So I'm going to apologize before you even read this post. It is a long one! Well longer than my usual posts. What can I say.. it's hard to fit so much greatness into one post! ;)
There are so many rainbow parties out there, so I know competition is stiff. But what I wanted was simple. No printouts. No labels. No incredible amounts of candy (because seriously there are a million rainbow type candies and who is going to eat it all?!) And most of all I did not want this to be super expensive. This party was going to be small and intimate; our immediate family with only a few close friends.
So to start decorating we blew up rainbow colored balloons and put them everywhere. (sorry no good pictures of that, and plus lets be honest I am NOT a photographer at all!) We also bought streamers in all the rainbow colors and had rainbow streamer decorations everywhere. On Eliana's actual birthday we put streamers hanging from her door frame in the colors of the rainbow. She LOVED it. and we kept it up for a week. In my husband's words, it looked like a rainbow "exploded" in the house :)
|The Display Table with Rainbow Balloons and Rainbow Streamers|
|Rainbow Vegetable Plate with ranch dip clouds|
|Rainbow Fruit Plate with whipped cream clouds|
|Rainbow Twizzlers (which are awful by the way. awful. But they sure are pretty!)|
|Left Side: Veggie platter, Jar filled with Skittles, rainbow Twizzlers and origami flowers (made by my husband). Simple colored party hats are lined up in the back (Red, Yellow, Green and Blue).|
|Right Side: rainbow Cake Balls (rainbow funfetti cake inside), Jar filled with M&Ms, fruit platter and more origami|
The cake was delicious. But don't stop there. Feel free to drool around the entire blog. (That's what I do in my free time). Kristen and her husband are amazing food photographers, and if you love to stare at food check it out. I mean who can make a piece of garlic look good? She can. And once you stop drooling you'll see all the amazing recipes you will need to try. Like this one, or this one (my two personal favorites.. they just happen to be sweets, but her blog is full of much more than that!).
Some pictures taken by Kristen's husband Joseph:
The birthday girl was all smiles! :)
If you want a tutorial on the rainbow shirts I could do one, on a separate post of course. But only if enough of you ask for it! Comment here on this post or email me (creativefoodblog [at] gmail [dot] com) and let me know! There is just no way I'm adding more rainbow to this post! :)
**update** DIY Rainbow Shirt tutorial is up! Check it out :)
I am officially RAINBOW-ed OUT :)
**Linking up to some amazing link parties!!! Check them out!**