Plan a colorful birthday party that's a blast for both girls and boys with help from All You.
Rainbow Birthday Party
These tips for throwing a rainbow birthday party cover all the elements of a crowd-pleasing bash: a cute invitation you can
print out yourself, winning crafts and favors, kid-friendly food and a sweet finale. Even better, the cheerful, rainbow-inspired
motif, unlike some kids' party themes, will appeal to boys and girls alike, so no one will feel left out. As for pulling it
all off without busting your budget? Now, that's a piece of cake.
Use food and decorations to express the theme.Start with a white tablecloth.Lay 4 lengths of rainbow ribbon on top of it,
2 running down the length of the table 3″ from the edge and 2 across the width of the table 3″ from the edge, to form a border.Fill
tall drinking glasses with water, then add a few drops of food coloring—and a single spider mum—to each.Set out a buffet of
multicolor fruit and candy (licorice, orange slices, lemon drops, green jelly beans and blue M&M's), with small cups so kids
can serve themselves.
Pass out scissors, glue, tape and a stapler, along with sheets of patterned paper plus some colored tissue paper for embellishments—then
let kids unleash their creativity. You may want to make a few examples in advance to help spark their imagination, and be
ready to help fit and staple crowns for the younger children.
Send them off with an oversize lollipop, plus colorful crayons they can help to whip up themselves.Gather used or new crayons
in an assortment of colors and remove wrappers, and break into small pieces (1″ or shorter).Arrange them in a single layer
in the cups of a silicone muffin pan with star- or heart-shaped molds.Place pan on a foil-lined cookie sheet and bake for
20 minutes at 175°F.Remove pan from oven and let cool completely (to speed up the process, place the pan in the freezer).Turn
pan upside down, and pop out the crayons.