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
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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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
Or use the rainbow Jell-o below for the centerpiece.
Add this colorful salsa to the topped of your cooked chicken.
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.
Or top the mango salsa on these black
bean lettuce wraps. It makes for a bright colorful dinner
served with guacamole.
Add this cheesy peppers dish for your side dish.
1/2 of a large green pepper
1/2 of a large sweet red pepper
1/2 of a large yellow pepper
1/2 of a large orange pepper
1 C of Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2 T ripe olive, chopped
Allow the broiler to preheat while preparing the appetizers. Cut
each pepper half into 9 strips making 36 strips in all.
Place the peppers skin side down on an ungreased rimmed baking
sheet. Sprinkle the cheese over the all the peppers.
Place the olives over the cheese on each pepper strip. Sprinkle on
the red pepper flakes. Broil 6 inches from the heat for 5 minutes or
until the peppers are crisp tender and the cheese has melted.
Makes 36 appetizers
Rainbow Spring Rolls
Use all types of julienne (cut in long strips) vegetables such as
purple cabbage, carrots, colored peppers, lettuce, cucumbers and
roll in wrappers. Kids will love the colors of these bright colorful
See how to wrap your spring
Other Colorful Theme Dinner Ideas
Salmon (cooked looks bright orange) with a green salad
Pasta salad with multi colored noodles, cherry tomatoes and
Edible Craft Idea- Rainbow Colored
1 pkg spaghetti noodles
2 Tbsp. water
1. First, lay out all materials and items listed above on the table
or your work area.
2. Cook the noodles according to the packages instructions.
3. Add 20 drops of food coloring and 2 Tablespoons of water in a
large Ziploc bag.
4. Drain the noodles and place the noodles into the Ziploc bag.
5. Seal the bag and mix until well combined.
6. Let it sit for 1 minute.
7. Repeat until you have all the colors you want.
8. Place each batch into the strainer and rinse with cold water.
9. Mix the colors together and have fun.
***Instead of food coloring you can use natural
sources, like beets juice, carrot puree, green tea, or some
other you are familiar with.
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Rainbow Theme Dinner Desserts
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.
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.
Pour mixture over the top of your colorful jell-o and chill 5-6
hours. Cut into blocks and enjoy your rainbow dessert!
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.
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
Continue with each color:
1st purple, then blue, green, yellow, orange and red on top.
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.
Use this same method with a layer cake by coloring each 9 inch
circle a designated rainbow color and baking.
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
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.