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This Party Calls For A Theme: It’s All Rainbows and Unicorns

How Rainbows Are Made

When thinking about what to write about for this month’s Collectively Creative — The Lucky Edition, my mind immediately started to think of rainbows and unicorns.  Both are quite lucky.  And what could be more fun than having a rainbow and unicorn themed party?  Having this party as an adult!  What I’m about to share is not focused on having a kids theme party with these elements.  Adults need whimsy and fun just as much as kids do!  Regardless of age, we all deserve a little luck that can be brought by a party surrounded by rainbows and unicorns!

As you’ll notice, there are some festive ways to decorate with a rainbow theme without going too junior.  The idea is to take one or two elements and use in a couple select areas to give a colorful but classic feel.

Photo Courtesy of Juicy Bits

Photo Courtesy of Juicy Bits

These colorful DIY lanterns are made from balloons and yarn.

Photo Courtesy of Annily Green

Photo Courtesy of Annilygreen

Origami cubes in a rainbow of colors give a clean and modern look.

Photo Courtesy of Hip Hooray

Photo Courtesy of Hip Hooray

I love this festive table skirt…And the hanging umbrellas are so fun.

Photo Courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess

Photo Courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess

These unicorns are plastic figurines spray painted silver to give more of an adult feel.

Photo Courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess

Photo Courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess

I love this floral arrangement with the head of lettuce.  Flowers are a wonderful way to bring “pops of rainbow color” to your event.

Invitations can be as simple as using different colored paper.  Bunches and Bits takes things a step further with these creative invitations made from paint chips!

Photo Courtesy of Bunches and Bits

Photo Courtesy of Bunches and Bits

Creating a rainbow theme can easily be achieved utilizing the foods served as well.  This is a perfect party to break out the fresh veggies and fruits!

Photo Courtesy of Celebrations at the Home

Photo Courtesy of Celebrations at the Home

This beautiful salad bar is both elegant and rainbow inspired!

Photo Courtesy of AJ the Purple

Photo Courtesy of AJ the Purple

Creating a rainbow with fruit is not only festive but very tasty!

And after all the healthy salad and fruit, your guests will certainly deserve one of these desserts:

Photo Origin Unknown

Rainbow Cake Pops — photo credit unknown

Unicorn and Rainbow Cookies -- Photo Courtesy of Cake Central

Unicorn and Rainbow Cookies — Photo Courtesy of Cake Central

Encourage your guests to wear their favorite color.  And if your guests are in the spirit and want to get their ‘unicorn’ on, offer them one of these party hats:

Photo Courtesy of Pop Sugar

Photo Courtesy of Pop Sugar

And make sure to check out these fantastic other blog posts that are part of Collectively Creative – The Lucky Edition! 

The Lucky Edition

Jell-O Shamrocks: A Kid’s Lucky Snack – (Cobwebs, Cupcakes & Crayons)
A Lucky Save! – (Pillows A-La-Mode)
The many meanings of “lucky” – (The Thing About Joan)
Keep Calm and Pinch On – (A Ponytail Kind Of Day)
Hello, 6 – (Joy, Lovely Joy)
Luck o’the Irish for Easter!  – (Minerva’s Hand)
Lucky Gold Elephant – (Now at Home Mom)
Asian Cucumber Salad – (Inspire and Indulge)
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46 comments on “This Party Calls For A Theme: It’s All Rainbows and Unicorns

  1. Pillows A-La-Mode
    March 13, 2013

    What fun! All these colorful photos make me feel like I’m at a party right NOW! 🙂 Thanks for all the great ideas!

  2. A Ponytail Kind of Day
    March 13, 2013

    What wonderful party ideas, I love all of the colors. Thanks for sharing !

  3. now at home mom
    March 13, 2013

    You are right about adults; it would be fun having a rainbow and unicorn party; love the ideas you shared with us today for a party; looks fun! 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 13, 2013

      Thanks! Yeah, I love when adults are able to connect with their inner child through entertaining 🙂
      Kenley

  4. Cloches & Lavender
    March 13, 2013

    Great inspiration, love all the color. The lanterns are cool.

    Cynthia

  5. Leah
    March 13, 2013

    Love these party ideas – Adults definitely need/enjoy themed parties too! The first unicorn picture made me laugh! 😉

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 13, 2013

      Haha, made me laugh too Leah! 😉
      And yes, we are never too old for theme parties!
      Kenley

  6. I love the invitations made out of paint chips! What a clever idea. What a sweet post, Kenley!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 13, 2013

      Thanks Kelly!
      I really like the use of the paint chips too –there are so may great uses for paint chips! 🙂
      Kenley

  7. Jenny
    March 13, 2013

    I loved the first picture so much I had to show it to Sean! But I love the whole concept as we, so fun.

  8. thethingaboutjoan
    March 13, 2013

    I LOVE that first picture!! Hysterical!

    And you’re right — a rainbow/unicorn-themed party for the adults is a perfect way to brighten up this late winter/early-early spring. Thanks for all the cool ideas!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 13, 2013

      Thanks! I’m glad you like them — nothing like bring in color to a dreary time of year!
      Kenley

  9. tableofcolors
    March 13, 2013

    Oooh! I love the rainbow theme…maybe I should put some of those ideas to use. One of my daughters has a birthday coming up!

  10. Minerva's Hand
    March 13, 2013

    Fun! I really like the cards. Princess has a birthday coming up…I’ll have to see if she likes this idea too. 😉

  11. petit4chocolatier
    March 13, 2013

    I love the colours! An artistic birthday 🙂
    I love those party hats 🙂

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 15, 2013

      Thanks Judy! Think it is so much fun — we all need some bright colors at this time of year!
      Kenley

  12. Time With Thea
    March 13, 2013

    Hi Kenley, You may find this message a bit strange a mysterious but I am going to post a more detailed comment later next week. When I do you will see why. For now I am totally thrilled with the inspiration you have given me with your ideas…. till next time! ~Thea

  13. Cul de Sac
    March 13, 2013

    Love the party invites! and those cake pops 🙂 lovely post Kenley! very cheery and colorful!

  14. myhealthyohana
    March 13, 2013

    What a fun compilation! My favorites are the origami cubes and the lanterns, so pretty!!

  15. gentlestitches
    March 14, 2013

    That is an amazingly wonderful theme.

  16. cristinasandru
    March 14, 2013

    Hi Kenley, thanks for sharing this great ideas! 🙂
    Hugs from Romania,
    Cristina

  17. Love this inspirational post on rainbow/unicorn parties! Those cookies look particularly appetizing.

  18. Lara
    March 14, 2013

    I had never thought about a rainbow party theme for adults but I think it’s a modern and fresh idea. Love the modern cubes and fresh flowers!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 15, 2013

      Thanks Lara! I always love when fun and whimsy can be brought into a party for adults!
      Kenley

  19. Neaten Your Nest
    March 14, 2013

    The balloon lanterns are great! I’ll need to make those for something! Everyone needs a little color!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 15, 2013

      Yeah, I really like them too — and depending on the colors used, they could work for so many different parties!
      Kenley

  20. gotasté
    March 16, 2013

    What a great theme. Please don’t forget my invitation card for the next round. 🙂 Lovely work Kenley.

  21. Humble Foodie
    March 16, 2013

    This theme is so great! It combines two of my absolute favorite things, proving that grown ups can totally appreciate them. Would you consider doing a dinosaur themed party? I’m not above making baking soda and vinegar volcanos and assorted other kid crafts.
    In the meantime, I just saw this post about a rainbow scavenger hunt on And Then We Saved. This would be a cool activity for your party! You could provide the rainbow booklets to guests and let them loose on your backyard or a local park for scavenger hunt fun. http://andthenwesaved.com/rainbow-scavenger-hunt/

    Alicia

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 18, 2013

      Oh I would SOOO do a dinosaur themed party — I actually have already been collecting ideas on Pintrest for the last couple months to end up doing a prehistoric party for adults. (who doesn’t LOVE dinosaurs!!)
      Thanks so much for the scavenger hunt tip that you saw on ‘And Then We Saved’! What a great idea!!
      Kenley

      • Humble Foodie
        March 19, 2013

        YES! Great minds think alike. Can’t wait to read the dinosaur party post…and then use your ideas to host a fabulous prehistoric shindig.
        Alicia

      • Green Door Hospitality
        March 20, 2013

        🙂

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