Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Rainbow Themed Party



I am a huge party planning fanatic. I love pulling together all of the details and parties can take me anywhere from a couple hours to a week to set up. When we decided we were having a family get together for my 8-year-old, I knew I wanted it to be special and beautiful, but I also had just spent months pulling together my most over the top party ever (Her Harry Potter party) and I just didn't have the energy to go extremely over the top again. This rainbow party came together beautifully. The colors really popped and the best part? With the help of my awesome Sister-in-Law, it only took an afternoon to pull together. Here are all the details. 


I wanted the backdrop on the table and the table itself to be a large rainbow. I had to go to a couple of different places to get all of the colors that I needed but between the dollar store and Walmart, the colors were pretty easy to find.

I like taping long strands of crepe paper high up above the food table and then running them all the way below the eye line of the table. After you have each strand hung, twist each strand four or five times and tape it where people won't be able to see.

For the tablecloths, all of the tablecloths are just resting on top of each other to make it easy to save them for another party.


One of my favorite parts of the table is the line of cups in each color along the edge. I bought plates in some colors and bowls in others and stacked them together.



I completely adore the napkins, which was completely my sister-in-law's idea. She stacked the napkins in a rainbow patterned and then used a balled up fist pushing down in the center of the napkins and twisting to make the napkins swirl out.


I wanted there to be at least a little bit of balance between the sweet and healthy, so besides rainbow popcorn and cookies we did a large rainbow vegetable food tray. The red layer is cherry tomatoes, the orange is carrots, the yellow is sliced yellow peppers and pear tomatoes. The green layer is cucumbers and broccoli and the purple layer is red onions. In the past for rainbow parties, we have also done a rainbow fruit tray. You can see that here.


These rainbow cupcakes are always a smash hit at parties. They take a bit of prep work but they are absolutely gorgeous! You can find my full instructions on making them here. 


The real hit of the party was the 12 layer Jello on the table. It takes about 6 hours to get it all the way done, but people absolutely love it. You can find the instructions for it here. 


We found balloons at the dollar store in red, orange, gold, green, blue and purple. It was the perfect touch to the table and afterwards we took pictures with the balloons and my daughter dressed in all white. They are some of my favorite pictures, the innocence of our sweet girl and the beautiful pop of color. We were so lucky to be provided this dress by Noori Dresses for these photos and it was absolutely the perfect choice.  It was full, with a gorgeous satin bodice and embroidered waist with 4 layers of tulle on the skirt. My daughter absolutely loves the dress and begs to wear it.


The party turned out absolutely lovely and the best part was that my daughter was happy with it! Food, decorations, dress and all!


What is your favorite part of the party?
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27 comments:

Julie Porter said...

This is absolutely adorable! I just love the cupcakes and the jello, they are both so cute. You did a great job with this theme!

Terri Steffes said...

Rainbow parties are cool. I once did a post on the top 10 rainbow cupcakes, just because they were so much fun.

Catherine said...

I love how easy and fun rainbow parties are. You can get solid color plates anywhere and your details like the rainbow colored star balloons and rainbow cupcakes are too sweet! Love this!

Theresa's Reviews said...

I love the veggie set up because it's so bright and fits the theme well! The cupcakes look very fun and kid friendly.

Megan McCoig said...

What a fun idea for a party. Those rainbow sweet desserts look so yummy. Hope you had a lovely time :)

Cecilia C. Cannon said...

oh my gosh this is so creative! love the layering of the table covers and those desserts! How do you come up with this? Thanks for sharing!

Dawn McAlexander said...

I bet a lot of work went into that creation. It's very colorful and quite pretty.

Reesa Lewandowski said...

OH my daughter would love these!!! She wants a unicorn party, so these are perfect.

ana de jesus said...

A rainbow themed party is such a good idea, I love the rainbow veg selection. The rainbow balloon photoshoot is so adorable as well!

Anna Nuttall said...

Rainbow parites are awesome. This one look like so much fun! I love the little rainbow cake. xx

Joanna Brittain said...

Love the party theme! We did a rainbow theme for my youngest daughter when she was about 5. We did some of the same ideas. :-) I love the photo of your daughter in the snow with those balloons. So beautiful.

Brittany F said...

Those cupcakes are amazing - you're so talented. I love the pictures in the snow with those beautiful, colored balloons - it makes everything really POP. I know your daughter must have loved her party.

silvsbeautifullife said...

What a cute idea! Rainbow is a perfect party for kids and those rainbow cupcakes are adorable!

Veronica said...

OMG, is she standing in the snow in her dress? The picture is so cute! Most of the parents that I know would freak out. But I also know parents whose children are used to low temperatures.

Kristin and Megan said...

What a fun, cheerful party idea! Those rainbow bedecked cupcakes are just darling. I want one!

Becca Wilson said...

This really makes me jealous that I didn't have a party like this when I was younger. I love everything about it!

Amanda Love said...

Who wouldn't love a rainbow themed party! That's awesome! I like the little details especially the rainbow candy tape on top! This is such a cute concept for a party!

Melissa Vera said...

what an awesome party. This would be great to do for St. Patrick's day with all the rainbows.

Lingle said...

This is a great idea. I love to bake so my mom just bought me these cake batter separators from crayons. I think they may give me a similar effect.

Carolyn @ Fennell Seeds said...

I love the hanging decor and the rainbow candy on the cupcakes. My daughter would love this party.

Irina Vakulchik said...

Happy birthday to your princess. I love the rainbow theme. Such a beautiful idea. I love how you did the table. Brilliant idea. Also all that colorful goodness you made looks so good. :)

Brittany Muddamalle said...

This looks like such a cute party! I love throwing birthday parties for my kids because it's so fun figuring out a theme with them and transforming the house!

Donna Shoots said...

Happy 8th birthday to your little one! That is one of my favorite primary songs. I hope she had a great day!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg so cute!!! I just love everything about this party!!! Those cupcakes are pretty epic too!!!!

GingerGoose said...

This is so fun, I love the theme, so colorful. I really enjoy themed parties and this idea pulls together great! I did a Smurf night party once and even made blue chicken lol

Breyona sharpnack said...

really cute and colorful party. These ideas will go great when I have my daughter a unicorn themed party this year.

Jessica said...

I love themed parties & the rainbow theme is so cute. I did a disney themed wedding & our color scheme was basically rainbow.