My sweet Sammy girl turned 6 a couple weeks ago, holy is time ever flying by! Sammy is about the most girly tomboy you will ever meet. She loves dresses and dirt, sparkles and mud. So when her birthday rolls around I am always curious to see what theme she will pick for her birthday. This year it was girly! Hurray for me!
She settled on a rainbow fairy theme which was great because I had been pinning a ton of rainbow ideas on Pinterest. Incorporating fairies seemed to be the tricky part until I stumbled across the Rainbow magic website. They have this lovely “create a fairy” activity so we went to the site and Sam spent about an hour designing and printing out fairies (I spent a lot longer cutting them out!).
For the activities we decorated fairy skirts, wands and wings.
The skirts were super simple to make. I tied a length of elastic in a circle and then had the girls tie strips of different color tulle on it. I found that tying on 4 or 5 pieces at a time on really helped speed things along and also made a fuller looking skirt. The wings came from Michaels and we decorated them with glitter, glue, feathers, jewels and markers.
There are a ton of ideas on pinterest for rainbow parties so I found some fun ideas there for the food.
The jello was easy. We made the jello colors separately and added a new color when each layer in the cup had set. We made fairy popcorn (popcorn with jelly beans sprinkled on top) and “Magic” punch. The week before the party I took the punch cups and put a couple drops of food coloring in the bottom of each one. I did different colors in each one and allowed them to dry before the party. The punch was made of 7-up and white cranberry juice. When the guests scooped the white punch in their cup it “magically” changed colors.
The fairy wands were a big hit. The girls started working on those in August and they didn’t turn out quite as well as I had hoped they would. They were pretty skinny and we decided after using 12 pounds of sugar that we were just going to leave them that way!
We also had Fairy Fruit
But the favorite thing of the day was the cake.
I used marshmallow fondant to make the rainbow on the top of the cake. The inside…….