Yesterday we celebrated Elise's birthday with her friends! This is the first time she has had a friend party and I think she liked it :)
I chose to go with a rainbow theme because there are so many fun things you can do with projects and colors. I think she thought it was fun too.
Let's start with some of the details from the party...which are always my favorite part, even if the kids don't notice.
The party table
Her party didn't start until 2:30pm so I wasn't worried about having to feed them a lot. For the food we had fruit skewers in rainbow order, rainbow goldfish and then cupcakes and ice cream.
While all her friends were arriving I had them making rainbow necklaces with froot loops.
When they had all finished making those, we had them make their own rainbows. I bought a bunch of things to decorate them with and I think the kids really liked this part.
Zoe, Tinzley, Caitlyn, Elise, Jack and Kara
Zoe, Tinzley and Caitlyn
Eric and Cayden
When we had finished working on our rainbows, we took a break and the kids got to eat their fruit and goldfish. While they were eating I read them the story, A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. It's about a little boy who wants to catch and play with a rainbow. It's a cute story. I was surprised by how well the kids listened. It probably helped that they had food in their mouths :)
We played a few games with them like Duck Duck, Goose and Simon Says. I think for a few of them this was their first time playing Duck Duck Goose but once all the kids caught on to how to play, they were really good at it and had a lot of fun. They all knew how to play Simon Says and we had a lot of fun with that.
Next we opened presents. It's so fun to watch kids open presents. All the other kids are SO excited to have them open theirs. I love it. It's so fun.
Her friends were all very generous and Elise was a good girl and told them each thank you after she opened it. She's getting so big!
This is the best group shot I could get- kids!! We invited 7 of her friends. Here she is from L to R: Tinzley, Kara, Eric, Elise, Jack, Caitlyn and Zoe. Her friend Cayden was also here but was too busy playing with toys to join us for a picture :)
Singing Happy Birthday with Elise blowing out the candles!!
Time to eat!!
Once we finished all of the planned activities, they all got to play. It was probably their favorite part. They are such cute kids and all had so much fun together!!
Thank you to everyone who came to help celebrate our little Lisers!! To finish off the party, the kids all got to take home a treat bag. Inside was: rainbow stickers, colored licorice, jolly ranchers, a rainbow pop sucker, a blowout, and either heart bracelets (girls) or a squirt gun (boys).