My Rainbow Themed Party – Part 2 ~ Rainbow themed ideas for food and decor perfect for an adult party!
Hi everyone! My Rainbow Themed Party – Part 2 is a continuation from My Rainbow Themed Party – Part 1 and A Rainbow Colored Banner For a Very Special Party. Here I share ideas for the flowers, the food and the tableware!
I previously wrote that I was a bit concerned that a rainbow themed party would be too childish for an adult party but it did work out quite nicely. Another concern I had was to serve food that was what I call ‘low maintenance’. I didn’t want to be busy with any food prep during the party and what would be good to serve to around sixty people? Other things I had to think about was whether or not to go with real glasses, plates and cutlery or plastic. Plus I wanted lots of brightly coloured flowers placed in various locations. How could I do this without spending a fortune?
Here are the different ideas I decided to go with!
My Rainbow Themed Party – Part 2
I chose to with the most popular and ‘go to’ foods. So with the help of a team of people including my husband, my close friend and my sister-n-law we made up the following dishes: veggie platter, fruit platter, cheese platter, meat platter, seafood platter (over a bowl of ice), wings in a slow cooker, meatballs in a slow cooker, spinach dip in a sour dough bread bowl, hot artichoke dip with an assortment of crackers.
Since this was a party with seating and standing arrangements both indoors and outdoors I also had what I call ‘nibble food’ like little chocolates, trail mix and potato chips. I just had medium size bowls for the chips and I put the chocolates and trail mix in drinking glasses. Interestingly, it was the potato chips that were mostly eaten out of all of the food at the party!
I decided not go with a large cake because I didn’t want to have to cut it during the party. Instead I ordered five dozen cupcakes with different coloured icing and flavours from a bakeshop in the city. As they say in the blog world, it was very ‘easy peasy’.
When it came to deciding whether or not to use real or plastic glasses, plates and cutlery I compromised. I really wanted my guests to be able to drink their beverages out of a real glass and I already about a dozen beer glasses and thirty wine glasses in the house. I had planned to buy another thirty at the thrift store but then I came across a sale at one of the stores where they had a dozen wine glasses in a storage box for $14.99. I decided to go with the new glasses because each glass was just over a $1.00 and they came with a built-in storage. I also borrowed about a dozen glasses from a friend so it worked out really well.
I bought these plastic spoons, forks, knives, plates and napkins at a dollar store. They really added to the rainbow theme.
You have to love mason jars! I bought three bouquets of mixed flowers and with the help of my friend separated the bouquets to make up about a dozen of these mini-arrangements. I already had the jars and the flowers added up to about $30.00. That was a great low budget idea and find!
So there you have it! The party had lots of special touches including the decorations, food, tableware and flowers with rainbow colours splashed throughout! Thanks for allowing me to share it with you!
Hosting a party like this takes a lot of planning, organizing and preparation. In my next post I will share with how to plan a party with some very practical tips and advice. Stay tuned!
Thanks again for stopping by!
What ideas have you got that add special touches to your parties?
See you next time,