4.14.2010

{ rainbow brite }





Samme's 6th Birthday Party Recap....

Because it was less than a week after our first major event of the season, I kept it simple (totally against my nature) and hosted it at the local gymnastics center....I got the printable rainbow invitations off of etsy along with some of the goody bag items and huge balloons. For food we had pizza, rainbow fruit salad, rainbow goldfish and rainbow cupcakes. Flavored water in rainbow colors for drinks and goody bags comprised of a wacky straw, butterfly crayon, package of 6 gumballs, rainbow toothbrushes (yes I give toothbrushes out for almost every occasion!), pencils imprinted with "AWESOME" and other goodies....

Are any of you completely floored by some of the birthday parties for kids these days? HUGE, expensive, extravagant affairs? Some of them are fancier than my wedding for goodness sakes! I vow(ed) to keep Samme's simple despite the "pressure" to go big. ;)

5 comments:

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

happy birthday samme!!!

{and jenny, please ignore my post today!} ;)

Kaye said...

Looks like fun! And the theme was both simple for you and fun for the kids! Awesome! We did those rainbow cupcakes for St Patrick's Day for our son's school (it's a huge holiday where we live).

Jeanette said...

Love the "6" gumballs, simple but cute. My neighbor just threw a simple party, picnic on the lawn in her backyard, bubbles, music for singing and dancing. It was almost just like a play day with a few more children, they loved it. She has a cast on her arm so this was all she could muster, usually big affairs at her place, she is now going to "picnic" all her kids parties!

kirwin said...

I'm all about the DIY birthday parties -- for me, they're a way to express my creativity. I have so much fun coming up with ideas for the invitations, the goody bags, the decorations, etc. My kids have been to a few "over the top" parties, but they all seem to be so pre-packaged. Where's the fun in that?

I know I mentioned it before, but we're also doing a rainbow theme for my daughter next month. I think it's going to be at brunch-ish time, so we'll be having rainbow pancakes and fruit salad. I hadn't thought of the rainbow goldfish!

You did such a cute job -- Samme's a lucky girl. She is very, very loved. ; )

heather said...

Love the rainbow theme (although I think I'd still find a way to go too far with it).

Seriously love the six gumballs! There are so many fun gumball ideas and my kids don't chew gum! :-(