No matter what age you are, birthdays are always a time to celebrate. If you’re looking for something a little different this year, why not try an art themed birthday party?
From decorating with works of art to serving up artisanal cuisine, there are plenty of ways to make your birthday party unique and memorable.
Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Art Themed Birthday Party Decorations
Whether you are throwing a birthday bash for an aspiring artist or just looking to add some creative flair to the celebration, art themed decorations can be both fun and easy.
Set the stage with colored paper cutouts of famous masterpieces or create a giant version of your own design. A craft station with markers and paints will keep your guests entertained. And don’t forget to have plenty of ‘canvases’ – such as bookmarks, greeting cards and banners – where everyone can express their inner Rembrandts.
For children’s art themed birthday parties, decorations can be both creative and kid-friendly. Hang up colorful streamers in the shape of paintbrushes or color palettes.
On the walls, you can decorate with giant blank paper canvases to allow your little artists to express their creativity. You can also add a touch of whimsy with 3D cardboard sculptures like animals and cartoon characters that are easy to assemble.
For the craft station, provide plenty of art supplies for kids to experiment with – from markers and crayons to finger paints and Playdough.
If you want something a bit more sophisticated, set up an area where kids can make their own jewelry by stringing beads and creating wire sculptures. Or if your space allows, add lining paper to an outdoor wall so they can create a mural.
To add an extra fun element to the party, why not include some interactive activities? For example, let them design their own t-shirts or masks using fabric paints and stencils.
Or set up a scavenger hunt where they have to find items such as paint palettes or clay pots hidden around the house or backyard.
Art Themed Birthday Party Food
An art themed birthday party offers a delightful opportunity to be creative with the food. Cut sandwiches into fun shapes like stars and hearts, using cookie cutters.
Offer mini pizza bases as blank canvases that guests can then create their own design on. Put together veggie or fruit kebabs that look like paintbrushes, as well as carrot spears in colorful dips. Let guests customize their own ice cream sundaes with sprinkles and sauces galore to end the night on a sweet note.
When it comes to art themed birthday cakes, your options are virtually limitless.
From classic 3-tiered cakes decorated with edible works of art to unique cupcakes featuring famous paintings, you can craft a cake that’s sure to wow your guests.
Art Themed Birthday Party Activities
Popular activity ideas for art themed parties include:
- Creating pottery with easy air dry clay. Guests can use cutters or simple tools to create the basic shape and imprint their design. Have a supply of small boxes ready so the pottery can be taken home to dry.
- Making unique handcrafted greeting cards. Set up a station with glitter, sequins, stickers, markers, and more so that everyone can get in the artistic spirit. At the end of a successful party, guests will have something tangible to remember it by.
- Book an artist to come to your event and create something in real time or teach a class. This makes for a memorable event that people will still be talking about months later.
At an adult art themed birthday party, one of the best ways to keep guests entertained is to set up a creative backdrop. Guests can then show off their amazing creations while also taking pictures and sharing them with friends on social media.
This can be done by setting up a custom area on an inside or outside wall featuring colorful streamers, art-inspired decorations, or even cardboard cutouts of famous artwork.
You can also take it one step further by offering props for people to use while they have their photo taken.
Think along the lines of life-sized crayons, paintbrushes, and palettes that people can hold while they snap a selfie. Plus, you can provide fun signs for people to hold up with witty messages about art and creativity.
The great thing about having a social media wall backdrop at an art themed birthday party is that everyone can take part in the fun.
After all, what better way is there to capture memories than by having each guest create something unique and then share it?
Top Tips for Planning a Kids’ Party
Planning a kid’s party can be both fun and overwhelming. There are some easy steps that can make the process go smoother and give you peace of mind.
Start by setting a budget and timeline; having a plan in place will help you determine what décor to buy, where to host the party, what food to prepare, and other important details. Choose an appropriate venue, taking into account the age of your guests and what activities they would enjoy.
If possible, delegate tasks so you’re not stuck doing everything yourself; ask for help from family members or hire a babysitter to give you some precious child-free time to get organized.
Catering a children’s party can be a daunting task, but with the right planning and preparation, it doesn’t have to be. Depending on your budget, there are several catering options to choose from, ranging from doing it yourself to outsourcing the whole process.
For those who want to take on the challenge themselves, there are some key things to keep in mind.
First, consider the dietary needs of your guests; if you’re catering for vegan, vegetarian or allergies make sure you select appropriate food items and clearly label them. Second, take into account the age group of your guests; younger children will prefer smaller portion sizes and less adult-style meals. Finally, make sure that everything is prepared in advance – having all ingredients pre-measured and ready to go will help keep stress levels low on the day.
Another option is ordering ready-made food from a caterer or restaurant; this way you can choose what type of food you’d like to serve without having to prepare it yourself. When selecting a caterer or restaurant, always read reviews beforehand, and get personal recommendations if you can, so that you know exactly what type of quality and service you will be receiving.
It’s also important to check whether they provide any additional services such as setup or cleanup – this could save you time and money in the long run.
Finally, if hosting a party at home, why not let the kids help out? Simple tasks such as filling sandwiches or setting up decorations can really give them an opportunity to feel involved in their own celebration. Not only will this provide them with an enjoyable activity before their big day arrives, but also gives parents more time to focus on other aspects of the party preparation.
Finally, don’t forget to add personal touches like customizing tableware with your kids’ names on it or making customized gifts as party favors as these will leave an unforgettable impression on your little guests.
To sum it up, planning an art themed birthday party for your child is a great way to celebrate their special day in a creative and fun way.
With decorations, food, and activities all inspired by art, it’s sure to be a memorable experience. Above all else, remember that the main focus of this special occasion should be on celebrating your little artist.