Art parties are joyously messy fun for both kids and parents, and the summer months are a fab chance to do a little en plein-air painting. Take your paintbrushes, sponges and mini Monet’s outside and watch the creativity craze begin. When your “starving artists” need snacks and treats—we’ve got those covered, too. Flip through for 11 ways to host an inspiring outdoor art party.

Rice Krispies Paintbrushes

Rice Krispies treat bars on a stick, dipped in colorful chocolate, make the perfect paintbrush desserts. Jhoanee made these for her kiddo's painting party, shared on Catch My Party.

photo: Jhoanee via Catch My Party

Let us know about your outdoor art party ideas in the comments below!

— Helen Walker Green