This is how I decorated the house. Since we were doing an Art Themed Party, I thought simple but fun.
Front Door. I had Chalkboards everywhere, so one on the front door made sense.
I bought a bag of 72 balloons, took the black ones out, got the tire pump, and got my arm workout. These were also a source of entertaining the kids after we had painted and eaten. They all had some and were playing and having a blast. Along with the roller coaster in the hallway.
I used those Command hooks to hang them but I didn't like them showing so...
Tissue Paper Flowers over the hooks.
I also made the Happy Birthday Banner out of chalkboards. (Not the best picture, but you can understand what I did.) I used the Command strips on here, and since I was already making flowers, I made extra. Darn I wish the picture was better because it is so cute
"Happy 3rd Birthday Emma"
And now the cake. On Pinterest I keep seeing 'Cake In A Jar'. I went one step more and did "Ice Cream Cake In A Jar'
I had a table set up in the Great Room with a long coloring page and crayons for the kids to color on. All the adults noticed how quite the party was with the kids coloring. I had easy, kid-friendly food for everyone. Sandwiches, chips fruit and dips. The main event was everyone painted their own Masterpiece. I bought 11x14 canvases and paint and the kids did their magic. No phone pictures of all of this, but they will be added once I get the camera and computer to love each other again.
All in all we had an amazing time and Emma had a blast with her friends coming over for her very first real Birthday Party.
We sent home with each child their own Artist Kit. It had a chalkboard, doodle pad, glow stick, crazy straw, coloring book w/crayons, chalk, candy, notebook, pencil, and a spiral drawing kit. I know I went overboard. But o'well it was fun had by all.