A while ago I posted about these great cupcakes that my friend had made for her son’s birthday. She had made the caterpillar from the Eric Carle book and used mint leaves and strawberries for the colors. Well, the minion recently celebrated her first birthday and we had a rainbow themed party. This created a few hurdles where the food was concerned. I wanted to have rainbow snacks with no food dyes.
We ended up going with a variety of fresh fruits and veggies and some blue corn chips. We also threw in some humus for good measure.
Red – cherry tomatoes
Orange – baby carrots
Yellow – pineapple chunks
Green – bell pepper slices (the last of the pepper harvest from our garden)
Blue – blue corn chips
Violet – purple grapes
We didn’t want the minion stuffing her face with a really sugary and unhealthy cake so we made her a watermelon cake. It was a small watermelon that the hero cut into a circular cake shape with a dip on the top that I filled with organic yogurt and decorated with fruit. We also did lemon cupcakes for everyone else with the same fruits on them.
Red – watermelon
Orange – mango
Yellow – pineapple
Green – kiwi
Blue – blueberries (that my grandmother had frozen from her harvest this summer because she’s awesome)
Violet – beautyberries (that I foraged without knowing what I was going to do with them)
We had an amazing time and the minion loved seeing her friends and family, tearing the wrapping paper, and messing up her cute birthday outfit with yogurt!