First, Ashu and I decided to make some rainbow decorations. I found this beautiful idea for a craft. Once I drew the arcs, Ashu could cut on her own. So it was a team effort.
This is her counting the rainbows after we were done. (we did 10 more the next day)
And this is how it looked hanging from the door frame.
I could nt find a colorful table cover matching the tableware. So bought a cream color table cover(disposable) and let Ashu design it.
Shes at work.
The finished product.
The Goody Bags. (color pencils, smarties and gummy bears)
The Birthday Girl.
The fruit platter which Ashu arranged.
The Food. (mac & cheese, pasta salad and paneer stuffing for the sandwiches)
Hd reading the book "One" by Kathryn Otoshi to the kids. Its my most favorite book in Ashus book shelf and its about colors! (thanks, sis!)
And finally, the cake. (takes a bow)
* Ashu really worked hard for her birthday party and I'm proud of her. She also helped me decorate the cake with smarties and sprinkles! Helpfully suggested that the rainbow in her Dora blocks will be perfect to put on top of the cake. And also helped her dad blow the balloons.
* On the morning of the party, the pink piping on the white frosting ran and the cake looked hideous. I was horrified. Somehow salvaged it and it turned out pinkish! Ashu was such a sport, consoled me and told me that she loves pink and the cake looks beautiful! :)
* I had bought a tricolor ice cream for the kids but almost all the kids had a cold. So skipped it.
* The cake was yummy. I was using the food colors for the first time and was sure the cake would taste "chemical"! But it did not.
* Antu wore Ashus first birthday frock for this party! (now don't start a dharna, Sue! I'm a second child too, remember? ;)
* I was *this* close to adding food color to the tea I was making for the adults. Stopped myself just in time.
* It was a pain to buy all the assorted party stuff. I wish there were shops like dollar store and party city here. But then,... this was more fun! :)
* After the party, Ashu came to me and told, "Thank you for the nice party, Amma. Can you make me a rainbow cake again?" Need I say anything more? :)