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Hey party peeps! Today I’m going to show you How to Throw an App Themed Art Party with Disney Creativity Studio 2!. If you’re like me and have kids you know that winter can be so hard with the kids having to stay indoors so much of the time. Where we live, it gets really cold so the kids rarely play outside in the winter. To pass the time, my kids spend hours on their iPads playing apps. So it wasn’t surprising when my daughter Riley requested her next playdate to be based on her favorite new app, Disney Creativity Studio 2! Thanks to Disney for sending us the app to review!
APP THEMED PARTIES ARE THE HOT NEW TREND!
Apps are gaining an incredible amount of popularity with young kids. So much so that my kids are spending more time playing apps than they are playing their video games! They are so popular that app themes are now being requested for birthday parties. Not surprising, but what do you do when your child requests a birthday party theme based on an app and there aren’t any party supplies out there for it? It’s easy if you follow my 5 EASY STEPS! Time to get CREATIVE!
CHOOSE A VENUE INSPIRED BY THE APP!
For me, this was easy! Disney Creativity Studio 2 is an art themed app. For the party, I wanted to create an environment of an art studio, but didn’t necessarily want the mess that comes with an art party. Paint…etc…no thanks! So, what’s a mom to do? I chose to do the party at a local kids’ art studio in my city called Kidcreate Studio. They do private art parties, provide all the art supplies (paint, paper, aprons, etc) and I don’t have to worry about any mess or cleanup in my house! LOVE THAT!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Choose a venue who’s decor matches your party theme so you don’t have to spend a fortune bringing items in. For this, the studio was perfect! They had drawing walls, drawing tables, colorful painted walls and kid-height chairs and tables already there so my decor needs were minimal. Imagine trying to do a fairy garden themed party in a ballroom and all the decor you would have to bring in to pull off a garden atmosphere instead of just having the party at a park with free trees, plants and picnic tables!
DECORATE YOUR PARTY WITH ITEMS INSPIRED BY THE APP!
The app is based on creating fabulous finished art pieces by starting with a simple black and white drawing sheet and then turning them into fabulous finished art pieces by coloring and decorating them with online paintbrushes, crayons, markers, and more in every color of the rainbow so I decided to design the party with a color palette of black and white with pops of rainbow colors.
Since this party wasn’t in my home, I focused on quick and easy-to-assemble decor items that would travel well to bring the party’s theme into the venue space. These cardboard Disney character standups seen in the app were perfect for this. They fold down for easy travel and are super lightweight but when assembled add a large wow-factor to the party space. I also brought my own paint splattered table runner, lightweight CREATE letter centerpiece and matching paper supplies to easily decorate the venue’s dining table in my theme.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: To bring in my own decor, I had to request an additional hour of setup from the venue. They were more than accommodating since they didn’t have a party scheduled before mine. If you want to bring in additional decor into a venue, be sure to request the additional time and be flexible with your party’s time (first party or last one of the day on a non-busy day usually yields the best results for accommodating additional setup time).
CREATE PARTY ACTIVITIES THAT ARE BASED ON THE APP!
Disney Creativity Studio 2 is an app that provides dozens of digital coloring sheets that kids can use the variety of online paintbrushes, markers, crayons, stickers, etc. to PAINT, DRAW AND DECORATE their own works of art. For the party, I simply brought these activities to life and used the different Disney character standups to customize each of the art activities the kids would do at the party.
DECORATE & COLOR Anna’s Playhouse!
The kids LOVED this one! The 3D cardboard house is about 4’tall and the kids can actually go inside it. They colored it in and added fun embellishments like flower stickers to it to make it their own.
CREATE Elsa’s Castle!
This is a signature art project at Kidcreate Studio! They have all the supplies to create a cool artistic castle for Elsa!
PAINT a House for a Palace Pet!
What kid doesn’t love to paint! Washable paint is a must with young kids and they had a blast painting in the houses for each of the Palace Pet toys that also doubled as take home favors for the girls.
DOODLE WALL with Mickey & Minnie!
It is AMAZING what kids will draw when just given a blank piece of paper. I am always amazed at the creativity and imagination that I see when they are done…from a shark spaceship to a parachuting soldier to BFFs, these doodle were definitely frame-worthy.
DRAW a scene for Baymax!
Where’s Baymax? This is a fun activity that was inspired by the app where you can draw your favorite character in a scene with different background tools. The kids were given a plain sheet with just a line drawing of Baymax and were asked to use their imagination to draw anywhere they wanted Baymax to be!
SERVE SWEETS THAT MATCH THE APP’S THEME!
My favorite part of any of my parties is the Sweets Bar! I just love coming up with creative ways to display yummy desserts like these colorful cake balls displayed like a painter’s palette and clear paint buckets filled with colorful gumballs. I always call on my team of dessert designers to create themed desserts and they NEVER disappoint. Check out these chocolate paint palette lollipops, mini donuts and chocolate covered oreos in every color of the rainbow.
Keeping with the CREATE theme, the kids all decorated their own cupcake with Wilton sparkle gels (don’t they look like little paint tubes), colorful sprinkles and topped with yarn pom cupcake toppers that look like splats of paint towering above the cupcake. Cute, right?
SEND YOUR GUESTS HOME WITH THEMED FAVORS!
I printed several coloring sheets from the app and created an app coloring book and filled this Mickey Mouse bucket with crayons and a Mickey drinking cup to take home. The boys also got a special Lightning McQueen racing shirt and the girls got to take home the Palace Pet toys.
Just follow my steps here when you throw your next app themed party and you’ll be all set! Check out the Disney Creativity Studio 2 App here for more creative online art fun for your kids!
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WHERE DID SHE GET THAT?
– Styling & photography: Soiree Event Design
– Disney Creativity Studio 2 app: iTunes
– Art studio: Kidcreate Studio
– Disney character standups, Mickey Mouse favor buckets, drink cups & crayons: Birthday Express
– CREATE custom letter centerpiece: Sophisticated Life Designs & Events
– Black and white striped paper plates, napkins, cups, cupcake baking cups, candy bags & CREATE ceramic letter dishes: Hoopla Events
– Cake balls, chocolate covered oreos and paint palette chocolate lollipops: Autumn Lynns Chocolate Sins
– Yarn pom cupcake toppers: Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams
– Paint splatter table runner: Ruffled Pretties
– Mini donuts: Green Mountain Baked
– Clear paint buckets & art supplies: Michaels
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Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies says
My son’s birthday is coming up at the end of March so this is great timing! Thanks for the awesome ideas!
Great party and I love the custom letters
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
The only app themed party my boys would be interested in is Minecraft LOL. I got some great ideas here, though 🙂
Now this is a party I would love to attend. How fun. I love the whole party and the decorations are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.
Shauna Krantz says
This is so awesome! My kids will love it! Thank you for including #ruffledpretties paint splatter runner!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
What a great app and a great idea! It’s so important to encourage creativity in kids, and this is the perfect way to do it.
I love this! It looks like everyone had so much fun!
My girls would love this party. Great tips. xoxo
Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams says
Love how everything turned out. This is such a great theme and app themed parties are definitely huge right now!
I didn’t even know art themed parties were trendy right now. I surely do like it though!
What an amazingly fun party! You had something for everyone. And I’m in love with your CREATE letters.
Tiffany Cutcliff says
Wow! That party looked incredible! What a fantastic amount of thought and detail! I love the crafts. My daughter would LOVE that!
I had no idea that app themed parties were the new thing! You did a great job with this one, and it seems like a really cool app that you based it off!
what a wonderful theme for a party. I bet this would work for a teen party as well.
This looks like such amazing fun! I might have to have one of these parties for myself, lol
Wow! This looks like so much fun! My family is full of HUGE Disney fans!
Nina Say says
Disney Creativity Studio is so cool. I wish this was around when I was a kid.
Liz Mays says
Oh my gosh what a fun idea! I bet they all had such a blast. I know I would!
This looks like such a fun party, what a great idea for the kids!
Your Posts are always visually appealing. Great Set-up , great photos . Great overall ideas
AJ @ NutriFitMama says
Wow what a great party and so many awesome ideas!
Jess Weaver says
This looks like such a fun party. The kids look like they are having a blast!
Lois Alter Mark says
What a fantastic theme! All your ideas are so clever and so creative!
Laura Funk says
I have never heard of an App party, very cool and I love the Disney Apps!
Susan Noble says
What a fun party I would love to attend this myself. GREAT decorations and those letters are amazing! Love all the details Tonya!
Aren’t those letters AMAZING! So creative!
Susan Moseley says
Wow, what amazing ideas! Kids will love this. Thanks for all the tips and beautiful photo’s of the work.
This looks like an AWESOME party!! Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve just got some awesome ideas for my sons bday party!
Yay! Glad to help.
Debbie Denny says
Looks awesome. I just love the doodle wall idea.
Me too! Apparently so did the kids….they spend the most time on that doodle wall!
I’m majorly impressed. I wish we had one of those venues in my town. I could just imagine all the possibilities!
Kidcreate Studio is going to be franchising soon, so be on the lookout! Maybe one will pop up in your town.
Lexie Lane says
These are beautiful! And the pictures are really lovely. The shots have amazing light! What a fun day these kids must have had. Very lovely post.
Thanks for noticing my photography Lexie!
Wow, we are so modern! We literally have the world at our fingertips! I liked the pet houses the best. When I was little my favorite thing to do was decorate bird houses and put my My Little Ponies inside- brought back some sweet memories 🙂
That’s a great idea for My Little Ponies too! Little stables…love it!
These are great ideas! Very artistic and fun!!
Now, that is an interesting and fantastic way to throw a party for kids! I know that both of my children would love something like this. 🙂
There are some really cool apps out there now. The sky’s the limit on party themes now!
Pamela :: Still Dating My Spouse says
I would have never thought to throw a party for an app but this is way cool. Thanks for sharing and the little girl up front smile says it all!
Aww! That’s my daughter and she was smiling the whole time!
Kori Tomelden says
That looks like a super fun party! I love the combination of art and Disney.
Thanks Kori! The app is so cool…even my older daughter loves it.
Digna D. says
This looks like so much fun. My granddaughter would love this party.
Yes, they had fun especially the Doodle Wall!
omg this party looks so cool!!! My princess would of had a blast at something like this
You should totally do it for her!
Loving this trend!! The interactivity of the party, the decorations and the lovely treats are just awesome!
Notorious Spinks says
Love this. I will have to look into for the girl’s birthday this summer. Thanks so much for the feature.
These are such cute ideas for a Disney themed parties. I will have to have one of these for my daughters next birthday.
Carin Kilby Clark says
So cool! It looks like the kids had a lot of fun. My children would love this. They are obsessed with all things Disney. Thanks for sharing.
This seems like such a fun idea! I love everything Disney and creative … I might just have to check out this app myself!
Wow! What a fun party and a great app. I will be checking this out.
What at fantastic party. You definitely found the right venue. Everything came together so well.
Eliz Frank says
what a smart party idea and a great way to teach kids about the several ways to create art. I can see that they had a great time.
Terry C says
This party looks very cool. Seems like everyone enjoyed it. I may use this theme in the future. Thank you very much for sharing.
Aisha Kristine Chong says
This is like super cool and creative – a great one especially for kids – activities and such are truly wonderful.. for experience too.
Carolyn Bunch says
My children would have been in heaven!! What a creative event to stir active imaginations.
Cherri Megasko says
What an interesting idea! My kids have been grown for some time now, so I haven’t even heard of these app-themed parties before.
Absolutely adorable and I love your site. There’s some seriously great ideas on here and I’m feeling inspired. Are you in the Disney Side group on Fb. Could I share this on here? It’s a huge group that would totally flip seeing this. Love your site.
THANKS! I’d love for you to share it in the Disney Side FB group. Thanks
I know I am not a kid anymore but i would so love to have a disney themed birthday and since it’s coming up soon I should do it before i have kids.
Shawn Spencer says
Your create letters came out beautifully!! I absolutely love the R with the chalk! Keep inspiring greatness! ❤
Shawn Spencer says
The bird houses are very nice as well great collaboration!
Bianca Dottin says
I love the idea of a Disney art party! My daughter would absolutely love this.