Be prepared, there are a lot of photos! But I wanted to include the entire party in one post. So here goes.
You can't have a party without invitations. I blogged about them here.
I was completely inspired by the adorable rainbow t-shirt created by Little Bit Funky. I saved it before I even thought about a rainbow party! It's adorable and was so easy.
Here she is wearing it. A colored shirt would probably have been cuter, but she was supposed to wear a tutu, so I wanted it white. She wanted no part of the tutu.
I made the tags for the goody bags using stamps and the striped paper I found at Michaels. I originally wanted different colored goody bags, but when I found these red ones on Valentine's clearance for $.37 a package, I had to go with red.
The goody bags included chalk, pencils, bubbles (also V-day clearance, $.50 a pack), rainbow lollipops, straws & paint chip notepads.
Now for the decor. There was the rainbow wreath, of course.
And the Fill A Bowl.
Awhile back, I had purchased these crochet face scrubbies on Etsy. I think I was going to put them in the kids stockings, and forgot. So I used them to decorate!
Tissue poms - gotta have em!
I found these pinwheels at the Dollar Tree.
The confetti was found at Michaels on clearance.
I found this adorable card at Tiny Prints.
Goodies! Of all kinds!
Colorful Goldfish (again with the Pyrex).
And chocolate covered Oreos.
To make serving ice cream faster & easier, I pre-scooped it into cupcake liners. I kept them in the freezer until it was time to serve.
The kids LOVED this, rainbow slush!
The cake!! That is the tutu she was supposed to wear. She looked SO cute! But as soon as I got it on her, she started trying to pull it off. So I gave up & put some rainbow shorts on her. I thought it looked great around the cake though.
I was going to make fondant balls to border the cake, but I figured gumballs were a heck of a lot faster. And easier!
This was to be expected, right?
There were no planned activities. All but one of the boys in attendance play football, so they played out in the field. Layla and the few little ones played around the house and everyone seemed happy. Now it's time to plan Layla's party which is next month. And a HUGE thank you to Catch My Party for featuring this party on their front page!
Linked to:Show & Share Day at Just a Girl, Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, I'm Crafty Party at So You Think You're Crafty, Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots & Jello, Strut Your Stuff at Saturday Mornings, Sundae Scoop at I ♥ Naptime, Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table & Dreaming, Get Your Craft On at Todays Creative Blog, Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design, Idea Sharin Wednesday at Women Who Do It All, Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style, Talent Tuesday at Vintage Wanna Bee, Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts, Look What I Made at Creations by Kara, Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage, Hookin Up With HoH at House of Hepworths, Catch-As-Catch-Can at My Repurposed Life, Shindig Saturday at Kims Kandy Kreations, Link Party at Bird's Party Blog, 4th Annual Party Party at My Insanity, CSI Project Birthday Party Challenge