Monday, February 7, 2011

9th Birthday Rainbow Party - Part 1 The Food

It was with great excitement that we held a rainbow party on Sunday for Mr T and Miss M's 9th birthday.  There was double the joy when it was revealed that it wasn't going to be too wet and that all the party goers could actually drive into our rural property.  This is the first time we have had vehicle access since the 16th November 2010.  So apart from the birthday celebrations it  was also another great reason to celebrate. 

Partygoers included 20 plus children of varying ages and 25 plus adults. The heat was almost unbearable with ridiculous humidity and no air at all, and just to top off a fab rainbow party we had several light showers of rain !! There was a bit of organising involved so rather than clog our facebook wall I have opted to blog about the party and the preparation.  Starting with the food.

The food table was full of colour, and lots of sugar !!

Tropical fruit punch proved popular.  Drink dispenser & rainbow star paper
cups from Crazy Clarks.

DIY printables such as the birthday banner, cupcake toppers, food labels etc were from Little Spunky Monkey.  Bec was a joy to work with and knew exactly what I was looking for.  I would highly recommend using her services.

Party food included Jelly Oranges, Rainbow Bread, Rainbow fruit Kebabs and Rainbow Cupcakes.
Rainbow coloured disposable platters from Crazy Clarks.

Cardboard cupcake stand from Ebay.  Rainbow cupcakes homemade.

Take home treats.  Rainbow lollipops from Tom's Confectionary Warehouse
Thanks to the tip from Tina at Georgie Girl :) Clear noodle boxes from Crazy Clarks filled with jellybeans and lolly snakes from Tom's (as above) and wrapped with ribbon from the AnK collection :)
Lollipops are pushed into floristy foam that was wrapped in white paper and edged with rainbow tape.

"Rainbow Juice" mini lemonade plastic bottles from Woolworths. Bottle labels designed by
Little Spunky Monkey applied to the bottles with clear packing tape. 
Labels were printed on a laser printer. Different coloured food colouring
added just before the guests arrived.

Rainbow cupcakes. Cupcake toppers designed by Little Spunky Monkey.

Kindly sampled by my gorgeous niece Miss C.

The party table.

Rainbow Table Skirt (fabric bunting) and rainbow tape (around lollipop boxes)
available from The Party People

The lollipops were very popular !!

Miss M samples the jelly oranges.

Miss C has another rainbow cupcake !
Personal cupcake recipe with lots of food colouring.

Think I have covered everything !! Will blog about the cakes and games later :)
Hope you enjoyed reading about our Rainbow Party.


nazs_kiss said...

where did you end up getting the lollipops from ?? it all looks so great. The rainbow cake looked awesome too , you forgot it in your blog.. :)

AnK said...

Lollipops from Tom's Warehouse as per link in the blog. Cake will have it's on blog, this is only part 1 :)