The rainbow balloon garland was inspired by Design Mom and was one of my favourite elements of the party. The rainbow garland is still inflated and the children have had hours of fun playing with it since the party.
You can find detailed instructions for creating a balloon garland of your own on Gabrielle's blog.
We also hired a helium tank and inflated giant balloons from Little Sooti in rainbow colours.The giant balloons were a real hit with the children who attended the party.
They're so special that I plan to use them at every celebration we have for the forseeable future.
Inspired by Geronimo!, I tied ribbon, streamers and strings of sequins to the giant balloons. They looked so pretty! The party guests also wore rainbow party hats created from a printable from Alannah Rose.
The initial theme for the party was inspired by pretty rainbow bunting on an invitation from Tiny Prints. I loved that I was able to personalise the invite with a picture of Charlotte and edit and re-edit the invite until I was completely satisfied.
I always like to buy Hunter & Charlotte a special outfit for their birthdays, so Charlotte wore a gorgeous flower crown from Lorie Marie. It's even prettier in person.
She also wore a pink skirt tulle, tights from Seed and silver ballet flats.
The reaction of our guests when I cut into the cake certainly made the preparation worthwhile.
Thankfully, guests filled rainbow treat bags from the dessert table before they left, which was a welcome relief - I wasn't sure what I would do with all of the leftover sweets.
My fabulous friend, Mel Whelan, took all of the lovely party photographs. (It's so helpful to have someone else capture the day, I highly recommend it.) Thanks a million, Mel!