kidstuff · painting · PARTIES!!

Frida Themed Art Party

My Mia turned 12 and it was her turn to have a birthday party this year. With 3 kids, we’ve always taken turns having parties, but family celebrations are special, too.

There’s a wonderful local artists’ gallery and learning center in town that makes a great venue for an art party.

I bought the invites and other fun party goods from this etsy seller. I had most of it printed at Staples.

The girls made bold flowery headbands while waiting for guests to arrive.

  I transferred a design onto each canvas and it was so much fun seeing how unique each one turned out!
   As a finishing touch, I added some glitz using  Deco Foil. It added that extra something to make each piece POP! 

What a fiesta we had celebrating my sweet Mia!


potthead party :: a night of Harry Potter

The newest cinematic installation of the Harry Potter saga is coming out soon. I recently attended a kids’ party celebrating the stories penned by J.K. Rowling.

We arrived at Hogwart’s full of wizards who resembled Hermoine Grainger and Harry Potter, himself.

My favorite costumes? The golden snitch, of course!

Harry’s owl, Hedwig, also made an appearance.

Professor Mcgonagall quizzed the students on trivia and led them on a tour around the castle. It was a perfect night for a friendly game of “quidditch” freeze tag.

It’s not a party without treats… or is it? We were welcomed into the delightfully sweet world of Honeydukes.

…but be careful what Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans you try.

( I didn’t get a photo of one of the biggest treats of the party. Butter Beer!! It was a hit! A mug of creme soda mixed with a buttery caramel sauce until frothy. mmmm. Might be making that again post Potter.)