May 29, 2009

a rainbow party

Sophie's birthday party was a blast. The forecast said mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, which around here usually means it will be raining, but we got lucky - by the time her party rolled around, it was sunny and hot.

Nana made her birthday dress (with matching bloomers!) and since it buttoned down the back, she actually kept it on for most of the party.

There were rainbow sugar cookies, rainbow playdough party favors, and rainbow ric rac around the punch glasses (otherwise known as jelly jars). My mom made beautiful (and delicious) rhubarb-raspberry punch.

There was lots of running, jumping, screaming (in joy), playing...

Bubble blowing....

Nana and Papa made her a teepee out of bamboo poles and covered with all her new silkies.

And here is her fruit pizza!

Play Dough:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Combine ingredients in a saucepan and place over medium heat. S
tir constantly until a ball forms; remove from heat and knead for a few minutes. Add food coloring and knead until the color is even.


5 cups water
14 oz. Dawn dish soap (eco-friendly soap doesn't work)
1/2 cup corn syrup

Mix. Dip. Blow.
We used egg dippers (for dyeing Easter eggs) for wands - just use pliers to complete the circle.

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