It's hard for me to believe that my baby girl is growing up. A couple months ago when we started planning her party she suggested a Rainbow party, and then changed her mind and wanted a Justin Beiber party. What? No, back to the rainbow idea.
And then I went crazy pinning ideas all over the place. Here are some highlights from the day.
We hand delivered her invitations. Found these great lollipops at Family Dollar.
She greeted her guests with gumball bracelets. More on that here.
I had so much fun decorating and grabbing some rainbow colored things at the last minute.
I love the way this balloon arch turned out! It really was pretty easy. I bought one pack of each color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple) at Wal-mart.
One of my favorite blog's is Eighteen25. They have great ideas, fun giveaways and free print-ables. They were actually the ones who inspired me to create my own Subway Art. Check their's out here. The birthday Subway Art was personalized just for the Rainbow party. Thanks again Eighteen25 girls!
Something that I've seen all over Pinterest are these fun Crayon Art.
Each of the girls designed got the chance to design. This so was so easy and so fun.
Each girl layed out their crayons in a pattern and we helped them hot glue them onto the 8 x 10 canvas.
Using my heat gun (or a hair dryer) we melted the crayons and they slowly dripped down the canvas. A couple of tips, don't hold the heat gun too close to the crayons because the wax will start to splatter.
Also, it's a good idea to tip the canvas slighty so the wax doesn't rush down the canvas.
These cute little bottles were such a fun addition to all my party supplies (and can be used again and again!) I bought latte's, emptied out the bottles (via my good friends Kate & Shane!) I took the labels off and added oval chalkboard vinyl. I bought the straw off Pick Your Plum (love the deals there!)
This rainbow jello was fun to make (tasted yummy too), even if it took me ALL day.
Rainbow fruit and cheese with mini Ritz rounds as the pot of gold.
Rainbow cake and rainbow cupcakes! For the cake I used two mixes and divided the dough into 6th, coloring each one with Wilton's Icing Color Set
I made this pennant with different printed colored fabric.
I cut out removable letters that spelled K A T E I S E I G H T
I used my Silhouette to create this
personalize vinyl label for the their candy buckets (buckets were $1.00 at Target)
The girls each filled up their buckets with candy from the rainbow.
Red Michigan Cherries (a family favorite!) Yellow Banana Runts, Orange Slices, Green Gummies (fish, dinosaurs, worms and bears, Blue M&M's and Purple Mike & Ike's.
Most candy was purchased from Old Time Candy (I highly recommend them - they had everything I needed and I received my candy within a couple days of my order!)
Happy Birthday again to my sweet baby girl!