Here are some of the details from Miss D's 8th Rainbow Birthday Party. I already described the cake in all it's glory in a previous post. So now I want to share a bit more. The bunting for the party was really simple to do with a stack of rainbow colored felt from the craft store. I bought two of each color and then a couple of white as
On to the food. Of course the rainbow theme needed to continue to the food. I decided to do a rainbow fruit tray in lieu of the skewers. I knew there would be some younger siblings present and I always worry about those sharp sticks in young hands.
We also had some veggies and snack mix. Somewhere along the way it has become tradition to have veggie sushi as well for birthday celebrations. This recipe is the one I basically follow. I usually do veggie sushi because it's not as intimidating ( for those that haven't yet tried sushi) and it also holds up well on a buffet table.
Rainbow Jello. Yes, I realize I painstakingly made the cake with all natural dyes and then go and add multi-colored jello to the mix. I know. I really couldn't help myself. There are many recipes for this layered jello around. Basically it involves making a batch of each color and layering it with a lighter version of the color and letting it set up in the fridge. It's not a difficult dessert at all, but it TAKES TIME! I used small (4 oz.) jelly jars and only used a tablespoon or two of each color to layer. You need to wait in between the layers until they are set before adding the next, but it will go a bit faster with each progressive layer as it chills. This is the recipe I based it on - minus the alcohol of course!
And just in case there wasn't enough, I made cupcakes as well. These were strawberry cupcakes with a strawberry cream frosting. YUM!
The decorations outside kept with the theme. I used bandannas folded as pinwheels for each place setting and rainbow pinwheels as the table decoration.
And a rainbow pinata I made with a balloon base and a paper cone attached to the bottom. Always a hit with the kids - HA!
Thanks for checking the party out. If you would like, you can check out the cake I made for the party too!