ABOUT THE THEME

Okay you caught us—this isn’t as much a party theme as it is a color palette. Absorb the vibrancy of the rainbow into the overall party ambience with bright food, lush florals and decorations that follow the color order of the rainbow. In case you forgot the school trick, just think of "Roy G. Biv" (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).

A rainbow party is great for a bridal or baby shower, a birthday celebration or casual cocktail event. Add some whimsy with iridescent accents, or for something more modern, pick two similar hues like blue and green or red and orange and go with an ombré palette instead.

VIBE: Upbeat

SIMILAR PARTY THEMES: Beach


Entertainment

DJ

A DJ can pace the cadence of the night, starting with low-key music to play in the background as people arrive, and they’ll know when to kick it up a notch and elevate the vibes into dance party mode.

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Entertainment

TEMPORARY TATTOO ARTIST

Let guests get involved with the colorful party theme with temporary tattoos, like metallic designs and stick-on jewels. The bolder, the better.


Venue Settings

GALLERY

Host your party in a whitewashed space to really make your palette stand out and act as the pillar of the event.


Food

DESSERT BAR

Bring a spectrum of different colors together on one table with a dessert station. A mix of macarons, mini cupcakes and cookies guarantees something for everyone. If you really want to impress your guests (and really, who doesn't?) go for the pièce de résistance: a doughnut wall!


Beverage

MOJITOS

Mojitos are the perfect cocktail canvas to paint with colorful garnishes. Made with white rum, lime, soda water and mint, just about any berry (think: raspberry, blueberry, blackberry) or citrus garnish will stand out in this misty-colored drink.


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BALLOON GARLAND

Recreate your own rainbow with a balloon garland that stretches across the ceiling, melting from one hue into the next. Combine balloons with different sizes, ranging from small to large, for a more whimsical bubble-like effect.


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FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS

Elevate your rainbow palette with sophisticated floral arrangements. Fresh blooms can take any party theme and turn it into a luxurious, classy event. Looking for florals in every rainbow hue? We’ve got you covered:

Red: Amaryllis, Peony, Poppy, Tulip, Zinnia

Orange: Chrysanthemum, Helenium, Marigold, Gerbera Daisy

Yellow: Calla Lily, Daffodil, Freesia, Ranunculus, Rose

Green: Bells of Ireland, Chrysanthemum, Hellebores, Hydrangea

Blue/Indigo: Delphinium, Globe Thistle, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Morning Glory

Violet: Anemone, Clematis, Crocus Lilac, Sweet Pea

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