Juliana loves having a birthday party – but here’s the thing – she doesn’t care where it is or what happens. She would be perfectly happy with a party in our driveway as long as it included 3 things: her friends, a cake and a piñata.
Initially she asked to have her party at the Children’s Museum. When I told her that we could have the party at a bowling alley for half the price, she shrugged and asked if she could have a piñata. When I said yes, she was suddenly excited about the bowling party.
I found an idea for a rainbow party invitation that we both loved and we agreed to a basic theme. The invitations were easy to create. I bought clear cellophane bags and rainbow bags of twizzlers, cut them in half, and put them in the bags in rainbow order. For the top, I downloaded clip-art of a cloud and used photoshop to create the invitation (added text to cloud shape, duplicated shape and change to a mirror image for the back of the cloud, printed as one piece, cut out and left the top attached to fold). I clipped the invitation and the bag together by punching 2 holes and attached with brads.
They were cute and Juliana and her friends loved them!
I was inspired by a cake that I saw in a local bakery and then I found some other ideas. I put those together and sent them to my friend Mindy. She took those ideas and improved on them and created the most fabulous rainbow cake.
There was bowling.
There were presents.
There was delicious cake.
And of course the promised piñata.
Juliana thanked me for her party many times that day in the days that followed. She had a great time!