The last party I would like to feature is this adorable Rainbow of ribbons Party from Giggleberry Creations.
I really like the way Amy used ribbons to create a rainbow of colors. She has other posts about this party's preparation if you want more rainbow inspiration.
The kids made rainbow artworks by gluing some ribbon cutouts on sheets of papers.
Kelly has created a tutorial, so just follow the link.
I love this. You can make it yourself, it does not cost much and it uses one of my favourite things: ribbons !!!
I will most certainly be making some, for the party decor or the goody bags, I don't know yet.
I found this origami garland on Etsy. It is from a shop called Jikits. I am thinking of making a simple version of this, using some coloured carboard.
This could be a great craft to do with my daughter before the party. She seems to really enjoy being part of the preparation.
Of course I could also make some Pinwheels again. I think they look so pretty. And they do make a good gift for the children to take home.
I like my party bags to be sweet free. Whenever we come back from a party, I end up taking all the sweets away as the girls aren't really allowed them. Problem is, once the sweets are gone, well there isn't much left in the bag....
Last summer we went to a cute little party where the children got some adorable pots and planted some seeds. We took the pot home and Noemie was so glad to see the plant grow. She still has the pot and we will have to put a new plant in it comes spring. She remembers the party and the friend who invited her.... this is so much more enjoyable than a bag of sweet don't you think ?
For Noemie's pirate party, the children picked a cookie and a spinwheel from the birthday table and they were also given a little pirate activity book (all homemade) with some pirate balloons.
So what could I put in my Rainbow party bag ?
Well, every craft blog I read has recently had a tutorial on how to make funny shaped crayons by melting broken ones into little moulds.
This would make the perfect favor but could be a little expensive as I would have to buy the crayons especially... We don't seem to have many broken ones at home.... I will have to look for bargains in the next few months.
Funny how there seems to be party trends ! For some reason, Rainbows were "in" last year and suddenly every party blog was featuring Rainbow parties !
Although I might be a year late, the talented ladies behind the beautiful parties I saw inspired me, and I have decided to try it myself.
This first party is from HeartFeltHandmade. I really like her work and not surprisingly, she put together a lovely Rainbow party last year.
The cake is gorgeous. It is made by Nieve-Pie cakes who I have been following on Flickr for some time.
January is always a bit gloomy for me so I need a project, something to focus on... I have decided to use this month to research party ideas for my youngest daughter's 2d birthday....in July !!! It's never too early is it ???
Truth is, with a baby due end of march, I'd rather look for ideas now, while I still have the time...
Last year I completely fell in love with rainbow cakes like this one from Whisk Kid. They make such a nice surprise as you only get the colours once it is cut ! I think they are perfect for younger children who are not usually that bothered by the cake...
So the cake will set the theme: Rainbows.
A 2 year old birthday party should be fun and simple, and I think the Rainbow theme should be perfect.
In the next few days, I shall share with you some great parties and party ideas.