Monday, February 11, 2013

Rainbow Birthday Party Fun!

I know I haven't posted the final basement pictures yet - more on that in another post. 

Parties are always more fun with a theme.  So for Samantha's first birthday party, I chose a rainbow theme.  I figured that small children really like bright colors and the party is just a glorified play date.  There were a lot of bright colors!  Here are plenty of pictures!

The birthday girl wore an adorable dress from my neighbor back home. 

The whole basement was covered in rainbow colors.  Even the food had a rainbow theme:
Pinwheels (spinach and tomato tortillas with ham, cheddar, peppers, etc.), Tri-color pasta salad, a Fruit Rainbow, Rainbow Veggies, Blue Tortilla chips (with salsa, guacamole, and queso), Rainbow Jello, Skittles, M&Ms, and Jelly Beans. 


And for dessert, a Rainbow Cake served with Rainbow Sherbet.

We had a photo banner of each month of Samantha's life - she was quite chubby for a few of those months!


The kids all played with the most colorful toys I could get my hands on - and the ball pit and parachute are always fun!

Samantha wasn't so interested in eating her cake - but she liked the candles and she ended up eating most of my cake.


We tried again the next day when we had friends over for lunch - she did a little better that time (and notice her baby sized rainbow cake!)

The kids all left with rainbow favors - a Slinky, mini-Frisbee, Beach Ball, and Crayon.  


We asked for donations to the local food bank instead of gifts but of course family bought her tons of gifts.  She had a great time unwrapping them (very, very slowly) and seems to really like everything she received.

Thanks to everyone who made her birthday special!

It's still hard to believe that a year has gone by.  We hope that the next year is just as fun as the first!

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