real party: art gallery party

September 14, 2010

The talented Brittany from One Charming Party sent this party over and we of course had to share.  There are so many great, doable details that we’re posting half of the party today and the rest tomorrow!

This party was for a 9 year old girl and was held rented a space that looked art gallery-ish. The color scheme was the rainbow spectrum.

For decorations they used old frames from the thrift store that they spray painted and later used to display their paintings.  They used art books, the floral arrangement (more on that tomorrow), a rainbow cake, and all of their artwork that they made during the party.
There was a photo-op with a great oversized, spray painted frame as well.For party activities Brittany had 5 stations: 1. they filled out an artist profile about themselves and drew a self portrait (these were later hung on the wall for the parents to see at the gallery showing), 2. they painted their own interpretation of the floral arrangement with water colors, 3. they sculpted birds from cornstarch playdough, 4. they made a shaving cream art project, and 5. they got their faces painted.  So fun!

Food tables were set up to look like a  fancy art gallery display for the children and their parents to enjoy when they picked up their kids and while they looked at the artwork. We served sparkling apple cider, cheese and crackers, watermelon slivers and grapes, colorful cookies and cupcakes.

More tomorrow on the details … thanks again, Brittany!

Designed by: One Charming Party

Photographer: Nicole Gerulat
Invitations: Sara Westbrook
Cake & cupcakes: Tres Sucre


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Linnette on September 14, 2010:

WOW! This has to be one of my top 3 favorite parties—WOW!

kersey on September 14, 2010:

LOVE this! Seriously reconsidering my son’s upcoming birthday.

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Anna @ Around My Table on September 15, 2010:

Fabulous party idea, that can be adapted for both boys and girls. Lovely details and great photos!

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sue at nobaddays on September 16, 2010:

What a beautiful party — such incredible details and lovely soft but rich colors

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the sleepy time gal on February 23, 2011:

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Andrea on July 13, 2011:

Too awesome!!! My 5 year old just said she wanted an “art contest” birthday party. This is amazing. The cake is unreal, she will flip out.

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