My dearest Hannah turned 7 just yesterday, and just when I was looking at how much she had grown based on her little baby photos and toddler pictures I posted on Facebook not long ago.
We had a birthday celebration for her at home just last weekend. She initially wanted a Lego Friends themed party, but after looking at some other ideas on Pinterest, she decided on an Art themed party, which is so apt given that my little snowflake is such an artist in the making!
This was such a fun party to plan because everything was so colorful and bright! Pinterest definitely helped a lot
This is part of the loot I had to deal with when packing the kids’ party packs a few days before the party:
Of course, for an art party, I just HAD to make my ever-popular playdough (recipe here) and include that in the party pack:
Hannah chose the colors for the playdough.
Here are the kids excitedly waiting for the guests to arrive…
The food spread for tea-time snacks:
We had several party activities and games for the kids, of course. They were first invited to draw something on a welcome white board, after which Hannah chose her favorite two, who will become the team leaders for another game.
Can you guess which drawings Hannah picked?
We also had a cupcake decorating station where the kids could decorate their own cupcake and bring them home. Some (very hungry ones) were seen eating the cupcakes as they decorated them and some cupcakes didn’t even make it to the take-home container! LOL
The kids played the every-popular “Pass the Parcel”, but this time it was “Pass the Artist Teddy Bear”! Lots of laughs and lots of disallowed throwing ensued, but everyone had a good time.
We then played a game of Win, Lose or Draw with the kids split into two teams. What a riot! We had kids coming closer and closer to the board and so much shouting everywhere!
Then it was time to cut the cake. I made a New York Cheesecake (upon Hannah’s special request) and shaped it to look like an artist palette (recipe here). However, I piped on her name using royal icing in the morning and it melted! OMG!!! I had to quickly redo the icing, pipe it on and quickly gathered everyone together to sing the birthday song for Hannah to cut the cake, before the name melted away again!
Hmmmm…although…it could pass off as a deliberate attempt at making the words look “water-colory”-like, don’t you think? All along the theme of party
So glad that everyone had an awesome time at the party. Thank you so much to all who came and made the celebration such a meaningful one for my sweetheart Hannah. She definitely enjoyed herself tremendously!
♥ Happy Birthday Hannah! ♥