Monday, August 1, 2011

A Rainbow Balloon 3rd Birthday Party

My precious baby turned the big three years old recently and we threw him a big birthday bash. The theme was balloons but rainbow balloons are even more fun, so we combined the two.

A six layer R.O.Y.G.B.I.V. (minus the indigo) cake with cream cheese frosting. It was a big hit and tasted fantastic! The trick is using gel dyes instead of liquid. They make for very intense colors!
My son loves balloons. He can spot them from a mile away. But truth be told, I didn't think I had it in me to make a cake shaped like any of his favorite characters of the moment. So we went a little more abstract this time around. He still was thrilled with his cake and was absolutely head over heels when he discovered we had filled an entire room full of balloons. He had a blast plowing through them again and again.
Whoopie pies! Key lime, lemon, and red velvet all with cream cheese frosting. My son loved these and even skipped cake, instead saying, "I want a gween one, Mommy!" (I'll post directions for these soon but trust me, they are a piece of cake! Ugh, puns...)
Rainbow tissue poms added fun color and a festive backdrop. I couldn't believe I had never thought of those before! It's just your basic tissue pom, only with a variety of colors.

I'll have a tutorial soon for the candy filled train as well.
All of the food was served on white servings trays I have collected (on clearance, of course) over the years and we ate off of dollar store napkins and plates. Nothing too expensive or fancy, just fun and bright. It was the perfect evening celebrating our incredible blessing!

A lot of my inspiration came from Pinterest. Oh, Pinterest. Where have you been all my life? See the inspiration board for the party here. If you want to follow along with all the goodies I'm discovering on the web, you can follow me on Pinterest here.

Hope you're enjoying your last few weeks of summer!


  1. Just finished hosting my own 3yo boy party and ALSO used pinterest for inspiration! Is it ever helpful! Wonderful job on the birthday - everything looks fabulous and fun!

  2. Hey!! Loved this rainbow birthday party especially the cake as it looks adorable. Recently attended my niece’s birthday party at one of Venues in San Francisco and amazing party favors were arranged that I really loved. Delicious desserts and food made the day enjoyable.


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