Saturday, 3 December 2011

Rainbow Party

'Rainbow party?...but isn't this a craft blog?' I hear you say. Well yes it is, but the rainbow party my friend and I threw for our daughters was a work of art! Keep reading and you'll see why.

We have been planning this party for about 3 months! no really. We had so many ideas (mostly pinched from pinterest) and we wanted to get every detail right...ok maybe it was me that wanted every detail just right and I was bossing my very patient friend around (she took it like a trooper too)

Rheya (my daughter) had a fabulous dress made for her by the very talented Amanda at Kitschy Coo

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Kitschy Coo Rainbow Dress

Kitschy Coo Rainbow Dress

The other Birthday girl (Phoebe) is also wearing Kitschy coo (a skirt) and an appliqu├ęd top her Mummy made her
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This balloon garland took bleeping ages!
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The food was our real piece of art. Look at that table of pretty!
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My Mother-in-law helped with the icing of the cake. Big thanks to her for that xxx
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Cake pops
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Babybel umbrellas
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Jam sandwiches
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Caterpillar sandwiches
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and of course, something healthy. I was pleasantly surprised by how well these went down. I think they all went and I made around 50 of them for around 40 children.
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My Mum was an absolute star and I couldn't have done it without her. She was there the whole time asking what she could do next...love her!
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and my other saving grace, my friend Mel. Seriously I could kiss her!
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The rainbow we ordered arrived. Could it be more perfect?
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We didn't want to send our guests away with throw away gifts so as the children arrived they did their handprint on a canvas (that we previously painted - in rainbow colours) and at the end of the party they got to take them home with them
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This lady here was also a massive help. I think she's my friends sister-in-law.
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Also for the party bags, we made crayons

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We had a few craft tables out. My daughter is craft mad so she was in her element.

Party bag decorating. Each child was set the task of decorating their own party bag with the promise of a prize for the best one (we actually picked 3 winners in the end)
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Cookie lolly decorating, again there was a prize for the best one and these were put into their party bags, to take home.
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Our sprinkle holders
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Bracelet making
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Poor Rheya was sick when she woke up this morning, luckily calpol is our friend and it helped her through her party, unfortunately she has gone to bed worse for wear, but I'm glad she was able to enjoy her party at least.
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Steph did an amazing job, painting lots of little faces with rainbows
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"Happy Birthday to yooooou..." Make a wish! 
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and a ceremonial cutting of the cake, because.....
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The children seemed to enjoy themselves and I hope their parents like the little keepsake we sent their children home with. A big thanks to everyone that attended and an even bigger thanks to the people that helped out. 

3 comments:

  1. WOW! What a wonderful party. I really liked the canvas handprint craft idea. And of course all the food looked delicious and cute ;)
    Lucky birthday girls!

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  2. Oh my gosh! that rainbow party was AWESOME! And you got an actual rainbow too!

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  3. AMAZING! You guys did go all out! I really love how the cake came out and Rheya's dress.

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