To say the girl is a ray of sunshine is an understatement. She truly does bring joy, smiles, and warmth everywhere she goes. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate tribute to a kid that awesome than to unleash the power of the rainbow!
If you haven’t seen a rainbow cake, you are obviously not using Pinterest. There were so many beautiful options, but the post at One Charming Party gave me the best tips for actually making it happen. The trick? Freeze each layer after you bake it so it assembles easier. I chose to do a modest five layers – and it still got a great reaction. I also put a layer of coconut around the outside to give it a “fluffy” feel. Here are my pics:
We have a local popcorn shop called Popcorn Fharmacy (if you are anywhere near OKC, you must go there and buy popcorn. You will not regret it). The girl and I made a special trip to pick up a big bag of “Tutti Frutti” which were perfect rainbow-colored kernels.
We colored the ice cubes with food coloring and served clear Kool-Aid and Sprite. I even managed to find rainbow sunglasses and a rainbow scarf for her gifts.
The table was a simple white tablecloth, strung with white-cord multicolor Christmas lights that I found on clearance.Party favors were rainbow silly straws, rainbow lollipops, and chocolate gold coins. (The lollipops and gold coins were found on Amazon – and very reasonable!) We used white plates and five different colors of napkins and plasticware. To decorate the house, we made tissue-paper poms and a wreath for the door. All in all, it was certainly the most colorful party we’ve done so far!