Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Painting Party for a 7 year old


This past weekend, we celebrated Hope’s 7th birthday.  We booked a session at the local Paint Lounge to paint canvasses and eat cake. 


IMG_1570 Lily and I painted the big “7” – the piece was a collaborative effort using watercolour paint on charcoal paper (we used charcoal paper because watercolour paper is very expensive). I found the original idea at the Handmade Home.

IMG_8098 I made the banner using paint chips from the Home Depot (the paint department did not mind) and a dollar store stencil.

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For party favours, I decorated paper bags with this ”Every Child is an Artist” printable at Discovery Moments.


Inside the favour bags, we included a watercolor pallet, paintbrush, Van Gogh inspired sunflower seed pack, and pocket colour wheel.  The seed packs are one of my photoshop projects and have one of my favourite Van Gogh quotations:

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.





Hope was very pleased with the celebration, can you tell? 


Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


  1. Happy birthday to Hope! It sounds like a fab party and I love everything - from banner (what a great idea!!) to favour bags to excellent paintings and smiling faces!

  2. What a fantastic birthday theme! I'm sure everyone had a fantastic time.


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