I think we all know there is nothing new under the sun (rainbow??). I planned this 4th bday party with the help of Pinterest. How in the world did i EVER throw a party before Pinterest? It makes it so much easier for this tired mama’s brain. See my rainbow board here.
Here is how the party started off. i wasn’t sure i’d EVER get past this point.The look on jimmy’s face told me he wasn’t sure either. HA!
The first thing i did was the chandelier above the table.
I used the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch for the garland. i strung it onto embroidery thread. The paper fan flowers are from Party City.
We did watercolors for the favors…I bought rainbow ribbon from michaels and used a Studio Calico stamp for the tags. Note: these are a great and affordable favor, I found them at target for 97 cents.
The wreath for the front door (all supplies from michaels, minus the ribbon, which was from walmart):
The front room when you first come in the door, lanterns from oriental trading:
I set up the plate/drink station on the bar in the front room:
Straws from shop sweet lulu:
An overall shot of the table (please note what is happening underneath…HA!):
Strung above the dining room (from target):
Closeups of the table:
I purchased Sadie’s candle at shop sweet lulu.
A shot as you enter into the den (Martha Stewart flowers):
Party hats from Target, i embellished them with a heart punch and Jenni Bowlin buttons:
Crepe paper fringe leading into den…I won’t even admit how long this took me+J to do. he’s a bit of a..ahem…perfectionist?
The den (lanterns from Oriental Trading,fans from Party City,garland above window from Party City):
as far as activities go, we had manicures:
And a pinata (yes that is a BULL. don’t ask. i initially was concerned that sadie chose a jackass and/or llama pinata until Jimmy noticed the ring in the nose):
And my personal favorite..an inflatable Twister! YESSSSS. we rented it from a local inflatable rental business:
And some of the guests:
My favorite shots of the sweet birthday girl:
That FACE. man. Photos from when everyone sings are always my favorite.
One more thing:
Jimmy made a playlist for the party (the girls had a hilarious dance party at one point).
The playlist included Fresh Beat Band, Yo Gabba Gabba,Rainbow Connection, several versions of Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and The Rainbow Song.
Also…i gave the bigs a basket of sidewalk chalk and let them draw rainbows all over the driveway and sidewalk leading up to the house.
Well, there you have it! i want to say how much FUN this was for me to do. i love throwing parties for my girls.
Hope you all have a beautiful tuesday!