Rainbow Themed Birthday Party

A few weeks ago The Dimpled Assassin turned two. I don’t mind telling you that there were points when I didn’t think she was going to make it that long: she’s a little kamikaze round the edges. But make it she did and to mark the occasion I threw an all-singing all-dancing Rainbow themed Birthday party I’ve been meaning to wrote about it for a while. Then Tara, Our Lady of Sticky-Fingers, declared this week to be Colour Week in The Gallery, and I knew it was a sign. You might want to put sunglasses on.


The decorations were really simple and bought from a variety of party outlets. For the food table, I taped together several colours of plastic tablecloths to create a rainbow. The children had multi-coloured paper tableware too.

rainbow birthday party food table


The food: rainbow food platter (mango, blueberry, kiwi, strawberry, orange slices, apple slices), vegetable rainbow platter (carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, cucumber sticks and sweetcorn bites), sandwiches in rainbow flavours (strawberry jam, cheese, cucumber, blackcurrant jam, ham and Marmite), rainbow biscuits made following Red Ted’s tutorial, jelly cubes, cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles and a fantabulous rainbow bundt cake, covered in white fondant icing and teensy multi-coloured smarties.


The party bag: a brown paper bag containing balloon, box of mini-smarties, tub of playdough and DK sticker book, tethered to a helium-filled balloon, and with a bright-coloured thank you tag.


rainbow balloon party bags



Rainbows are such an easy party theme to have: we had a dancing party courtesy of Boppin Tots, who entertained the children with a rainbow-themed dancing party, so I decked the sitting room out with multi-coloured streamers, crepe paper decorations and a giant helium number 2. In pink, naturally.

rainbow party mantel


    • Domestic Goddesque says

      Well, this is Dimples we are talking about @Liz. Even at two she knew what she wanted and didn’t go mad with praise if you got it right…

  1. says

    I love the adorable way the gift bags are arranged just so! Everything about it is perfect. The balloons and the bags are so cute – all the colors of the rainbow! That’s how everyone dreams their party will look. Great party and great post! : )

    • Domestic Goddesque says

      IN actual fact I just searched for Brown bags on ebay and bought in bulk. Thanks for asking Lisa.

  2. says

    Wow! I came across your blog via The Gallery. Amazing party ideas, the food looks fantastic and I really love the party bags – want to open one up to see what is inside!

    • Domestic Goddesque says

      Thanks Kirsty- glad you liked it. The party bags had bubbles, a box of mini-smarties, either a ribbon ring (girls) or playdough (boys) and a DK sticker book I managed to pick up at the 99p store (RRP £3.99 so a bargain, and an educational gift too. I felt very smug.) along with the helium balloon attached to the handle.

  3. says

    wow fabulous phot’s, bet the party was brilliant.

    I haven’t come across you before so wanted to say that I love how you call your little one the ‘Dimpled Assasin’ – Such a wonderfully expressive way describe a little person :-)

  4. says

    OK, now feeling slightly inadequate on the ‘Birthday Party’ front…this looks amazing, like a whole lot of time, effort & organisation…not a lot of those 3 in my life currently!

    • Domestic Goddesque says

      ah, they were from eBay, I heart Motherhood….I think I searched for ‘Rainbow’ decorations. They came under the Gay Pride section!

    • Domestic Goddesque says

      Thanks everyone!! I shall do a post on how to make the biscuits….essentially it’s time and food dye.

  5. says

    Lovely idea for a party, have added it to my pinterest board as I’ve getting a bit of a collection of rainbow party ideas now – just need an excuse to have one!

  6. says

    I love the rainbow cookies…in fact I love the whole rainbow theme…something really proud and out there about it!


  7. Stella says

    What a lovely spread everything looks so tempting. According to the experts when it comes to eating our eyes lead the way and our tongues merely follow. I think the food you made and the way you presented it must have been a great success and had the children fighting over it. I know I would have loved it!. I am especially intrigued with what looks like rainbow biscuits. They look scrumptious. How did you make them?


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