A Bright and Trendy Chevron Arts and Crafts Party

rainbow art party

You know how much we adore arts and crafts parties! (Remember our recent one here) so I am so excited to share this Rainbow + Chevron Arts and Crafts Party by Ellen Bessette Events!  Ellen reached out to us about designing printables and we love how her party turned out!

The birthday girl’s friends got to make a splatter at her 7th birthday party decked out in chevron and full of arts and crafts stations.  The contrast of the bright rainbow colors on a white backdrop makes me want to jump right in and start painting!

Some of my favorite details included the Giant canvases for masterpiece painting, the rainbow crepe paper streamer chair back decorations, rainbow place settings with coordinating flower centerpieces and the adorable cookie painter’s palette display!

Read on for all of the gorgeous photos and party details!

Guests were invited to the party with this printable invitation from our shop….






Here are the party details as told by Ellen Bessette

The birthday girl picked her own theme of arts and crafts since she loves to paint and loves to do crafts with her friends. I came across Anders Ruff‘s rainbow chevron printables and loved the package. I love the modern, colorful designs and knew I had to use it for her party.

Upon arrival, the girls found their personalized aprons hanging near the art table which also doubled as their party favor. We had an art table that consisted of a place setting for each girl with their own canvas and painting supplies. I created place cards using the printables and made them into mini-canvases on an easel. The girls loved finding their own seats. I made place mats using the coordinating papers in the package and continued with the rainbow theme down the table. Along with that, I sewed rainbow streamers onto ribbon to tie to the back of the chairs. I decorated the flower blume boxes with ribbon and matching printables and hung paper lanterns directly over the table.

After the girls finished their masterpieces, we broke up into groups and rotated to the different craft tables. The birthday girl picked out all the crafts herself and consisted of a drawing station, assembling candy necklaces, decorating canvas bags and designing fun tiaras. And last but not least, the girls were able to make a giant masterpiece. I built two 6×9 foot frames and wrapped them with canvas drop cloths. I placed paint buckets, brushes and white t-shirts nearby and told them to go to town. They went crazy and had lots of fun giggling and painting like maniacs.

The dessert table is always one of my favorites. I wanted to keep it girly and made a ruffled table skirt and backdrop. I loved the tassel garland since it reminded me of paint brushes and the colors popped to tie in the rainbow theme. I wanted to implement the art theme by using an art palette to hold the cookies that resembled paint. The birthday girl wanted rainbow cake pops and a rainbow cake. My baker (Everything Cake) did a great job matching the cake to the printables. I was stunned when I first saw the cake! I used the chevron paper in the package to make a last minute bunting banner on top of the cake and the ‘cake stand’ was a paint bucket from home depot along with the paint buckets holding the cake pops. The rice crispy paint brushes with chevron wooden sticks were a hit along with the pink lemonade with rainbow sprinkled rims. The girls’ sweet tooth’s were all satisfied!


GREAT job, Ellen!  I am so super impressed by everything you did and I know your daughter must have had the best day ever! Thanks for sharing….


Find the printable invitation and coordinating party printables in our shop here.

Credits & Resources:

– Event Planning: Ellen Bessette Events
– Chevron Art Party Printables: Anders Ruff
– Photography: Rebecca Dollar Photography
– Cake: Everything Cake
– Cake Pops: Cake pops by Maggie
– Chevron bags, Straws, Polka Dot Cups: Polka Dot Market
– Cookies: Cookie Cousins
– Flower Vases: Blumebox
– Wall Canvas Inspiration: Lil blue boo
– Tassel Garland: The Flair Exchange
– Paper Lanterns: Luna Bazaar


  1. this is ABSOLUTELY delightful!! I LOVE IT! too bad I convinced my daughter not to have a party this year. Oh well, there is always next year!

  2. Hi again,

    I’m also wondering whether you could please tell me where you got your mini art easels. Love those colors!



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