Lazy Girl’s Guide to a Painting Party

I guess you could actually call this a “Pregnant Girl’s Guide to a Painting Party”,
Because I probably would have done more if I weren’t so enormous and exhausted.

We’ve never done a “friend” party because we’ve always(up to this point) just done a family thing.
But Carter has begged and begged for a “real” birthday party…a painting birthday party, to be exact.
He has been asking for months and I kept putting him off because I knew that the new baby might interfere with any plans.
But he is one insistent little sucker, and I finally gave in.

He was allowed to pick 10 friends.
(The first one his list?  His “girlfriend”, who is actually in 5th grade!)

I bought a magnet painting kit along with some extra paint brushes and some glitter glue.
(Everything looks better under a layer of glitter glue, right?)
I also pulled out all my plastic cups to use for rinsing water.

Instead of making or buying a cake, I decided to follow through with the painting theme.
Each kid will get a chocolate cupcake and will be able to DIY(Decorate It Yourself) with icing and sprinkles.

Don’t be too impressed!
Those cupcakes are made from a box mix and the icing and sprinkles are store bought.
I used food coloring and 3 cans of frosting to make the rainbow icing options.
(1/2 can of icing plus an insane amount of food coloring per color.
I used Gel Food Colors -for all but the blue and yellow- because they are so bright.)

And, of course, no party for my kid is complete without Sprite.
(The kid really loves Sprite.)

Here’s hoping my doctor’s appointment goes well and I actually make it to the party!

5 Responses to Lazy Girl’s Guide to a Painting Party
  1. domestic extraordinaire
    January 13, 2011 | 12:17 pm

    have fun!

    Praying your doctor’s appt goes well.

    P.S. We do parties like this at my house lots….so no worries

  2. Cathy
    January 13, 2011 | 12:49 pm

    Miss ya’ll. Hope things go well at the dr. Carter will have fun @ his party because he has a good mom.

  3. Grandma
    January 13, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    Sounds like a great party! I know he and all the guests will have a ball!

  4. Liz Sanders
    January 13, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    Nice! Great Ideas too! Good luck at the Dr.!

  5. Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith
    January 13, 2011 | 4:22 pm

    Looks great to me! I hope everyone has a blast!