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Kellyn’s DIY Rainbow Birthday Party


I had a wonderful weekend, and enjoyed some fried-food goodness at the OC Fair! How about you!? And I’m pretty excited to finally be sharing my niece Kellyn’s rainbow birthday party today! While Kellyn and I share many traits (Other than our similar names, we love pasta, cheese, strawberries, and we both have freckles going for us!), she isn’t like me when it comes to parties! While I wanted to plan out every inch of my party as a kid, Kellyn just wanted to be surprised. Enter Aunt Kelly. Since the girl loves color, we decided a rainbow-inspired theme fit the bill and in just two short weeks, we pulled together a fun DIY party that the birthday girl surely loved! I’ll be sharing all the DIY projects throughout the week, but first, take a look at the full party in all it’s glory!

DIY Rainbow Birthday Sign

Forget identifying the birthday house with balloons, I made a Kellyn sign so everyone knew where the big bash was happening! The balloons, instead, moved instead and became  a perfect backdrop for photos.

DIY Rainbow Balloon Wall Rainbow Balloon Wall

I’ll tell you more about the fun streamer and fringe projects below on Thursday with a few “Quick Party Tips” I learned from the party!

DIY Rainbow Birthday Party Ceiling

DIY Fringe Party Table Runners DIY Rainbow Birthday Party Food Table

DIY Rainbow Birthday Party DIY Fringe Table Runners

For favors, we decided on a candy bar with DIY treat bags (Tutorial comin’ at ya tomorrow!) because, really, what looks better in rainbow then sweets!? We hit a few places for the candy, including Target, Party City (great for finding individual colors!) and Rocket Fizz (an awesome resource for soda pop in all colors, too!). The fringe backdrop is probably my favorite part. Don’t worry, that tutorial is coming too!

DIY Rainbow Candy Bar

Rainbow Candy Bar

DIY Rainbow Fringe Backdrop

DIY Rainbow Treat Bags DIY Rainbow Favor Bags

My other niece Quinn (Kellyn’s older sister) was in charge of games. She came up with all sorts of rainbow games and classic party games in true Caine’s Arcade style. There’s the birthday girl in one of her many rainbow-y outfits of the day. I’m obsessed with her mini party hat we found at a local party store!

Rainbow Birthday Party Games Mini Birthday Hat

Ah, the cake. I’ve been dying to make this cake forEVER and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I could still use some work on the consistency of my cream cheese icing (this was delicious, but very thin), any tips from you pro bakers out there!?

Rainbow Birthday Cake

Rainbow Birthday Layer Cake

And we ended the evening somewhere over the rainbow with an outside screening of The Wizard of Oz.

DIY Rainbow Birthday Party Photo Booth Rainbow Birthday Party Wizard of Oz

All Photos by Studio DIY

Oh man, looking at these photos makes me want to do it all over again! A special thanks to my brother and sister-in-law for letting me run wild with this party theme!

Looking for more color to love? Don’t miss all the rainbow birthday party posts!

Kellyn’s DIY Rainbow Birthday Party
DIY Rainbow Monogram Favor Bags
DIY Vertical Fringe Garland
DIY Rainbow Birthday Lawn Sign
Rainbow Birthday Party Tips

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