Thursday, October 8, 2009

Birthday Flashback & Rainbow Cake

I'm still sick over here, but starting to feel some better (thankfully!). Since I still don't feel 100% I'm still working on stuff on the blog, and thought I would share a couple pictures and ideas from Lily's 6th birthday party last month.

She wanted a "Wizard of Oz" theme this year. Both my girls love watching "Wizard of Oz" with their grandma,(whose blog is Stitchin' Time). My Mom already had a gorgeous mural she painted of the wizard of oz scene and a tree she made to look like the apple trees for a party at work. We used those as decorations (unfortunately my camera is out of commission so no pictures of those unless I can get her to take some for me!).

While looking for inspiration on cakes I came across the wonderful blog The Idea Room and her wonderful rainbow cake. Since I cant bake (it doesn't end well) I left the cake up to my husband to make the night before the party. I guess telling him "Rainbow" wasn't enough to indicate that it should be assembled in "rainbow" order. I'm not sure if its the food coloring he used or what happened but all the layers with blue dye in them were crumbly, but he did his best and I think it turned out cute for our first try. Lily's first words when she saw it were "Oh Daddy! It's GORGEOUS!". My mom was kind enough to email me the couple pictures from her camera.

The cake

The Birthday Girl!

The reason Lily has a medal around her neck is because for favors, we gave out medals of courage (for the Lion) Little notebooks with hearts on the cover (for the Tin Man) Smarties candies (for the Scarecrow). I didnt get to go all out for Lily's parties like I usually do because of so many things going on but we all had fun and she had a great birthday!



  1. Your cake turned out just fine! I am so glad you sent me a link! I like the Oz ideas! What a good idea!

  2. The Wizard of Oz is such a cute theme for a party and I love the idea of favors!