Name: Ruby, 3
Location: Mount Martha, Australia
My daughter Ruby just turned three and we threw her a summer Rainbow Confetti party! It was inspired by the rainbow cake, which I saw first on Pinterest.
The amazing rainbow cake was the star of the party. It was such a big hit with the kids. Ruby is still talking about her rainbow cake and how much she really loved it.
I always like to keep party food at a child's birthday simple, wholesome and easy. We made up a table of savory food outside for a light lunch. Since most of the kiddies are quite young we kept it to simple fuss-free sandwiches - you can't go wrong with these. We had lovely gourmet pizzas cut up into canape style servings, assorted fresh crusty rolls made up with ham, swiss cheese, lettuce etc and homemade chicken and veggie sausage rolls. Desserts were equally simple with a selection of fresh muffins, cupcakes and fresh fruit skewers.
We set-up the party outside on our deck, which extends off our living/kitchen area. We decorated this with a simple wooden hand painted bunting. Inside we made a giant confetti wall using inspiration from the Beci Orpin book Find and Keep. Outside above the deck we hung a giant rainbow "3" pinata which we filled with goodies for the kids as well as a giant bag of confetti. The kids LOVED the confetti.
I didn't organize any official games or activities. All the kiddies that came were Ruby's cousins and close friends and they played up a storm together - riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline, playing dollies and just your general good old fashioned running around backyard party fun. The weather was amazing so we were lucky not to be restricted by this in any way. The kids happily played indoors and outdoors together. It was great.
We set-up a fun little mini studio in Ruby's playroom to use as our photobooth. I continued the confetti theme and made another giant confetti wall to use as the backdrop. I popped a little stool in the middle and piled all the guests in with some props and had lots of laughs! The result is an album full of bright, fun, quirky photographs of all our guests. This was absolutely my favourite part of the party. It meant that I captured the event, and all the guests, which isn't always easy to do when you are hosting. This was the perfect way to do it.
(Images: Danielle Trovato)
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