The balloons all blown up and ready for transport to the gym to act as my backdrop.
The is the template I made myself to paint diagonal stripes onto my plain wooden forks. I know there are many etsy & party stores that sell pre-painted wooden but I wanted to make my own. Of course you could use painter's tape but that would take way too long to prep for my liking. I just placed my fork on top of my template and used it as a guide to free-hand the stripes. I will let you decide via the next photo if they came out ok.
My rainbow of diagonal striped forks.
I bought these push-pop containers about 2 years ago and I have never used them at a party. Coming up with a way to set them all up in under 5 minutes and not spend a small fortune on a stand was just not on my to-do list for this party, so I turned them upside down! I designed a label that matched the invitation and using my new labels from Onlinelabel.com, printing them out and wrapping them around the container body was a breeze!
I filled up the push-pop containers with rainbow colored gummy bears!! Cheap, easy, colorful, and best of all, yummy!
While scouring the internet for Care Bear party supplies I came across a website that had downloadable Care Bear graphic files that had blank bellies. Using the print and cut function on my Silhouette Cameo I made a couple sheets of blank Care Bear stickers. The stickers were used on the favor boxes. I hand wrote in each child's name and used the favor boxes as a place card, as well. Double duty!!
This is what my entry hall looked like the week leading up to the party as I was experimenting with set ups. I was so sad when we got to the party location and realized that I had left the shelf for my gumball mason jars at home. :(
I had also ran out of time to put up all my cupcake wrappers that I had designed, printed, and cut out. :(
Oh, Publix, how I love thee. I mean personally I could have done with out the edible glitter they put all over my cake and cupcakes but the birthday girl thought it what phenomenal, so that makes it alright in my book!
And the clouds!! Oh, the clouds!! They were just perfect! I didn't leave them a photo or or any detailed explanations of the clouds and they did an amazing job. And to make it all even more perfect the cake tasted wonderful!
Along with the cake, I ordered 2 dozen cupcakes from Publix. 1 dozen vanilla and 1 dozen chocolate all with just sky blue frosting (which they again added the edible glitter to). I brought them home and using some canned frosting I plopped into a frosting bag I pipped on all the clouds and then stuck the airhead sours into the newly pipped clouds. They are visually stunning. So much bang for so little buck. I would totally recommend this for any rainbow occasion!!