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Oh-So-Creative “Picasso Art” Birthday Party

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Picasso Art Birthday Party

We are seriously over the rainbow for this sweet, colorful, and amazingly creative “Picasso Art” Birthday Party that Brandy of Simply Creative Insanity created for her daughter! Between the happy array of vibrant colors and the oh-so-clever art-inspired details, what’s not to love?!

Paint palette placemats and cookies, layered rainbow cake push pops, “starving artist” lunch boxes, themed activities like sand art bottles and make-your-own {very colorful} lollipops, the most ridiculously cool ruffled rainbow table skirt… I could go on and on, but they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so taking you straight to the GALLERY of fabulous party images is probably even better! Here goes:

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party

Picasso Art Birthday Party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Brandy…

“This was my daughters 4th birthday party and she loves Art!  So it was the perfect theme for her age of friends!

The activities that we did were:  Picasso pops….make your own lollipops, sand art, and canvas painting. Each child had their own art cubby that had all of the days fun art supplies in each.  Paint, assorted paint brushes, sand art bottle, funnels, aprons…etc.

I kept the main table design simple with a colorful striped table runner that I made.  I placed colorful buckets down the middle of the table with matching pinwheels in them.
The placemats were actually foam that I cut to look like a painters palette.  These were fun to make with my children prior to the painter….Child Labor I guess you could say…lol
At each place setting each child had their own gable boxed lunch.  Inside was a sandwich and chips.  I attached a fun label that read ‘Starving Artisit’ to each box with a paint brush for a little added touch.  Place cards were mini Easels that I found at Michael’s and add a label for their names. Mini Water bottles and pink lemonade was served.

The sweets table included this a fabulous Painters Palette Shaped Cake, Cupcakes, Painters Palette Cookies, Colorful Gumballs,Crayola Jelly Bellies, and last but not least..Rainbow Cake Push Cakes!  The push cakes were by far my favorite part of the sweets!  They were so fun to make! The table skirt was made by a fantastic family friend!  How lucky am I? Stripped paper lanterns were hung above the table.

Rainbow Balloon wreath greeted our guests at the front door!  This was a super easy craft with big impact!  It say’s ‘Fun inside’ if you ask me! Art lettering covered in coordinating scrapbook paper adorned the food table.  Snacks included fresh rainbow of fruit platter, assorted cheeses and dips, assorted crackers, and veggies.

I had so much fun designing the printables and planning for this Artful Party.  My favorite part of the day is seeing all of the smiling faces!  Makes my day!”

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

42 responses to “Oh-So-Creative “Picasso Art” Birthday Party”

  1. such a cute & fun party! :)

  2. Libby James says:

    Wow… how adorable. So creative and fun. I heART it!!!!!

  3. love all the colorful details – especially the wreath and ruffled skirt!

  4. Kathy says:

    so colorful! do you have directions for the wreath?

    • jenn s. says:

      Here’s a tutorial on the balloon wreaths from :)

    • Meg says:

      Hey Kathy. I’ve made one of these and used a straw wreath (still in the package), balloons and then floral pins shaped like a “U”. You take a balloon and “link” it in with the pin and then stick the pin into the wreath. Did that make sense, lol? You just do it over and over and over until the wreath is covered. We have one we hang on our front door when we have birthdays in the house! Cute idea :)

  5. Brandy at Simply Creative Insanity says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my party! I am over the moon smiling today!

  6. Party Girl says:

    A delight for the eyes!

  7. Amy {Tonality Designs} says:

    Super cute! I would have LOVED this party as a kid. Every detail is just perfect. I can’t believe you even brought out the bookshelf for the favor display – absolutely darling!

  8. Jenni says:

    WOW!!! I love this party so much… just gorgeous What a lucky little lady and I’m sure her friends had a blast. I love all the bright colors and especially like the “Starving Artist” lunch boxes!

  9. Brandy did a fabulous job on this party! I’m so ‘borrowing’ a few ideas!

  10. Jay says:

    How cute! I’m in love with the rainbow-striped lanterns; so festive and funky.

  11. Amber says:

    Love all the colors! Is there a tutorial for the table ruffles?

  12. vy ngo says:

    what a beautiful party!! can you tell me where i can find the push pop container??? what a great idea!!!

  13. Sandra says:

    I love the Artist Birthday Party theme, it is sooo nice!

  14. Melissa says:

    Wonderful details used for this party! Where did the bins in the cubbies come from?

  15. Elisha says:

    Hi, wondering where you got those great paper lanterns?

  16. I love the paper lantern! Where did you get them from.

  17. Tiffanie says:

    You did a great job on this party. Could you tell me how to make the tanle cloth for the sweet table. I really love the ruffles in the multi colors.


  18. What a wonderful party!! Could you tell me where you found the little watercolor sets and striped paper lanterns, I’ve been looking for something similiar for ages. Thanks!!

  19. Carla says:

    Can you please tell me how you made the table cloth? Thanks!

  20. sarah says:

    how did you make the push pops?

  21. jenniferpetersen says:

    do you have the recipe/instructions for the push pops?

  22. Stephanie says:

    How did you let the kids make their own lollipops??

  23. Autumn says:

    I am REALLY inspired by all of these ideas!!! I was wondering if you could give me some help on the lollipops. And then attached to the rolling pin and cookie cutter, is that playdoh? Did you send a party bag home? Thanks! I am so excited to do this for my son’s fourth!

  24. Autumn says:

    Oh, and thank you so, so much for the inspiration!

  25. iloveparties says:

    Fabulous- love all the details! Can you please share where you got the metal easels that’s holding the canvas painting. Thank you

  26. Christa says:

    I’m doing this “artist” party in a few weeks for my daughter. Where did you find the see through paint containers for the gumballs?

  27. rachel says:

    How did you do you table skirt. I’m part way through making one now but would love to know how its connected to the table cloth

  28. Sally says:

    Love this party idea. Where did you find the child size rolling pins?

  29. Kendra says:

    You wouldn’t be interested in selling that ruffled tablecloth would you??

  30. paty says:

    hi im interesting in push up cup cakes you sale that please send me pricres im from puerto rico

  31. Lara says:

    Where did you get those fabulous candy bucket/ pails from?


  32. stacy says:

    Hello, Can I ask where you found the mini storage containers that are holding your playdough? Thanks so much!

  33. Caitlin says:

    Love the colors and activities! I am working on a polka dot/art party and can borrow so many of these ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Caitlin Talbott Tobin says:

    Love the colors and activities! I am working on a polka dot/art party and can borrow so many of these ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Martyne McClary says:

    Love it! Was it play-doh in those white containers? Homemade? Where did you get the little rollers?

  36. I just love all these ideas my daughter is turning 7 this Fall and she is having a Art themed as well…Where did you find the canvases and the buckets you used to hold all their art supplies in?