“Where ever I go there’s gotta be a RAINBOW”
Sara loves to paint. All walls of her room have artwork and are interspersed with quotes that we both love.
She has at least forty favourite colours and some of them don’t even sound real! I have begun to run out of space; there are art files, canvasses, paints, crayons and glitter everywhere. Even her dolls have artwork in their tiny dollhouse. The cutest quote is the one that she has written for them – “Where ever I go there’s gotta be a RAINBOW”!
In short, my little girl is obsessed with colours and so we decided to invite some of her friends over for a Rainbow Playdate where they made lots of colourful, sparkly cards and crafts for Holi (the Indian festival of colours). They also made vibrant loom bands for each other and enjoyed eating colours off their plates.
Sara helped me make these Rainbow Tartines, Tropical Rainbow Fruit Salad Cones and a Rainbow Cake, for no rainbow playdate is complete without a rainbow cake dotted with these hundreds-and-thousands and some lemonade. So, if you have a rainbow obsessed little girl or a little boy in your home, then I urge you to give this a try – there can only be pots of gold at the end (read warm hugs) at the end.
So here’s to my favorite quote in her room, for it has everything she hearts. A very happy Holi to all of you who are celebrating!
“Play with fairies. Ride a unicorn. Swim with mermaids. Chase Rainbows”
You will need:
- sliced bread of your choice – we used a baguette
- vegetables in a variety of colours – we used sliced cucumber, grated carrots, boiled corn and grilled aubergines
- sandwich spread like mayonnaise, cream cheese, savory chutneys – we used hummus
Spread the hummus on the baguette slices and layer the vegetables into rows – it’s that simple!
Tropical Rainbow Fruit Salad Cones
You will need:
- ice cream cones
- A variety of colourful fresh and dried fruits chopped and sliced – we used sliced apples, sliced strawberries, black and green grapes, dried coconut slivers and dried mango slices
- yogurt (optional)
Fill each of the ice cream cones with fruits and serve them with yogurt on the side. The children can drizzle the yogurt on top just before they sit down to eat.
Rainbow cake with Sprinkles
You will need:
- A round bundt cake from a recipe that you love – Sara loves chocolate, so we made one
- adequate icing to spread – we made a chocolate frosting
- colourful sprinkles (warning: these are really messy!)
- blue card-stock
- sun made out of yellow card-stock
- cotton to make the clouds
- Cut the cake into two (one rainbow for the kids and another one for you to enjoy with your coffee).
- Cover it with the icing and the sprinkles.
- Place the cake on a sheet of blue card-stock, put on a bright sun on one side and add the fluffy clouds on the other to complete your sky. Pour some lemonade and watch your little sunshine giggle with joy!
Note: If you don’t have a round bundt cake pan, place a ramekin or a glass in the middle of the cake pan before pouring the batter inside while making your own cake.
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