Rainbow first birthday party photos

Well, my little girl is officially a one year old and her rainbow first birthday party was a huge success!  And I am so excited to share the photos with you!  I know I’ve said it before, but I LOVE colour, so this party was so much fun for me to photograph!

Rainbow first birthday party | onelittleproject.com

I know you tend to see parties set up on a table against a wall, but I didn’t have room for anything like that, so I just set everything out on our kitchen counter and I was really happy with how it looked!

Rainbow first birthday party | onelittleproject.com

I made 10 tissue paper pom poms, 2 red, 2 orange, 2 yellow, 2 green and 2 blue and hung them from the ceiling (using scotch tape) above the counter:

Rainbow party ideas: tissue paper pom poms

I bought 4 glass pitchers for $2 each and filled them with blue Gatorade, Lime juice (I added a couple drops of green food colouring to get a brighter colour… shhhh…), pineapple juice, and cranberry juice.  (Thank you to my mother in law for the juice!)

Rainbow party ideas: different coloured juices

A beautiful rainbow vegetable tray (Thank you to my sister for making this!):

Rainbow party ideas: rainbow veggie tray

Paper plates in red, yellow, green and blue:

Rainbow party ideas: colourful paper plates

Rainbow fruit skewers (Thank you to my cousin-in-law for making these!):

Rainbow party ideas: fruit skewers

Red, yellow, green and blue napkins:

Rainbow party ideas: colourful napkins

We had a vase filled with peanut M&M’s:

Rainbow party ideas: M&M's vase

We had red, yellow, green and blue plastic cutlery in plastic cups.  I didn’t need the knives for anything, but I loved how they looked as a group of three, so I set them out anyway:

Rainbow party ideas: colourful cutlery

My mom made gorgeous rainbow jello cups (Thank you so much mom!):

Rainbow party ideas: rainbow jello cups

And thank goodness, this time I attempted the 1 shaped rainbow M&M birthday cake, it actually worked!  (You can check out my 3rd birthday cake fiasco here)

Rainbow party ideas: rainbow M&M's first birthday cake

I am so happy with how everything looked!  The counter of food was so beautiful!!

Rainbow birthday party ideas | onelittleproject.com

Out of all of the first birthday party ideas I could have chosen, I truly loved having the rainbow party theme!  It was so colourful, so cheerful and so fun!  I’m going to post more details about how everything above was made soon!

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  • Gretchen@boxycolonial

    Such a fun idea for a first birthday! Love that cake! and, yes, it makes for wonderful photos :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mel.leawood Mel Lea-Wood

    That truly looks amazing and totally doable, pinning this :)

    • http://onelittleproject.com/ Debbie @ One Little Project

      Thanks! :)

  • http://twitter.com/JustAGirlAbby JustaGirlAbby

    What a beautiful first birthday party! You {and all of your helpers!} did such a wonderful job! I can’t wait to start planning my son’s 2nd birthday–so fun! I popped over from I Heart Nap Time–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  • Julie

    I found you on I heart Naptime! I am in love with this party! its perfect and so festive!

  • Jodi

    We’ve done a rainbow party too, but I absolutely love your version. Impressive ideas and impressive pictures.

  • Vel Criste

    super cute party!!!! Love the juice! thank you for sharing!

  • Megan

    Love it all! So pretty. ;)

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  • http://twitter.com/JennyEvolution The Jenny Evolution

    What a terrific idea. Please share it (and any others) on my
    family-focused Kid Corner @ http://wp.me/p280y0-SQ.
    You may just get highlighted next week :-) Jennifer

  • http://daisycottagedesigns.blogspot.com/ Lauren Brown

    Everything is absolutely adorable! I love the bright colors. Great job, Mama. I’d be thrilled if you’d link up at this week’s Off the Hook!

  • Camila

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I love it… I’m sure she will love it when she sees the picture in the future!!!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  • Kim Vealey

    My OCD is LOVING this party….especially that M&M cake….exquisite and perfection!!!
    Pinning this – stopping by from Cast Party Wednesday!

    • http://onelittleproject.com/ Debbie @ One Little Project

      hahaha… thanks!! maybe that’s why I enjoyed it too! My family did think I was a little nuts. :)

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  • Michelle Paige

    Beautiful colors and ideas! The jello cups are amazing and I love the cake…wow!

  • Helle/A Spoonful of Crafts

    The cake – as everything else – is just amazing! I love it!

  • Carrie

    What a fun theme!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  • Hani

    I love rainbow ideas.. And this party is awesome! :)

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  • Katie from Katie’s Nesting Spo

    Hi Debbie, what a fun party! Thank you for sharing it on A Crafty Soiree. I’ve featured your party this week. Hope you’ll be by on Thursday to see it and share more of your projects.

    • http://onelittleproject.com/ Debbie @ One Little Project

      Thanks Katie! I’ll be there for sure. :)

  • http://onelittleproject.com/ Debbie @ One Little Project

    Thanks so much! I’ll check it out for sure! :)

  • Kristen

    Party looks very fun!! May I ask where you found the two dollar drink pitchers?! :)

    • http://onelittleproject.com/ Debbie @ One Little Project

      They were just from the dollar store. The lids that came with them are kind of flimsy, but I was really happy to have the glass pitcher part. Hopefully I’ll be able to use them again some day!

  • Donna

    Love all your rainbow ideas!! I am going to try to make the cake with the M & M’s on it. What kind of white icing did you use and how did you keep the M & M’s from bleeding color on to the white icing?

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