- September 14, 2012
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I had the pleasure of attending a painting themed birthday party last weekend. The party was held outdoors, and the kids were instructed to wear paint safe clothes. Each child was also given a plain white T-shirt to put on top of their clothes. Better safe than sorry, if you throw a paint party, make sure your guests know ahead of time, and suggest bringing extra clothes to change in to!
This set up was fantastic, giant pieces of paper were hung from the fences. Some were taped to the ground. Little cups of paint were scattered throughout. As if this wasn’t cool enough, my favorite part of the party was the “paint twister” game. They had two regular twister board games secured to the patio floor. Then when it was time to play we added a dollop of paint to each circle. Obviously red circles got red paint, green circles green paint, and so on. The mat becomes extra slippery, and sloppy. The kids become so messy, but have so much fun it’s a wonder someone hasn’t thought of this sooner. You really don’t need much paint on each circle. Just enough to get everyone’s feet painted.
The kids become so messy, but have so much fun it’s a wonder someone hasn’t thought of this sooner
You don’t necessarily need a party to have this kind of fun. I think I shall get my family game night plans in order for this in the fall. When the game is done, and the kids have had their fill of mess, you can just hose them down (out in the yard, of course!) to get the paint off. We still needed a serious bath after this party, but the hose made everyone clean enough to change clothes and ride in the car.
I cannot think of a better way to have the kids burn off some energy while being creative at the same time!