Check out this rainbow themed birthday party for my little girl, and use the ideas as inspiration for your own rainbow or unicorn party! A link to the cake recipe and a fruit dip recipe is included.
This rainbow cake was made for my 4 year old daughter’s birthday party, but it could easily be used for a unicorn themed party. A printable buttercream cake topper template and gluten free cake batter recipe is included.
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This birthday, big #8, is the first to follow my son’s ADHD diagnosis. We’ve made a lot of changes in our household since undertaking a natural treatment plan, and I’ve had to relearn how to recreate a few old traditions. For example, the birthday party.
My son’s birthday party is coming up and the theme he chose is dinosaurs. In preparation for party game prizes I typically head for coloring books and cheapo novelty toys, but this year’s theme took me in a different direction. As I was brainstorming activities, I wondered if the kids could “excavate” some cool prizes while unearthing pretend fossils. After some digging (pardon the pun) I figured the best way to pull this off was to use an item I keep seeing on Pinterest: sensory bins.
This is by far the easiest copycat recipe I’ve ever created. And it side-steps all the high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors of store-bought grenadine and maraschino cherries. The ingredients were tailored to accommodate my son’s ADHD diet, so there is an emphasis on natural ingredients and reduced sugars.
My son’s nutritionist told me to increase his healthy fats and use expeller pressed coconut oil. After much experimenting in the kitchen, my favorite use for coconut oil so far is for popping popcorn. My son loves popcorn for a snack and it adds fat to his diet without unnecessary sugars.