Last weekend we celebrated my daughter’s 4th birthday with a rainbow party. I am by no means a party planner but I do love organising and I especially love doing things for my kids, and I’m so happy with how everything turned out.
It all started a couple of months ago when my daughter spied (caught) me on pinterest* looking at cakes. I had pinned a picture of a layered rainbow cake & when she saw it she declared “I want one of those mummy”. “No worries honey, I can make that for you” I replied (temporary moment of insanity number 1).
So began my journey to discover all things rainbow related and I’ve got to admit, it was heaps on fun. I eventually (kind of) let go of my obsession with finding only items that contained all 7 colours (in the right order, mind you – thanks ROY G BIV) and found some gorgeous items for the day.
I’m one of those people who likes to do everything (control freak??) – so I was up for the challenge of making a rainbow cake, rainbow layered jellies, fairy bread, rainbow fruit platters, choc bars, pots of gold, rainbow lollipop decorations, along with cakes for playgroup, daycare, a family party and the list goes on (temporary moment of insanity number 2). Thankfully, I did have some help along the way.
My daughter helped make the rainbow coloured jelly & she also sorted all the coloured chocolate balls into their separate colours (I was amazed that she sat still for so long AND she didn’t eat them all). My lovely husband made the heart shaped fairy bread (sorry, didn’t get a photo of that).
I’m thrilled at how well the cake turned out (phew!). I can’t believe how nervous I was when I cut into it for the first time – it was more nerve wracking than having a room full of people watching me cut my wedding cake and OH-MY-GOD it was soooo yummy!
Anyway, here are some pics of the party along with details of where some of the items came from. Enjoy!
# Ruby blocks from Milladdi Kids
# Rainbow printables (chocolate bars & thank you tags) from Lola & Co Party Styling
# Coloured paper straws from Little Big Company
# Rainbow Coloured Windmills from Whirly Windmills
# Glass Pots (rainbow jelly) & Grass Mats from Sharnel Dollar Designs
# Balloons from Complete Balloon Decorating
# Lollipops from Leprechaun’s Treasure
# White flower pots from Ikea
*pinterest is an online pinboard that helps you organise and share pictures of things you love – it is also most amazingly fabulous time wasting obsession you will ever discover – find me on pinterest here – happy pinning !