Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The un-birthday ART AND MUSIC PARTY lunch surprise stop (part 3 of 3)

For the last and final blog post of Titus' ART & MUSIC HUNT birthday, I'm sharing the lunch stop!  We had 8 special clues throughout the day that led us to a variety of art and music activities and this stop was RIGHT in the middle to break for lunch and celebration.  To see the full details of the complete hunt, click here.

This is what the boys found when they came into the restaurant!

I picked a restaurant with a lot of artistic charm, downtown vibe, and live music.  Main Street Bagels fit perfectly for our party day theme!


When we arrived, Titus got to choose a pastry from the bakery case.  Mmmm

Colorful art on the walls and vintage love...

Our lunch was fresh, fresh for a spring day!

A fun stop in the middle of the day to break up to ART & MUSIC surprise hunt. 

Each place setting for the boys had a mini easel 
with no other embellishment but their names. 

  One easel nameplate, one jazzed up milk, and one glittery placemat for each boy.  

Who needs cake and ice cream when you have milk and cookies?

 I also bought a collection of those flavored milk straws for the boys to add swirl into their milk for a special treat.  

Cookies N Cream, banana, strawberry...you CHOOSE!

I added glittery circle stickers to the milk to jazz it up for a BIRTHDAY!

Instead of a cake, 
I made sugar cookie "paintbrushes" 
and colored frosting "paint".  

Which color would you dip your sugar paintbrush into first? 

 The sugar cookie paintbrushes were clustered in a clear paint tin. 

Happy Birthday Titus! 

To add to the MUSIC theme, 
we went to a restaurant with live music
 and the musician played and sang 

Still singing...

Wish is made!

 All blown out and ready to dig in.

This is far more fun than a fork.  Seriously. 


To finish off our time at lunch, 
Titus opened a music gift.  

We figured out how to play some classic songs. 
It was so fun!

Then it was time to move forward with our day and finish the 8 clues to the ART & MUSIC HUNT! This was a very "un-party" birthday, filled instead with anticipation of 8 secret clues that took us all through town on a Music and Art adventure!

For more details on this "un-birthday" see:



It's great to be eight!

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Jane said...

Lisa, this is the most creative party idea I have ever read. Cudos...I know the boys had fun, especially Titus.

I am adding this to my stash of ideas for our grandkids...and I am sharing it with my niece, for her artsy daughter. This would be so perfect for Hartley!

portatoredichrist said...

"Who needs cake and ice cream when you have milk and cookies?" So much wisdom in those words!

This was a very cool party. I enjoyed the non-traditional feel, combined with all the extra special touches. Titus did too!

Sugarr2518 said...

Wow! This is such a neat little party. It looks like fun was had by all:) I love the paint brush cookies dipped in frosting, how unique!!! Thanks for sharing.

. said...

Everything about this party is so perfect and fun for him! Soooo many details and creative ideas. Super fun way to celebrate!

fromonethingtothenext.com said...

So creative! Thanks for sharing!

Sara Beth


Amy Fredrikson said...

Such a fun idea! Never seen this before!

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

This looks like such a fun time! :)
I love the sprinkle-sticks for the milk! Very cool!
Happy Day,

Shooting Stars Mag said...

love the cookie paintbrush idea. too cute!! thanks for shering.


Angela said...
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Angela said...

Super cute ideas! I love all of the details and will definitely be using some of your ideas! :)

KM Logan said...

This is an awesome looking restaurant. Love the cookies : )

I found you through WFMW, I'd love for you to link up on my blog. http://www.lessonsfromivy.com/2012/04/being-content-in-mothering.html

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_12.html?m=1

Nicole Buckingham said...

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Happy Friday,


http://mylittlehappies.blogspot.com said...

Such a great, creative idea! Love it!!

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

Oh my gosh your party is so cute! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared your cute party ideas with us. Thanks, I hope to see you there!

Artistic31Mama said...

This is such an awesome idea! Love it!! I pinned the paint brush frosting cookies! :-) My oldest son would love this type of party. He's six now. :-) Thanks for sharing!