By Candie Cooper
So it's the day of the big birthday luau celebration. The tiki torches
are set, grass skirts
await and the next thing you know the weatherman is calling for an 89% chance of rain. Luau canceled. Now what?!? Rainy day
paint party, that's what!
is a hit for kids of all ages and there are many ways to go about it.
For my birthday, everyone took turns painting on a large 5'x5' canvas
which I have in my studio (makes me smile every time I walk by it). The
other option is to buy mini canvases in which everyone paints there own
picture to keep (party favors---check!).
I chose a Folk Art
pallet of paint ahead of time (this still doesn't mean party guests
won't get in your delicious stash of paint though---also makes me
smile). For a large painting, it's good to have 1" to 3" brushes
available. Paper towels
, paper plates, water buckets, and smocks were also on hand.
It was so neat seeing the painting evolve. People painted on and off throughout the evening, adding their special touch.
When it was finished, I sealed it with Folk Art gloss varnish. Check out these detail shots!
ended up being the best birthday in a really long time. I got to hang
out with my friends, create and laugh. I really can't think of a better
way to turn 32. Thanks to all my friends for playing.