Since this was an eco-friendly artist party, I focused on eco stuff. And artsy stuff.
artist p easels
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.
artist p invite
The main table, with my rainbow of juices. I used resuable dishes to eliminate waste.
artist p full table
A platter of organic fruits.
artist p fruit
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.
artist p crayon jar
I made fabric banners out of stained clothing and old pillowcases, items that otherwise would have been thrown out.
artist p banners
Aprons made from mens’ dress shirts. Repurposing clothing is a great way to extend it’s life.
artist p aprons
artist p paints
One of the party guests painting.
artist p painter
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.
artist p letter closeup
The birthday girl’s cupcake. All of the cupcakes were vegan. Even the candles were all natural, no petroleum-based wax at this party.
artist p big cupcake
Enjoying the food. You can see the necklaces that they made, and the food on the mismatched plates.
artist p eating
These artistic party pictures were taken by the lovely & talented Melissa Papaj . For more posts about this party, click on the Eco-Friendly Artist Party tag below.


  1. Wow – I’m impressed. I would love a tutorial on the melted crayons into letters. You certainly are talented – I have spent the last hour on your site getting ideas for a Valentine’s Day party and my son’s bday coming up. I would also love to hear your ideas for St. Patrick’s Day – I crazily volunteered for party favors for my son’s class for that one.

    Trisha    Sunday, January 31, 2010
  2. Trisha: I did a tutorial on the melted crayons. It’s here Thanks so much for all of your kind words. I don’t have any plans for St. Patrick day stuff, but I’ll see what I can do.

    Brittany    Sunday, January 31, 2010
  3. What a wonderful eco-friendly party! I would love to share this with my readers, there has been interest in the past on how to have fun without being too “granoly”, their word, not mine! :)

    Dawn    Sunday, January 31, 2010
  4. WOW!! I love your blog!! I just found it and cannot wait to soak it all in!! Great ideas!!

    Jamee Bryant    Tuesday, February 9, 2010
  5. I love these ideas. I am hoping to make vegan cupcakes for my daughter’s 1st birthday this Spring. (I won’t be telling a sole what they are made of until AFTER the party). I love this theme.

    humpsNbump    Tuesday, February 9, 2010
  6. we HAVE to know how you made those crayon letters – the possiblities are endless…K classes, birthday child’s name, etc. !

    crush.    Monday, May 3, 2010
  7. I posted a tutorial on this here: Let me know if you have any questions!

    Brittany    Monday, May 3, 2010
  8. I’ve been planning an art themed birthday party for my daughter and LOVE this! I’ve been trying to think of party favors for the kids, and was planning on buying aprons and silk-screening their names on them. I saw the aprons made out of the old shirts though, and think I might rather do that instead. Could you do a tutorial on how to make them, please? Also do you have any neat art themed party favor ideas? Thanks a bunch for your help!

    Courtney    Monday, October 11, 2010
  9. Courtney–There is a tutorial for those apron shirts. Also, did you see the favor or the art gallery party?

    Brittany    Monday, October 11, 2010

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