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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