Rainbow Birthday Party!

Friday night was M’s 10th birthday party/slumber party.  She hadn’t requested a theme but that dang Pinterest kept popping up with all these super cute rainbow decorations and crafts! So I informed her that I would be doing a rainbow party and she was super excited!

Garland and tissue paper pom poms!

Tissue paper pom pom tutorial can be found here!

Entry way table...

I just used some 6×6 rainbow paper I had and laid that on the table and found that super cute birthday printable online!

Birthday Banner!

This was a midnight craft where I wanted one more thing to hang up! I had the paper, stickers and cardboard garland base sitting in my massive pile of scrapbook supplies! I like how it turned out and I’ll be able to pull it out for future birthdays!

M&M’s and sour patch kids used for rainbow decoration!

Rainbow fruit kebabs, super easy to make and the kiddos LOVED eating them!

Rainbow cake tutorial can be found here! 

Rainbow ice cubes, just used food coloring to dye some lemonade… Put in glasses of Sprite!

Birthday breakfast! The rainbow waffles would have been cute with a circle waffle iron, then cut in half with whipped cream on either side… but they were a hit regardless.  I used the same idea as the rainbow cake. Some of the colors did look a little brownish after cooking but the inside was pretty!

Rainbow Waffles!

This dishware from Ikea is something everyone should have.  I’ve had it for years and love it!

Happy Birthday M!

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Rainbow Tissue Paper Pom Poms Tutorial

I think these are originally a Martha creation but they are everywhere right now and super simple to make.

Here’s how.

Open up your tissue paper and lay them in piles of 8-10 pieces.  You can use single colors, rainbow or any combination of colors to match a party theme.

 

Fold them up like a fan (accordian fold, whatever)  Then tie the center.  Wire was recommended but I didn’t have any. I did have some of those paper ties that are used in kids toys to attach them to the cardboard so I used those. Then round the ends using some scissors.

Then start separating the layers and fluffing them up.

 

Fluffing, fluffing, fluffing!

And of course covering yourself with pom poms is an essential part of the process.

 Rainbow!

Hang from ceiling… I just used some kite string and packing tape. Try to ignore the packing tape! For the smaller one I just cut the layer of tissue paper in half first then used the same process.

Rainbow Cake Tutorial

Super fast and easy…

I recommend using a white cake mix so the colors are bright.

Mix up cake using instructions on box.

Separate into bowls depending on how many colors you want to use. Mckenna wanted 5 different colors so I separated the batter into 5 different bowls.

I used these gel food colors instead of the regular drops, don’t know if it makes a difference but I like them.

 

Just pour in any way you would like, both cake layers ended up super different.

 

After baking and cooling, I leveled both cakes, I was pleased with how bright the colors turned out!

 

 

I also cheated and mixed my can of vanilla frosting with a 8 ounce package of cream cheese. Quick and easy cream cheese frosting (also makes MORE frosting for your cake so you can really pack it on there!)

I stole this square cake idea decorated with M&M’s, super easy and simple

You could probably use skittles if you would prefer those colors, but I like M&M’s better… I also used some regular and some peanut butter just to have the variety of sizes.  The girls all thought it was cool and couldn’t wait to eat it!

Easy and delicious!  The great thing is that you can do this with any colors you want to match it to a specific theme!