Every year, we change the Rainbow Cake Party in some way. Either adding or subtracting different types of food. Changing the guest list. The format. This is our fourth year doing it. The first two years, we did a party to celebrate both the End of School and the Beginning of School. Last year, I changed it to just the End of School, and did the same this year. Last year, the party was crazy. This year, it was crazy, but in a different way. After each one, the kids and I sit down and hash out what we liked, what we’d change, what are must-haves for the following year. Next year, I want to do something completely different.
I just haven’t figured out what.
In the meantime, some pictures?
Instead of doing a rainbow fruit platter, I did rainbow fruit kabobs. A little more time consuming, but way neater and slightly more fun? The only drawback is you will invariably get kids that don’t like every kind of fruit on the stick. And by kids, I mean Nick. And a few of the littles.
The week before, ok it was really the day before, when I was planning the menu, Madeline informed me that the rainbow chocolate covered Oreos are her favorite part of the food spread. So it’s a given that they will forever be on our menu (and for the record, Nick’s favorite part is the fruit, which is all sorts of awesome).
One of my friends offered to help on the day of the party, and being a seasoned hostess, I know better than to turn down any offers of help. And since I mostly didn’t start making anything before 11 pm the night before, the help was greatly appreciated.
I found these rainbow puff decorations at a party store a month or two ago. And then I promptly stashed them somewhere where I wouldn’t see them again until the morning of the party.
Yeah, that was a close one.