I made rainbow invitations,
and she wore her first nail polish! (With which she is now obsessed.)
The front door had a rainbow welcome wreath (I adapted MADE's acorn wreath with kidney beans because that's what they had at the dollar store!)
There was another rainbow welcome sign to greet the guests as they came in.
Rainbow letters spelled out 'TWO' to go in the frames I like to switch out for holidays and special occasions.
There were rainbow paper pom poms for the ceiling and the cat helped a lot with that part. He laid on the tissue paper I was trying to use.
Annalise helped by discovering the Windex somewhere and cleaning things that didn't need cleaning.
With the scraps from the bigger pom poms I made little ones to scatter on the mantel,
which also sported a cardstock pennant banner with Annalise's name on it.
The rainbow pinwheels came in two packs from the dollar store, and poked out of thrifted milk-glass bud vases.
The cardstock banners adorned windows and sliding doors too.
The treat table had lots of yummy rainbowy goodness.
There were Rainbow Twizzlers,
rainbow Otter Pops,
and a fruits-and-veggies dollar-store tray with that had six compartments which would have been perfect if I'd added the pineapple and blueberries like I'd planned. :)
The party favors were giant rainbow lollipops from the dollar store that got decorated with a customized rainbowy message I printed on sticker paper.
Chips and beverages were served in rainbow platters and pitchers we happened to get for our wedding,
and you had your choice of plenty of colors of plates and utensils!
I decorated plain cups with personalized stickers,
and for those just wanting water, there were customized water bottles! (Water-bottle label tutorial HERE)
I'm a sucker for details- the bottles sported personalized nutrition facts with her name, age, and birthdate too. :)
Dave barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers and there were other goodies too. (Including rainbow goldfishfish crackers- which actually only come in three colors.)
And the yummiest part- the cupcakes!
They were piled up with fluffy white (cloud-like!) frosting and sprinkled with rainbow sprinkles.
The handmade cupcake toppers on lollipop sticks matched the theme.
The cake itself was Pillsbury's Rainbow Funfetti.
Annalise danced and conducted the music as her guests sang to her,
but was strangely wary of her rainbow candles. She let Daddy do the honors of blowing them out.
Thanks to all her friends and family, Annalise had a blast at her rainbow party!
And it ended the way any good party should. :)
(Please note she cuddled off to sleep with daddy's iPhone like a teddy bear.) :)
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