Well I know I have been M.I.A. the past few days. It is safe to assume that I was in recovery from a rainbow sleepover party overdose!
It was AWESOME, but I am so glad it is over!
You know, NOT ONE ITEM WAS BOUGHT FOR THIS PARTY UNTIL 9:30 PM THE NIGHT BEFORE! Yep, I just said that!
INSANE? Just a little!
It all came together fine, thanks to Pinterest, a great friend's help and some crafty brain power!
Here is the E-vite that I emailed out to everyone!
She had to choose girls in her own age bracket and only 10 of them...That was
MY her limit.
She is so cute:)
And for decor, I made tissue paper flowers to make a rainbow backdrop (super easy tutorial on the way), the white paper plates as clouds, a chandelier out of a dollar tree wreath, rainbow streamers and these dollar tree rainbow wind things that I found. I used colored tulle I had hanging around to make a draped table skirt!
The girls loved the activities.
I really thought I would have had more "oops" moments, but there really weren't many at all. Nothing permanent, anyway!
They REALLY loved making these shirts! I followed this tutorial and just tweaked it a little! If you'd like to know more, let me know and I will fill you in!
I got this adorable party favor idea from here! Again, I added my own little spin on it...
...just like most of you would!!
And here are some yummy food ideas...
DO NOT BE ALARMED BY ALL THE CANDY AND HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!
I cooked a big pot of Jambalaya (which is basically rice with meat and gravy all mixed up) for some "rib-stickin" dinner!
and the CAKE!
I followed these instructions which were great and easy!!
It was so yummy and quirky!
I chose to not put icing on all of it so that we could admire all the colors and I figured a six layered cake with icing between every layer was plenty of icing!
OK and the highlight...RAINBOW DIPPING PANCAKES!!
EASY AND FUN! They loved them so much!
Now, I KNOW if I would have planned ahead, it really could've been even grander and craftier, but I am thinking..
Not too shabby for 24 hours?!
What do YOU think?