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Rainbow Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Party (46 photos)
I'm not one to typically style character themed parties, so when I was contacted to do a Yo Gabba Gabba birthday party I knew I'd have to be creative. I didn't want it to look cheesy or store bought. With all the colorful characters, I decided to do a rainbow party (mostly so I could make some of those adorable rainbow cake push pops floating around the blogworld!).
We held the party outside and had lots of activities to keep them occupied: a bounce house, face painting, ball pit (made from a kid swimming pool), coloring station, pin the eye on Muno, and photo station with Foofa and Brobee. I'd spent many hours making a rainbow balloon banner to hang over the party area, but the wind did not agree with my plan! We had to move the balloons under the carport, but I was just glad all of them hadn't popped before the party began. (The wind caught the balloons within the first 15 minutes of the party and blew it away, but at least I got a picture!) But, hey, we've got to be flexible as party planners!
For the dessert table backdrop I used a curtain I found at Wal-Mart and designed a framed picture of each Yo Gabba Gabba character, which I printed, cut out, and attached to the dotted backdrop. I also hung a pennant along the front of the table to give the white tablecloth some color. The focal point of the table was the polka dotted cake adorned with a rainbow tutu and topped with Yo Gabba Gabba figurines. Of course, I made my beloved rainbow cake push up pops. There were also rainbow colored chocolate dipped oreos, various colors of bottled sodas, gumballs, pretzel sticks dipped in white chocolate with sprinkles, marshmallows on a stick, and star shaped finger sandwiches for the non-sweets lovers.
As favors, the children received a mason jar filled with rainbow colored play dough, topped with one of the Yo Gabba Gabba characters and a photo they took with Foofa or Brobee.