I'm so excited to share Maia's rainbow party with you today!
I always let my kids dream up their own party themes. Once they settle on something, we type it into Pinterest and see what comes up. Maia's eyes were bugging out when she saw all of the rainbow treats. I tried my best to come up with a table that didn't look too busy, but that was still bright and happy for her 4th birthday.
Should we talk about the cake? It's the elephant in the room, isn't it? I was supposed to make this petal cake with all of the rainbow colors, but on the morning of the party I felt overwhelmed and did some negotiating with the party girl. She'd already seen the layered jellos, so she didn't seem to care about much else. I sold her on a blue sky and promised a rainbow on top.
The topper is so sweet. I made the rainbow using circle dies, in the same way that I did for the party invitations.
Am I the only one who has never made a tissue-paper tassle before now? I made two of each color, my own double rainbow hanging in front of our white backdrop. In passing, the white backdrop is a diy project that my hubby made a few years ago: a length of beadboard and some moulding to frame the edges. It costed us a mere 15$ and has served as the backdrop for many a party and photoshoot.
The dessert labels are 2-sided, and dangling by thread. I grabbed some bbq skewers and stuck them to the top of our backdrop. The dessert labels hang down and spin like a baby's mobile. I thought it was the perfect, dreamy touch for a rainbow party.
This plate is rainbow-overload. Shot glasses with 6 layers of jello pudding (I mixed jello with a bit of vanilla yogurt, but you could go the traditional route and mix it with cool whip for the same effect) and plated them on a bed of rainbow sprinkles.
They were time-consuming, I won't lie, but so worth it. I love the pretty layers.
The view from on top, another double-rainbow.
I coordinated cupcake liners and flags for a simple, but effective look.
Marlyn worked her cookie magic for us again - when Maia saw all of those sprinkles, she literally squealed. What kids doesn't like sprinkles? Her how-to video can be viewed *here.* I've never seen this idea done before, Marlyn is so clever.
I can't just buy something at the store and leave it alone. I'm rolling my eyes. I made little cloud embellishments to go on the front, and used leftover tissue paper to make poms for the tops of the hats.
There's a how-to video on the lawn fawn channel today: click! Excuse my slight congestion, fact that most of the video is framed weirdly and the yelling you will hear in the background. I filmed the video within an hour of the party starting. Once this party was done, I knew I would be done too...
I'd love to know what you think of this party! I crafted it using lawn fawn dies, but no stamps! It felt weird to me, I won't lie, but the rainbow packed all the punch I needed.
I can't believe this little lady is 4. Time flies when you're having fun.