Saturday, February 11, 2012

Julia's Over The Rainbow Party

A few months ago I decided I wanted to throw my daughter Julia a rainbow themed birthday party. All the colors of a rainbow are so cheery and bright, a very good representation of Julia and what a happy/joyful child she is. Thanks to the wonderful, addictive website of Pinterest, I found a multitude of great ideas from other moms and went to town creating fun decorations and food. It was fun to be creative and spend time making the party our own. I must say I had a blast creating the party but even more fun watching Julia enjoy every little detail today. I hope her life is always full of sunshine and rainbows!

The Invitations ...

Sign on the front door greeting our guests with the theme of our party.

Front entry way

Rainbow streamers above the front door...

...that continued into the living room.

Living Room Decor

Homemade Rainbow Balloon Banner above the food table. Idea taken from this link

Lots of toys and balloons for the kiddos

The party table ... we held the party at 2pm and served cake and sweet treats.

The patio party area ... more balloons and toys! :o)

One of the outdoor activities we had for the kids ... chalk rainbows!

Outdoor party area with lots of fun ...

... rainbow coloring sheets ...

... and fruit loop necklaces.

And now for the FOOD ...

 Color Me Happy Rainbow Sugar Cookies

 Magic Rainbow Crispy Squares

 Wish Upon a Star Jello-O

 Layered with all the colors of the rainbow

 Dreamy Rainbow Fruit

 Happy Birthday Water Bottles

 Vanilla Almond Buttercream Cake ... but wait, you haven't seen the best part...

 ... it has rainbow layers!!

Plus there were many other sweet treats on the table!

At the end, every child went home with a rainbow favor and a balloon from the party!

Each favor included: Playdough in all five colors, a rainbow lollipop and an Uberraschung from Germany!