Planning the perfect Rainbow Themed Birthday Party

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With a little bit of planning and organizing, you will be able to throw a dashing rainbow themed birthday party all by yourself!

Who doesn’t have a soft spot for rainbows? A rainbow-themed birthday party is exciting, colorful, and pretty much simple to host. With a little bit of planning and organizing, you will be able to throw a dashing rainbow-themed birthday party all by yourself! Don’t believe me? Just see for yourself…

Planning the perfect Rainbow Themed Birthday Party

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Rainbow Party Invitations  

Now that you have decided to throw a Rainbow Themed Birthday Party, make sure everything from invitations to party decorations are well suited for our chosen theme.

You may choose to design your own invitation cards or order personalized invitations online. Let the guests take cues from your invitations and be ready to join the party with an explosion of colors!

Free surprise rainbow party invitation from Mr. Printables

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Customize your own Rainbow invitation from ChicfettiRainbow Party Ideas 2

Buy Rainbow Party Printables and extras!  at Printabelle

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DIY Rainbow Invitations – A girl and a glue gun

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Grab some paper and make these adorable rainbow invitations. Each colorful section holds a piece of the party info!

Rainbow Party Decorations

Decorate the party space with rainbow cut-outs, multicolored paper ribbons, balloons, and confetti. Stack up enough of rainbow-themed or multicolored paper plates, paper cups, spoons, and forks.

Plastic Tablecloth Ceiling Canopy & Tissue Paper Tassel Garland – Runningintriangles

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This rainbow ceiling canopy was made using six cheap plastic tablecloths from the dollar store. 

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Its impressive scale will give your party area such a unique and beautiful look.  

Free Printable Rainbow Party Decor and Printable Cake Topper-  Hostess with the Mostess

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Keep it simple with a printable cake topper for your rainbow party.  Hostess with the Mostess shares the printable for this easy DIY cake topper, along with a load of other rainbow party printables, such as printable hats and coloring pages.

Rainbow Balloons with Clouds

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I’m not sure if that’s a clear or silver ribbon running through the rainbow but I love it! Rainbow Streamer with Clouds from Big Ass Balloons

DIY Clouds and Rainbow Streamers

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Cut come cloud shapes out of white poster board and hang them up high. Attach your streamers in rainbow-colored order to the bottom of your cloud with tape, twisting each and attaching the free end to the floor with tape.

Rainbow Fan Garland  – Ice Cream Off Paper Plates

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Rainbow fan garland that is so easy to make! You only need scissors, tape, and paper to create this colorful DIY decoration for a rainbow theme party.

Use streamers and tissue paper to create a rainbow on the wall- getcreativejuice

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DIY Rainbow Party Cups | Handmade Charlotte

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Customize paper party cups with some fancy rainbows for your next Rainbow Party!
If you have enough space and budget, you may opt-in for a rainbow bouncer or a rainbow piñata and let the kids have a blast!

Rainbow Party Food 

The best part about a rainbow party is the colorful food! These recipes do not disappoint and are so delicious in addition to including the colors of the rainbow! 

A RAINBOW CAKE – Beijos events

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Rainbow Jello – Must Have Mom

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– This rainbow jello is one of my favorite recipes! It’s fun and easy to make!

JELLO RAINBOW POPCORN – Sugar, Spice and Glitter

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– A fun party popcorn recipe, this Candied Rainbow Popcorn is super easy to make thanks to our not-so-secret ingredient: Jell-O

Rainbow Fruit Kabobs via Chocolate Covered Katie

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– Quick and easy rainbow fruit kabobs are the perfect healthy snack for your rainbow party.

Spicy Rainbow Slaw via The View From Great Island

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– The perfect side dish for your rainbow party food!

Rainbow Swirl Buttercream Frosting – via The Bewitchin Kitchen

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– This is a must for topping your rainbow party cupcakes!

Candy Rainbow Bark – My Name is Snickerdoodle

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A super simple candy recipe that is fun to make. Melted white chocolate and plenty of rainbow sprinkles!


Rainbow Fudge via Passion For Savings

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– This recipe is tasty and is made with just 4 ingredients!

Rainbow Party Games 

Kids would love to play some games at the party with all their little guests. Colored candy sorting games or beading games are sure to bring about giggles and smiles. If you are planning to incorporate fun activities for kids, here are some ways you can plan your rainbow-themed art & craft.

Arrange a table with lots of coloring pages, crayons, coloring pencils, and watercolor kits.  Kids can help themselves to make their choice. Similar way, add some craft supplies like multicolored play-doh kits, loom bands, and craft papers to the mix. You may need to assist them while crafting.

DIY Lawn Twister Party Game

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If the weather looks good, pick up some spray paints that won’t harm the grass and make your own Lawn Twister game!  Use bright rainbow colors to keep with your rainbow party theme, and guests will have so much fun with it.  Momma Told Me shows how.

Pin the Cloud on the Rainbow Game

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Give a classic party game a rainbow twist with this Pin the Cloud on the Rainbow party game from Team Whitaker. All you need is some poster board and paint to make your own!

Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blowers

It's time to go over the rainbow and discover that pot of gold, and we've got 20 Cute Rainbow Crafts for St. Patrick's Day that are perfect for the purpose!

I know for a fact that these cardboard tube rainbow blowers would be a huge hit at a kid’s rainbow party.  Collect the tubes ahead of time, then let the kids make their own during the party!  Details at Kids Craft Room.


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Need a simple activity for your kids? This free rainbow playdough mat for kids is a great way to have fun while sneaking in a bit of learning too!

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– ideas for kids to have some fun with playing, building, and learning.


Rainbow Party Return Favors

Carefully choose the party supplies and return gifts to suit the rainbow theme. 

DIY Rainbow Gumball Wands Party Favors

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Hey party peeps! These DIY Rainbow Gumball Wands Party Favors! are a party favor all your guests will want! They are easy to make kids love them! 

Rainbow Seeds Free Printable – The Crafting Chicks

Here’s a fun little printable for the “rainbow seeds” favor. Just fill your plastic sacks with the bright-colored candy and attach the rainbow tag on top with a stapler. Makes the cutest treat topper.

Candy Rainbow Party Favors – Hello, Yummy

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These cute rainbow favors with edible gold coins and rainbows are fun to hand out to friends or the class after a fun Rainbow party!

DIY Rainbow Heart Bookmark

Books add color to a drab world, and a Rainbow Heart Bookmark adds color to your daily reading time! Make more of these to give out to friends & teachers!

Books add color to a drab world, and a Rainbow Heart Bookmark adds color to your daily reading time! Make more of these to give out to friends as favors!

Rainbow on the Go Party Goodie Bag – From House to Home

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Use your imagination to find some super cool ideas for unique party supplies and return gifts.


It will be a great idea to arrange return gifts like-colored candy, rainbow cupcakes, stickers, loom bands, rainbow school supplies like pencils, erasers, sharpeners, or anything rainbow-colored in a personalized goody bag for each little guest. Pack everything in cellophane bags, tied at the top with curling ribbon in rainbow colors, and attach a tag that says: “rainbow to go!”:

Here are some items that you can buy from


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I hope this post inspired you and gave you more ideas for your birthday party. Do let us know what you think…

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