I got lots of inspiration from Pinterest and put together a few ideas.
Lots and lots of brightly coloured balloons
A selection of rolls
Cocktail sausages, crisps & nibbles
Strawberries & grapes
Jelly & cream
Paint palette cupcakes
A plain madeira sponge which the kiddies 'painted' with food colouring
Painting a canvas using paper plate stencils
Pass the parcel - each kiddie received a packet of pencils and a box of paints for the winner
Here are the pics...:
Presents for the birthday girl
Busy baking - thank you to Auntie Ali
Streamers from Party Delights (where I also bought some brightly coloured plates, cups & bowls)
Creating their masterpieces (I managed to find cheap canvases from a local cash & carry - they were £2 each). I cut out stencils on paper plates of stars and hearts which I drew using cookie cutter shapes. I was inspired by A Little Learning for Two for this :-)
Note the dust sheets everywhere! We were hoping to be in the garden for this activity, but the weather had other plans!!
Jelly and whippy cream with sprinkles - yum!
Sorry for the absolutely rubbish photograph, but you get the idea!
After lunch we then 'painted' the birthday cake with food colouring
The finished cake, complete with sparkler!
My daughter's finished canvas.
The party was a great success. There were enough activities to keep the kiddies entertained and they all left with a piece of cake and a canvas!