Posts Tagged ‘Rainbow Party’

Ok, so this is what it all looked like. I used coloured metal buckets, paper doilies, glass jars, streamers and tissue paper from the local discount stores; a cupcake stand borrowed from my sister; a chrome 2 tier cake stand I got on eBay; and a glass cake stand that belonged to my husbands Nanna.

The cake board is just a standard one that I purchased a few years ago. Every time I use it, I cover it to suit the theme. This time I have used wrapping paper, and clear contact. It is also sitting on an upturned serving bowl.

For fun and games we had a Rainbow Pinata that was hanging in the garage. We were going to hang it up outside, but it rained 😦 We also had a home-made ‘pin the cloud on the rainbow’ that was a hit!

 

 

 

Ahhhh, the cake. Anyone who really knows me, knows that I always do a special cake for my kids’ birthdays, and I let them pick what they want. This time, the delightful Miss C chose a Rainbow Layer Cake, with plain icing, and Smarties. Simple really compared the Pirate Ships, Thomas the Tank Engines, and Fairy Castles of birthdays past.

Once again, I used my trusty 69c cake mix from Coles, and yet again I had other parents asking me what type of cake it was, and if I had made it from scratch. All were shocked to learn it was the cheapest packet mix around!

To create the cake I simple mixed up 3 packets to the directions, and divided each in half. I then coloured each half batch, and baked 6 thin cakes. I assembled them by slightly levelling the tops with a knife as needed, and stacked them on top of each other, using a small amount of Butter Cream Frosting to ‘glue’ them together.

After layering them, I did a thin ‘crumb’ coat of butter cream. A crumb coat is basically an undercoat that collects any cake crumbs, and cements them so that they don’t show up in your main icing, and ruin its impact. I refrigerated the cake after the crumb coat to set it, then iced the cake and made it all pretty.

The Rainbow Layer Cake is such a simple concept, but has such wow factor. The small gasps that came from the kids when the first piece of cake was cut was amazing, and made the whole process so worthwhile.

PS: The Bunting cake decoration is simply coloured paper triangles, tapes onto some yarn, and help up by straws.

Food. SO. Much. Food!!

We had tea cups….

Jelly cups….

Choc Coated Oreos…on sticks!!

Choc dipped marshmallows on sticks…

Rainbow Cupcakes….

Rainbow Fruit Platter (watermelon, rockmelon, pineapple, green grapes, blueberries, purple grapes)

We also had Fairy Bread, Coloured Popcorn, Mini Spring Rolls, Chicken Nuggets, Party Pies and Sausage Rolls.

Want to know how to make these? Then read ahead 🙂

Tea Cups

You will need:

1 packet of Tic Toc biscuits
1 bag of pink and white marshmallows
1 packet of Freckles
2 rolls of Musk lifesavers
white chocolate buttons (to melt)

  1. Cut all the Life Savers in half to make the handles.
  2. Melt chocolate
  3. Lay out biscuits coloured side up.
  4. Put a small amount of melted chocolate on the bottom of each marshmallow (on the narrowest end of the marshmallow) and stick to the biscuits.
  5. Put some chocolate on the top of the marshmallows, and stick a freckle on top.
  6. To make the handles, dab some chocolate on the cut edges of the lifesavers, them press firmly against the side of the marshmallows.
  7. Refrigerate til set.
Choc Coated Oreos on sticks
You will need:
Oreos
melted chocolate
sprinkles
sticks (I used lollypop/cake pop sticks from a cake supplier, cut in half)
  1. Gently separate Oreos (I had trouble, and broke almost a whole packet! Make sure they are soft, or use a knife with a thin blade to slice through the middle)
  2. Press stick gently into filling to create and indentation.
  3. Dip stick in melted chocolate, then sandwich between the 2 sides of the biscuit, making sure the stick is in the groove you made. Repeat for all the biscuits.
  4. Dip the Oreos into melted chocolate, and make sure there is a good covering. Use a spoon if needed. Let excess drip off, then lay on a lined tray.
  5. Sprinkle with choice of decoration, (I used 100s and 1000s) and allow to set completely
Rainbow Jelly Cups
You will need:
cups
spoons
packets of Jelly- equal numbers of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. I used one packet of each, and small plastic cups, making 20 jelly cups
jug or bowl for mixing jelly
a measuring device. I used a tablespoon
  1. Make up the bottom colour/flavour (I started with purple at the bottom) to the directions on the packet, and allow to cool, but not start to set.
  2. Measure equal quantities of jelly into each cup, and add a spoon to each.
  3. Place in fridge or freezer to set.
  4. Repeat process for each colour
Rainbow Cupcakes
You will need:
Favourite cupcake recipe
Favourite frosting recipe
Cup cake cups/liners
1-2 packets Rainbow Sour Straps
  1. Bake and ice cupcakes as usual.
  2. Trim sour straps where needed, and bend, then stick into frosting. Easy peasy!
I really hope this has given you some helpful ideas, and some inspiration for your own Rainbow party xx

So, we had Miss 5’s party last weekend, and it was a huge success. I had everything so organised, that I was literally just making some last minute adjustments the morning of the party, and we were ready at ;east an hour before everyone arrived.

In the week leading up to the party, I created various labels in Microsoft Excel for the drinks, and lollipop favours etc. I also made some for the food, that I ended up not using, as with our table decorations I felt it may have been a bit over the top.

The labels were super easy to create thanks to this wonderful tutorial over at I Heart Organising.

These are all the labelsI created for you to download if you wish. Just click on the links to go to the Excel documents, then you can play around with the fonts and colours as you please.
Workbook1

Workbook2

Workbook3

Workbook4

Workbook5

The Organised Housewife

R is for Rainbow. Rainbows seem to be popular in our house, so much so that we will be hosting a Rainbow High Tea in just over a week for our 2nd daughter’s 5th birthday. I made  Rainbow invitations for her to hand out for her friends, and have collected LOTS of other Rainbow ideas from Pinterest. No doubt there will be a post about the party in a bit over a week 🙂

Here are a couple of food and decoration ideas that I will be using

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And here is some other Rainbow inspirations for you ❤

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After a recent spate of Rainbow parties popping up on blogs all over the place, I have been prompted to start brainstorming for Miss Soon-to-be-5’s ‘Rainbow High Tea’. Now, there is a story behind her theme, and the short version is that she has wanted a Rainbow party for almost 6 months….well, that was until she saw me researching some ideas for my High Tea 30th, and then she promptly decided she also wanted High Tea. So, I combined the themes for her. I plan to make Rainbow themed invitations, labels, and cupcake wrappers & toppers in Photoshop; bake a rainbow layer cake; provide a variety of rainbow food; have a selection of hot foods for lunch; and add even more colour with balloons, bunting and serviettes etc.

Anyway, as I always do when I want to browse for idea and inspiration, I turned to Pinterest and came up with these beauties. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 😀

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