When you just can’t choose a theme, you can’t go past colour! And lots of it – turn the cheeriness of colour into a party with a rainbow theme.
Rainbow party theme invitations
Have the birthday boy or girl colour in, or draw, a bunch of rainbows on a piece of white cardboard cut into a postcard size. Mail the invitations off with the party details written on the back.
Rainbow party theme costume ideas
Ask the children to come dressed head-to-toe in their favourite colour. Or, allocate a colour to each child so each colour of the rainbow is represented!
Rainbow party theme decorations
Whatever you do with decorations, make it super colourful.
- Make a balloon banner: buy link-together balloons in bright colours and make into an arch.
- Make rainbow mobiles: Cut coloured cardboard into strips of about 2cm thick and in various lengths. Then line up different sizes and different colours (ie, a short red above a long pink above a medium green etc) and sew together and hang from trees, or the ceiling over the table, for moveable colour.
- Hang a sea of streamers from a tree branch as a focal point – buy streamers in every colour and tie on branches for a floating feature. The kids will love running through them and they’re great as a backdrop for the doughnut game.
- Sort all the lollies by colour rather than lolly type. In clear glass lolly jars, or vases, place red M&Ms, skittles, snakes, raspberries etc.
- Make a rainbow cake and use as a table centrepiece. You could even try making this rainbow jelly cake too.
- Use coloured cardboard to cut out huge arches and stick a rainbow on the wall. At each end place a pot, or a bowl, filled with gold chocolate coins – the kids can take some home as party favours at the end of the day.
Rainbow party activities and birthday party games
- Hanging doughnuts and biscuits – have the kids find and attempt to eat the hanging colourful doughnuts and 100s and 1000s biscuits without using their hands.
- Have the children make a rainbow – fill a wide-mouthed glass jar with water and place a small mirror inside it on an angle mirror-side up. Turn off the lights then aim a flashlight towards the mirror in the jar and keep changing the angle of light or the mirror until you can see the rainbow on the wall or ceiling.
- Do any arts and crafts that involve colour – playdough, collages, painting and chalk drawings will all work to add colour and creativity.
- Make mini colour mixers – give each child a toilet roll with little slits cut into the top. Cut up coloured cellophane into small rectangles and have each child slip different colours into the slits on their rolls and look through to the light to see the colours change as they insert more colours.
- Make colourful, edible jewellery : thread Fruit Loops onto a piece of string and tie the ends together to make a necklace or bracelet.
Rainbow party take-home party bag ideas
Let them take home their colour mixer, Fruit Loop jewellery and little bag of chocolate coins from the rainbow’s pot of gold.