Seriously y’all, I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to have a birthday party over with.
Not that it wasn’t a great little party and yes, I’m a little sad the kid is growing up so fast, but party planning and party decorating for kids birthdays are just. so. exhausting.
Can I get an amen?
This year we opted for a Care Bear and Rainbow Party for the kid’s birthday. When I started planning it, she was really into her stuffed bears, by the time the party rolled around she was really into her stuffed dogs. Can’t go anywhere without a stuffed dog these days.
Kid changes her mind more than I do.
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This post is an overview of the entire party. I’ll be sharing the details on all the DIY party decorations I made over the next few weeks.
Care Bear & Rainbow Party
Guests were greeted by a photo collage in the shape of a 2 as they came in the door.
Its a little different than our “1” photo collage from last year, but still the same idea.
A Care Bear sign with rainbow streamers was on the door…
And just in case you didn’t know, the reason for all the rainbows is because in Care-A-Lot, where all the Care Bears live, there are lots of rainbows coming out of clouds.
You feel incredibly well-educated all of a sudden, don’t you?
Its ok, you can admit it.
The dining room was the main attraction.
Complete with white cloud balloons and a rainbow made from streamers.
I found that the best thing to attach the balloons and streamers to the ceiling was with masking tape. It held it all up – not one fell – and it didn’t take off too much of the ceiling. I have popcorn ceilings, but you can’t tell where the tape strips were. To make the tape part of the decorations, I used this bright yellow masking tape.
Each one of her Care Bears got their own party hat – you have no idea how difficult it can be to make such a tiny party hat.
The DIY cupcake pedestals made another appearance as well.
The kid also got a new party hat, complete with bright poms. That party hat worked about as well as last year’s did.
Both chalkboards got a birthday treatment.
My chalkboard skills are definitely still lacking, but hey I gave it a whirl. I did discover that this colored chalk is my all-time favorite colored chalk. The colors were so vivid – especially helpful in distracting eyes away from my horrible chalk penmanship.
And what was the kid’s favorite part of her birthday?
The balloons. All she wanted to do after the party and for the following two days was to run around with 12 balloons in her hand.
Those balloons took a freedom flight night before last.
Mama had enough.
Stick around for the details on all the party decor!
You can see last year’s party and all the DIY party decorations that went along with it here.
Have you thrown a Care Bear or Rainbow Party before?
Did you also come out of it needing a drink in your hand for the next few days?
Need more great DIY party decor ideas on a budget? You’ll want to see these then…
Easy DIY Cake Topper – make an easy cake topper to complement your party theme using just scrapbook paper and stickers!
DIY Birthday Party Hat – it will take you all of five minutes and it’s so stinking adorable!
Make Your Own Custom Party Invitations – this is so easy and gives the party a great personal touch!
You know you don’t wanna miss any of this crazy.
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