Rainbow Birthday

December 11, 2012 in Birthdays, Cooking, Crafts, Traditions - 2 Comments

Blake only had one request for his birthday this year: a rainbow cake.

Every year, I have good intentions to throw him an actual birthday party with friends. And then his birthday rolls around year after year smack dab in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And despite my good intentions, I always feel trapped by the fact that it’s freezing outside and we have to stay indoors, I feel bad adding one more thing to everyone else’s full plates, especially when gifts are involved, and I can’t seem to getย organizedย enough to make it all happen with the Christmas season and endless to-do lists swirling about.

So, since a “real” birthday party didn’t happen once again, I tried to compensate by adding special touches throughout the day. And to Blake, it was still magical. Maybe we’ll aim for a party next year.

He was on cloud nine helpingย me mix the colors for his rainbow cake.

And from there we just kind of rolled with the rainbow theme.

We made special favors to bring to his friends at his school celebration.

Of course we had to bring rainbow sprinkled donuts as well.

Blake’s birthday tradition is to throw darts at candy-filled balloons. I didn’t think it would become a tradition, but he insists on this game year after year. Who can really blame him?

More on the birthday boy tomorrow.


  • Helen April 10, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    What a cute party!

    Can I ask where did you get the tubes for the skittles? I'm planning my daughters baptism and were doing the 'Rainbow' theme too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lindsey April 11, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Hi Helen! I got them from Stampin' Up originally but I don't believe they sell that size anymore. I did a quick search for 1×7 or 1×8 cellophane bags and found these:


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