Throw a birthday party in all the colours of the rainbow with our rainbow party ideas!
This bright and colourful party theme is really easy to recreate at home, and it doesn’t take much to transform an ordinary party into a rainbow-coloured spectacular!
So for rainbow decorating ideas, party snacks, how to make a rainbow cake and more, read on for inspiration!
Planning your rainbow themed birthday party
Choose your tableware
First things first, choose your tableware – and a colour scheme!
We chose a selection of red, yellow, pink, green, orange, purple and blue plates, cups, napkins and cutlery and as long as it’s bright and colourful, anything goes!
Blow up some balloons
Next up is balloons – blow up a selection of multi-coloured balloons with helium and attach three or four to a balloon weight at different heights. Once you’ve made a couple of bunches of balloons, dot them around your party venue.
Just make sure your combinations of colours don’t look too regimented – a rainbow birthday party should be all about having fun so keep it random!
Make a fan rainbow
You could even make a fan rainbow out of miniature paper fans! All you need is two packs of multi-coloured fans (or more, depending on how big you want your rainbow to be) and some blue tac or sticky tape to attach them to the wall. You could even make a white tissue paper cloud at the bottom of the rainbow for special effect!
Rainbow party food ideas
Next up in our list of rainbow party ideas is party food! Here are our suggestions for rainbow themed party snacks that will definitely get your taste buds tingling!
Rainbow cupcakes are a must for any rainbow themed birthday party – and they’re not as difficult to make as you’d think.
Simply make a batch of cupcake mixture and divide it up into four bowls. Put a few drops of different coloured food colouring into each bowl, then put a dollop of each colour mixture into each cupcake case. Once your cupcakes have baked, cut one in half to see the cool rainbow marble effect
It wouldn’t be a rainbow party without rainbow lollipops like these! Choose multi-coloured swirl lollipops or a selection of different colours and stand them up in mini milk bottles like these filled with sweets for a cute and colourful table decoration!
Rainbow candy buffet
Or how about a rainbow candy buffet? Stock up on a few plastic sweet jars like these in different shapes and sizes and fill them with lots of different coloured sweets. Take a look at our rainbow candy buffet for inspiration.
Fruit in the colours of the rainbow
A colourful selection of sweets and cupcakes is the obvious way to go with rainbow party food, but other parents won’t thank you when their children come home hyper with rotten teeth!
Make sure you’ve got some healthy party snacks on offer too. We love the idea of making a rainbow out of fruit – think strawberries, blueberries, grapes, pineapple, oranges. Arrange them in the shape of a rainbow for a fun party food idea!
Bake a rainbow birthday cake
It wouldn’t be a rainbow party without a rainbow birthday cake! Ours is shop-bought but a rainbow cake is fairly easy to make yourself.
All you need is four thin cake tins and some food colouring. Divide your cake mixture into four bowls and dye each batch a different colour. Bake it, put a layer of buttercream in between each layer of cake and cover it with icing and hundreds and thousands.
When you cut into your cake, you’ll have a cool rainbow effect like this!
Plan some rainbow themed party games
Finally, you’ll need some party games! Here are our suggestions for a rainbow themed birthday party:
Piñatas are brilliant for any party theme but a traditional multi-coloured piñata would be perfect for a rainbow party as it can be party of your decorations until you’re ready to play!
Pick a number piñata for the birthday boy or girl’s age, fill it with treats and then take it in turns to smash it open!
Next up is Twister! Most people already have this game at home and the multi-coloured dots will fit in perfectly with your rainbow party decorations. Plus it’s always great fun for any age!
Rainbow scavenger hunt
You could even put a rainbow twist on a traditional scavenger hunt where each team has to hunt for objects of a particular colour! Hide an equal number of red, yellow and blue objects and give the players a time limit to make the game more exciting!
And there you have it – lots of rainbow party ideas for your next birthday bash! Visit Party Delights to stock up on everything you need to throw your own rainbow party or stay on the Party Delights blog for even more kids’ party ideas: