We’ve been gearing up for awhile for my daughter’s birthday party…visions of rainbows and owls danced in our heads…(that means we’ve been looking at lots of ideas on Pinterest, and it just happens that we both like rainbows and owls, two popular fads right now). Here are some pics of the party, and later I’m going to post some “how to’s”. (Right now I’m visiting my parents and my sister and her family…and brand new baby Micah!)
Don’t rainbows just make you feel happy?! Even just seeing these rainbow balloons on the banister cheered me up every time I saw them!
Days before the party, the kids were busy assembling paper owls….the cutest little things….from this site: http://www.3eyedbear.com/2011/01/14/owl/ we printed out a bunch in different colors. I just love them!
Even one of the presents was wrapped in rainbows!
I just had to make these owl treat bags…the eyes are either super cute or slightly spooky….but I loved them!
We had to “taste the rainbow” so of course Skittles candies had to appear somewhere. I put candy into mason jars and covered the tops of them with napkins (cut the edge into scallops) and tied on with ribbon.
After punching out a bunch of tiny owls from patterned scrapbook paper, the scraps were so cute I didn’t want to throw them away, so I stuffed them all into a large pickle jar….it looked cute and matched so nicely with everything and was large enough to make a statement (I had to fill a smaller jar with the candy…that didn’t give enough “punch for the penny”! -I think I made that up…-)
The centerpiece was the cake….I covered the cake in white fondant, and made a little owl for the top:
and then, one of the activities of the party was to have the guests “decorate” or more accurately, graffiti the cake!
Everyone had fun writing on the cake with edible markers!
It was pretty spectacular, I must say!!! I found the idea here: http://sweetapolita.com/2011/04/rainbow-doodle-birthday-cake/ I guess when it’s a little kid’s party you can call it doodling….when it’s for tweens…graffitied seems more like it!!
but the best part was hearing the gasps when the cake was cut into!
lovely lovely rainbows!
I am going to post some of the step by step pics about the rainbow layer cake later…with some of the extra batter, I made quick cupcakes, they were more for decoration….and owl toppers out of paper:
I’m afraid the birthday girl was sick, so to not spread her germs around by blowing out her candles, she waved them out (more like karate chopped them out!) oops, didn’t have a photo of that, but here’s another one….
Oh, here, I found the chopping photo…
yay! the best part is always pleasing and surprising the kids! 😉
more about rainbows later…..:)