How to plan a rainbow birthday party

How to plan a Rainbow Party

How to plan a rainbow birthday partyWhen I think of a rainbow party, I think of an explosion of color! This is exactly what I had in mind when I decided to feature this theme. Any child will love the variety of colors represented in a rainbow.

A rainbow party theme can be adapted to suit a boy or a girl eg. an art party for a boy or a pony party for a girl.  You can do just about anything you like as long as you stick within the rainbow color spectrum.

Suitable for Ages


Colour Scheme

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

Dress Code

Request that each party guest wear a t-shirt in any of the rainbow colors.

Rainbow shoot
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Alternatively you can assign each child to represent a color of the rainbow but parents will appreciate you allowing all seven color options for the dress code as they can then just wear whichever color they already own.

Rainbow Party Favors

A party favor can be as simple as a ribbon-tied bunch of crayons for each party guest.

Pencil crayons
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You could also get treats bags in each color in the spectrum and fill them with crayons.

Rainbow Cakes

This is the best tutorial I have seen so far on how to make a rainbow cake: How to make mini rainbow cakesYou can find the step-by-step tutorial here:

Rainbow Party Decor

You can decorate quite cheaply with brightly colored tissue pompoms or balloons in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet colors.

Rainbow Party Snacks

The best feature about a rainbow party are the options for a fruit or vegetable platter in the rainbow colors. Tip: To keep costs low try to buy only that which is in season.

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Jelly is also very cost-effective! You can make it in every rainbow color or layered in a bowl.

Jelly cups
Image credit: Leslie Taylor via Pinterest

Rainbow Party Games

Games like pass the parcel and pin the pot of gold at the bottom of the rainbow work well. You could also provide sheets of white paper and filled tins of crayons and allow the kids to entertain themselves by drawing their own masterpieces. Original images and their credits available on Pinterest.

Find more inspiration on my Rainbow Party board on Pinterest:

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Anthea O'Neill is a wife and proud mom of three. She is front-end web developer, blogger and a self-proclaimed glitter & yarn addict. Anthea's Project Life is a blog for the modern mom.

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  1. Any ideas in triplets rainbow themed 5th birthday

    1. Lovely ideas on Pinterest!

  2. pamela says:

    That sounds exciting. Can grannies also come all dressed in the rainbow colours?

    1. Anthea says:

      The idea is to represent one colour but I suppose we can expect granny to dress in ALL the colours!

  3. Rainbows are so fun! This is a great collection of ideas, and I love the pinterest board!

    1. Anthea says:

      I know they are so bright and colorful! Thanks Jessica, I’m very tempted to have a rainbow party for Alex’s 5th birthday this year.

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