Rainbow parties are making a comeback right now! Or did they ever really leave? I recently found a picture of my birthday party when I was 6 or 7 and I had a rainbow cake! So, my love of this party theme has been around a while!
There’s nothing I love more than a little ROY G. BIV in my life, so while I was browsing the Shindigz website, I had a brainstorm to use these very fun modern luminescent columns to make my very own rainbow! I love thinking outside the box to make party items really pop and bring your party theme to life! To make your own rainbow, you will need 6 luminescent columns in red, orange, gold, lime, royal blue, and purple. These are totally freestanding and so easy to assemble! And they store flat! If you are using them outside however, you might want to add a sandbag or a brick to the bottom inside of the column, just to make sure the wind doesn’t catch them!
To make clouds, you can make you very own balloon installation with two simple items: white balloons and balloon tape. I also used this effect on my recent airplane party. Make sure that the balloons are not all the same size, to give it an realistic feel. For this party, I simple zip tied the balloon arch on the end columns and let it fall naturally. I like the way that it looks more organic than perfectly styled. Because clouds are imperfect!
To give your table an extra "cloudy" feel, use a white ruffle tablecloth. I love the floatiness that it brings to the party. This one is very heavy duty and it’s got Velcro all the way around the top to easily attach it.
My specialty is teaching moms how to create adorable party treats from simple store-bought items and this party was no exception. I started with a simple white cake that I picked up at Walmart. Amazingly it was already rainbow inside! I added a bunch of Sweets Indeed Candyfetti to the top! It comes in a ton of different blends, so the cake personalization possibilities are endless! Top it with a simple rainbow graphic that you print onto cardstock from your computer. Then, glue that to two bamboo skewers and stick it right into the cake!
To create rainbow cupcakes to match your theme, it’s SO easy! Pick up some white cupcakes and then add sour straws to each in the shape of a rainbow. For the clouds, use mini marshmallows. Cute and EASY!
Shindigz also has a variety of fun personalized candy tubes, but I used the blank ones to make my own rainbow candy tubes. I filled the bottom with mini marshmallows, then added Skittles that I separated into colors, and then topped with more marshmallows. Voila! Rainbows in a tube! This is a great (and affordable) favor idea!