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Day 5. A kids COLOUR birthday party!

A 'COLOUR' Birthday party.
 
I always say that an artist is simply someone who can't help but to create"  My daughter Meila is an 'Artist' in the true sense of the word.
She creates before school, takes her sketch book out on recess break, and continues when she gets home. When I tell her she is a Great Artist she says with complete confidence "I KNOW". At 5 years old she was teaching her dad how the colour wheel works.  Last year we had an "Artist" party, this year to switch it up, we did a colour party.  Construction paper spirals hang from the chandelier. 3 one dollar rolls of solid colour wrapping paper create stripes across the dining table which also made Clean-up very easy!  I then cut polka-dots of other colours and placed them all around.   A cluster of clear vases filled with water and food colouring hold a bouquet of balloons. The table is set up with coloured play dough, crayons and colouring books, which become the goodie bags. Also there were bowls of froot loops with one tied to the end of a thin ribbon. The kids threaded the Froot Loops onto the ribbon making edible necklaces.  I tied 20 balloons to one long string and hung them from one end of the house to the other ( a reverse rainbow).  With washable kids paint I painted a rainbow across the glass patio doors.  Each of the chairs was wrapped repeatedly in different colors of yarn.   I made a layered rainbow barbie princess cake. Each layer a different color and a surprise between the layers, pudding, cookies, smarties.  I served 7-UP with blue heart ice, when it melted it made blue drinks. We played musical chairs with a twist... when the music stopped they would color on the canvas in front of them.  After each child got to take a piece of art home that all of their friends worked on.  There are lots of songs about rainbows and colors. I use GROOVE SHARK to create online playlists. You could also get craft paper and create a coloured hopscotch on the floor. For pennies there was a huge colourful impact, and all of the kids had fun. 
 
28/01 2012 ADDITIONAL IDEA. I found this fantastic idea the other day, that I wish I had found before the party. Let me know if you try it.  Might work with glow sticks too.

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