An Artistic Birthday Party

by Jen Lee Reeves on January 27, 2014 · 4 comments

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12 kids, 12 blank canvases, lots of paint and noise. What does that create?

A winning birthday party.

Jordan invited her friends to gather at a local canvas art store where they were tasked with painting a sunset with a sailboat. It was a pretty challenging work of art. But the cool thing is they all did an amazing job. Each art piece had its own twist of personality. I was incredibly impressed.

At first, I was worried we could pull this party off. The kids were high energy and loud. I worried the painting teacher wouldn’t be able to give out instructions. So I made a deal with the kids. If they were quiet and listened, we’d take noise breaks when they could make any and all noises. So when I gave them the breaks… It was LOUD. Mind-blowing loud. But I guess that means they had fun. And their art work… Well, check it out:

I loved the creativity! The kids loved the cupcakes. Plus, we raised another $100 dollars for Camp No Limits! Instead of gifts, Jordan asked for donations. She’s thrilled to see the donations continue to rise. Every time I tell her we’re closer to sending a NINTH person to camp, she just giggles. We’ve never raised that much before.

And in the end, Jordan and her friends have a fancy, new painting to enjoy. Jordan also decided she needs to return to the art studio for a kid session. She loved the chance to get messy with paint and take home something she created. (She waited an extra day to clean off all the paint – she thought it was so cool to look like a “real” artist.)

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Raelyn January 27, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Jen….
I have been absent from Blogging for awhile as I’ve been overcoming a wrenched right knee. Although it is hurting at the moment, at least I can now sit at this flat-screened desktop computer sans any leg discomfort!! I. Am. Resilient!! ;-D
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment regarding catching up on missed Blog posts. So!! I will only read/comment on this post!! ;)
I just celebrated my birthday!! On Saturday!! I turned the “big 3-0″…. ;-O
“At first, I was worried we could pull this party off. The kids were high energy and loud. I worried the painting teacher wouldn’t be able to give out instructions. So I made a deal with the kids. If they were quiet and listened, we’d take noise breaks when they could make any and all noises. So when I gave them the breaks… It was LOUD. Mind-blowing loud. But I guess that means they had fun.”. Noise breaks!! What a good idea!! I love it!! ;-D
“She waited an extra day to clean off all the paint – she thought it was so cool to look like a ‘real’ artist.”. Crack. Me. Up!! ;-D
I love, love, love Jordan’s artwork!! Very creative!! ;)

Jen Lee Reeves January 27, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I’m glad you’re on the mend, Raelyn!

Lois Alter Mark January 27, 2014 at 11:22 pm

I love everything about this, especially the artwork — which is amazing! Lots of budding artists out there, for sure!

Jen Lee Reeves January 28, 2014 at 6:28 am

Thanks, Lois! The artwork was great!

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