Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
Iam the mama of an almost eleven year old. That is pretty fantastic! Jillian’s birthday is right around the corner and we are excited to celebrate our oldest daughter! We threw a birthday party for her last weekend so that she could spend a day having fun with her friends.
Jillian is a very creative kid. She’s got the crafty bug, like her parents, and she is usually drawing, sewing, knitting, or painting something and she’s got a love of woodworking, too. I don’t mind bragging that we like mess making and working with our hands. Creating art is a way of life for this child of mine.
So, when we saw these Block Party kits from Kid Made Modern at Target we knew we had stumbled on the perfect theme for her birthday: a “block” party where her friends could come over, make a wonderful mess, and create some art together. Perfect!
A Birthday Block Party
The more we explored the Kid Made Modern line, and Todd Oldham’s Kid Made Modern book, the more ideas and inspiration we gathered for our party. Soon, our block party plans were in the works and invitations asking our friends to come “dressed to play, paint, and get messy” were sent. (You can see the Pinterest board I used to gather up my ideas here).