Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sidewalk chalk festival

Today we kicked off the summer with a fun party for the neighborhood kids.

It was actually 4 1/2 year old Tempe's idea. We went to a local chalk festival a few weeks ago and she has been asking me when we can have one of our own ever since. I thought the first week of summer vacation was the perfect occasion!

I kept it simple with store-bought popsicles (Scribblers--they are shaped like sidewalk chalk!), lemonade, and baskets of sidewalk chalk scattered around the driveway. The moms sat in the shade and chatted while the kids went crazy with the sidewalk chalk--and I was amazed by their creativity!

I made the invitation on Picnik and printed it on cardstock. I loooooove how it turned out!

We invited about 25 kids, ranging in age from 18 months to 11 years. This is the perfect party for a big range of ages. Toddlers to tweens love sidewalk chalk--actually, some of the moms were getting into it, too! We had a great time and I think it might become an annual tradition :)


Sarah said...

I like this because it's a play date turned party. Swell idea! I've been thinking about doing something like this for a family reunion where we do a drawing competition - we'll have a few judges and award some cheesy prizes. I think I'll borrow your idea of the little lemonade bar outside. Thanks!

Sarah said...

P.S....I put your button on my blog but it doesn't seem to be working. I think it's missing the < at the beginning, but I added that, and it still won't link to your site. Just thought I'd let you know.

Stephens Family said...

My kids are still talking about how much fun they had. Such simple but oh-so-cute ideas. Loved it!

RATCH said...

It was such a great party and you are so creative :)

Yummy Mommy Mia said...

Awesome idea!

{ L } said...

I am so inspired and excited about this idea! This is AWESOME!