We celebrated Little A’s 3rd birthday a week and a half ago. When her and I first started talking about her birthday, she said she wanted a garden party. A garden party, in October. I knew I had my work cut out for me. Luckily, a month or so before she changed her mind, and decided she wanted a rainbow party. Hallelujah! A rainbow party I could do.
As usual, I wanted to set the tone for the party with the invitation.
My original plan was to do a balloon rainbow on our front porch. But I ran out of time. I do like the simpleness of what we went with.
My goal this year was to do much less than I have in years past. I did, to a certain extent, but I still had to have a few special treats for the kids.
I made the cake myself the day before. And let me tell you. It took the entire day to make.
The kids took home favor bags with a paint set and bubbles. The girls’ favor bags had rainbow hair bands and the boys’ had Play-Doh.
I also made these rainbow wands for the kids to play with at the party.
I set up 2 drink stations. One with regular and berry lemonade, and a wine bar as well. We also had beer and water in the cooler.
|Getting some sneak peaks of the kitchen. So glad it was done before the party.|
Instead of cupcakes this year I did ice cream sandwiches. I made chocolate chip and M&M rainbow cookies. We had chocolate and vanilla ice cream, and you could choose toppings like mini chocolate chips, coconut, sprinkles and toffee bits.
I’m pretty happy with how the cake turned out. Even though it took me all day to make. The entire thing was gone.
I think my biggest failure at the party was not getting photos of Little A blowing out her candles, or any photos of us as a family. I’m a little bummed about that.
I made her no sew rainbow tutu myself.
Thank you to our family and friends who came to celebrate our sweet girl with us. There is so much love surrounding her and our family. I feel very blessed.
It looks like Little A had a fabulous birthday. Girl… want to come plan my next party? Gorgeous.
Oh my goodness, Tiffany! Amazing! That cake is perfect…I believe that it took all day. You did a great job! Everything looked awesome and Little A looked like she loved it. I like that you used little dumbbells to hold down the balloons :-p
You did such a wonderful job! From the invitations to the cake there was no detail left out!!! Love it!
Good golly, Tiffany, if this is scaled down! Girl! This party is gorgeous! What special memories A will have of that day!! It all looks so perfect!!!
HAHA! Definitely scaled down from the last few years. Thanks Bekah. I feel like this year she actually understood what was going on so that was exciting. 🙂
Looks like a fun party! The details are amazing. The cake looks delish and all the decor is precious!!!
WOW! Beautiful party Tiffany! Your cake looks great! I’ll be honest, when I first read that it took all day to make and only saw a cake with white icing I was all like “whaaaaat???” But then I saw the inside and I was like OH! No wonder it took all day! 🙂 It looks awesome!
What an awesome party concept…so bright and cheerful! Happy Tuesday, Tiffany 🙂
Thanks so much! It was a really fun party to plan.
When I first saw the cake I was so hoping it was a rainbow cake inside- it turned out so pretty! The entire party looks wonderful, I don’t think it could have been any cuter!
Oh wow! So well done Tiffany!
I love the rainbow wands… what a lovely touch. My oldest daughter requested a rainbow themed birthday party a few months ago. If she doesn’t change her mind before January, I may be using some of your ideas!
Thanks for sharing (and for the inspiration)!
If little miss wants a rainbow themed birthday party in January, I think I’ll opt for different frosted cupcakes instead of that cake… it’s beautiful but I’m sure it would give me a nervous breakdown making it!
Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.
You did a GREAT job! I made that cake too once…OYE! But worth it!
Thanks Kristen! Yes, that cake is for sure a lot of work. I had to redo a few layers as well so that took a bit more time. 🙂
Awesome details and party!! Happy colors everywhere!! And I love the cake!! I want a piece!!!!!!! 🙂 You did an awesome job on the whole thing.
Not lying, this is the sweetest and cutest bday party I’ve seen! I loved how you made it special without it feeling fake Pinterest-y. And that you added such personal touches, like making that awesome cake!! I really love how simple and laid back it looked! And what a cool idea for the ice cream cookie sandwiches! I think I’ll be stealing some of your ideas 🙂 The boys birthdays are in a few months and my whole goal is SIMPLE. Laid back. Relaxing. Your pics have inspired me!