We had just moved halfway across the country and my daughter’s 3rd birthday was quickly approaching. We decided to have a family birthday party, instead of inviting friends from her new school since we didn’t really know anyone yet. She has always been obsessed with rainbows, so that seemed like a logical birthday party theme. With limited time and budget, I think we did a pretty good job making it super cute!
For the rainbow wall garland, each strand was separate and taped together behind the white tissue poufs. I bought the yellow and blue garlands at Michael’s and cut out shapes for red, orange, green and purple that I taped on yarn. The birthday girl had a rainbow “tattoo” on her arm.
I made this balloon archway over the door with balloons I already had in my party drawer at home. I used wire to keep them all together and just taped it up above our door. It turned out okay considering the mismatched balloons and lack of time!
Food + Drink
I don’t have pictures of the main course because that didn’t fit the rainbow theme. The rainbow fruit plate looked awesome! My sister has this white wavy platter, that sort of resembled a cloud. It was perfect! We just cut up strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, green grapes, blueberries, and blackberries.
I found these Izze drinks by accident. I bought them solely for the purpose of looking like a rainbow in a beverage bucket, but as an added bonus they tasted good.
There were a lot more rainbow decor possibilities using bright colored candies, but I try (and often fail) to limit the amount of sugar in our house. We already had the cookies, dipped pretzels and cake that sugar was enough for this celebration.
Birthday Cake ~ I love the way this simple sprinkle birthday cake turned out. I covered the cake in homemade cream cheese frosting and then poured jumbo nonpareil sprinkles all over it. Simple!
Cookies ~ I bought natural food coloring on Thrive Market, so that’s why the colors are not quite as bold. I love the look of these and I love that they aren’t made with artificial food coloring.
Pretzels ~ These are just dipped in dark or white chocolate, and while still wet, sprinkled with sprinkles.