I’m really excited about today’s featured party – it’s a new and exciting party theme (new to my blog, and new in the shop) – all thanks to my friend Brenda, who dreamed it up for her son Stavros’ 4th birthday! She took my rainbow theme and put a chalkboard twist on it. One of my favorite details is the line Brenda added to the birthday invitation: “Chalk it up to being 4!” Other details to watch for include the cloud-and-rainbows cake, the DIY canvases given as party favors, and the fabulous rainbow photo booth backdrop!

Chalkboard rainbow birthday party! Printables from Chickabug.com

Brenda says, “I wanted to incorporate the invitation into the decorations, so I made the striped backdrop myself with felt and hot glue. For a little dimension, I added the felt clouds and stuffed them with felt pieces. I also cut the backdrop chalkboard using a piece of wood (yes, I used a saw–I even shocked myself!) and I painted it with chalkboard paint.”

Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party - Printable welcome sign from Chickabug.com

A printable welcome sign was hung on the front door, and was also displayed in the entryway next to a special picture of Stavros.

Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party - Printable welcome sign from Chickabug.com DIY rainbow photo booth backdrop

Here’s birthday boy Stavros posing in front of the homemade rainbow and cloud backdrop! The shirt he’s wearing was also homemade.

Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party - Invitation from Chickabug.com

A framed copy of the birthday invitation was displayed on the sweets table.

Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party

The food included rainbow colored Twizzlers, rainbow-and-cloud cupcakes, Skittles, cake pops, and candy-covered Oreos sitting on a bed of gum balls.

Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party

Brenda says, “The round discs are Oreos! I used a mold (from Amazon) and Wilton’s candy melts to make them – I was really happy with how they turned out, and they were so easy!”

Rainbow cake pops

The cake pops came in every color of the rainbow (covered with sprinkles!), plus blue pops with white clouds.

Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party

The kids ate together at a formal white table set with place cards. The centerpiece was a large chalkboard with chalk so the kids could draw or write messages.

Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party - Printables from Chickabug.com

Each place setting had a colorful placemat with a matching bottle of punch and a paper straw. There were also party hats for everyone (Stavros had specifically requested party hats)!

Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party - Printable hat from Chickabug.com Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party - Printable hats from Chickabug.com Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party - Printables from Chickabug.com Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party - White chairs decorated with rainbow ribbons

Brenda tied lengths of rainbow-colored ribbons on the back of each chair. A tiny chalkboard place card was hung in front of each place setting.

DIY rainbow photo booth backdrop

All the kids at the party had fun taking turns posing for photos in front of the rainbow and clouds backdrop.

Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party - DIY chalkboard canvases (tutorial at chickabug.com)

The kids enjoyed art time outside – each child received their own chalkboard canvas (get the tutorial on how to make a chalkboard canvas here) and their own easel as a party favor!

Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party - DIY chalkboard canvases (tutorial at chickabug.com)

The easels came in black carrying bags, and Brenda added favor tags to each bag.

Chalkboard rainbow birthday party favors - Printables from Chickabug.com

Besides the chalkboard canvases, there were lots of smaller party favors to take home as well, including bags of rainbow-colored Twizzlers, chevron treat bags filled with Trolli gummi candies, and tiny containers of Skittles.

Chalkboard rainbow birthday party favors - Printables from Chickabug.com

The printable signs in the frames and the printable circles on the favors are from Chickabug.

Chalkboard rainbow birthday party favors - Printables from Chickabug.com Cloud and rainbow birthday cake

Brenda says, “I made the birthday cake myself. Initially, my plan was to make the cake look like the invitation, then I decided it would be fun to show no evidence of rainbows on the outside of the cake so there would be an element of surprise for the kids when I made the first cut. It worked! The kids loved it and Stav gave me the biggest, sweetest hug and thanked me for his cake (which made my week)!”

Cloud and rainbow birthday cake Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday party

Thank you so much, Brenda! Happy 4th birthday to Stavros! : )

Birthday cake – Homemade
Chevron treat bags – Kawaii Goodies
Chalkboard labels – Wrapables on Amazon
Mini chalkboards used as place cards – Amazon
Test tubes for Skittles – Amazon
Cookie mold for chocolate dipped Oreos – Amazon
Chalkboard rainbow theme birthday invitations and party printables – Chickabug

  OLDER POST
NEWER POST  

We Love Your Comments!

Comment


Comments

  1. 1
    Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    Sasha says:
    Neat cake stand!
    • 1.1
      Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 11:35 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Sasha! It's amazing how much of a difference a little bit of ribbon can make! : )
  2. 2
    Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 6:29 pm
    Peggy Simon says:
    Brenda, this party DESERVES to be featured! Simply incredible.
    • 2.1
      Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 11:36 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Peggy! I couldn't agree with you more! Brenda did an amazing job! : )
  3. 3
    Monday, November 11th, 2013 at 7:45 pm
    Rita Ehrke says:
    Great Job on everything and Happy Birthday Starvos you have a great Mom!!
    • 3.1
      Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 11:40 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Rita! I couldn't have said it better myself. Brenda gave Stavros the perfect party! : )