A rainbow birthday party theme has always been popular for young girls and now even more than ever. From invitation photo shoots, affordable decorations for your home, styled food and drinks and favor ideas for your own rainbow birthday party!
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During one of our weekend drives to nowhere we completed the beginning of quarantine this spring, we discovered this fun “fence of hope” installation at a nearby church. The fence was covered in colorful strips of plastic tablecloths and we thought it would make a great backdrop for some photos. A few days later we returned again with the girls wearing their matching rainbow dresses, making them a beautiful spot for a rainbow birthday party invitation photo shoot!
This party was a mostly outdoor party but I still found ways to add a little decor inside and out. August is too hot to leave the desserts outside so I dressed the dessert table to look cute when people came in to slip a sweet treat. The backdrop was made with rainbow crepe paper streamers and white glitter paper fans overtop.
I crafted and hung a rainbow colored “Happy Birthday” banner from cardstock and featured both their ages at each end. Grab this free SVG file to create one for your rainbow birthday party celebration!
When it came to decorating other parts of the home, we luckily didn’t have to look too far! I pulled most of these pieces from Brielle’s bedroom which is already decorated in the same theme. The large piece in the middle was the Christmas card holder we created that is now painted white with some crepe streamers and mesh white clouds on top.
The Creativity Takes Courage framed sign served as inspiration for the invitation and favor pieces for this party theme and sat framed in this mantle collection.
Outside we added a “Happy Birthday” balloon garland to our shed and some Unicorn Lawn Signs out front. (I was gifted this unicorn lawn sign set from SHOUT Celebrations and thought it made the perfect photo op out here! We also took group photos of the kids here at the party while shooting some confetti canons over them!
The decorations extended onto the girls themselves! To make the day extra special, the girls both wore their matching rainbow unicorn dresses and I added some colorful hair chalk to their double french braid hairdos.
Food & Drink
During the party everyone snacked on individually bags of chips, crackers or pretzels for a bit. I broke out some frozen squeeze yogurts and gave everyone a personalized neoprene ice pop holder! See how I made these for each of the kids!
We picked up pizza for an early afternoon meal for our guests but I played up the rainbow theme for the desserts!
These rainbow cupcakes made with sour candy strips and white marshmallows are a perfect treat for a rainbow birthday celebration!
These rainbow dot cupcake wrappers are my new favorites as they foiled lined and when they bake they remain bright and non-greasy! They sell them in lots of other colors and patterns that I’ve used for several other parties in the past so I suggest checking them out for your next party theme.
Long time readers know I always opt for cupcakes for group birthday parties as no one wants a cake with your kid’s spit in it!
Rainbow M&M cookies (made using this recipe from Lil Luna) and Rice Krispies Treats rounded out the selection of baked sweets.
Canned and bottled drinks were offered to guests, all contained in coolers outside. But when it came to options for the kids, a large water dispenser was made available with little rainbow plastic drink cups for each of the kids. I personalized them with a little vinyl so they could (hopefully) each identify their drink for the afternoon. They were encouraged to take these home after the party!
We sent guests home with a little favor container complete with a rainbow thank you tag attached. We filled it with fruit snacks, rainbow color fish, a lollipop and miscellaneous little toys I had left over from past party shoots.
You can find these colorful rainbow tags now in my etsy shop both with “my party” and “our party” messaging for single or multiple party throwers.
Nehil Birthday Party Themes of the Past: