Monday, 16 April 2012

Rainbow party bags


To prepare for Cakey's rainbow-themed 4th birthday party I decided that the kids and I would make our own rainbow party bags... they were a lot of fun to make and look great.

This idea was inspired by these Valentine treat bags from Petite Elefant. Ours don't look quite so elegant but they are nice and colourful. We used cheap brown paper bags bought from the supermarket as the bade. To make the rainbow shape I simple cut round white doilies in half.


I portioned out the rainbow paint colours and Cakey, Boo and I got painting. Cakey painted one lovely, colour-correct rainbow and then decided to mix it up and put the colours out of order, paint dots and patterns.... no matter, they looked great anyway. Boo loaded her doily up with paint and then ripped it to shreds. I worked on my rainbows – Cakey was highly disappointed that I was sticking to the correct order of a rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and indigo. I will never get these colours wrong again!!

Once they were dry I slipped our rainbows between the pages of a heavy book to flatten out the curly edges. When the kids were asleep I glued the rainbows onto the paper bags and filled them with party treats.

With all the excitement half the children left without party bags as I totally forgot to hand them out until part way through the exodus. I am such a party novice.

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23 comments:

  1. These are so pretty - who doesn't love a rainbow! Very clever :-)

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  2. Oh I LOVE these! So- so pretty! We will be making them as well :)

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    1. If you get a chance I would love to see them.

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  3. Oh I'm so glad you commented because these are beautiful! I'm pinning them :)

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    1. Thanks... and I just love pinterest so thanks for pinning it too.

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  4. Wow - using the doilies cut in half to make a rainbow is GENIUS! I love it so much. I'm pinning it right now. :)

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    1. Doilies make really easy rainbows!! I could never cut a decent looking semi circle shape free-hand.

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    2. Thanks for pinning it too. :)

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  5. Best party bags I've ever seen. I can't believe how much goodness you created for this party - I'm in awe! x

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  6. Too cute! I always forget to hand out the party bags. :( Bet they made a cute decoration though.

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    1. I am glad I am not the only one to forget the party bags. :)

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  7. these look SO great! Colour is my thing- and this paint is the brightest i've seen!

    xo em

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    1. Thanks, I tend to stay away from the translucent preschool paints that wash well off clothes. My girls and I love bright colours and we have a lot of stained clothes.

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  8. Loving this party theme so much! Fantastic idea.

    rachel

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  9. These are so cute! If you were feeling really...what's the word? Not crazy...Daring? you could have the kids make these as a craft at the party itself. ;) And, I always forget to hand out the bags till half the kids are gone, too.

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    1. That would be brave!!! But the kids would love it.

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  10. Parties can be so chaotic! Love your party bags :)

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  11. What fun! We've been enjoying playing with rainbows lately too.

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    1. oooh I will come over and check it out.

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  12. What a great idea I bet everyone loved those.

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