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Rainbow Birthday Party

13 Jun

Oh, to begin with let me update you all with the fact that we moved to a new home in the month of May. Lots to say on that front but let me first write about the way we celebrated Mantam’s birthday. Since we had just moved, there were umpteen things already on our plates and very little time to get settled. By which time their birthday was approaching at a lightening speed. We decided to just invite the kids in the apartment that Mantam had befriended within a month’s time. I’m writing this post with a few online links that came handy while planning.

I selected rainbow as the theme. So rest of the tasks became easier. First and foremost, the invites were handmade. We made 15 invites by having coloured prinouts of this free rainbow printable, and then cutting and pasting as per instructions to make the beautiful cards.

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Next we bought return gifts. We bought DIY kits from Itsy Bitsy and Falero lozenges of three different flavours – strawberry, mango and kachhi kairi, one each was dropped in the party favour bags. Mantam and I made the party favour bags out of newspapers, which is pretty easy to make. We followed this video

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We bought the birthday dresses from a li’l shop in Commercial street at a reasonable price.

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We even bought party supplies like balloons, paper plates, cups, candles, etc from a wholesaler in commercial street. I even re-used leftover supplies from their previous birthdays. (This year’s leftovers too have been neatly wrapped and stored in the attic)

The cake would undoubtedly be a Rainbow cake for which I got the recipe here:


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Apart from the cake, I made at home – Sea shell pasta in Red sauce with colourful bell peppers, Rose and Vanilla custard with strawberry and kachhi kairi jellies topped with colourful sprinkles. Arranged colourful fruits on a plate, colourful fryums and litchi juice. We ordered in samosas, dhoklas and motichur laddus.

 

 

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We had arranged a few games / activities for the kids based on the theme.

1. Till all kids came in, we started puff painting activity for kids inspired from here:

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2. We had prepared a few rainbow art sheets for all kids. We handed them over along with a toothpick each to them. Inspired from here:

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3. We bought a set of tattoo glitter pens. Abbas was the handy artist who drew patterns on kids’ hands:

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4. We made a huge rainbow on a chart sheet, stuck pieces of cotton here and there and made a small golden pot cutout. Kids had to pin the golden pot on the rainbow blind folded:

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5. Next game was musical rainbow. We laid down all 7 coloured sheets on the floor along with a newspaper on the floor. Kids had to stand on each of the colour. They had to keep hopping on to the next colour as the music played. When the music stopped, the kid who stood on the newspaper would be out.

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6. One after the other kids had to say the colours in the rainbow in a loop without pausing and without missing the order. Whoever did it for the longest duration won.

The party was fun and seemed like the kids enjoyed a lot. We did too.

 

 
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28 responses to “Rainbow Birthday Party

  1. Little Fingers

    June 14, 2013 at 12:30 am

    What a fabulous birthday party and celebration you had. Once again happy birthday to ManTam..

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      Thank you so much LF 🙂

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  2. aru

    June 14, 2013 at 12:37 am

    maa tuzhey salaam !

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      🙂 Thanks Arundhati.

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  3. R's Mom

    June 14, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Wow Seema!! I am speechless honestly..you and Abbas are the bestest parents any one can ask for! *Salutes* and this comes from a mother who packed off the kid to Goa because she didnt want to give her a birthday party! *hangs head in shame*

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Arey RM, you are one of the loveliest parents I have known. Don’t look down upon yourself for such a trifle thing please. Come down to Bangalore for R’s next birthday. We can celebrate the birthdays of all the three brats together. Okay?

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  4. greenboochi

    June 14, 2013 at 11:00 am

    What a super duper party Seema!! Hugely impressed I am 🙂

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks GB 🙂

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  5. Sreetama

    June 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Heyy belated happy birthday to Mantam! So sorry couldn’t wish them before as blog sites are blocked in office. 😦 It was a cool & happening party! Loved the theme & the pics! You guys rock! Wish Mantam a funfilled year ahead! 🙂

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks Sreetama Masi from Mantam 🙂

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  6. Deepika

    June 14, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Wowie….
    I wish I was there…
    Sounds good and looks good too….
    The cake is beautiful…
    Hugs to ManTam

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Hey Deepika, thank you so much. Hugs passed on to Mantam. 🙂

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  7. Ashwathy

    June 14, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Mindblowing!! The effort that has gone into putting it together! 🙂 Seriously! I can feel the warmth of a mother’s love all over this post!

    Rainbow theme is awesome… gives so much scope to create cakes, games etc na
    Looks like Mantam and the other kids enjoyed!
    That cake is droooool worthy 🙂
    So some years down the line I know whom to ask tips from 😉

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you Ash. Rainbow theme was firstly gender and age neutral. And I am somehow not a fan of cartoon characters for a theme. Most importantly, I had to choose a theme for which I would able to bake a cake myself. 🙂

      You can always reach out to me for tips 🙂 Happy to help.

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  8. alwayshappykya

    June 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Oh my, for that kind of yumm looking menu and such fun activities, I myself would try and beg for an invitation, forget paapu 😉

    I really loved the paper bag idea for return gifts – very ‘green’ that one. Kudos!!
    The games were all ‘home made’ and yet so much fun.

    Once again, you draw immense respect out of the sheer amount of thoughtfulness and effort you put into an event Seema.Hat’s off to you and Abbas 🙂

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Have I ever told you that your comments never fail to make my day? Mmmuah 🙂

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  9. refreshmemoirs

    June 15, 2013 at 11:06 am

    The party is great. I am sure Mantam & friends would have a gala time with all your effort. I love and appreciate your efforts. I have also pinned it. Also following your blog.

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      Hi Suchitra, welcome here. Glad you liked it. See you around 🙂

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  10. sangeethamenon

    June 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Oh wow, the birthday party luks awesome and fab with the seven colours of rainbow themed in each and evrything.. Bltd bdy wishes to Mantam 🙂 In b/w Mantam sounds beautiful, what is the meaning ?

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Hi Sangeetha, Welcome here… thanks for your wishes. Mantam is a just a term coined to address them together since their names are Mannat and Tamanna:-)

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  11. summerscript

    June 17, 2013 at 9:55 am

    You are awesome. This feels like one of the best birthday parties I have ever heard! 🙂

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      Heheheh 🙂

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  12. anisnest

    June 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    wowwww… so much effort that too right after shifting house.. kudos to you Seema and a very happy birthday to the cute lil girls.. May them be blessed with best of everything.. take care

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      Thank you so much Ani 🙂

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  13. Lifesong

    June 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Belated Birthday wishes to ManTam 🙂 That is a super B’day party that you organised… Loved your cake 🙂

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    • Seema

      October 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you LS 🙂

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  14. manasaprasad

    October 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    So creative u are seema! I want to try this for medha n Madhav s birthday! 🙂

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    • Seema

      December 25, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Please do try. I love general themes like this which are gender neutral and give so much scope for creativity. Lemme know if you need any ideas or help 🙂

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