Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rainbow Party Theme

In August my baby girl turned 5 years old. Deciding her party theme this year was easy. She loves to watch baking video's on YouTube. Her favorite video is how to make a rainbow cake. Last winter we had a "Cake Boss" day and baked a rainbow cake. She just loved it. This lead to our Rainbow party for her. Here is the invite created on My Digital Studio ...


I am all about party decor. I have just too much fun creating and planning special parties for my kids! Check out our treat table ...

Take a closer look ... 

 I bought a rainbow of paper bags from the party store and added little paper rainbow with Stampin' Up! Card Stock. The "Thank-you" was created in My Digital Studio's, Stampin' Up!'s design software.

The table had a paper banner ...

These banners were created by cutting a piece of card stock to 5 1/2" x 8.5". I "V-ed" the bottom to create the flag. The hearts are created using the Big Shot and the Hearts Collection Framelits.

 I had cut out a few extra hearts when I was crafting ...
 I just strung them together and hung it in the window.

 This was the drink station ...

I used Cardstock scraps for the banner above the drink station. The Circle banner on the bucket was created by punching cardstock with a 1 3/4" circle punch and stringing them together (I added a spot of hot glue on the back and stuck the twine on).

 And the buffet line ... I tossed all the hot dog buns in the basin when it was time to eat.

 Can't have a party with out a little candy!!

 We had all the kids play outside so we added some rainbow fun to the yard. We tied fishing line from our upper deck to the play house and strung rainbow kites across the yard. They looked so beautiful blowing in the wind!

Here is the big five year old in her rainbow party best ...

My favorite detail at the party had to be the rainbow cupcakes. After all, that is what sparked all of the inspiration. It was very hot the second week of August and I really did not want to slave away on a cake. I talked the birthday girl into cupcakes and laid them out to look like a rainbow.

The board we had in the garage. I covered it with Designer Series Paper and trimmed the edge with Washi Tape!

Now for the big WOW ... The inside of the cupcakes were rainbow!

Confession time ... I used yellow cake boxed cake mix! Gasp, I know! I make three boxes and separated it all into six bowls. Using Wilton food coloring I died the batter to the colors of the rainbow. In the muffin tins I added a little more than a teaspoon of each batter color, one after the next. I baked according to the box directions. Simple right?!
The butter cream icing was home made though! And yummy! Kids and adults could not get enough of these!

I hope this party inspired you! I sure had fun doing it!

Thank-you for visiting my blog. Have a creative day!!

Krista Frattin

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