A Little Party

After school on Monday, Ebby Lee invited a few friends over to have a little valentine party.  She had asked me (so nicely, I should add) if we could get flowers for the table and balloons.  While she was at school on Monday, Bowen and I made that happen.  I ordered a couple things…table cloth, party favors, and plates/napkins off Amazon Prime.  Goodness, how I love Amazon Prime!  We whipped this little party up with only a trip to the grocery store.

I grabbed some conversation hearts and found some candy in the pantry to put out for a little snack while they were painting.

Ebby Lee planned the menu…cookies, cupcakes, strawberries, popcorn, and Sprite.  What more could a seven-year-old want?

Shannon from Stand Up and Paint came to set up the art supplies.  We chose a cute little Easter/Valentine canvas for the girls to paint.

“Stand Up and Paint is a locally owned social painting and crafts studio that knows how to mix a touch of creativity with a whole lot of fun!  For each party, painting or project purchased, Stand Up and Paint will donate a minimum of 10% to a featured charity each month.  Our commitment to our community is a priority to us and that is why we are considered “Parties with a Purpose”.  In addition to painting classes and parties, Shannon and her team also host “Pin-It Parties”.  Pin-It Parties are designed to give guests the option to create DIY craft items such as beautiful wreaths, amazing painted glass, or any other awesome idea that inspires you.  Whether you are an individual wanting to tap into your artistic side or a group looking to socialize and have a good time-we’ve got something for everyone!  Stand Up and Paint will provide all supplies and instruction, just bring your favorite beverage, and snacks!”

The five second-graders arrived and were oh, so happy to get this party started!

We had the Sing soundtrack playing in the background.  They chatted all things second grade while painting their little hearts out.

This was the inspiration. 🙂

Shannon was so sweet with the girls.  She left while they were upstairs playing and one girl said, “Oh, I wanted to tell her bye”.  That’s how sweet she was.  🙂

The canvases turned out SO CUTE!!  

We’d just sent them upstairs to play and then realized we wanted to grab a group picture.  Some of their faces are like…TAKE THE PICTURE!  hahaha!  They played for a bit while the canvases dried.

Then it was SNACK TIME!

We CHEERS’D to a great little afternoon!  And then their parents all came to pick up.

Ebby Lee had so much fun throwing this little party.  (And I did too.)  I should add this wasn’t a sponsored post by any means, but Shannon really was so sweet.  I’d recommend this company for anyone in our area looking to host a painting party in your home or another location.

Happy Thursday!  XO

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  1. 2.16.17
    Leslie said:

    So much fun!! What a good memory that will stick with Ebby Lee forever!

    • 2.16.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Thank you!

  2. 2.16.17
    Kimm said:

    What a sweet little afternoon. Their paintings came out great

    • 2.16.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I thought so too! Thanks, Kimm!

  3. 2.16.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Kensington had the BEST time!!!!! Her canvas is proudly displayed in our kitchen right now. It looks so good!! And bonus, she said that the popcorn "was the best she's ever had in her life", so you need to text me and tell me what kind if was 😉 .

  4. 2.16.17
    Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said:

    Oh, I love this idea! I need to find something similar here!

  5. 2.16.17
    Megan @ Letting In The Light Blog said:

    What little artists! Those paintings turned out way better than I could have done. A fun little party idea!


  6. 2.16.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Well, that is the cutest thing EVER!!!!! What a fun party (and mom)! 🙂

  7. 2.16.17
    McFarland Family said:

    Oh my goodness!!! This looks sooooo fun!!! I love that she came to your house. I bet those girls had a blast!! And their painting turned out soooo cute.

  8. 2.16.17
    Britt Hensley said:

    The cutest thing ever!! Great idea!!

  9. 2.16.17
    Rebecca said:

    I love this idea! Way to go Mom! It was all adorable and for sure the memories are going to be precious for all those girls.

  10. 2.16.17
    Loren Lately said:

    Sweetest party ever! I hope my boys want to have Valentine's parties when they get bigger 🙂 ha & how brave are you for letting them paint over the carpet!!! 🙂


  11. 2.16.17
    Unknown said:

    What a fun little party!! The canvases turned out so cute!!

  12. 2.16.17
    Dawn said:

    So fun!! Looks so cute:)

  13. 2.16.17
    Debbie K. said:

    Now I want my almost 24 year old daughter to be young again so that I can throw a little party like this with her. Canvases are adorable! I wish we had something like Shannon's business in northern IN. What a perfect afternoon for the girls.

  14. 2.16.17
    Liz said:

    So fun!!!

  15. 2.16.17
    MM said:

    What a cute party. Love the paintings! And you deserve an award too. You let 5 little girls paint on top of cream carpet!!! I was hyper-ventilating for you. I wish I could have been that laid back when my girls were younger. I would have had carpet protectors underneath the table, saran wrapped everything I could and paint cloths down on the wood floor.

    • 2.16.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hahaha!! Don't give me too much credit. I was secretly wishing for a paint spill so I could get a new rug. It didn't happen. 😉

  16. 2.16.17
    RebeccaLynn17 said:

    Such a sweet party!! Ebby Lee is so adorable!
    I'm a teacher and tomorrow we are having an in-service day, for a team building activity we are doing "Painting with a Twist"- minus the wine 🙂

  17. 2.16.17
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    This is just precious! Your girl's smile makes it totally worth it. I always love doing little parties that are NOT just for a birthday. A friend of mine threw an amazing gingerbread house making party one year that was so fun.

  18. 2.16.17
    Kris said:

    painting are beautiful….but where do I find one of those stands you have your plates, cupcakes etc…in? great party!

    • 2.16.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I got mine at Sam's a couple years ago. :). Thank you!

  19. 2.16.17
    Lindsay's Sweet World said:

    How stinking cute was this?! What a sweet thing for her to do with her friends! and girl, may I say that you were brave letting them paint over that rug. Haha.

  20. 2.16.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    What a cute idea!! Such a fun mama!!!

  21. 2.16.17
    Unknown said:

    This looks like so much fun! I hope that when my daughter is old enough she will want to throw cute parties with her friends like this!!

  22. 2.16.17
    A Gal Named Al said:

    That is SO fun! My son is an artist and would love to do something like this- only problem is that most of his friends wouldn't! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  23. 2.16.17
    Amy Lynn said:

    Hi Erika! What is the color you painted the dining room? I love it!!

  24. 2.17.17
    Unknown said:

    Adorable party! I considered throwing a similar one for my 5 yo. Love how you kept it fun and simple. Did you text the moms or send invitations weeks ago? Sometimes hard to pick the easiest way to avoid hurt feelings in the classroom

    • 2.17.17
      Erika Slaughter said:

      I just group texted the moms! It was a last minute thing and I didn't want to hurt any feelings so I tried to keep it small and low key.

  25. 2.17.17
    Megan said:

    This is adorable!!!!

  26. 2.18.17
    Christa Griffith said:

    SUPER AHHHHDORABLE!!!! and i HAVE to know.. where did you get your metal cupcake holder?? i have a circle one like that BUT i love the fact that you can put plates and napkins at the bottom! GENIUS!!!!