There's something about art and craft for kids. It doesn't matter if your child is a quiet bookworm or a full of energy sports nut, craft activities can transform a room full of loud excited party-fuelled kids into a hush of busy creative little beings within minutes.
So surely it's the perfect idea for a kids party right?
Entertainment that could be done at home that quietly amuses. Problems being; you need the creativity yourself to plan activities that will be suitable for all attendees, go purchasing all arty/crafty supplies (including some form of clothes covering for all those pretty party dresses) and set up the house, worse than this though; as a parent, you know how much mess at least one child makes, add some friends and child birthday party vibe and the house could look like the Yo Gabba Gabba set has been blown to smithereens.
An alternative is to get a company such as Mini Picassos to come in, set up, provide everything you need for crafty blissful party-goers, leaving only the wonderful creations for the kids to take home at the end.
A mum herself (of two beautiful children, Ethan 4 and Sian 2), Genefa established Mini Picassos in mid 2011 to make use of her strong passion for art and all things creative and FUN! It is this passion and attention to detail that makes Mini Picassos great. The friendly hosts love what they do and provide parties with diverse activities including art and craft, games and music.
Letters ready to be decorated with the help of little imaginations
If you ask Miss Caitlin who turned six a few weeks ago, she'll still tell you the favourite part of her birthday party was the painting. The party hosts, Genefa and Rebekah, came to her house, transformed it into an art and craft party and provided enough entertainment for the kids that all mum and dad had to worry about was the cake and the party food. The kids were all busy artists at work painting the first letters of their name and a plaster mould, and then after a game of the classic pass-the-parcel came back inside to adorn their creations with feathers, gems, stickers and sparkles.
Mini Picassos can organise parties for children (boys and girls) aged 4 to 10 years and they can set up a party anywhere in Melbourne you're holding the party (weather permitting). The parties run for 1 ½ hours (hosts arrive 30 mins prior to set up) the cost is $260 for min. 10 children, any child thereafter will cost $20 per child (maximum 20 children - give or take).
Mini Picasso's has a great range of activities to chose from including themed art & craft activities. Girls themed parties include; princess, fairy, ballerina, glamour girl, safari animals and garden party. Boys themed parties include; pirates, dinosaurs, transport, monster/superhero/robot, music, football and up and away. Each of these themed parties include matching art and craft activities such as; puppets, wooden animals or wands for the kids to create and take home. If you are not as keen on the painting as Caitlin there are non-paint activities including; jigsaw puzzles, calico bags, pencil cases, and scratch art.
As well as Birthday Parties, Mini Picassos run; School Holiday Workshops, Events (such as Christmas functions, baby showers, christenings, weddings, and festivals) and they can also provide face painting. For more information go to the website or the Mini Picassos Facebook page. Get in contact and they will work with you to organise a fun, creative and memorable party experience without the fuss.