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.
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
We bought the birthday dresses from a li’l shop in Commercial street at a reasonable price.
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:
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.
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:
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:
3. We bought a set of tattoo glitter pens. Abbas was the handy artist who drew patterns on kids’ hands:
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:
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.
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.