Art Party Theme

An art or painting party has become a fun and popular theme where kids can get creative. It is often seen decorated in a rainbow colour scheme however you can also go with a Pantone colour palette look. View the real parties section at the end of this blog post to view different ideas including a parisian artist party!

I hope you enjoy the selection and remember to view the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory for vendors you can use – especially for a theme such as this which you won’t find specific items for in party stores – the vendors in the Handmade decor category can create items for you to suit what you are after!

You can also view my Pinterest board for an Art party here. 


Art party invitations and printables



Art Party printables – Pretty and Print


Art pantone printables – Ham and Pea Design & Paperie


Art party invitations – Party Printables


Art party invitation – Emajine Designs



Art Party stationery, printed and assembled – MillyBoo Designs


Art party invitation – Over the Top Extras


Art painting party printables – Paper and Cake





You can create your own splatter paint decorations such as these splattered balloons and lanterns. Click on the image to be taken to the source:


DIY tutorial for splatter paint balloons – Studio DIY



Splatter paint lanterns DIY idea – Art Party by Kara Allen


Use these white lanterns as your base for a splatter paint effect:


White lantern – Sweet Tea Party Supplies


Large white paper fan – Sweet Tea Party Supplies


Colourful decorations are definitely the way to go for an art party. Here are some options to bring in a splash of colour!:


Giant confetti round balloon – Ruby Rabbit Partyware





Rainbow tissue pom poms – The Party Parlour


Rainbow paper fan – Just Party Supplies


Bright paper fans decorations – Just Party Supplies



Rainbow honeycomb lantern – Party & co


Rainbow honeycomb lantern – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Rainbow fabric bunting – The Party Parlour






Ombre lanterns are a good choice if you are going for a Pantone art party theme look:


Pink Ombre lantern – How Divine




Some colourful tableware to create a fun kids party table:


Ric rac pink gift wrap table runner – Sweet Tea Party Supplies


Rainbow spot table runner – The Party Parlour


Meri Meri coloured spotty table cover – Party & Co



Party confetti by Knot & Bow – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Confetti dot plate – Sweet Celebrations



Rainbow candy stripe plates – The Little Red Chick party boutique



Rainbow stripe straws – The Paper Lantern



Confetti Dot glass bottle – Love The Occasion



Art Paint party wooden cutlery – Bespoke Party Products


Love this table setting for a kids art party with paint supplies packaged up for each child:


Rainbow art party kids table setting – Dear Bella Events and Styling



Sweet Treats

A few ideas here for your sweet treats but you must view the REAL PARTIES section at the end of this blog post to discover some creative ideas for your dessert table for an art party!

Use colourful lollies to create a rainbow effect:

Rainbow lollipops – The Party Parlour


Gelato fizzoes – The Party Parlour


A colourful baking cup to serve some snacks in whether it be a cupcake or fruit, popcorn etc:


Confetti dot cups – Little Red Chick party boutique




Love these canvas cookies created by It’s a Cake thing by Jhoanee. On the Directory you can find a range of cookie makers to create sweets for this party theme in your state:

Cookie canvas cookie – It’s a Cake thing by Jhoanee (Sydney)


Fantastic idea to use brushes as cake pop sticks and a paint palette to serve them on!:

Paint brush cake pop sticks – Art party by Kara Allen


Some gorgeous colourful cake stands:

Orson Enamel Watercolour Turquoise Cake Stand – Leo & Bella


Valentina Fuchsia Pink Glass Cake Stand 30cm – Leo & Bella




Special themed ideas and prop

These clear paint pails could be used for favours or to display other items (eg paint brushes etc):

Clear Paint Pails – The Little Big Company

Love how they have been used in this art party:


Paint pail favours from party by It’s a Cake thing. Paint splat stickers around the pail are by Memories are Sweet.


Mini easel’s such as this can be used to display table/buffet signs on your dessert table:

Mini easel and canvas – Art Shed Online


Or follow the image link for a tutorial to make your own mini easels using straws:

DIY Straw tutorial – Wants and Wishes blog


Paint palettes can be used not just for painting for this theme, but also for creative ways to serve and display food:

Wooden paint palette – Eckersleys


Jasart plastic paint palette – Eckersleys


Colourful tin pails could be used for all the various art supplies etc for the kids:

Tin pails / buckets – Saffy & May



If your child wants an art/painting party but you don’t want to deal with the mess and gathering all the supplies, then you can book an Art party host to come to your place or there are also venues for art parties in various states. In Sydney, Belezza Interiors can run an art party at your house or at their venue:

Kid decorating parties run by Belezza Interiors (Sydney)


Some really fun props to hire for an Art party theme in Sydney:

Art and painting party props for hire – Little Wish Parties (Sydney)

If you’re having an art party, then a kids size table and chairs are a must for the kids to do their painting on! So here are a few of the businesses in the Directory who hire out kids table and chairs. Visit the Directory for more in this category:


Children’s table and chair party hire – Tiny Tables and Chairs (Melbourne)



Kids table and chairs party hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Kids stools and tables for hire – Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations (Perth)


Kids chairs, stools and tables party hire – Saffy & May (Brisbane)



For a colourful art party look, this gorgeous pastel ruffled tablecloth would look beautiful on a dessert table! If you need to know where to hire or buy something similar from in your state please e-mail me at and I can refer you on to the right vendor for your location.

Pastel ruffled tablecloth for hire – Sweet Celebrations (Sydney)



Some creative favour ideas for an art party theme:


Paint box favour box – Bespoke Party Products (image from party by It’s a Cake thing – see link under “Real Parties” at the end of this blog post)


Paint pail jigsaw puzzle favours – The Little Big Company


These pencil kits can be customised with a design to suit your theme. Little crayon boxes filled with crayons are also available for customisation!:

Personalised pencil favour pack – Bespoke Party Products


I thought this was a fun idea for a party favour for an art party:

Art party favour idea – Love That Party blog


Some colourful favour packaging for an art party theme with a rainbow colour scheme:

Rainbow scallop favour box – The Little Red Chick party boutique



Confetti party bags – Ruby Rabbit partyware


Real Parties

There are some fabulous decorating and dessert ideas in these real art parties:

Incredible Art Party by Kara of Kara’s Party Ideas

So many fantastic ideas in this art party by It’s a Cake thing by Jhoanee

Gorgeous pantone art party by Leanne of Sweet Style

A fun pantone inspired art party by Vesna of One Lovely Day

For a pastel colour scheme, view this gorgeous Pastel art and craft party on the Hostess with the Mostess website

Beautiful and unique Parisian artist party by Heather Equitz

A fun rainbow chevron art party by Anders Ruff on the Hostess with the Mostess website