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Ruby’s rainbow cake

rainbow birthday party

For Ruby’s 5th birthday she told me she would like a rainbow birthday party.

So we sent out rainbow invitations, set up a rainbow treasure hunt and her dad made a beautiful rainbow birthday cake.

rainbow birthday cake

The rainbow birthday cake was super impressive. It really was beautiful.

And the surprise is when you cut it to find the rainbow colours.

Jason said it was also easy to make (he covered the outside in whipped cream and smarties, instead of icing).

gorgeous rainbow birthday cake

He is our birthday cake maker. He likes to make impressive and beautiful cakes for us.

So it has become a birthday tradition. That dad bakes the cakes.

Teddy at the party

And I love that this shows the children that we can all bake. We can all be part of the party preparations.

Pretty special I reckon.

party food

Jason has baked all kinds of birthday cakes… a ladybug, dinosaur (check out the teeth!), teddy bear, a super impressive pinata cake, treasure island cake, Peter Pan on Wendy’s roof and a castle cake!

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Blessings, Kelly











A rainbow treasure hunt

rainbow beads

Max helped me set up a rainbow treasure hunt for Ruby’s 5th birthday party.

We like to keep our birthday parties fairly simple, with a couple of games, some mostly healthy food and time to simply play.

rainbow yarn

For our rainbow treasure hunt we used:

treasure for the rainbow treasure hunt

We placed the wooden tree stump to the side of the lawn. Then we tied a ball of yarn to each nail and ran it out into the garden.

One went up the cubby house slide, one went into the sandpit, one went to the mud kitchen and so on until they were all used up.

rainbow treasure hunt yarn

At the end of each ball of yarn was a bowl of beads, the same colour as the yarn. The yellow yarn leading to the yellow beads and so on.

rainbow treasure hunt

The rainbow treasure hunt was a nice way to ‘break the ice’ at the party since some of the children didn’t know each other.

It was lovely to watch them happily ran along the yarn lengths to find the treasure at the end!

searching for treasure

Once they had found all the treasure I gave them string to make a rainbow necklace.


The string was a little tricky to thread, so the parents mostly ended up making the necklaces.

If I was to do it again, I would sticky tape an end so the children could more easily thread the beads on.

making rainbow necklace

The children took their pretty rainbow necklaces home instead of a party bag *smile*

The other game we played at Ruby’s party was pass the parcel, with pretty gems inside. And otherwise the children played.

rainbow necklace

For more birthday party inspiration you can see Max’ 6th birthday party here and Ruby’s last party here.

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Blessings, Kelly