Rainbow Party Theme
Rainbow theme party ideas for a Rainbow birthday
Birthday party ideas for Rainbow themed invitations,
decorations, games, food, party favors and goody bags.
match these ideas to make your perfect kids party.
||Rainbow Invitation ideas
Print out party information onto large round labels (find them
at office supply stores - cd stickers work too) and stick them
onto large (4" or bigger) rainbow lollipops to hand out to
Instead of large suckers send out packages of Skittles (taste
the rainbow!) with party information printed on large
Invitation or blank cards with Rainbows, clouds, or blue birds
on the front.
In the invitation information ask guests to dress in their
favorite color of the rainbow or assign colors for them to wear.
Rainbow Party Decorations
Use white table cloths to make the party ware and decorations "pop".
Sprinkle party table with rainbow colored confetti, then place a clear
plastic table cloth over the confetti. In glass jars place large
lollipops, rainbow colored flowers or rainbow colored candies tied with
pretty rainbow ribbons.
Using the colors of the rainbow cut crepe paper into 7" lengths and tape
them in rainbow color order to hang down over fireplaces, stairways,
arches or entryways. Use bright solid color Japanese lanterns or
helium balloons tied around the party area. Tie rainbow
colored balloons to your mailbox or make a rainbow pathway to your front
door using rainbow printed flags, pinwheels or suckers pushed into the
For walls make a rainbow by tying fishing line at two ends of the room
(leave enough extra so it makes an arch) and then tying helium balloons
to fishing line - the helium in the balloons will lift the fishing line
and make it curve upward in the middle. You can also make 7 fishing
lines attached 7" apart and tie different colored balloons to each one
creating a large rainbow.
A fun icebreaker for the Rainbow party is
to set up a Guessing Game. In this game guests will try and guess
how many Skittles (or other rainbow colored candy) are in a jar.
Fill a clear glass or plastic jar with a large bag of skittles.
You will have to count them as you put them in the jar - write the
number down somewhere so you won't forget. Set the jar on a table
by the front door and place pens, pencils and rainbow pieces of paper
around it. Have guests write down their guess and their name and
then place it in a rainbow colored container or basket with a rainbow
bow. Close to the end of the party announce who
had the closest guess and that guest gets to take the container home.
Rainbow Sand Art
Let each guest fill a sand art container with different colors of sand
to make a rainbow pattern.
Decorate t-shirts, picture frames or treasure
boxes with paint, jewels, buttons, feathers etc. in rainbow
colors or in the guests favorite color.
Make crazy Rainbow colored flip-flops
If your party will be mostly girls this is a fun craft. See our
Funky Flip Flop page on how to make the
flip flops. Use different colored flip flops and rainbow colored
Rainbow Party Games
Rainbow Tag - If it's pretty outside and
you've got the room to play - this is a fun game!
Object of the Game: To
avoid being caught by the rainbow catcher.
First: Choose a “rainbow catcher”. They will stand in the middle of a
large play area. Next assign all the remaining players different colors
of the rainbow. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. (Don’t let
the rainbow catcher hear what colors each person is assigned.)
Play: The rainbow catcher then calls out a color. All the players that
have been assigned that color try and run past the catcher to the other
side of the play area. The rainbow catcher tries to tag as many of
children as they can before they reach the other side. The kids who are
tagged become rainbow catchers and stand in the middle to help tag other
players on the next round. Sometimes the rainbow catcher can yell
“Rainbow!!” and all the players must try and reach the other side. The
last person caught becomes the new rainbow catcher.
Played like a traditional Scavenger Hunt but teams are told to collect
items only in their assigned color. Assign colors to teams before
they leave. For rules and directions on how to set up a Scavenger
Hunt see our Scavenger Hunt page.
2 different lists of items to find are also included which are free to
Rainbow Treasure Hunt
Before the party buy small items, such as plastic Easter eggs or
candies, in the colors of the rainbow. You will need at least 10
of each item in each color. Before the party hide the items
around the party room, backyard or park. Assign each guest a color
and give them a set amount of time (5 - 10 minutes) to find their
assigned color item. They can only pick up and touch items that
are their color. After the time limit the guest who has collected
the most items wins a prize. Kids love this game - to continue
after the first round .... remove half of the children to a room away
from the area where the items are being hidden. Have the remaining
children hide the items of the first group. Then call the first
group out to find the hidden items. Reverse the order so everyone
gets to hide the items and also gets to find them again.
Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt
Instead of the Rainbow Treasure Hunt a great alternative is the Pot of
Gold Treasure Hunt. You can hide gold coins all over the play area
for the guests to find. On some of the coins write a number in
permanent marker and have prizes that correspond with that number.
So when a child finds a coin with a number they can turn it in for a
Or you can make a treasure hunt that leads guests through a series of
clues to find the pot of gold at the end. See the
Treasure Hunt for instructions and
Rainbow Rain Relay
Play outside because the kids
will get wet.
Fill the rain barrels (plastic tubs) with water and set them at the far
end of the course. Place two smaller see through plastic jars at
the starting point where the teams will line up for the game. Give
each team a white sponge (cloud) and tell them that one at a time they
will run to the rain barrel, get the sponge wet and then run back to
their jar and squeeze the water into it. Then the next person in line
takes a turn.
For younger children you can also play games like Candy Land and
Twister. See our Birthday Party Games
page for more games.
Party games for ages 7, 8 and 9
Party Games for 5 and 6 year olds
Birthday games for ages 10, 11, 12
Rainbow Party Food Ideas
Cotton Candy (clouds)
Rainbow fruit tray or Rainbow Fruit kabobs - alternate fruit on a plate
or a kabob to look like a rainbow - strawberries (red), oranges
(orange), pineapple pieces (yellow), kiwi slices (green), blueberries
(blue) , grapes (purple)
Kool-aid or Sprite (with a little food
coloring) in the primary colors of red, yellow and blue in 3 separate
pitchers. With these colors you can mix drinks for party guests in
any color of the rainbow. Green = yellow + blue, Orange = red +
yellow, Purple = blue + red.
Rainbow colored Pepperidge Farm fish crackers
Set up a rainbow colored ice cream bar with separate dishes to hold
different colored candies to top their ice cream.
Let guests decorate their own cupcakes - set out separate dishes of
frosting in the rainbow colors. Let them decorate with rainbow
sprinkles or other candies.
Rainbow Party Favors
Rainbow colored pinwheels
Crayons or paint sets
Chocolate foil wrapped gold coins
Bagged cotton candy (clouds)
Rainbow Party Goody / Loot Bag ideas
Solid color bags in rainbow colors - tie a pretty rainbow
ribbon on the top.
A small black box or pot to represent the pot of gold at the end of
ideas for a party including
kids birthday games for boys and girls,
themed party favors,
sleepover ideas for boys and girls,
fun ideas for birthday party planning,
bday party themed activities ,scavenger
real simple and cheap
ideas for kids! Let us help you
plan your next birthday party at home!
party ideas for kids, tweens and teens ages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18
© Kelula 2007 - 2015