Serenity’s third birthday is all about color. This year she has shown a definite affinity for color matching. She likes her clothes to match, from her dress, to shoes, socks, and jackets. She would be pink or purple from head to toe most days. She likes her food to match her plates and spoons. She likes her nightgowns to match her bedding. Once she even collected every single yellow toy in the house and put it into a huge yellow tent she made from a piece of fleece fabric. And so, the theme of her birthday is the rainbow. =)
Another of her favorite things is to play in tents, whether real or ones made from blankets. So I decided to build a huge rainbow tent for her in the backyard. This will give us some shade, a definite bonus with the hundred degree weather we’ve had lately! I considered building the tent out of pvc pipe, but then I found this great carport thing on Amazon for just 100 dollars for a 10 by 20 tent with a cover! I couldn't have bought fabric for the cover for that, so I went with it! My great friend Jack picked up a bunch of satin fabric for me and I basically made curtains to hang on all the poles to create this rainbow tent! I LOVE how it turned out, and the shade was so worth it. I don't know how long the tent will hold up, but we plan to use it all summer in our backyard as well so we'll get even more use out of it.
I covered the grass with canvas carpets that Serenity helped me paint, and I sewed rainbow pillows. We had a nice picnic lunch prepared by my sister to enjoy in our fabulous tent!
With the help of my Dad we turned the slide into a rainbow. It fits the theme and made for a cute photo op!