A Rainbow First Birthday in Quarantine

Violet turned one last month. I had been planning her party for months, changing the theme, and replanning again and again. I had finally settled on the perfect theme. The invitations went out and the RSVPs started rolling in. Then, COVID-19 happened. I spent weeks sulking and feeling disappointed. In fact, I still kind of am. We decided to still have the party with just us three. I worked really hard on the decorations and we weren’t going to let them go to waste. I’ve had this blog post planned for a while but I could never really bring myself to share until now. It ended up being a really special day and way more memorable than I could’ve ever imagined.

Here’s her invitation! I’m really happy with how it turned out. We printed them at Costco and it even included envelopes with addresses for under $20! Highly recommend.

I had different plans for the cake, however, my rainbow cake topper never came in so I had to improvise. I ended up using some melted candies to create the arch shape by squeezing it onto wax paper and letting them harden. This was a super easy technique that I highly recommend trying!

The cupcake toppers were one of my favorite elements of the entire party. Her cute little face was the highlight of our cake table, in my opinion. All I did for these was print and cut out her face. Then, I cut triangles out of scrap paper, attached a pompom, and glued it all to a toothpick. Easy peasy!

I created the rainbow by cutting a big cardboard box into my desired shape. Then, I painted each line. You could measure this out but I was going for a boho look so I didn’t mind the unevenness. After the paint dried, I poked a hole in each end and strung yarn on each color to create the “tassels”.

For the goody bags (which ended up just being for looks), I used a stamp and ink pad that I found at Michaels. I also designed these water bottle labels to match the party invites. This is such an easy and inexpensive way to personalize your party more!

I picked up some terracotta saucers from the gardening section at Walmart and used my Cricut to create vinyl decals for each one.

I ended having to make the cookies myself since our cookie lady had to cancel. These were a real challenge for me but they ended up not being bad. Now am I going to pursue cookie decorating? Heck no! But I’m glad I tried. All in all, it ended up being a great day. We partied hard and had a ton of sweets. This just means that next year has to be that much bigger, right?!


One Highchair Banner
Balloon Arch Strip
Star Balloons
White Balloons
Rose Gold Balloons
Burgundy Balloons
Peach Balloons
Pink Balloons
Balloon Pump
One Cookie Cutter
Rainbow Cookie Cutter
Candy Melts
Tassel Highchair Garland
Play Mat
Happy Birthday Balloons
Personalized Letter Balloons
One Balloon

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