It’s hard to believe that my daughter is closing in on her 9th birthday, but first I have to show you her 8th birthday party. She is a rabid Beanie Boo collector so of course she wanted a Beanie Boo birthday party. We gave it a bit of a twist and turned it into a Beanie Boo Painting party since she loves art as well.
I designed a cute printable party featuring Beanie Boos in frames with watercolor splatters and paint brushes. It was very colorful and fun!
O invited her closest friends so it was a nice and small party on our back deck in Washington. Turned out to be a great day for an outside party!
I did something a little different with her birthday banner by hanging each individual letter separately to look like its own picture/piece of art. I am not quite sure it looked as good as I hoped!
The first activity was to design a beanie boo – I found black and white beanie boo coloring pages and added a spot to name their new beanie boo and claim their creations. The cute paint splat placemats I found at Hobby Lobby. They had a line of painting/art party supplies which worked perfectly for our theme.
Here are the girls perfecting their beanie boo creations
Everyone was asked to bring their favorite beanie boo or stuffed animal to the party, so the next activity was to create party hats and tutus for the beanie boos!
The girls were great in helping each other create the perfect party hat and tutu for their special beanie boos!
They turned out really sweet!
Lunch was O’s favorite, McDonald’s chicken nuggets, as well as fun snacks and treats.
Of course I had to dress up the spread with food tents, circles, water bottle labels and a cute backdrop poster – since being 8 years old, O is totally over the pin the tail games.
Cute water bottles!
This was a fun and yummy treat. Rice krispie treats dipped into colored chocolate to look like paint brushes.
The main activity of course was the painting. Each girl had her own canvas station to create her masterpiece. And a whole lot of colors to choose from!
The aprons I found at the dollar store. The easels are small wood ones that I bought on amazon. Canvases were purchased at Michael’s.
They did such a great job on their paintings. Some copied their beanie boo, and some created something new!
It was fun to watch their different processes.
We ended the party with gifts and cake. I took the easy cake route and ordered one from the grocery store. O loved the airbrushed rainbow, so that’s what we got. I painted a wood heart from Michael’s and put it on top of the cake for her Beanie Boo to sit (without getting frosting all over). I used my Silhouette to cut out the Happy Birthday balloon and Olive and attached the cut outs to skewers to stand up in the cake.
The girls each took home a cute paint bucket (found at Hobby Lobby) filled with candy, watercolors, stickers, pencils, beanie boo bracelet (from this etsy shop) and a clip on beanie boo. I made individual favor tags and attached them to the buckets.
It was a great afternoon celebrating our new 8 year old!
I think the birthday girl had a great time! Oh and her shirt came from Little Stars shop on Etsy. She makes amazing custom embroidered birthday shirts! The purple skirt is from Target, the beanie boo leggings I found on Zulily.
EIGHT is GREAT!! So much fun celebrating Beanie Boo style! All of the Beanie Boo painting party printables will be up in my shop soon. As well as a regular red heart centric beanie boo party as well! Thanks for checking out jeni ro designs!