I am so excited to share my son’s 4th birthday party with you. As I mentioned when I gave you a sneak peek at the invitation, the theme was sort of an art gallery opening reception. As you can probably tell from my parties, I don’t really do cutesy. But they are always child friendly. As we are still between places (but we are looking at some tomorrow so keep your fingers crossed), my gracious friend, Taryn, offered us her lovely home. Right off the bat we had an amazing location for the party and I could have decorated with toilet paper and it still would have looked great. I came up with the theme because my son loves to do crafts (for like 2 minutes at a time, but still) so I decided to give him an art party. But when I thought about the traditional art parties for kids, I immediately thought of screaming toddlers wielding non-washable markers running down her hallways leaving her a lasting memory from the party. Not going to happen. And I really wanted to showcase my son’s art (some previous projects and some done for the party). So I thought it could be really fun to have a gallery feel to it. Granted, it is a childish gallery look, but gallery nonetheless. Originally I wanted to use her large courtyard as the gallery, but clearly that was the perfect location for the bounce house (I am not fond of the look of bounce houses as a whole, but kids want what they want) so I decided on using the entryway . I had a glorious balloon chandelier installation idea but then realized that the ceilings were way to high for it. Dang it. It was going to be spectacular.