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25 Rainbow Party Ideas that Will Knock Your Socks Off

These rainbow party ideas will give you a head start on planning your next colorful get together.

25 Rainbow party ideas: colorful favors, food, and fun

We’ve been finding so many fun and colorful ideas for this rainbow party (not to mention some super-fun DIY backyard party games) and I can’t wait to share them. If you’re getting ready for your own rainbow-themed party, then don’t miss these amazing ideas.

From free printable party invitations to inexpensive DIY party favors, you can put together an amazing rainbow party that will wow your guests without dropping a small fortune.

Rainbow Party Ideas: Make Your Own Invitations

1. DIY Rainbow Party Invitation

This invitation is a fun surprise for invitees who will open it to find a surprise rainbow awaiting them. See how to make this DIY printable rainbow invitation from Mr. Printables for your next Rainbow Party.

Rainbow party ideas: See how to make this DIY Rainbow Party invitation with free printable

2.  Free Printable Rainbow Party Invite

Check out Love Stitched for this lovely free party invite with all of the colors of the rainbow.  The fill-in the blank style party invitation works for any party and all you need is a printer!

Rainbow Party Ideas, free printable rainbow party invite

Rainbow Party Ideas: Colorful Rainbow Food

3. Rainbow Popsicles

If you’re looking for a cool treat for your rainbow party, check out these gorgeous fresh fruit popsicles that look like little edible rainbows. The First Year Blog shows how to make them.

Rainbow Party Ideas, gorgeous rainbow popsicles from fresh fruit

4. Rainbow Smoothies

Use this healthy smoothie snack from the First Year Blog to sneak in some nutrition before the kids start getting into the cake and ice cream business of the party.  Colorful fresh fruits give these smoothies a burst of color that is perfect for a rainbow party.

Rainbow Party Ideas, gorgeous rainbow fruit smoothies

5. Colorful Rainbow Fruit Pizza

My favorite party food to include in my party plans is usually impressive to look at, easy to make, and easy to eat with your fingers. Check all of those boxes with this amazing rainbow fruit pizza from Well Plated, which is made from a simple can of crescent rolls and some Greek yoghurt (and the beautiful fruit of course).

Rainbow Party Ideas, fruit pizza in rainbow shape

6. Rainbow Graham Cracker Snacks

Kids will head straight for these colorful rainbow party snacks.  Kristen Duke Photography shows how to assemble the snacks using some simple ingredients and colorful rainbow gummies.

Rainbow Party Ideas, adorable graham cracker rainbow treat for rainbow party

7. DIY Rainbow Cookies

Check out the Etsy Blog for the inside scoop on making bright, colorful rainbow cookies with a rolled sugar cookie recipe and food dye.

rainbow party ideas, how to make rainbow cookies

8. Rainbow Veggie Kabobs

Delicious veggies come in so many bright colors, why not slice some up and skewer them for an eye-catching food display? Throw in a few different dips and I guarantee these won’t last. This idea is from The Gunny Sack and is a wonderful, healthy Rainbow Party food idea.

Rainbow Party Ideas: rainbow veggie kabob snack idea

Rainbow Party Ideas: DIY Decorations and Cake Toppers

9. Rainbow Balloon Arch

Create a festive rainbow balloon arch for big impact at your Rainbow Party. Oh Happy Day has the details on creating this appealing rainbow arch.

Rainbow party ideas: DIY balloon rainbow arch tutorial

10. Simple Rainbow Balloon Arch

Rainbow party ideas: Simple DIY balloon arch rainbow party decor

Sometimes a little bit goes a long way, and I think that’s exactly the case with this simple rainbow balloon arch.  Follow the tutorial at Birds Party to create a colorful focal point for your dessert table or entryway.

11. DIY Balsa Wood Happy Birthday Banner

Make this simple and colorful Happy Birthday banner in all of the colors of the rainbow using balsa wood and felt. Project from Say Yes.

Rainbow party ideas: DIY happy birthday banner rainbow party decor

12.  Candy Rainbow Cake Topper

Colorful Twizzlers and mini marshmallows are all it takes to create this candy rainbow cake topper from The Sweet Lulu Blog.

Rainbow party ideas: rainbow party candy cake topper

13. DIY Felt Ball Rainbow Cake Topper

You can make this simple modern rainbow cake topper using felt balls, as shown, or with a similar-sized gum ball using the same method. A Subtle Revelry shares a tutorial for making this cake topper.

rainbow party ideas: easy diy felt ball rainbow cake topper

14. Free Printable Rainbow Party Decor and Printable Cake Topper

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 Party Ideas, free printables for rainbow party

15. Easy DIY Streamer Rainbow Banner

I love this DIY rainbow streamer banner from Laurel’s Little Corner. It’s easy to create and looks amazing!

Rainbow Party Ideas: easy rainbow streamer banner

16. Bold Rainbow Balloon Table Decor

Wow your guests with this bold rainbow balloon table runner and rainbow place settings. You can see how this was made at Oh Happy Day.

Rainbow Party Ideas: amazing rainbow balloon table runner and place settings

Rainbow Party Ideas: Activities and Games

17.  Cardboard Tube Rainbow Blowers

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

Rainbow party ideas: use these rainbow blowers as a craft or for party favors

18. Easel and Rainbow Palette Art Activity

Kids will love having their own paint and easel with canvas to paint. The palettes are pre-filled with bright rainbow colors. You can find 8X10 canvas sets of 10 for around $16, making this activity still within reach if you’re trying to keep a low budget. See this and more rainbow party ideas here.

Rainbow party ideas: set up easels with rainbow paint trays

19. Rainbow Loom Party Activity

If you’re throwing a rainbow party for elementary aged kids, you can’t go wrong with a rainbow loom activity table.  This is great fun that goes perfectly with a rainbow themed party. Details at Mom of 6.

Rainbow Party Ideas, have a rainbow loom making station for kids party

20. Pin the Cloud on the Rainbow Game

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!

Rainbow Party Ideas, make this Pin the Cloud on the Rainbow game for a kids rainbow party activity

21. DIY Lawn Twister Party Game

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.

Rainbow Party Ideas, make a DIY Lawn Twister game with the colors of the rainbow for a party game

Rainbow Party Ideas: DIY Party Favors

22. Colorful Crayon Printable Favor Tag

Smashed Peas and Carrots shares a free printable tag for creating some really simple and colorful party favors to give your rainbow party guests.  Plus, you can find these ROYGBIV stackable crayons in packs of 10 for $3 at Target.

25 Rainbow Party Ideas, send guests home with a colorful crayon or marker set and use this printable favor tag

23. Rainbow Seeds Candy Favor with Free Printable

Let kids plant their own rainbows with these adorable Rainbow Seeds party favors. The Crafting Chicks have a free printable to make this a cheap and easy rainbow party idea.

Rainbow Party Ideas: DIY rainbow party favor rainbow seeds with Skittles

24. Easy DIY Ribbon Rings Rainbow Party Favor

You can make these colorful ribbon rings for kids to use at the party, or send them off as party favor gifts. Ribbon rings are irresistible and beg to be twirled around. Buggy and Buddy show how you can make your own.

Rainbow Party Ideas, Make easy DIY ribbon streamers for kids to play with and take home

25. DIY Colorful Confetti Party Favor Bags

If you’re looking for a colorful way to package up little treats and small party favors, try this simple confetti packaging treatment from A Joyful Riot, complete with a downloadable file for making your own rainbow colored confetti.

Rainbow Party Ideas, make your own rainbow confetti favor bags for guests to take treats home

Make Your Own Rainbow Felt Balls

Follow is tutorial for making your own felt balls for your party decorations. Felt balls like these were used in the cake topper above, plus they make fabulous, colorful garlands!

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