I cut rainbows out of card stock for her invitations and stuffed them into blue envelopes. Again, I only had to make five and one to keep.
I copied Design Mom and made a rainbow balloon banner. Click here to see Gabrielle's and her instructions on how to make it. It was quick and easy. I used smaller balloons than she did as I hung mine in the kitchen.
I filled the mantle with rainbows they've drawn and created in the past, some pinwheels and some rainbow crepe paper.
The party was in the afternoon so I just served juice, fruit and cupcakes.
We played several games like Duck, Duck, Goose, Hot Potato, and Cranium Hullabaloo.
Last I let them play with water beads. I bought all of the colors of the rainbow from Wal-Mart. You can find them in the floral department. Just soak them for a good 4-6 hours and they provide all sorts of sensory fun. Here they are in rainbow order.
That didn't last long.
Everyone went home with a Hello Kitty Rainbow bag with goodies like markers, Skittles, a pinwheel from the Dollar Tree, bubbles, crayons, a punching balloon and a candy stick. She lucked out that those bags had rainbows on them. This momma wouldn't have bought them, otherwise.
Again, I kept it pretty simple but it was the perfect party for a three year old.