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Rainbow Theme Dinner


Think of all the colors of the rainbow for this Rainbow theme party. Have each family member or guest wear a color of the rainbow to the dinner party.

We have several ideas for a rainbow theme but you can also be creative in your dinner menu by adding lots of color such as chicken with a mango salsa, a green vegetable, fruit salad on the side and rainbow Jell-O for dessert. This party theme is all about color.

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Rainbow Centerpiece

Have kids paint a rainbow on a piece of cardboard or heavy construction paper. Allow to dry and cut out into a rainbow shape. Glue on cardboard if needed to be stronger. Prop up in the middle of the table.

Or use the rainbow Jell-o below for the centerpiece.

Rainbow Theme Dinner Menu

Rainbow Jell-O
Find this Jell-O rainbow recipe on our St. Patrick's day page.
This would be a fun centerpiece for your table.

rainbow jello

Rainbow Salad
Orange slices
Lemon wedges (for garnish)
Avocado slices
Purple grapes
Add your fruit in a colorful bowl and toss. Prepare everything but the avocado and set aside. Right before serving add the avocado. Avocado darkens quickly once it is cut so serve immediately.

Chicken with Mango Salsa
Add this colorful salsa to the topped of your cooked chicken.

Chicken breasts
3 ripe mangoes, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1/4 Cup cilantro chopped finely
2 tomatoes chopped
Hot peppers, chopped –according to your tastes
Juice of 1 lemon
Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken on the grill or bake in the oven. Meanwhile add diced mangoes, onion, cilantro, tomatoes and peppers together in a serving bowl. Pour juice of lemon over top and serve on top of cooked chicken.

Rainbow Peppers

Add this cheesy peppers dish for your side dish.

rainbow of peppers dish

Rainbow Dessert
4-5 packages of small jello different colors
Prepare each jello package with 1 -1/4 Cup of hot water do not add cold. This makes the jell-o easier to cut into squares. Pour in a separate flat container for each color or do two colors at a time and then others hours later after the first set is firm.

Cut each colored jell-o into small squares. Place in a 13x9 pan and mix colors around gently.

mixed colors

In a bowl, mix together 2 packages of unflavored gelatin with 1/2 Cup cold water. Let sit 3 minutes. Then stir in 1 -1/2 Cups hot water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk. Blend together well.
adding milk
Pour mixture over the top of your colorful jell-o and chill 5-6 hours. Cut into blocks and enjoy your rainbow dessert!

rainbow dessert

Other Colorful Theme Dinner Ideas

  • Salmon (cooked looks bright orange) with a green salad
  • Pasta salad with multi colored noodles, cherry tomatoes and ham

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Rainbow Theme Dinner Desserts

Rainbow Cupcakes

You will need:

White cake mix or homemade white cake
gel food coloring -colors of a rainbow
muffin pan and liners
6 bowls and 6 knife or spoons for mixing colors

Cupcake Rainbow Directions

Prepare your boxed or homemade cake batter. Pour 1/2 cup of batter in 6 different bowls. Color each bowl of batter a color of the rainbow by adding one or two drops of gel food coloring. Stir color into batter until completely blended.

rainbow cupcake batter colored

Prepare your muffin pan by placing liners inside each cup or greasing each cup.

Add one color of batter with a spoon into each muffin tin. Start with purple if you'd like to mimic a rainbow. Spread the batter to reach the edges of the pan or shake the pan gently to settle the batter.

rainbow add purple and blue batter
Continue with each color:
1st purple, then blue, green, yellow, orange and red on top.

rainbow batter cupcakes

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of your cupcakes comes out clean.

Allow to cool. Frost or eat as is.

rainbow cupcakes

Use this same method with a layer cake by coloring each 9 inch circle a designated rainbow color and baking. See the directions and rainbow cake recipe here.
rainbow layered cake

Rainbow Cookies

Prep sugar cookie dough and separate into 6 balls of dough. Color each ball of dough with food coloring. You will need red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.

rainbow balls

Roll each ball into long ropes and place one rope after another on a cookie sheet arching into a rainbow. You can also make mini rainbows instead of one large rainbow. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until cookie golden brown.

rainbow dough

Cut into wedges and serve.

rainbow cookie

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