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Rainbow Robot Birthday Party (20 photos)
My daughter had a difficult time choosing her 5th birthday party theme, between rainbows and robots. So, it was decided that we do a rainbow robot party! As a designer, I have to say I was excited about the possibilities.
We started with the design of the robot. My daughter worked alongside of me to decide some of the details, including the colors and facial features. It was so great to have her input, and it really got her excited about being a part of the process.
Activities included, painting ceramic robots, playing Pass the Parcel, and Pin the Rainbow on the Robot. After some healthy, and some no-so-healthy snacks, they had cake and ice cream.
We used gears as a secondary decor element, along with lots of rainbow-themed things as well. My favorite element are the "flower" arrangments of gears printed on cardstock and affixed to drinking straws. So easy to make well ahead of time, and they looked great on the tables and elsewhere in the house.
Other notable decor were the ceiling balloons and rainbow swag. I used dollar store plastic tablecloths for the swag! And the balloon swag over our sliding doors in the dining room. Everyone thought it was so much work, but it was really simple. all balloons (6 of each color twisted together) strung on string and hung on a curtain rod.
The fondant robot on top of the cake was made by a good friend of mine who is a cake decorator. I think she did an amazing job matching the details of my robot design. The cake was made by me, and I used rainbow Twizzlers around the outside edge to mimic the diagonal-strip rainbow design on everything else. Lucky for me, the colors of the Twizzlers were nearly an exact match to my existing design!