We celebrated a birthday recently at the Pear Tree House. Mr. Pear Tree’s, to be precise. And since one of his great loves is art, we threw a little bash for him with a fun, artsy theme.
I hand-made the invitations, using an artist’s palette as inspiration. Detail of time and place were included on the back.
At the front door, we welcomed guests with a painting set up on an eisel, boasting the message, “Welcome to the Art Party.” (I forgot to get a pic of that!)
While it’s not specifically art themed, I whipped up this banner using fabric from some clothes in my give-away pile.
The snack table. We went for paper plates and cups in a rainbow of colours.
A selection of Skittles candies, in primary colours, to nosh on.
My mom made the birthday cake – an artist’s palette. Inside, the layered cake was mango and vanilla flavoured – so good!
As an activity, we invited our guests to head outside before they left, to exercise their own artistic muscle by painting a flower pot to take home.
Here’s a shot of the Birthday Boy, painting with his Oma:
It’s not too late to wish him a Happy Birthday!
Words and photos by Lori-Anne Poirier