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Miss Sarah wanted a Rainbow Birthday Party when she turned 7…so here is what we did and with a budget of under $50.
First we stocked up on Rainbow Birthday Party supplies…
I hit the local dollar store for lanterns, silly string, beach pails and balloons! I shopped AFTER the summer the year before, so I got some the buckets 2/$1. It was all under $30.
The Kool-Aid, Streamers, Skittles, Straws and Lip Gloss Rings came from my “stash”.
The Rainbow Birthday Party invitations were simple. Black cardstock with an embossed rainbow on the front, under the cloud. (See the DIY here)
I kept 6 buckets aside (one of each color) and used the other 12 for the party guests to take home. They were filled with white tissue, silly string, a matching color straw, lip gloss and bubble gum. We made cutesy labels for each item.
Now, the other buckets were for Kool”aid flavored popcorn — the recipe is HERE. I made it the day before and stored in 1 gallon zippy baggies. FYI – lemonade makes NASTY lemon ones…we used plain buttered popcorn.
See how cool it looked on the table? We had red/white striped popcorn bags so the kids could make their own assortment mix.
The Rainbow Birthday Party candy bouquets were easy…
I took wooden skewers and strung rainbow colored taffy. (Read about it here) Those, and the rainbow colored suckers were simply stuck into craft foam.
We made a rainbow party balloon arch (the big How-to is HERE)
You also see her cute rainbow skirt that she asked me to make…It’s mostly tulle and used up my stash! We added red ribbon to the shoulders of her white tank. (My skirt DIY is here)
Matching rainbow party hair accessory was simple:
I used one of her hair ponies and just tied rainbow ribbon colors to it.
The rainbow cupcakes were NOT a “pinterest fail”… they looked great until the temperature reached 90+. That is when the sour candy rainbows “wilted” (sigh)
I did add some healthy snacks… like rainbow fruit kabobs
It was those wooden skewers again with a strawberry, cantaloupe, pineapple, honeydew melon, blueberry and red grape. Poor Miss Sarah wanted to eat them but she couldn’t… that dang food allergy.
Miss Sarah was VERY excited for her guests to come…as you can clearly see.
The kids had a great time ripping into the rainbow buffet…
And it was time to open gifts before you knew it.
Miss Sarah LOVED her Rainbow party — thanks for letting me share!