Get ready for one seriously cute and creative birthday party! With her adorable daughter Madelyn turning four, Mica May, CEO of May Designs, transformed their studio into Madelyn’s Paint Shoppe. From a fun, faux paint stand stocked with paints, to a thoughtfully planned art activity, this party was both visually appealing and a whole lot of fun for the kids. Even the desserts were interactive, with the little guests decorating their own cupcakes with palettes of sprinkles! Read on for all the details from May Designs' own photographer, Kara Hoey of Kara Hoey Photography, LLC, who captured all of the beautiful images of the day. You can also see more photos in the full gallery.
"For Madelyn’s paint stand, Mica used a Skylta Children’s Market Stand found at Ikea. She then washi-taped the entire stand and painted aqua stripes using Benjamin Moore interior paint and strung tassel garland from Studio Mucci across the top for a finishing touch. And check out the inside of the stand - it has shelves that actually fold down where paint was stored and could be easily reached for little arms. And no stand is complete without fresh peonies in a painted mason jar. Fabulous and functional."
"Mica set up white tables from West Elm and lined them with hot pink polka dot wrapping paper from Target, just in case things got a little messy. Each table setting had a pre-designed washi-taped canvas, a mini apron, and a paintbrush. The littles were set up for success from the minute they sat down!
"Mica served cookies, LaCroix, champagne and wine for the adults and cupcakes and Honest Kids juice pouches for the little ones."
"Each child had their own paint palette, and was able to head over to Madelyn’s Paint Shoppe to pick out the colors that they wanted to paint with. Once geared up with their favorite hues, they were able to go to town on their canvas!
"The kids had so much fun painting canvases! Each canvas had a fun design taped off with washi tape before the actual painting began. It made for some pretty fabulous masterpieces once the tape was removed to reveal the design underneath.
"For birthday cake, Mica made homemade cupcakes with sprinkle free frosting. Once Madelyn made a wish the party guests were able to decorate their very own cupcake with sprinkles in various colors. We love how Mica plated the cupcakes and colorful sprinkles on round artist palettes!"