After school on Monday, Ebby Lee invited a few friends over to have a little valentine party. She had asked me (so nicely, I should add) if we could get flowers for the table and balloons. While she was at school on Monday, Bowen and I made that happen. I ordered a couple things...table cloth, party favors, and plates/napkins off Amazon Prime. Goodness, how I love Amazon Prime! We whipped this little party up with only a trip to the grocery store.
I grabbed some conversation hearts and found some candy in the pantry to put out for a little snack while they were painting.
Ebby Lee planned the menu...cookies, cupcakes, strawberries, popcorn, and Sprite. What more could a seven-year-old want?
Shannon from Stand Up and Paint came to set up the art supplies. We chose a cute little Easter/Valentine canvas for the girls to paint.
"Stand Up and Paint is a locally owned social painting and crafts studio that knows how to mix a touch of creativity with a whole lot of fun! For each party, painting or project purchased, Stand Up and Paint will donate a minimum of 10% to a featured charity each month. Our commitment to our community is a priority to us and that is why we are considered "Parties with a Purpose". In addition to painting classes and parties, Shannon and her team also host "Pin-It Parties". Pin-It Parties are designed to give guests the option to create DIY craft items such as beautiful wreaths, amazing painted glass, or any other awesome idea that inspires you. Whether you are an individual wanting to tap into your artistic side or a group looking to socialize and have a good time-we've got something for everyone! Stand Up and Paint will provide all supplies and instruction, just bring your favorite beverage, and snacks!"
The five second-graders arrived and were oh, so happy to get this party started!
We had the Sing soundtrack playing in the background. They chatted all things second grade while painting their little hearts out.
This was the inspiration. :)
Shannon was so sweet with the girls. She left while they were upstairs playing and one girl said, "Oh, I wanted to tell her bye". That's how sweet she was. :)
The canvases turned out SO CUTE!!
We'd just sent them upstairs to play and then realized we wanted to grab a group picture. Some of their faces are like...TAKE THE PICTURE! hahaha! They played for a bit while the canvases dried.
Then it was SNACK TIME!
We CHEERS'D to a great little afternoon! And then their parents all came to pick up.
Ebby Lee had so much fun throwing this little party. (And I did too.) I should add this wasn't a sponsored post by any means, but Shannon really was so sweet. I'd recommend this company for anyone in our area looking to host a painting party in your home or another location.
Happy Thursday! XO