Let’s Party with Rainbows and Kites

Hi I’m Cindy, and I’m back with another awesome party theme to share! Being a mom of 3 means I get to indulge in one of my favourite pastimes – planning awesome themed parties! The benefit of having two girls (Kyla 6 and Riya 5) and a boy (Knox 3), is that we get to plan across a wide range of themes. Every month, Let’s party with Cindy will give you great ideas on everything from decor and food to costumes and party packs on a different theme. With the icy cold winds setting in and the rain coming and going like crazy, it seems the perfect time to share – Let’s Party with rainbows and kites!

Rainbows and kites candle blow

1. Why this theme?
Our girls were born a year and two weeks apart in the depths of Winter. Finding themes that suit this weather is harder than you think. Besides constantly having to factor in the prospect of the whole thing being washed out, finding Wintery things that bring on good memories is really difficult. Until we sat down and thought about the best things about a blustery, rainy day and that settled it – Rainbows and Kites it was.

2. Decor
I hand crafted about 50 little kites! I hung them up as bunting around the house, alongside the bigger kites that we were going to use outside later that day.

Kites close up

Kites bunting

3. Cake
I made a single layer cake the size of an oven tray and a single layer round cake. We iced the rectangle blue like the sky. We then cut the round cake in half and stuck them together to make the rainbow. We layered it with fondant and I painted on the rainbow with various food colourings. We made the clouds with cut up marshmallows stuck onto white icing at the bottom of each of the sides of the rainbow. Seth made a couple of kites on metal wire which we stuck in the top. And voila!

Kites cake food colouring

Rainbow Kites cake cloud

Rainbows and kites cake

4. Food
Time wasn’t on my side, so I wasn’t able to bake up a storm. I outsourced the cupcakes and cakepops to Welsford Bistro and Catering, who did an amazing job! We also added multicoloured sweets and milktarts with sprinkles to finish it off.

Rainbows Kites table

Colourful kites table

5. Activities
Initially I wasn’t going to craft, but my girls insisted. So we made our very own rainbows with 7 shades of cardboard, cotton wool, glue and staples. The effect was pretty cool and the girls really enjoyed making them and having something to take home.

Rainbow crafts kites

Rainbow Kites tea

Rainbow kites staple

the rainbow in Rainbow kites

Kites finished rainbow craft

6. Party packs / take homes
Because of the theme it was only logical to go out and buy everyone their own kites. We got really affordable ones at our local China Town. Luckily for us it was a crazy windy day so when we went out to the park to let everyone fly their kites before taking them home, it was a huge hit! Watching the kids with their parents running up and down the field was so precious.

Flying kites

Have you ever had a party with this theme? What did you do differently?

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Cindy Alfino

Cindy is a happily married mom of 3 little humans, Kyla (6), Riya-Ray (5) & Knox (3). She has her own business, and is the always-funny voice behind Best Parenting Blog of 2015, 3 Kids, 2 Dogs and 1 Old House! Being a mom of 3 means she gets to indulge in one of her favourite pastimes - planning awesome themed parties. Every month Cindy's column Let's Party with Cindy will share ideas (and occasionally free downloads) on everything from decor and food to costumes and party packs on a different theme.

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