My neighbor loves to throw parties. And when it comes to her daughter, she does not hold back. This year’s theme, Rainbow.
For a 5 year old’s birthday, I was completely impressed with not only her decorations, but her food choices as well. You would have thought this woman was a dietitian. Her tips and tricks were enough to inspire me to share them with you only moments after leaving the festivities.
Let’s start with the kiddie bags!
She filled a rainbow pinata with small craft supplies like
– mini marker sets
– mini glitter glues
– small ziploc bags containing 1 colored pipe cleaner & 15 or so small colored beads to make bracelets
-Other ideas to add: chapstick, funky shaped straws, hacky sacs
The Food Spread!
– Bowl of Blueberries
– Bowl of Raspberries
– Bowl of Strawberries
– Tray of Green & Red Grapes
– Radishes cut into flowers
– Watermelon Radishes from the Farmer’s Market sliced thinly and spread in a fan
– Yellow, Orange, & Purple Carrot slices
– White Bean Dip
– Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
– Red Corn Tortilla Chips
– Then she made pizza puffs filled with a wonderful veggies and small doses of cheese to represent each color of the rainbow (using artichoke hearts, scallions, olives, blue potatoes, red peppers, etc to naturally color each one)
The cake was a Rainbow Cake. She separated out her cake batter to make 6 layers & used all natural food coloring to represent the theme. Homemade icing with sprinkles served to top the simple, yet sophisticated cake.
Keep posted to her blog if you’re interested in reading more about her creative ventures: Brass Paper Clip