Our beautiful little girl, Claire, celebrated her 2nd birthday last weekend. As each birthday comes along for one of our children I can't believe how quickly the time goes by. She is such a gorgeous little girl, very grown-up for a 2 year old, which I think is a result of having two older brothers who adore her and are continually teaching her.
Earlier in the year I came across a very pretty rainbow dress on Etsy and decided that this would be Claire's birthday dress. The party was then themed around "rainbows". I have been gathering goodies for the party for months and was thrilled with the way it all came together on the day.
The feature of the party was the dessert and lolly table. I made the rainbow garland back drop and the "Somewhere over the Rainbow" print was courtesy of Scissors Paper Rock Designs, and fitted the theme perfectly.
The cake was the feature of the dessert table. It was a rainbow layer cake finished with a rough buttercream and topped with a wooden clothes pin dolly in a dress that matched Claire's party dress. The topper was lovingly made by Sarah of Enchanted Belles.
I baked all of the goodies that made up the dessert table. Which included meringues, cupcakes in a jar, vanilla bean pannacotta and buttercream swirl cookies. The lollies included gummy bears, jelly beans, marshmallow pops, "Happy Birthday" rock candy, giant freckles, rainbow lollypops and popcorn. I handmade the tissue paper pom poms that were used as the sticks for the marshmallow pops.
The take home favours were mini gumball machines, that were filled with single coloured m&m's and smartie cookies in cute little rainbow confetti treat bags. The guests also had their own glass bottle that was filled with rainbow coloured cordial.
The party was a lot of fun and all of the guests had fun blowing bubbles from rainbow coloured bubble pots!
Here are a few more photo's of the birthday girl in her pretty rainbow dress, with her brothers and with her mumma of course :)
Big birthday wishes to our little princess xxx
Milk glass stands, tablecloth and sambellina party goods by Sweet Style.
Confetti treat bags by Sharnel Dollar Designs.
Gumball machines, lollypops, rock candy and mini pegs by Occasion by Design.
Timber crates by Lily Chic Events.
Striped popcorn boxes by Little Sooti.
Clothespin Doll Cake Topper by Enchanted Belles.
Rainbow Print by Scissors Paper Rock Designs.
Rainbow Party Dress from Pecan Sandies.