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A paint party for Jacks…

Yesterday was Jackson’s 5th birthday… and we celebrated with an oh so fun paint party! It all started with these awesome invites from Little Bitty Design Studio. You can read more here on how I turned them into paintbrushes.

Inspired by the invites, I styled an eclectic kid’s art studio. I wanted a mix of found / re-purposed pieces as props. I also wanted it to look like a kid had thrown together a paint party for his friends at his art studio. So you’ll see “kid” touches…like the kid artwork, torn cardboard paint palettes, the coffee filter table swag, the writing on the chalkboard and the food signs. Jacks was over the writing after about the 3rd one :)

Notice the ladybug and horned fish paintings…those are all Jacks originals. It was his art studio after all.

…I used an old camping table {it had a bum piece…so I had my husband retro fit it with an old yardstick} , bi-fold shutter, and old chest of drawers as a backdrop…another bi-fold door and metal sawhorses were used for the table…

…”paint chips”…in old metal baking pan…on top of a half-painted wood crate…

I purposefully gave the rice krispie paintbrushes a wonky shape…did some smaller…some bigger…I loved the quirkiness of them..

…”creative juice”…on an old toy…I mixed in some food tents from Little Bitty Design Studio…

…I used a few game pieces here and there…like the tic tac toe board and these little wooden cubes were from an old scrabble game…

…paint splatter balloons courtesy of my husband…he was out there for a good hour doing these…

…”paint swirl” lollies…tucked into a drawer….

A favorite of mine….my canvas cookies adorned with paint splatters…so cute on their little easels…

…”paintballs” loaded up in the back of an old wooden truck…

…a chalkboard reminder for the studio party…that’s all Jackson’s writing…we had a few do-overs…but, the imperfectness of it made it so perfect. I threw some old wooden blocks on top…a #5  in an old candle holder…on top of an old toy wheel…

…the paint supply station on a re-purposed changing table…

…each guest filled their paint pail with acrylic paints of their choice…

…then they grabbed a canvas package…and a smock (xl boys white t shirts)…

…then the real fun started….

…intense concentration by one of the artists…

…so cute…

…each artist left with a sugar high and their masterpiece painting as a favor….

It was a great party! I’d like to thank my family for helping pull it all together…I couldn’t have done it without them! The most important thing…Jacks had fun!! Happy 5th birthday my love!

…Sources…

Invitations and food tents: Little Bitty Design Studio

Gumballs, straws, and wooden spoons : Polka Dot Market

Swirl lollies: Candy.com

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “A paint party for Jacks…

  1. Tracey

    Well done, Krisha! You put together an unforgettable party for Mr. Jacks and it looks like everyone had a fantastic time. So sorry we missed it!

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  2. Aunt Debbie

    soooooo cute! You did an awesome job as always and I’m sure this is one birthday Jackson will never forget!

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  3. Carole Soss

    Hello,
    I met you at the San Francisco Trade show. So I stopped by your site. Being in business for 5 years given me a keen eye for style and talent. I have viewed thousands of parties and Jackson’s Paint Party is by far the most creative engaging party I have ever seen. I can not wait to share it.

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