Rainbow Brite stuff is hard to come by these days, but she has two green Sprites! We did a delicious fruit platter with coconut pecan dip and Rainbow Brite picks for the fruit!
The favors were vintage punch cups I picked up for .50 a piece filled with gumballs from the bulk section at Winco and placed in a cellophane bag. I got the star ribbon at Michaels for $1.
It has been my DREAM to serve milk in glass bottles with stripey straws!!! Yeah, I know... my dreams are amazing! Milk bottles are typically pricey, PLUS you have to pay high shipping costs. Wanna know my secret???
I found yogurt drinks for $1 each at the Asian grocery store that come in glass milk bottles! My girls love the drinks and the labels come off easily! The lids are generic too. I decided to put Rainbow Brite labels on the milks and attached them with Elmers Glue which washes off afterward. I think I'm going to keep buying these bottles so slowly I can build up a large collection!
Now I fibbed a bit about my dream being to SERVE milk in glass bottles with stripey straws... I wanted to DRINK milk in a glass bottle with a stripey straw! And I totally got to do it! I bought the vintage-style cardboard straws online a while ago and have just been waiting to use them! The price was great. The order arrived fast AND they threw in a free gift! The milk tasted great from the straw too! Not cardboardy one bit!
I'm not EXACTLY sure why my daughter has blue hair, but she decided she needed blue hair on her birthday... It's Alyssa. We're never sure why she does what she does. My sister made the cake. Didn't it come out cute?
The fatter striped things that look like straws in the sundae cup are actually cookies! They're another Asian store find. It was $6.99 for like 100 of them! They had pink ones and green ones. I think they'd be fabulous at a wedding reception or baby shower! They're very fun and old fashioned looking! Plus they taste great!
I found the rainbow plasticware randomly at an office store in their $1 section! They worked great for this party!
We had rainbow pancakes for part of our brunch spread. I divided the pancake batter into three bowls and colored them with food coloring!
Look how great they turned out! I topped them with buttermilk syrup I dyed red just for fun! If you've never had buttermilk syrup then it's about time you tried it! You know we always make homemade syrups and this is one of our faves!
1 stick butter
1 c. buttermilk
2 c. sugar
Boil together for about 3-5 minutes in a large saucepan (it will foam up at the end so you need lots of space).
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
Enjoy on pancakes, waffles, french toast, ice cream or a spoon!!!