There’s something very special and telling about kids’ birthday parties. As they grow and develop their personality, I find the birthday theme they choose to be a fun glimpse into what they love or are into at that particular age. And it’s funny how kids will remember their parties by the cake or a special detail, which is my motivation to attempt to make my daughter’s birthday unique each year. So here’s a glimpse at Saylor’s Rainbow Dash Birthday Party with a rainbow bike trail and all!
I try to make her birthdays as interactive as possible because as we all know, 4-year-olds have this thing called “energy” that must be exerted at all costs. And so far we are on a rotation of having her birthday at our house and having it out at a fun spot in town. This year was a house party and since many of Saylor’s friends had received bikes a month earlier for Christmas, I thought why not make a bike trail with activities along the way for them to do? It worked out great especially since the bikes are still small enough to transport!
Here’s the Details:
–Whoopie Cushions because they’re 4 and the adults enjoy them probably more so than the kids.
–Rainbow water bottles with custom names thanks to my Cricut!
That’s pretty much the gist of it!
We started with face painting, then pizza, then a bike ride on Rainbow Dash’s rainbow around our neighborhood! My husband and his best friend made the trail using this Crayola Chalk Rake and it turned out great! Then I placed Rainbow stakes along the trail and every time they found one, I had an activity for them to do!
The stops included…
-Pin the Tail on Rainbow Dash
-Duck Duck Goose
By the time they made it all around the neighborhood loop, they were tuckered out but sure had fun!
And then it was time for eating her Rainbow Dash Birthday Cake!
Once a year for her birthday is when I go all out and test my cake decorating skills. I just think it’s FUN! And I also like to challenge myself. My trick is using her plastic toys to my advantage! This year I made rainbow layers, drooped blue fondant over the layers and placed Rainbow Dash right on top. I think it made quite a statement and upon first glance maybe it even looked impressive…lol, but it truly was simple and doable.
So next time your kid asks for a special cake, just grab their toys (perhaps give them a good washing first) and add some matching details like balls of fondant, candy rope, or stick some suckers around the edges. Just a stroll down the candy aisle can turn any cake into quite a masterpiece!
So there’s our party! I hope you were able to feel the fun we had! Feel free to Pin for later or share with your family and friends if you’re looking for ideas! And here’s a few links to her Peppa Pig Birthday, Small World Birthday and her Flamingo Birthday!
And I’ll let you in on a little secret. Next year her theme is Pokemon! Wish me luck!!