Balloons: The TCE Girls’ Dance is famous for the amazing balloon drop every year! Blow up the rainbow balloons and have some fun!

LED Lights: Decorate your surroundings with some purple fairy light string magic! Slide the switch to the “On” position and enjoy the lights! Tip! This LED light pack is intended to last you through the Girls’ Dance for up to 24 hours of use but if you would like to continue to use after the dance, you can replace the two CR2032 button cell batteries at the local dollar store!

Decals: The rainbow decals can be applied to walls, windows or any other smooth and clean surface! Use it to decorate tonight or save for a special place in your child’s room!

Bookmark Keepsake: The TCE Girls’ Dance ticket this year is a bookmark so you can always remember this special night! It can also be customized with your own insert on the back!

Fan Keepsake: The delicate rainbow folding fan can be used as a decoration or keepsake! Or use it to stay cool if you work up a sweat while dancing tonight! 😉

String Art Activity:

Step One (Rainbow Colors) – Start with your three pink strings. One at a time, tie each string in a knot in the center around the pink nail head. (Hint! It may be easier to tie a loose knot in the air and place the loose knot over the nail head and then tighten).  Repeat for each color on the matching nail head – orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. 

Step Two (Fill In Your Cloud) – After you’ve completed all of your rainbow colors, take your white yarn and tie a double or triple knot around any cloud nail head to secure it (you can leave a tail to trim off later). Then begin filling in the cloud by crisscrossing from nail to nail until every nail has been wrapped one time. Do not tie off yet, move to Step Three below.

Step Three (Outline Your Cloud) – With your remaining white yarn, outline the edge of the cloud by wrapping one time around a nail head and moving to the next adjacent nail head and wrapping it one time until you’ve gone all the way around the cloud in an outline. Then it’s time to tie it off! Wrap your yarn around the final nail a couple times to keep it tight and then tie a double or triple knot around a nearby string to secure it.

Step Four (Trim) – Use scissors to trim the Rainbow Colors in a straight line at the bottom. Also use scissors to trim any tails off the white yarn, leaving about a half inch remaining from the white yarn knots. Tuck the remaining tails from the white yarn into the cloud.

Step Five (Enjoy!) – Sign both of your names on the back and date it. Display and enjoy!

Questionnaire Activity: Take some time to answer the questionnaire “The Rainbow Connection: All About You & Me!“. You may be surprised at the direction these questions take you as these sweet girls share their thoughts with you!

Melt It & Make It Activity:

1. Lay parchment paper on top of rainbow outline and set aside.

2. Microwave ONE chocolate bar in a microwave safe bowl* for 30 seconds then carefully give the bowl a stir. If needed, repeat the process of cooking for 10 seconds, stopping, stirring and returning to the microwave. Once chocolate looks almost melted with just a few lumps, don’t microwave it again – just stir the chocolate until it is completely smooth. Do not overcook or add any water. Careful, the bowl may be hot! The extra chocolate bar is just in case you need to try again! 😉

3. Use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate onto the parchment paper in the shape of the rainbow & cloud outline underneath.

4. While still warm, add marshmallow clouds and candy colors!

5. Place in fridge or freezer until firm! Enjoy now or later! 🙂

*You can also double boil on stove to melt, if preferred.
*Includes chocolate (SmartLabel), Jet-Puffed marshmallows, M&Ms, Jelly Bellies, Skittles, Mike&Ikes

Snack: One for you, one for me! Enjoy the two chocolate chip rainbow sprinkle cookie sandwiches specially prepared for tonight’s event by Smallcakes Bakery on Gilead Rd (between Pinkys and Five Guys)! Thank you, Smallcakes!!