Thursday, July 22, 2010

rainbow party invitations...


I bought a layered skirt in rainbow colours for my daughter, Chloe, a few years ago and I was hardly able to get her to wear anything else until it faded into pastel shades a few months ago. I have lost count of the number of rainbow pictures she has drawn me and she is drawn to all things multicoloured, so this year we are having a rainbow party to celebrate her 6th birthday.


Here are the invitations - small strips of ribbon threaded through some card-stock in rainbow order which I then cut and stitched into a tag shape. The party details were printed on the back with a line in red, orange, yellow etc. The games, food and decorations are still in the planning stages although, with only 9 days to go, I had better get busy! It won't be a chore though as I love planning parties for my children, although I think I would be more productive if I could get the "I Can Sing A Rainbow" song out of my head!

15 comments:

Flotsam Friends said...

They are seriously cute. Great idea for a 6 year old too!! Pruxxx

Little Sooti said...

OMG LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!
Can't wait to see pics ..

Thetis
http://www.littlesooti.blogspot.com

A-M said...

I know I keep saying this but you are so clever! These are just beautiful! Sounds like it is going to be one special party! A-M xx

Rachael said...

We had one of those rain bow skirts too! on the child, in the wash, on the line and back on the child! Love the invitations, hope your making a rainbow cake....

Raquel said...

This idea is inspired; so appealing to little girls yet doesn't involve fairies - I'll definitely borrow this one for my daughter's next party - wonderful!!

Gelati Art said...

I love planning parties for my children too. The rainbow theme is a wonderful idea. Can't wait to see how it all turns out. Please pop by my blog if you have a moment and have a look at the post on my daughter's Arabian Themed birthday party.

ani's house said...

We had a rainbow party for my daughter last year. We bought a whole stack of those gold covered chocolate coins to make the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and the kids raided it for their take-home bags. They loved it!!

SquiggleMum said...

You could have been writing about my daughter - skirt and all! (Actually the skirt has featured in more than one blog post I think...) Please, please, please post pics after the party? We have already decided on a rainbow theme for her party next year, so would love a small bite of inspiration ;-)

Steph Bond @ Bondville said...

You are such a clever clogs Clare! The invites look amazing. Sophie wants a pink and purple party this year and I am working hard to think of ways to make it look chic... tough!

Porch Days said...

Your invitations are such a great idea. When my four children were young I had to give up my crafts for a while. I found it too frustrating to weave or do other things in ten minute snatches of time. So instead I channeled my creativeness into doing art with the children or inventing flash cards or other games. They "published" books they dictated to me as they drew the illustrations and then I sewed the pages together.

I enjoy your blog and have it listed on my front page.

Emma Burgess said...

Hi Clare,
Those invitations are just gorgeous. I love them. Can't wait to see what the party brings- it will be beautiful! Emma.

Siobhan. Vanessa said...

These are beautiful. My daughter loved having a rainbow party earlier this year - have a rainbow ruffley table skirt you can borrow :) Inspired by THAT skirt! I see it has been re-released in Myer again already - obviously a best seller.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Myers are selling out of the skirt fast - but the city store has quite a few in stock :)Mel

Brooke said...

If you need cake ideas you might need to google "rainbow layer cake". Love the invites, can't wait to see more.

chandra said...

This is definitely getting bookmarked!
Sample Party Invitation Letter