{The Twins Parties} 2 parties in 1 day – Part 3: The Rainbow Birthday Party

This is Part 3 of ‘The Twins Parties – 2 Parties in 1 Day’ series, view Part 1 and Part 2

Lego Party Printables are available in my shop here.

We started the first of our parties with The Rainbow Party.  I didn’t want to hold the party inside so we set everything up on the patio. I moved all the tables off the patio and set up a trellis table as it is narrower and easier for the kids to reach across it.  I covered the table and the window behind with a plastic tablecloth.

I would like to give a big thank you to my friend Carissa, not only did she help with the cake and shared her wonderful planner with me she also took the stunning photo’s throughout the party.  It’s hard to play party  host and take photo’s at the same time, A REALLY BIG TIP is to ask a friend or another parent to take some photo’s for you  so you are there with your child blowing out the candles and not always behind the camera missing the moment.

I mentioned Carissa shared her planner – Putting on a Party is a new up and coming blog, with inspiration and tips on how to throw parties with clever ideas thrown into the mix.  Carissa is putting together a range of different themed planner packs.

These planners will give you all the decorating and food ideas you need if you want to have a particular theme.  Including an overview/checklist of tasks that need to be completed, recipes with matching shopping list, project ideas, guest list, along with printables such as thankyou labels, cupcake toppers, cupcake wrappers, birthday bunting, food labels and more.   You can find more details here.

The food table

There was a platter for diced fruit (pineapple, watermelon and oranges), cookies (using my fav cookie dough recipe and rolled the balls in 100&1000’s) and little biscuit tea cups, there’s my birthday girl

The jelly cups were a hit, find details on how to make layered jelly cups here

We also had cupcakes and cakepops

I borrowed a McDonald’s water carrier (they are free for a day) we filled with cordial and ice, and I had a smaller water carrier filled with iced water

The Cake

Carissa made the most beautiful rainbow cake.  Just to have somebody make the 2nd cake for me was a wonderful help, never did I imagine receiving a cake like this. Love my friends x

The Decorations

The tissue paper pom poms from Ah-tissue were so beautiful.  I filled a vase with coloured popcorn to hold the Pom Pom sticks

I got this printable birthday bunting banner from Putting on a Party (website now closed), perfect for both parties

 The Games

 We made a ‘pin the cloud on the rainbow’, played pass the parcel, had a treasure hunt for whoever could find the most rainbows (Miss 9 drew them and placed them around the yard) and played lots of musical statues

After an hour of eating and playing games the kids all jumped in the pool, 20 minutes before home time I got them out of the pool to cut cake, while the kids were eating Miss 9 opened her presents.  Thankfully most parents arrived on time to pick up the kids so we could do the party switch over

I purchased a few packs of neon paper bags from eBay.

That’s our Rainbow Party over….. next is the Lego party

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50 comments

Amy-Jane Taylor March 1, 2012 - 5:14 AM

What an amazing cake! You are so blessed to have such helpful and creative friends 🙂 x

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:18 PM

I am very thankful for her help.

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Sally Cooper on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 5:51 AM

My daughters invitations for her rainbow art party go out today, so I am getting lots of fab ideas from you! Thanks!

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Tanya Drummond March 1, 2012 - 6:05 AM

This is fantastic! My Littlest Miss requested a Rainbow Tea Party for her 5th birthday in April, so this certainly gives me some great ideas 😀

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:18 PM

That sounds like a really sweet party. We are attending a tea party tomorrow.

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Karen_mallam March 1, 2012 - 6:09 AM

That cake is fantastic! And your decorating looked amazing. What a lucky girl!

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:17 PM

She had such a great day, it was so much fun.

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Jill Mitchell on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 6:52 AM

Love all the dec’s….what a gorgeous party!!!

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Kristy-Lee Swyny on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 7:09 AM

I love it.

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Suzie Phillips March 1, 2012 - 7:30 AM

WOW just stunning love it!!

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:17 PM

Thankyou Suzie

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Jo Hartley on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 8:40 AM

Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas!! I’m throwing a ‘rainbow’ party for my little girl soon so this is fabulous!

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Kerry March 1, 2012 - 9:01 AM

Wow your photos look fantastic! What did you put in the loot bags?

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:16 PM

Kerry, have a look Part 2 of the party series and you will see the contents of the good bags, lolly free!

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Annie Jennings on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 9:40 AM

Does The Organised Housewife have an easy cake pop recipe? My daughter is doing some fundraising at school and we thought some different things on the cake stall might be fun to do! I’ve never made them before.

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Sue Riegert on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 9:43 AM

wow !

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Tammy Maskrey on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 9:59 AM

Awesome party! I’m so pinching some of the ideas for my daughter’s 2nd birthday this year 🙂

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Jo March 1, 2012 - 10:06 AM

Amazing ! did you buy or make the cakepops ??

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:16 PM

My friend Carissa from Putting on a Party made them, she has a tutorial on her blog on how to make them, very delicious.

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Brenda Lui-Designs March 1, 2012 - 10:10 AM

WOW! Amazing! You did such a fantastic job, I would have been so excited as a kid to have such a beautiful party 🙂

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:15 PM

Thankyou Brenda

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Chantelle Stiege on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 10:59 AM

Beautiful! every little girls dream! Looking forward to seeing the Lego party 🙂

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Tanya Reale March 1, 2012 - 12:50 PM

so gorg… i want to be one of your kids..!!

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:14 PM

LOL Tanya

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Rachel Allan Vines on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 1:04 PM

How did you attach the fabric and pom poms to the roof?

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Bec March 1, 2012 - 1:08 PM

Fantastic party – Love love love it! Well done!

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:15 PM

Thankyou Bec

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Shontel Harris on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 2:39 PM

Fantastic!

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Alyce {Blossom Heart} March 1, 2012 - 3:05 PM

I love it!! Congrats Katrina and Carissa 🙂

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:13 PM

Thanks Alyce!

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Kirstyvi March 1, 2012 - 3:21 PM

Wow…looked amazing and will be a most memorable kid’s party. Your food table looked so great…well done Mummy n Co!

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:13 PM

Thankyou 🙂

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Joneseez6 March 1, 2012 - 3:29 PM

That looks so amazing. What a beautiful party for a gorgeous girl.

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:12 PM

She loved every minute!

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The Organised Housewife on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 7:09 PM

Rachel Allan Vines, I attached bulldog clips to the fabric and blu-taked the bull dog clips to the roof (masking tape wouldn’t work) and blu taked the poms.

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Marita March 1, 2012 - 8:35 PM

It looks amazing, the colours are so vibrant and I’m totally envious of your ability to make rainbow jelly.

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:12 PM

It took awhile, but was easy enough to do, I’m sure you could give it a go Marita!!

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Claire @ Claire K Creations March 1, 2012 - 9:24 PM

Wow wow wow. That food table looks incredible. You did such an amazing job. Looking forward to seeing photos from party two.

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:11 PM

Party 2 was just as much fun, I hope to have the photo’s up in the next week.

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Toni Chan Saw on Facebook March 1, 2012 - 10:36 PM

I have used those 3M Scotch sticky strips stuck to the roof and then stuck to that one of those plastic cord clips to grasp the fabric – works a treat!

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Yvette Pointon March 2, 2012 - 8:46 AM

amazing.. beautiful.. dream come true for any 9 yr old!! What a fabulous party! Look like they all had fun!! Very jealous that we never had parties like that when we were younger!!

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:11 PM

She has a blast!

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Narelle March 2, 2012 - 11:03 AM

Looks awesome. What did you stand the cake pops up in? DD1’s birthday I just layer them down, but want to stand them up for DD2’s party.

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Katrina March 3, 2012 - 3:10 PM

The foam blocks you use for flower arranging, wrapped in gift paper.

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Tanya March 6, 2012 - 10:20 AM

Party looks amazing. After some inspiration from you my youngest is havign a Rainbow Themed party for her 1st birthday in a couple of weeks. I’m curious though, how did you attach the fabric from the ceiling?

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Sarah March 7, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Desperate to see the Lego Party info and pics as I am holding one for my 7 year old in a couple of weeks!

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Hayley March 18, 2012 - 8:29 AM

Love your work! Looks absolutely gorgeous – but, I too am dying to see the Lego party pics!!

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McWato April 30, 2012 - 3:25 PM

We did a version of the rainbow party for my Miss 6 yesterday and it was such a hit!! Especially the rainbow jelly cups. Thank you for the ever inspiring ideas.

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