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rainbow party 7 easy steps to create a fun Rainbow party.

Wow! What a scorcher of a Summer we’ve been having in the U.K.

I haven’t done a party post for ages, so how about a Rainbow party?

Perhaps it’s my subconscious telling me that we need some rain in the dry heat, for our rainbow to appear? Sure enough, it rained last weekend.

What do you think of the party table that I have created above? If you like it, you too can create it in 7 easy steps. Step 1 Bake or buy a Rainbow Cake.

Why not bake or buy a Rainbow cake with layers of pretty colours when cut? Nowadays, Rainbow cakes are easy to buy in bakeries or even your local high street supermarket. Step 2 Decorate with Rainbow party accessories.

I have hung a rainbow decor, made from what appears to be colourful pipe cleaners, above my cake. I used a Command mini hook to hang up my decorative rainbow.

As the party area was only temporary, I didn’t want to cause marks or holes in the wall.

The Command hook was easy to use, you just need to place the adhesive strip against the wall hook on one side and stick the hook on the wall using its other sticky side.

I applied pressure on the hook against the wall, to secure it before attaching my decor.

Removing the hook was just as easy. Just pull the clear plastic adhesive strip vertically downwards, parallel to the wall surface, and out pops the hook.

There were no marks or damage to the wall. Step 3 Create fun Rainbow take home gifts.

If it is a kid’s party, it could be fun to get them to make their own take home gifts. Why not recycle colourful wrapping paper for your little guests to cut and place in frames.

They could even decorate the wall around the party table with their creations.

For adults, you could perhaps use more ornate frames and cool wallpaper designs to cut out.

Again, as we do not want to create holes in the walls, I have used my trusted friend, Command picture hanging strips to hang up the frames. You can read all about how to use them here. Step 4 + 5 Decorate the party table with a rainbow table cloth and coloured garlands.

I found some colourful garlands to hang on a rainbow coloured table cloth. I used Command decorating clips to hold up my garland. Step 6 Colourful balloons

It’s not a party without balloons right? Balloons in an array of colours were just the perfect touch to this Rainbow party. Step 7 Get some Rainbow party-ware.

This could be in the form of rainbow patterned paper cups, plates or straws. Aren’t these party cups super cute? So, that concludes my 7 easy steps to creating a Rainbow party. I couldn’t have done it without these amazing Command products.

Hope you have enjoyed this post and I’m quietly wishing for a rainbow to appear in our skies soon.

( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Command, but all views are my own.)

Superheroes-birthday-party-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell It was that time of the year again for a birthday party.

I often have all these grand plans for styling a party, but time seems to catch up on me so quickly. Is it like that for you too?

With my busy schedule, it was difficult to plan. I knew it had to be done quickly and somehow still look good.

My son was turning ten and he wanted a sleepover party with some of his best pals.

I decided at 2 weeks before, that I should at least send some ‘save the date’ emails. His party was during the Easter break.

I didn’t bother with fancy invitations and that worked really well.

The replies came back quickly and totally put me at ease, because I knew no matter how the party turned out, his friends will be there.

Time then passed since the email invites, and I still hadn’t decided on the party theme.

It was lucky how things worked out in the end.

My son loves the DC Comic heroes, and I was over the moon to find out that the ‘Superman vs Batman’ film was being released around the same time as his party.

Even better, a brand new cinema had recently opened up on our local high street and was showing the film.

So it was going to be a Superheroes birthday party.

At one week before the party, I quickly ordered some party ware online. I kept my fingers crossed that they would arrive on time, and luckily they did, with a day to go.

My final saving grace was the Balloon Time Helium tank I had at home. The ability to blow up Helium balloons at short notice meant that the decor and party games were sorted.

I inflated 10 Helium balloons to match my son’s age, all in bright Superhero colours ( image above). Such a simple and effective way to decorate the display table. Super-hero-party-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan I arranged the words Happy Birthday on a light box I had previously purchased from Molly Meg. The superhero theme party boxes were from Party Pieces. superhero-party-by-Little-Big-Bell I loved the smell of popcorn popping in the microwave. We placed them in these cool ‘Pop!’ holders and carried them all in a large box to the cinema.

I also decorated these Fruit Shoot bottles with super hero stickers. I thought the boys would appreciate drinking Hero Juice. M&Ms-cake-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell My son got the Salted caramel birthday cake he requested. I decorated the cake with colourful M&M chocolates to keep the bright colour theme going. M&Ms-birthday-cake-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Then added some colourful candles and placed it on a cake stand. Chalk-drawing-balloons-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell Remember I mentioned how the Balloon Time Helium tank was a saving grace?

Well, it really helped with last minute party games.

I inflated a few black balloons and gave the kids chalk pens to decorate them with.

Here, you can see my son designing a few Superhero images. balloon-drawing Here they are on display. Batman-vs-superman-party-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Another fun last minute activity was to decorate the balloons with stickers.  Batman-vs-superman-balloons-superheroes-birthday-party-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here they are.

Who is your favourite, Superman or Batman? 

The party went really well. The kids enjoyed the film thoroughly. We took them for ice cream after the show as we walked home.

The boys had fun playing other games too. The Nerf gun battles up and down the stairs and X-Box games were also winners.

After dinner, the boys settled down for their sleepover. The basement family room was covered in mattresses.

They watched Wolverine on DVD before all falling asleep. Balloon-Time-Helium-UK-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The next morning after the boys had some home made pancakes for breakfast, I decided to inflate more Helium balloons. super-hero-balloons-race-Little-Big-Bell Here they are, all inflated and ready for a ………….. Balloon-race-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Balloon Race. Birthday-take-home-treats-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell A party is not a party without the going home party treats.
Party-going-home-gifts-super-heroes-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell Some of the treats were packed in these thank you boxes. They were party boxes from last year’s Laser tag party, but seem to fit in well with this year’s theme and colours. Balloons-hero-party That was my last minute superheroes birthday party preparation.

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading about it. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This post has been done in collaboration with Balloon Time but all ideas and opinions are my own).

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