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Rainbow + Chevron Arts & Crafts Party

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HWTM Guest Contributor, Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here to share a Rainbow + Chevron Arts and Crafts Party by Ellen Bessette Events.  The birthday girl’s friends got to make a splatter at her 7th birthday party decked out in chevron and full of arts and crafts stations.  The contrast of the bright rainbow colors on a white backdrop makes me want to jump right in and start painting!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Giant canvases for masterpiece painting
  • Rainbow crepe paper streamer chair back decor
  • Candy dot wrapped paint cans and juice boxes studded with rainbow sprinkles
  • Rainbow place settings with  mini easel name cards + coordinating flower centerpieces
  • Cookie painter’s palette display and chevron cake (with neon cake layers)!

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PARTY DETAILS as told by Ellen Bessette

The birthday girl picked her own theme of arts and crafts since she loves to paint and loves to do crafts with her friends. I came across Anders Ruff‘s rainbow chevron printables and loved the package. I love the modern, colorful designs and knew I had to use it for her party.

Upon arrival, the girls found their personalized aprons hanging near the art table which also doubled as their party favor. We had an art table that consisted of a place setting for each girl with their own canvas and painting supplies. I created place cards using the printables and made them into mini-canvases on an easel. The girls loved finding their own seats. I made place mats using the coordinating papers in the package and continued with the rainbow theme down the table. Along with that, I sewed rainbow streamers onto ribbon to tie to the back of the chairs. I decorated the flower blume boxes with ribbon and matching printables and hung paper lanterns directly over the table.

After the girls finished their masterpieces, we broke up into groups and rotated to the different craft tables. The birthday girl picked out all the crafts herself and consisted of a drawing station, assembling candy necklaces, decorating canvas bags and designing fun tiaras. And last but not least, the girls were able to make a giant masterpiece. I built two 6×9 foot frames and wrapped them with canvas drop cloths. I placed paint buckets, brushes and white t-shirts nearby and told them to go to town. They went crazy and had lots of fun giggling and painting like maniacs.

The dessert table is always one of my favorites. I wanted to keep it girly and made a ruffled table skirt and backdrop. I loved the tassel garland since it reminded me of paint brushes and the colors popped to tie in the rainbow theme. I wanted to implement the art theme by using an art palette to hold the cookies that resembled paint. The birthday girl wanted rainbow cake pops and a rainbow cake. My baker (Everything Cake) did a great job matching the cake to the printables. I was stunned when I first saw the cake! I used the chevron paper in the package to make a last minute bunting banner on top of the cake and the ‘cake stand’ was a paint bucket from home depot along with the paint buckets holding the cake pops. The rice crispy paint brushes with chevron wooden sticks were a hit along with the pink lemonade with rainbow sprinkled rims. The girls’ sweet tooth’s were all satisfied!

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  1. Beth Bingaman Leyva October 9, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I'm so in love with this party!

  2. tonya October 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    LOVE this! the rainbow lanterns over the rainbow flower arrangements..VERY CREATIVE!

  3. Candi October 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    love that last picture. that is what the birthday girl and her party guests are sure to remember!

  4. Ellen Bessette October 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Thank you for featuring! :) It was a great party!

  5. Kerri October 9, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    So pretty!!! The sweets table easily ranks as one of my all-time favorite sweets table…….so beautiful!! Every last detail is just gorgeous :)

  6. vanessa October 10, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    love the kids aprons! where did you get them?

  7. Paquita Rhor October 11, 2012 at 2:53 am

    me encanto.. felicitaciones.

    • Marga Didonato October 14, 2012 at 3:55 am

      Gracias mi Paquis!

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  9. Jennifer Leonard Clark November 5, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Love this stuff, my kids would like!

  10. Begum Chamberlain January 20, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Awesome! Any kid would love but looks way too expensive. But thanks for the inspirational ideas so I can pickna couple of things you did.

  11. 黃舒琪 January 22, 2013 at 9:54 am

    SO CUTE!

    • 黃舒琪 January 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Zhou Xin Xin 你快點去開一家!

    • Zhou Xin Xin January 22, 2013 at 9:56 am

      <3 <3 <3

    • 林宸佑 January 22, 2013 at 11:46 am


  12. Mandy February 21, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Can you tell me where I can find the different colored chevron placemats? I looked on Anders Ruff (and everywhere else!) and can’t find. thanks.

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    Just Artifacts has such cute products like this!!

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  24. Mar Alonso April 6, 2016 at 1:04 am

    It`s beautiful!!!

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