A rainbow birthday party is fun for any age but perfect for an adorable 1st birthday party. And great for boys and girls!

Rainbow Birthday Party Ideas - RachelCooks.com

I think this is one of my all time favorite birthday party theme ideas. The bright colors are so fun, so perfect for a young child and it’s perfect for either spunky little boys or sweet little girls. It’s easy to find fun foods that fit the theme, bright and attractive decorations, and even crafts for the kids. Here I’ve compiled some of my favorite ideas to make your sweet little one’s birthday a huge success.

Rainbow Themed Birthday Party Invitation

Every great party needs to start with a great invitation. A hint at what’s to come and a warm welcome to celebrate your little one. My talented friend Suzie of Color Bar Creative created this adorable invitation for my dream rainbow birthday party (I need to make this happen in real life asap). I also wish my address was really 123 Rainbow Lane. Suzie is not only a pro at birthday invitations but also does complete wedding packages, graduation open houses, and more. Find her on Facebook to see more of her great designs.

Following are more ideas to make your rainbow party colorful and perfect. I’ve covered decorations, food (duh), crafts, favors, supplies and presents. Read on to the bottom to enter to win a fun toy that would make any toddler’s day.

DIY decoration ideas for a fun rainbow themed birthday party! On RachelCooks.com


Rainbow Balloon Wreath {from Hoosier Homemade}
Rainbow Pinwheel Wreath {from Hoosier Homemade}
Rainbow Yarn Wreath {from Pure Heart}
DIY Folded Paper Wall Art {from How About Orange}
DIY Birthday Yard Sign {from Studio DIY}
Vertical Fringe Garland {from Studio DIY}

Menu Ideas:

Main Course Food Ideas for a rainbow themed birthday party! Find them on RachelCooks.comMain Course:

Rainbow Waffles – for a morning party! {from Gimme Some Oven}
Rainbow Pancakes – another for a morning party! {from I am Baker}
Rainbow Pasta {from Gimme Some Oven}
Rainbow Pizza {from Bev Cooks}
Rainbow Salad in a Jar with Avocado Hummus {from Oh My Veggies}
Rainbow Thai Chicken Salad {from Gimme Some Oven}
Grilled Chicken Rainbow Cobb Salad {from I am Baker}

Side Dish Ideas for a rainbow themed birthday party - RachelCooks.com


Rainbow Fruit Kabobs {from Center Cut Cook}
Rainbow Veggie Skewers {from Gimme Some Oven}
Rainbow Hasselback Potatoes {from Cupcake Project}
Rainbow Chopped Salad with Avocados and Apples {from The Lemon Bowl}

Desserts for a rainbow themed birthday party! RachelCooks.com


Rainbow Jello {from Glorious Treats}
Surprise Inside Rainbow Cake {from I Wash…you Dry}
Rainbow Ruffle Birthday Cake {from I am Baker}
Rainbow Cheesecake {from In Katrina’s Kitchen}
Rainbow Fruit Cookie Cake {from I am Baker}
Rainbow Rose Cookies {from I am Baker}
Mini Rainbow Doughnuts {from Hoosier Homemade
Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies {from In Katrina’s Kitchen}
Rainbow Oreo Pops {from Hoosier Homemade}
Rainbow Slice and Bake Cookies {from Good Life Eats}
Paleo Rainbow Cake {from A Girl Worth Saving}
Rainbow Fruit Tartlets {from Something Swanky}
Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies {from Mom on Timeout}
Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark {from Mom on Timeout}
Striped Juice Popsicles {from The View from Great Island}
Rainbow Sheet Cake (serves 30!) {from Eats Well with Others}

Favor Ideas for a rainbow themed birthday party - on RachelCooks.com


DIY Monogram Rainbow Favor Bags {from Studio DIY}
Rainbow Granola {from In Katrina’s Kitchen}
Sweet and Salty Rainbow Popcorn {from The Frugal Foodie Mama}
Homemade Playdough {from Skip to my Lou}
Rain(bows) {from My Sister’s Suitcase}

Rainbow Themed Crafts - RachelCooks.com

Crafts & Other Activities for Kids:

Rainbow Painted Sugar Cookies {from Snappy Gourmet}
Homemade Paint {from Hoosier Homemade}
Stained Glass Rainbows {from Mom on Timeout}
Fruit Loop Rainbow {Cheerios and Lattes}

Click on any of the pictures below for some supplies that will make your rainbow birthday party picture perfect!

Gift Ideas:

Rainbow themed toys – I love: this onethis one and this one

Art prints for child’s bedroom – I love: this one, this one and this one

Other age appropriate toys for a first birthday. Sometimes it is so hard to figure out what to buy your kids and when. As an FP Insider, I got a behind-the-scenes look at Fisher-Price products. I even was able to speak with the designers about how the created these products. For a first birthday party, I recommend:


If you have a little one that would a fun, colorful train that will grow with them, make sure to enter to win!

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**Disclosure: This post is part of my ongoing partnership with Fisher-Price as a FP Insider. I have been compensated for my time but all opinions are as always, my own. Thanks for supporting my blog by reading about brands I love.