to dry before moving to the next color. Even though the hubby and big brother didn't think the colors would combine, I wanted to be a little more conservative to ensure I had true colors.
For the cake topper, I purchased the #4 from Smoothfoam and spattered paint onto it using a good ole' small paint brush then stuck a cake pop stick into it for the cake topper. My little one told me all of the colors he wanted on that #4!
Easter Party, entertained the kiddos with face painting. We had lots of fun faces and painted hands at the party. If you are looking for a fun face painter in the East Valley, let me know and I'll send you her contact info!
As part of the party favors, I asked each party guest to choose a smock straight from Oriental Trading when they arrived. I wrote each of their names on the tag so that they'd have it at the time of painting and would be able to take it home with them.
paint palattes full of paint, set out the jumbo paint brushes and handed out paper. The kids had a blast! Thankfully, I had lots of help from the moms with this activity!
Quick tip - if you decide to have a paint party, I'd also suggest setting up a bucket of soapy water and a couple of washcloths close to the painting area. This came in very handy for a few of our guests!
Michael's and filled them with two little tubs of paint and tied on a small paint brush with colorful ribbon.