Rainbow Party

A few weekends ago I styled a Rainbow Party.  I think this may be my favorite party that I have styled to date.  The colors were so bright and fun to work with.  There were so many possibilities with this theme that I had to refrain from “over doing it.”  I made the cute sign using elements that I purchased from Etsy at Kellymedinastudios .  The Rainbow elements that she includes in this package were very cute!!  The vase held Skittles candies.

Party Favors

This was a party favor for each guest at the party.  These clear plastic tubes were so much fun to use!  This was my first time to use them.  I simply filled them with Skittles candies, but they could be used for so many different things!  I thought they would be cute if used for an invitation with a rolled up piece of parchment paper inside for a little boy’s pirate party…Arghh!  If you haven’t yet stumbled onto Shop Sweet Lulu you can do so here www.shopsweetlulu.com.  This is one of my favorite “go to” sites for party supplies!

Rock Candy with Rainbow embellishments.  The rock candy is available in several colors on Oh Nuts! website found here.  This website has a lot of yummy party snacks and candy available.

Love, love, love these red nesting suitcases!!!  I found these on Shop Sweet Lulu’s website as well!  I will get a lot of use out of these for sure.  I found this cute idea for the rainbow Twizzler party favor on Pinterest.  The download is free and is available here.  The cellophane bags and chocolate coins were bought at Hobby Lobby.

Gable boxes were given to each guest to make it easier to carry their loot home from the party.  Embellish with rainbow labels, red cardstock, and a little ribbon…and voila!

Goodies eaten at the party…

I think my favorite thing at the party was the rainbow colored drinks.  I used red, orange, yellow, blue, and purple Gatorade.  The green was actually Mountain Dew that I added green food coloring to.

Door hanger

Door hanger made from styrofoam, straight pins, and balloons.  I left this on my door through St. Patrick’s Day as well 🙂

It was a very fun and colorful party!  I hope you, too, will throw a Rainbow Party and have as much fun with it as I did!!!!!

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Ashton’s Vintage Ice Cream Party

Our sweet little Ashton is growing up so fast!  We celebrated her 12th birthday by throwing her a Vintage Ice Cream party.  Ashton actually picked the theme, and I was more than excited to run with it!  I loved all of the pretty, muted colors that she decided on…so soft and sweet.

Decorating for this party was so much fun – not just because I LOVE TO PLAN PARTIES (lol), but because this was the first party that Ashton has shown an interest and excitement to be involved with the party planning process.  She has such a creative heart!  So, I dare not take credit for pulling this one off all on my own.  She was a big help!

The first thing we did for the night was take all 9 girls to the opening of “The Lorax.”  It was such a cute movie!!!  I loved all of the bright colors throughout the movie!  To minimize the expense of taking such a large group to see it at our local IMAX, I used this adorable bucket that was given to me for my birthday from my sweet friend, Miranda.  I added the Lorax label and filled it with bags of candy and popcorn holders that Ashton made using our cricut machine.

This was so handy at the theater!!  We were all able to share the popcorn that came with free refills!  The movie was a success!

Next on the list was to treat the girls to ice cream!  Just outside the movie theater we have a Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream shop which was so convenient.

After the ice cream we headed home to open gifts and eat cupcakes!  Instead of making a cake, we took the easy way out.  We bought store bought cupcakes and made ice cream picks to decorate them.  In place of Ashton’s cake, we had her blow out a candle that we put in an oversized cupcake made to look like an ice cream…she loved it!

More treats the girls consumed throughout the night…

Ashton and I made goodie bags for each of the girls.  We scored some cute ice cream themed candies at the Dollar Store and made ice creams out of body loofahs and brown cardstock.

Additional Party favors…

The cotton candy ice cream cones were a party favor that each girl was given as they left the party the following morning.  This was the first birthday party Ashton has had with her new friends at her new school.  It was a great party and all of the girls seemed to have a great time!

Happy 12th Birthday, sweet Ashton!  Mommy loves you!!!!!!!!!!