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Spectacular Rainbow Paint Party {Kids Birthday}

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I always get excited when I see a rainbow party, especially one with a unique twist… like this spectacular Rainbow Paint Party from Petite Party Studio that’s absolutely bursting with creativity! My favorite detail has got to be the fabulous rice krispie treat “paint brushes” – super clever AND easy – 2 of my very favorite adjectives for party details. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Colorful candy displayed in clear paint cans with cute paintbrush labels
  • Painters palette cookies made with m&ms and vanilla frosting
  • “Artist Tools” utensil packets in awesome orange chevron bags
  • Masterpieces by all the guests using paints & Spin Art!

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rainbow paint party krispy treats as paint brushes

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rainbow paint party artist station at the dessert table

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rainbow paint party birthday candles

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Shannon

It seems that art and crafts has become a common request in our home these days. So it was no question when it came to planning my son’s 3rd birthday party what the theme was going to be. Instead of the traditional “art” party we decided to keep it more specific and make it a painting party and since painting is his favorite art activity I knew it would be a hit.


Painting, painting and more painting! The kids were each given a smock and a table was set up for some serious paint time. Once there masterpieces were complete, they were hung to dry and put in a colorful frame to take home. Another popular paint activity was the spin art machine. The kids went crazy for this thing… (note to self) buy two next time.


I kept it simple. Hot Dogs, Brauts, potato salad, macaroni salad and yummy fresh fruit… in every color of course.

Dessert Table

This is where I really wanted to have fun with the theme… fun, colorful and covered with sweet treats! The backdrop is a super simple (and cheap) DIY project and something the kids can help with too. Paper chains have been around for ages and are a great way to decorate a party. The cake was displayed on top of an art stool that I found at Hobby Lobby and painted red to match. The latter-like stand was also a fun way to display some of the party goods. This too was a Hobby Lobby fab find and was great for holding the custom treat bags, “artist tools” and some candy dots. The “artist tools” were a fun way to display the serving wear. I used chevron bitty bags and filled them with cutlery, napkins and paper straws in coordinating colors. The clear paint cans were my favorite party element. These were found at Michaels and filled with candy in every color and finished off with a personalized printable paint brush label.

The cake was a simple white cake with cream cheese frosting and surrounded with homemade paint palette cookies. These cookies are super easy to make, using sugar cookies formed into the palette shape and m&m’s for the colored paint dots. The push-up pops were a fun way for the kids to enjoy their own personal layered birthday cake. These were layered mini cupcakes with cream cheese frosting between each layer….. YUM! The rice crispy treat paint brushes were not only the centerpiece of the table, but were the party favorite. I was so excited when I came across the pre-made rice crispy treats, no baking necessary and such a time saver. Simply place an ice cream spoon into the rice crispy treat and dip each one into the colored candy melts and voila!

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  1. {amy k.} May 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    LOVE the rice krispie treat idea, so adorable!

  2. Michelle - I DO invitations by michelle May 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    WOW! LOVE it all!! I’m sure the kids had an absolute blast – how could they not?! Amazing!

  3. Krystal May 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I love it too! great job! love how everything is coordinated with painting just amazing!

  4. Kristen May 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Such a great creative party! Where did you get the spin art machine? Love all the decorations! You did an amazing job!

  5. Party Girl May 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    The rice krispie paint brushes are the cutest treats I’ve ever seen…such wonderful creativity and detail!

  6. Lori May 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Where did you find the drinks? I love these!

    • Petite Party Studio May 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks! We found these at Walmart. I believe some Toys r us’ sell them too.

    • Meena February 22, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      Do you know what is the name of this drink. I tried looking for something like this but couldn’t fine any at Walmart

  7. Miss Margarita May 19, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Love everything!!!

  8. Kari Palmer May 19, 2012 at 5:09 am

    LOVE THIS IDEA! So Pretty and Bright. I am going to try to remember every detail! LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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  10. Kim - The TomKat Studio May 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    So darling! I love the paintbrush krispie treats! Fabulous work, girls!

  11. Mariah May 21, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Did you get the printables from somewhere or did you make them yourself? Love this idea!

  12. Nikki @ Tikkido May 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Soooo precious, and it looks like so much fun! You put as much thought into the activities as the decor, and the end result is magnificent.

  13. nancy pfeifer May 22, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    So clever girls!! I love it and your work always amazes me! The backdrop is my favorite!!

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  16. simone June 21, 2012 at 3:13 am

    OMG where did you find the spin art table? must get one. Thanks

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  18. Jackee Santillano June 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I love it! Where did you find the paint cans?

    • Marcie Adkins Rigney July 22, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      I'm pretty sure they sell them at Michael's stores.

  19. Heather Hardwicke Dueweke July 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    my son will be turning 10..this will be a really fun idea, with a few bigger boy touches!~ great thank you!

  20. Adrienne July 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Absolutely LOVE it! We just had our 1st child (a baby girl!) and I’ve already been planning her birthday parties for a while, and an art party theme is oneI’ve always liked! I’ve seen lots of cute ideas on Pinterest! But your ideas are so great too…I will definetly be using some of them! Very cute!

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    Love all the creative ideas. Im having a rainbow paint party for my daughter soon, and am looking for a stand like the one you used for the artist tools, etc. You said you got it at Hobby Lobby…do you remember what section you found it in? I’m having a hard time tracking one down that is just like it! Thanks!

  27. Andrea Walters February 17, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    What candy did you dip the Rice Krispies in?

  28. Romina March 10, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I have to ask too, what kind of spin art machine is it and where did you get it? I love the colors it comes with.

    • petitepartystudio April 2, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Hi Romina! You can find the spin art machine at Target.

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    Where do I buy the sticks that hold the rice bubble treats please?

    • petitepartystudio April 2, 2013 at 8:07 am

      Hi Rachel! You can find them on our website, here:

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  32. Rebecca May 30, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Hi!! This is the cutest party I have EVER SEEN! I’m going to use the rice Krispy treats at preschool for my sons birthday! :) do you happen to remember where you got the precut Rice Krispies at ? :) LOVE THOSE!! Also what you recommend for transporting them to class, with a cute creative touch of course? Thanks again for this! Love it all! :)

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    What brand rice crispy bars did you use? What brand candy melts did you use? Did you place them on a white chocolate melt to get them to stand up?

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