A Rainbow Connection

The lovers, the dreamers, and me!

I’m a Jim Henson girl, through and through. I bleed glitter thanks to Davie Bowie‘s performance in The Labyrinth…which, sounds a bit grim for a DIY party blog, now that I’ve read that back to myself. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to Kermit the Frog singing ‘The Rainbow Connection‘ whilst strumming away on his little froggy banjo, nor can I count how many different covers I have of the song. Why not make one of my favorite melodies the inspiration for today’s post? Any excuse to talk about rainbows works for me [insert semi-evil laughter here]

I love color. I collect bright, bold colors like a magpie gathering shiny bits of metal and plastic into its nest. You can just imagine how I feel about rainbows and wearing them.  When I first found this fascinator from Studiodiy, I think I squealed pretty loudly. It’s simple, it’s fun, and it’s a rainbow party on my head.


I had one woman telling me about how her daughter’s birthday party theme this year is ‘Imagination’. These little beauties would have fit in nicely with that setting.Tens of rainbow poof headbands running from one end of the house to the next. Glorious. Actually, you know what, sorry little kids. This one’s mine!

By the way, cardboard box forts. Decorate them as you like, bring in some silk sheets, have people connect their finished creations together, and you’ve got a fantastic cardboard castle to explore….or defend with pillows.

Maybe I could even celebrate the construction of my glorious box front property with these delightful confetti filled balloons from ko-jodesigns.


Honestly, I dare anyone to tell me these things aren’t the definition of party perfect decorations. And! And when you’re done, pop ’em with a pin and BAM! Confetti everywhere. What could be better? Very few things top flying confetti. Only rainbow cake….and Benedict Cumberbatch.

In the same line of colorful treats, play-dough. Play-dough from ko-jodesigns, in all the glorious hues of the rainbow. I was more the ‘dump all Mom’s best spices into a bowl of water while pretending to be a witch brewing a potion’ type kid, but older me might just need this recipe in my life.


I’m sensing a rainbow tea party in the fairly near future…something that will require my taking tons of pictures so that I can share my DIY party glee with y’all. Lucky me, I have friends who are just as big a bunch of kids as I am. It’s great. Flashlight tag in the park, playing in the jungle gym, attempting to get into Fairyland only to be denied because we’re ‘too old’….  it’s great fun 😀

If there’s anyone out there (hello, hello, echo, echo, echo….), be sure to share your own DIY successes! I’d love to see what you come up with.

Stay Sparkly, Lovelies!

Jesse Alora
Faery Lady Faces