This party can only be described as a rainbow explosion! At least, that’s what crafty mama Sara and I have been calling it (with much love). : ) Sara put this party together for her daughter, Emma, who’s the namesake of Sara’s Etsy shop, Emmy’s Closet.

Sara has some serious talent for DIY crafting, and she makes one heck of a rainbow cake, too. I think you’re going to love this party as much as I do!

I have to start with the cupcakes! These are only about the prettiest rainbow cupcakes ever. The cupcakes themselves are rainbow colors,  and candy rainbows are sitting in little fluffy white clouds of frosting. Then, the printable cupcake wrappers and toppers just put them over the top!

I thought that the little rainbows were custom-made, maybe, but Sara said “they’re made from AirHeads Xtremes Sour Belts candy. They come in a strip and I cut them down to make little rainbows.”

Here’s birthday girl Emma! She’s a little rainbow, herself, in a tutu made by Poppin’ Dots Boutique.

Balloons are a must, of course, and the party poms were homemade (!).

Flatware in every color is wrapped in white napkins and tied with ribbons and a printable circle. To make the ruffled rainbow streamers, Sara used the tutorial on How Does She. She says they were “easy, but time consuming… a HUGE hit though!”

How fun is this – a rainbow of vegetables, with bowls of dip for the “clouds”! To get the full spectrum, the radishes were tinted with a little blue food coloring.

Rainbow jell-o!

The “make your own rainbow drink” bar was 100% Sara’s idea. The personalized buffet cards explain different color combinations that you can create (such as “red + yellow = orange”). How fun is that!

I adore this detail. Sara punched holes in her printable circles to make little straw… badges? I don’t even know what to call them, but they’re just the cutest things!

The custom water labels were a big hit!

Sara said, “for the ‘taste the rainbow’ candy bar, I used RED Swedish Fish, ORANGE gummi bears, YELLOW piña colada candy sticks, GREEN spearmint leaves, BLUE raspberry gummy rings and PURPLE dark chocolates. We also had rainbow Twizzlers and rainbow gumballs.”

The “taste the rainbow” sign and favor tags are both printables from my shop.

The fabulous party hat was made by Poppin’ Dots Boutique, and the marshmallow pops were homemade.

Rainbows everywhere – even the goldfish crackers and Twizzlers are in rainbow colors!

More rainbow treats – lollipops! Each one is decorated with a printable circle.

The rainbow cake was homemade – and gorgeous!

The birthday girl had not one but TWO special rainbow outfits for the day. Her custom-made rainbow top and leggings are from Mama Runs with Scissors.

Isn’t Emma so sweet?! Her rainbow hair bow is available at Emmy’s Closet. (Bows would make lovely party favors, too!)

Emma’s party favors included books tied with raffia and finished with a printable favor tag

…and large rainbow crayons and glittery rainbow notepads from Oriental Trading, packaged together in a ziploc baggie and finished with a printable treat bag label.

Just fabulous, over-the-top work, Sara – thank you so much! Happy birthday to sweet Emmy! : )

Rainbow party printables & water bottle labels: Chickabug
Striped treat bags in every color of the rainbow: Baker’s Bling
Party hat and rainbow tutu: Poppin’ Dots Boutique
Marshmallow pops, rainbow cupcakes and cake: Homemade
Party poms: Homemade
Striped straws: The Bakers Confections
Party favors (rainbow crayons and glittery rainbow notepads): Oriental Trading
Emma’s rainbow outfit (initial shirt and rainbow leggings): Mama Runs with Scissors
Emma’s rainbow hair bow: Emmy’s Closet

This party was also featured on Pizzazzerie.

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  1. 1
    Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    Twoshadesofpink says:
    This is one of the most beautiful and amazing parties I have ever seen! I truly mean that! I can't even stop looking at it! :)
  2. 2
    Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 11:21 pm
    Leslie says:
    an adorable party!  I know I should be gaga for the tutu...but I’m
    totally loving those leggings!  The printables and everything else are
    amazing as well...eeeek (head explosion!)
  3. 3
    Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 11:29 pm
    Lauren says:
    Love this party!! Such fun details :)
  4. 4
    Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at 1:33 am
    Sara-- Emmy's Closet says:
    Heather! You did such a wonderful job putting everything together. I can't thank you enough for all of your hard work. YOUR collection really was my inspiration and made the whole party!! I remember the day I saw it all new in your shop and thought, Ok...I now know what Emmy's 2nd birthday theme is!  So a HUGE THANK YOU TO YOU!!  <3
  5. 5
    Sunday, August 28th, 2011 at 10:57 pm
    Caroleanne83 says:
    Awesome job! Every detail is amazing:)
  6. 6
    Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at 4:46 am
    Kari - The Sweetest Memory says:
    Beautiful details, and so colorful!
  7. 7
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    Tyra M says:
    I want that party for my 2nd birthday! Does 42nd count? So beautiful and dreamy. You're awesome.
    • 7.1
      Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 9:22 am
      Heather says:
      EVERY year counts! ; ) Thank you for your kind words, I'll pass them on to Emma's mom!
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    Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    Ivonne says:
    If we only could have these beautiful things in Panama!!!!I wold get crazy!! wonderful job!
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    Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 8:34 pm
    Joan says:
    This is genius! You are amazing!!, wonderful job!!!!
    • 9.1
      Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 2:10 pm
      Heather says:
      Thank you, Joan! That is very kind of you to say! All credit goes to Emma's mom, Sara, of Emmy's Closet. : )