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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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  1. susan@pocacosa July 13, 2011 at 5:44 am

    such a cute & fun party! :)

  2. Libby James July 13, 2011 at 6:07 am

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

  3. Stacey - Total City Girl July 13, 2011 at 6:11 am

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

  4. Kathy July 13, 2011 at 6:26 am

    so colorful! do you have directions for the wreath?

    • jenn s. July 13, 2011 at 6:50 am

      Here’s a tutorial on the balloon wreaths from howdoesshe.com:
      http://www.howdoesshe.com/birthday-wreath/ :)

    • Meg July 13, 2011 at 6:51 am

      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 July 13, 2011 at 6:43 am

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

  6. Party Girl July 13, 2011 at 7:40 am

    A delight for the eyes!

  7. Amy {Tonality Designs} July 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

    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 July 13, 2011 at 8:47 am

    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. Not Just A Mommy! July 13, 2011 at 11:56 am

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

  10. Jay July 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

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

  11. Amber July 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

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

  12. vy ngo July 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

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

    • Brandy at Simply Creative Insanity July 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks for the sweet comment! There is a link to the continers above under vendor credits or at http://www.etsy.com/shop/bketler

  13. Sandra July 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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

  14. Melissa July 26, 2011 at 10:06 am

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

    • Brandy at Simply Creative Insanity August 29, 2011 at 11:48 am

      The bins for the cubbies came from the Dollar Tree :)

  15. Elisha July 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Hi, wondering where you got those great paper lanterns?

    • Brandy at Simply Creative Insanity August 29, 2011 at 11:47 am

      You can find those great lanterns at Pier One!

  16. Rachel Nelson August 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm

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

  17. Tiffanie August 22, 2011 at 6:36 am

    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. Carrie Christian August 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    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 August 29, 2011 at 3:28 am

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

  20. sarah September 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    how did you make the push pops?

  21. jenniferpetersen December 15, 2011 at 11:45 am

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

  22. Stephanie December 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

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

  23. Autumn January 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    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 January 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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

  25. iloveparties January 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    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 February 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    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 March 17, 2012 at 5:26 am

    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 March 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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

  29. Kendra March 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm

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

  30. paty April 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm

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

  31. Lara April 16, 2012 at 9:33 pm

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


  32. stacy May 15, 2012 at 10:39 am

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

  33. Caitlin June 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    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 June 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    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 September 8, 2013 at 5:57 pm

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

  36. Micki Crismon March 10, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    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?

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