This unique CAMP ARTS & CRAFTS RAINBOW PARTY was submitted by Melissa Thiel Collar of Buckets of Grace.
What a fun idea to highlight the arts and crafts aspect of a fun camp out by combining the two themes into one party! I also love the bright, happy vibe that the rainbow theme brings into this camping arts and crafts party. A few of my favorite ideas and elements are:
The rainbow paper chain backdrop
The colorful cake pops displayed on a wooden artist’s palette
The cake with rainbow striped sides and topped with an artist’s palette and a camping tent
The Rice Krispie treats dipped in colored candy melts and topped with wooden paddles to resemble paintbrushes dipped in paint
The white ruffle tablecloth and burlap ruffle tablecloth
Melissa said this about the party- “Like most 9 year old girls, my daughter Grace loves all things arts and crafts. So when picking the theme for her birthday party this year, I wasn’t surprised when she asked for an arts and crafts theme. To put a little twist on the traditional theme, we turned her party into a Camp Arts and Crafts Party. We used a rainbow color scheme with lots of camp touches, including burlap, kraft paper and touches of nature. Carli from Dimple Prints made the customized printables that tied the party together. They were amazing!
For the backdrop for the sweets table and the trail mix bar, we stuck with our rainbow arts and crafts theme by making ombre paper pinwheels for the sweets table and paper chains for the trail mix bar.
We had lots of arts and crafts activities for our campers. We dyed sailor bracelets, painted canvases, made noodle necklaces and bracelets, made God’s Eyes, had sand art. My daughter decided that instead of having her campers bring presents, she wanted to collect donations for Project Linus – a non-profit organization that collects blankets for children in need. As one of the arts and crafts projects, we made a fleece tie blanket to donate on behalf of her party. It was such a touching activity!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Burlap Baker’s Twine Striped Paper Straws Mason Jar Drinking Glasses and Daisy Cut Lids Rainbow Honeycomb Tissue Flowers Ribbon Candy Scoops White 2-sided Frame Gumball Tubes Gumballs Wooden Spoons Washi Tape Cupcake Liners Tin Pails
This creative NOAH’S ARK THEMED TWINS BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Kelly Little.
I love the idea of throwing a gender neutral Noah’s Ark party for twins and focusing on the animals that went “two by two” (just like twins) as well as the vibrant colors of the rainbow. What a fun party!
A few of the highlights to look for are:
The watermelon carved into the shape of an ark and used to serve fruit
The Noah’s Ark themed cake, complete with animals and, of course, an ark
The birthday girl’s rainbow fabric strip and ribbon skirt
The ark shaped felt favor / activity bags filled with felt finger puppet animals
Here’s what Kelly said about planning the party- “What better theme for twins turning 2 than a 2×2 Party? It’s always a challenge to find fun gender-neutral party themes, so I thought a Noah’s Ark Party was the perfect way for my little boy and girl to celebrate their birthday together! Also, I loved all the fun rainbow party inspiration I had been seeing, so this was a great way to bring together my love for bright colors and my twins’ love of animals!
The centerpiece of the party was the “Taste the Rainbow” treat table including Rainbow Dipped Oreos & Pretzel Twigs, Marshmallow Lollipops with Rainbow Sprinkles, and Rainbow Licorice. And I absolutely adored the gorgeous Noah’s Ark cake from Elizabeth’s Cakes.
Other details included an ark made from watermelon (which served as a fruit bowl and was surprisingly easy to make!), felt ark gift bags with pairs of animal finger puppets for party favors, and a wooden ark bean bag toss that my husband and I made together.
Of course the main attraction was the adorable petting zoo of baby animals from Cathy’s Critters. We had quite a large age range of kids at the party, and the animals were a huge hit with them all!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Tissue Pom Poms Scallop Circle Paper Punch Lollipop / Treat Sticks Balloons Ribbon Whirly Pops Unicorn Pops
This is what Kenna said about planning the party- “I put together this St. Patrick’s Day party for my kids and their friends because I loved the idea of doing a ‘Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow’ theme. As usual, I was assisted by my good friend Hannah of Hannah’s Cookies and Treats with the baking and set up. We focused on kid friendly desserts and party favors for our table. Hannah made a 3 tier green ombre shamrock cake out of a heart cookie cutter and using the left over scraps created the stem. She also came up with the fun idea for green Hostess cupcakes- which turned out so adorable. Her pot of gold sugar cookies were topped with gold shimmery sprinkles. I made cupcakes in 3 colors of green and we decked them out with colored candy and gold coins. For the light green cupcakes I made felt bow tie cake toppers which were inexpensive and easy to make! I used free printables for every graphic on the table. The “LUCKY” sign on the front of the table was a free download from The TomKat Studio via HGTV. I sprayed it with gold glitter and backed it with a rainbow fabric that was going the opposite way of the rainbow table cloth- so it really popped! The square chevron labels on the coloring buckets are courtesy of another free printable from Dimpleprints. The “You’re my Lucky Charm” mini banner on the “leprechaun trail mix” is a free printable from Kara’s Party Ideas, I shrunk it down to meet my needs. For the mini buckets I spray painted them gold and printed out St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages online and made little mini coloring books for the kids. I put rainbow colored crayons on the front of the buckets and tied them on with twine. I topped almost everything off with light and dark green stacked shamrock foam stickers found in March at every craft store for $1 a pack. I even decorated the green soda bottles with free printables from Love The Day. The leprechaun trail mix were put inside large ketchup cups found at most $1 stores. I used rainbow ribbon to create a rainbow above the trail mix and good ol’ cotton balls for the clouds on the sides- the kids loved these! The mason jars had green colored milk inside and were dipped in a lighter green melting chocolate and then rolled in sugar sprinkles. We baked mini green cupcakes and put them through our green paper straws and topped them off with a leprechaun Lucky Charm marshmallow or a rainbow one- another hit with the kids! The push pops were made with a new mini push pop pan I purchased which made them a lot easier to make then slicing mini cupcakes. I was able to fit all over the colors of the rainbow in this way because of how thin they were. We topped them off with a shamrock clad rolo! The green shamrock chocolate pops were made with a shamrock candy mold. We painted edible gold shimmer on each of them and I put the rainbow ribbon flag on each with a little wire sandwiched in between so I could make them “wavey”. Surrounding the shamrock pops were our jello mugs! Hannah and I joked about finding mini beer jugs to put green (non-alcoholic!) jello in and sure enough a day later Hannah found them. The kids had a blast and we’re all still recovering from a day of desserts! Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2013 from Miss Party Mom!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: FREE printable St Patrick’s Day Tags Rainbow Party Supplies White Paper Nut / Candy Cups Jute Twine Push Pop Containers Cupcake Liners Striped Paper Straws Gold Coins