It was a win/win all around, and turned out to be a ton of fun packed into 2 chaotic hours that left us all still groggy this morning!
So, here's the details, should you need inspiration for an all-things Rainbow party in your future...!
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Red: Strawberries & Cherry Tomatoes
Orange: Clementine Slices & Carrots
Yellow: Mango & Yellow Bell Pepper
Green: Kiwi & Sugar Snap Peas
Blue: Blueberries & Beet chips (kinda purple actually)
I also added hummus & colorful vegetable chips (I don't remember the brand name, but they're all root vegetables, so gluten free, naturally flavorful and awesome). Done and done.
A rainbow-colored assortment of Izze Sodas would have been fun, but I opted for budget-friendlier & non-sticky water.
We had 2 dozen Cake pops in a rainbow (made by the lovely & talented Suga Me Sweet here in Denver) and a cake cut into a 5 with rainbow-patterned M&M's (the little ones can help with that job!).
PS--good thing I didn't go into the cake-making business, even a little 6 year-old dude called me out on making the 5 look like an S. sheesh! The Games were at least a homerun...
What's a Rainbow without a Pot of Gold at the end of it?! And if I know Toddlers, they love a good treasure hunt. This took a lot of parental supervision, making sure each child had a turn to find a clue and making sure the rhyming clues were actually understood. (things get a bit jacked up when I try to rhyme, let's just put it that way!)
Each clue had a part of the rainbow they had to glue in place, and it all ended with individual pots of chocolate Gold Coins in the mailbox.