Step 1: Send out those artsy invitations
The best way to set the tone of your kid's art party is to send out invitations that are very creative and truly one-of-a-kind.
Aside from mentioning the date, venue and time of the party, make sure to leave a note for the parents that kids should wear clothes appropriate for a fun and crafty afternoon. Don't forget to remind them too to bring an apron just in case they have one to use and that they can bring their own art materials if they also want to.
Check out these colorful and fun art party invitations below for inspiration.
Although that is can quite an exaggeration, it is important to have an oversupply of art materials - paper, canvas, colored pends paint, brushes, newspaper, crayons, blue, scissors, water dish, etc. - instead of a limited quantity. It can be quite the downer if not all kids will have enough color and materials to immerse their hands with to create their respective masterpieces.
Make sure you have enough art materials to pass around and share. Ensure also that it matches the kind of art activity you have in mind for the art party.
It will be a great idea if the snacks you will serve will match the colorful and creative theme of the art party. Kids will not be the only ones who will enjoy, but the adults as well! So go ahead and indulge with colorful cutlery to match the wonderful snacks you will serve.
Here are some delightful art party snacks you can serve to give you an idea:
- Iced tea and lemonade in different colors (just add slight food coloring)
- Caramel popcorn served in colorful paper cups
- A rainbow cake! That will be a real show stopper!
- The traditional hotdog on sticks
- Vegetable sticks and dips
- Mini pizza breads
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Mini burger sliders
- Mixed berries for healthy sweet choices
Step 4: Have a short exhibit after
Create a light and fun culminating activity after the art party that recognizes the accomplishment of the kids. You don't need to have a stage created just for this. You can simply have pictures taken while the kids are holding up their finished artworks at the center of the venue.
Another idea is once the kids are done with their artworks, they can put it at the center of the venue. This makes it a great conversation starter among them and the adults present while the snacks are being served. Don't forget to take lots of pictures too!
Holding a short exhibit is a great way of imparting that rewarding feeling of having attended an arty party. This will definitely be one for the books - for the kids and the parents included.
Throwing an art party is a great opportunity to meet co-parents and for their kids to make new friends. As your kids' innate creativity are being honed during the activities, they are also able to develop their social skills.
If you are thinking of having an art party for your kid's class in school, why not pitch the idea to your other co-parents? This will make planning of the venue, finding a great art teacher, and the sourcing of art materials, supplies, and food way easier.
See you very soon!