Sunday, September 22, 2013

::the Candy and Canvas Party::

The Candy and Canvas Party went off with out a hitch!

I rented two tables and chairs from a local party rental place.  It was $40 well spent.  
We had to rainbow them up, so we went with some cheap streamers.

Since the weather was terrible we had the party inside.  
We had eight girls so I held myself back with the candy table.
I got Lily's favorite candies but I didn't buy 10 of every type.
At least I showed a little restraint?

I made the petal cake.  It was shockingly easy.  
Pintrest is loaded with tutorials and it really is just as easy as they said it would be.  

I made the Lily sign with markers and a $5 wooden pallet.

I wrapped the water bottles in bright duct tape.  They soaked in the ice bucket the whole night and that tape stuck perfectly.  

$1 premade decorations from the party aisle fit our theme perfectly and were cheap enough to buy a punch.  
Paint chips folded in half got used as place cards.  

 The table was set with suckers and paper for the kids to decorate.
I fed the kids pizza and let them run around wild till the guest of honor arrived.
Here is were I left my usually party pattern.
I like to be very controlling...
I know - you are shocked.
It's true.
But this idea was beyond me.  We wanted to do this Candy and Canvas party but I am not a real artist.  I looked into online kits, but they were pricey once you got all the brushes and they paints.  I was going to do it anyway when I got a suggestions on facebook to like a page.  The page was for a company called Canvas Paintings by Katie.  For what I thought was very reasonable - Katie comes out to your house and leads a group of kids or adults to paint a canvas.  She brings every thing.  Easels, paint, canvas's, brushes, all of it.  I was nervous about trusting such a huge part of the party to someone else, but I went for it.  BEST CHOICE EVER!  She was wonderful.  The girls loved her.  Even my Emma got talked into joining in.  
Lily decided she wanted to paint a peacock.  Katie didn't have a peacock listed.  So she painted one up and sent me a picture.  
Lily approved and KAtie brought the example to show the girls.  

Man - was I happy she organized her paints in rainbow order.  

She led them through every step. 

Quinn watched carefully and drank too much orange soda. 

And they took home a real canvas painting that they were so proud of.    

Each little girl did an amazing job.  What great art.  

My little bug was one happy kid.  
She loved her party.  

AND I LOVED having my Emma as the photographer.  
All pictures from the party were taken by Emma.
Isn't she so talented?
I am trying to talk her into a super sweet 16 painting party. 

Invitations for this party can be seen here

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