Colorful Little Picasso Art Party!

Have a little artist? Throw a LITTLE PICASSO ART PARTY like Danielle Arcese of Cutie Putti Paperie! As an art major, she was excited to design and create a super bright (and super cute!) art themed dessert table. She incorporated tie dye, paint splatters, scribbles, paint cans, rollers, colored pencils + more!


“The colorful gradient backdrop was so easy and inexpensive to create.  I purchased rolls of crepe paper streamers in  2 shades of each color. I cut long enough sections to drape and cover my entire back drop, rolled each strip up and cut tons of small slits on each side .  Once unrolled each strip was a colorful fringy dream :-) I taped all of the streamers on the back drop in a gradient pattern. I loved this backdrop it was colorful, super cheap and easy to make, and brought all the details of this table together.” – Danielle of Cutie Putti Paperie


“For the centerpiece bases I used two clear paint cans and filled them with colorful Mike & Ikes layered in a rainbow pattern.  It took a little while to go through all the candy and separate them in color groups, but it was well worth the time, the layered effect looked great as a base to hold my centerpiece sticks in place.”


“Fun artsy sweet treats included “Paint Ball” cake pops, made by the talented cakerellas at Frost the Cake Bakeshop. I displayed them on a white plastic painters palette bought at an art supply store.  I thought the individual round paint cups of the palette were a match made in heaven for these perfectly round chocolate painted cake pops! Also at  the art store I was excited to find mini easels that I displayed all of the treat labels on.

Other sweets included old fashioned wax bottles labeled “squirt paints” , Chocolate covered pretzel rod “Paint Brushes”, Old fashioned jumbo candy dot “Paint Blobs”, rainbow colored Twizzlers, and tie dye cupcakes swirled with vanilla frosting and topped with a sugar crayon.

Sweet lemonade was served tinted in a rainbow of colors, and a bundle crayon colored swizzle sticks were handed out as favors.

I looooved art class as a kid, and styling this dessert table brought me right back to that time of white smocks, messy paints, and an unlimited imagination!”

CREDITS: Party Styling (Cutie Putti Paperie), Printables + Decorations (Cutie Putti Etsy Shop), Paint Ball Cake Pops (Frost the Cake Bakeshop), Paper Straws (Hey Yo Yo), Edible Sugar Crayon Toppers (NY Cake), Mini Easles + Painters Palette (Michael’s)