|This picture makes me happy inside. LOVE LOVE LOVE those girls!|
Rainbow colored goody bags with rainbow ribbon wands and "butterfly" snack baggies (Chick helped me put on the pipe cleaners, and I love the added personality of them!). That was it, but then they got more candy and little toys from the games, so they got to add to their bags later.
The food table: netting rainbow backdrop, with some plastic butterflies hanging in it.
Skewered fruit rainbow, rainbow jello (I don't suggest doing the jello unless you like eating jello for the next week...we don't normally eat jello.), and of course the cake.
As the kids started to arrive I worked on the butterfly face painting, while my awesome friend Kendra directed some parachute playtime, duck duck goose, London bridge, and Simon Says (and helped with some face painting).
|Wings for Chick provided by our friend, Jon.|
Once they all had their butterflies on, we played Roll-a-Rainbow (download from here). The kids got to fill in their rainbows with M&M's and then got to keep the candy to take home. My girls had spent quite a bit of time sorting the M&M's by color the day before the party...yay for helpers!
After all of the balloons were popped, we made Fruit Loop necklaces/bracelets.
Last was present opening. Chick got great presents, and was very excited about all of them. I will admit that I confiscated the Barbie...I'm just not ready for her to go down that road. I had barbies at her age, I think, so I shouldn't be such a hypocrite. She wasn't very excited that I took it away, but I don't know that it will be for too long anyhow.....
A special thanks to Kendra and Maggie. I COULD NOT have gotten through it without them. I had been naive to think "it's just a couple more than for preschool, so I can handle it" but it was a lot. Kendra also took most of the pictures. Thanks, gals!!