It was simple to make the tissue poms. I actually found instructions on Pinterest, one of my favorite places to search when I'm feeling creative. I found just about everything for a $1 at one of our local dollar stores. We decorated the outside area for our painting activity with balloon bouquets. My sister bought the canvas for each girl and painted each one a different color. Then she attached a cutout of a butterfly for the girls to paint over.
We also just picked up some sour rainbow belts, colored goldfish snacks, and other random snacks.
One of our other great idea finds was the rainbow sherbet in 7-up. The kids loved it and it looked adorable! I found the cups online for a great price and the straws from our local dollar store.
Now our favorite part was the cake. My sister made everything from scratch! She found a recipe for the batter and the icing. It was delicious! We aren't real big cake eaters so having the small layers with icing in between was much better than the big thick layers of cake people normally make. Also I found the lollipops at the same site I found the cups and smocks. It helped that I had a coupon too! We put the lollipops in popcorn kernels inside different shaped vases. It came out so cute!
The party was a huge success! We all had a great time. It did help that I also had a 24ft water slide in our backyard with an above ground pool to entertain them! My daughter and her friends truly enjoyed themselves. My sisters, my mom, and myself worked very hard but had a great time together making this theme come together. I hope my ideas and finds have helped in some way. Have a great time!