Since this was an eco-friendly artist party, I focused on eco stuff. And artsy stuff.
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Here are the invitations again, made from 100% tree free paper and junk mail. Notice the request for absolutely no gifts. This is also a very eco-friendly idea since plastic toys often end up in the land fills.
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The main table, with my rainbow of juices. I used resuable dishes to eliminate waste.
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A platter of organic fruits.
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Cans recycled as marker holders, used at the coloring table.
artist p markers
Jars recycled to hold crayons, also used at the coloring table. I spray painted the lids.
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I made fabric banners out of stained clothing and old pillowcases, items that otherwise would have been thrown out.
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Aprons made from mens’ dress shirts. Repurposing clothing is a great way to extend it’s life.
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One of the party guests painting.
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The playdough table.
artist p playdough table
Stringing organic, naturally colored “froot loops” into necklaces.
artist p froot loops
The eco-friendly favors made with recycled crayons and upcycled notebooks.
artist p crayon favors
A close up of the letters.
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The birthday girl’s cupcake. All of the cupcakes were vegan. Even the candles were all natural, no petroleum-based wax at this party.
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Enjoying the food. You can see the necklaces that they made, and the food on the mismatched plates.
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These artistic party pictures were taken by the lovely & talented Melissa Papaj Photography.

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  1. I am amazed by your creativity as well as the photos you posted. Bravo! Bravo!

    Anji Tee    Monday, July 27, 2009
  2. What an incredible party! The children all looked liked they were having a blast! I love the apron/smocks that they were wearing. Did you make them??

    Karen Wilson, Owner, lillybelle Custom Designs    Tuesday, July 28, 2009
  3. so simply chic and love your photography!

    susan crabtree    Friday, July 31, 2009
  4. so simply chic and love your photography!

    susan crabtree    Friday, July 31, 2009
  5. So nice! I would LOVE to see more about the upcycled notebooks…how did you make them – what did you upcycle them from, etc.? This is a WONDERFUL and adorable party!

    Thanks, Heather

    Heather    Thursday, September 17, 2009
  6. this is so amazing and inspiring!

    Gretchen    Thursday, September 24, 2009
  7. The recycled shirts as aprons is a genius idea!

    Katie    Monday, January 18, 2010

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