My Party: Isla

Danville, CA

As a child of the 70s and 80s I'm somewhat relieved to know that kids today can appreciate rainbows. And they were certainly celebrated along with the birthday girl at the party Karen threw for her daughter: Isla, requested a Rainbow theme for her 4th birthday party. I love a good theme, and I had already been gathering ideas from all over.

We sent rainbow frisbees as her invitations. I set the table with rainbow colors, using a white table cloth and rainbow wrapping paper as a table runner. I bought generic red and blue party hats and added rainbow-colored streamers at the top. The birthday girl's hat had additional decoration on it. Streamers and rainbow-colored tissue balls were decoration.

The main activities were a pinata and a treasure hunt that I created for the kids. For the treasure hunt, the kids were given a red balloon with a photographic clue, leading them to the next color balloon. They went from red to orange to yellow to green to blue to purple. The purple balloon led them to the treasure! {beachballs, bubbles, and live ladybugs — open-ended outdoor activities}

Since it was a mid-morning party, the kids were served a stack of rainbow colored pancakes and then later, rainbow cake. The gift bags were also rainbow themed, and filled with all sorts of rainbow goodies. I made everything myself, but the frisbee idea came from Givers Log and the rainbow pancakes idea came from I Am Mommy.

Thanks Karen! Readers, would you like to see more photos of Isla's party? Head to Graceful Creative for more rainbow goodness.

We love a good party! We just put together a new "My Party" Submission Form. If you'd like to share the good ideas and photos from your child's celebration with the Ohdeedoh community please submit through the form found right here.

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.