Recently at Sweet Art Bakery we’ve been impressed with the amount of attention Moms have been giving to cakes and sweets for their kids’ parties and have asked that anyone who wants to can send in pics of their parties for us to see. We miss our cakes after they leave us!! So I’m jumpin’ on the bandwagon myself and featuring my own Emily’s 6th birthday ROYGBIV bash! Right about now is when I regret not asking for a new camera for Christmas, but who am I kidding, I’d rather have cake decorating gadgets or a massage certificate. So- please pretend that I have a fancy schmancy camera and know how to take pics from odd and interesting angles with the backgrounds all artfully blurred out.
First things first- THE Cake! I had about 1 million ideas on how to carry out the theme through the cake, but settled on this one. The flower girlied it up a bit, I thought. (Oh- and the inside is rainbow striped, too!)
For the other sweets on the sweets table I made rainbow colored cake pops, and the most time consuming Jello cups ever! (note to anyone else who wants to do this- do NOT tackle the Jello on the DAY OF the party- it seriously is an all day project!- oh and maybe not the same weekend you have 4 weddings to deliver to). I purchased some sour fruit rainbow striped candy and figured I’d throw the fruit skewers on this table as well- maybe to balance out some of the sinfully sugary treats?
For the other food, Grandma contributed salad, the other grandma brought orzo, and I made chicken salad sandwiches. All of this was only because we could not exist on color coordinated snacks in the plastic tubs alone! The random snacks in there really did go over pretty well and looked cool. I 86ed the purple bucket though because I was truly stumped on a snack to go into it.
Biggest hit with this goofy 6 year old set was the drink station (thanks, Pinterest!) They had the most fun mixing the different colored juices to come up with their own weird concoction.
There was water available, too- which had nifty labels attached that I got from Heather at www.chickabug.com . She also did the invitations for us- and we loved them!
All in all it was a very fun first-time-to-invite-friends-from-school party. This OCD mama is definitely glad it’s over, but I cherished this one- I thnk this is the last one Emily is going to give me control over planning… can’t wait to see what she has in store for next year. and far as anyone that’s thinking of doing a ROYGBIV party themselves- holler at me- I have tons of stuff I can give ya- and 999,999 more ideas for a rainbow decorated cake!