5 Must-Makes for the Ultimate Color Blocked Rainbow Party
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5 Must-Makes for the Ultimate Color Blocked Rainbow Party

We love color around here. We love to color block everything we can get our hands on, from board games to dining chairs to pegboards that organize all of our DIY supplies. That’s why when the folks at Tablespoon asked us to drum up a whole smattering of DIY goodies for a rainbow-themed party, we couldn’t contain our excitement.

Not only do we believe rainbows make for a good theme any time of year, but we’re teaming up with Tablespoon to throw them the most colorful party ever to celebrate their 6th birthday! If you’re in the Bay Area next Tuesday, May 19, come on by Brit HQ and party with us. You can get all the details and RSVP right here. And yes, there will be rainbow cocktails, rainbow decor and rainbow DIY projects.

Before we get to the party deets, a little more about Tablespoon: Tablespoon is a beautifully curated site packed to the max with creative recipes, entertaining ideas and more. They believe that food should be a fun part of your life. So they created a site with just that — food that’s fun. Through their community of creative foodies, Tablespoon helps to inspire joy in the kitchen. And get this: They have an entire section on their site dedicated to RAINBOW FOOD!

Now, let’s get to the party at hand. Be sure to bookmark this for all those summer soirées, pride parties and your favorite bestie’s birthday bash!

GEOMETRIC RAINBOW GARLAND

How awesome are these garlands? We kind of want to hang them above our desks, in our bedrooms and everywhere that needs a little brightening up.

Tools + Materials:

– decorative hole punches (triangle, circle, square)

– colorful card stock

– sewing machine

Instructions:

1. Use your decorative hole punches to punch out tons of shapes.

2. Lay out the shapes on a table to plan out your order. You can go for the traditional rainbow or do a more abstract pattern using blocks of colors in a row.

3. Use a sewing machine to sew all of the shapes together!

As you can see, this decor hack is simple as can be, thanks to the magic of a sewing machine. This same method can be applied to any party theme or color palette. Simply select a bunch of colors that work and punch shapes out of card stock. Then, to create the garland, use a sewing machine to sew all of the shapes together!

So fun.

DOUBLE RAINBOW CUPCAKES

That’s right. A rainbow of cupcakes that has a top secret and completely delicious rainbow surprise on the inside! Get the full recipe over on Tablespoon.

These cupcakes lasted all of about 5 minutes here at Brit HQ. And if it’s been a while since you relived Yosemitebear62‘s rainbow-based revelation, go ahead and kick back, relax and revel in the YouTube sensation beauty of the double rainbow.

You can get additional tips and tricks by heading to Tablespoon.

COLOR BLOCKED DRINK STIRRERS

Next up, a little somethin’ somethin’ to give your cocktails extra color and personality.

Tools + Materials:

– decorative hole punches (triangle, circle, square)

– scissors

– white card stock

– colorful card stock

– lollipop sticks, stir sticks or wooden skewers

– glue or double-sided tape

Instructions:

1. Use your decorative hole punches to punch out tons of shapes using the white card stock.

2. Use the same punches to punch out shapes using the colorful card stock. Then cut those pieces in half (or in thirds, etc) so you can attach them to the white shapes to create a color blocked look.

3. Attach the colored pieces to the white ones using glue or double-sided tape.

4. Take two of the same shape and attach them to a stick back to back to create a double-sided stirrer.

5. Adorn your drinks!

Follow the instructions above to see how we made these playful stirrers.

They can easily be changed to suit any color palette, and would be perfect for customizing a bigger event like a wedding.

COLOR BLOCKED COASTERS

Now, what about a little table bling for your drinks? These color blocked coasters are a favorite around here, and you can make them in a matter of minutes.

Tools + Materials:

– tile or cork coasters

– acrylic paint

– spray shellac (to seal in paint)

– painter’s tape

Instructions:

1. Place a piece of painter’s tape on your coaster.

2. Paint in a color of your choice. Let dry.

3. Add a stenciled monogram or design if you like! Let dry.

4. Once you have a design you like, seal the deal with spray shellac.

5. Let dry overnight before using.

You can use tile, cork or even cardboard coasters for this but we recommend cork or tile for longevity. You’re gonna want these colorful buddies for more than just your rainbow party ;) We painted our cork coasters white to create a more polished look. Then, start by placing a piece of painter’s tape on your coaster to create the blocked or dipped look. Paint the taped-off section with a color of your choice. Let dry.

If you like, add a stenciled monogram or design. Once you have a design you like, seal the deal with spray shellac. We recommend letting your coasters dry overnight before using. Cheers!

RAINBOW FABRIC BACKDROP

This serves as a great photo backdrop, but also doubles as wall decor wherever you need a punch of color. We created a similar piece of decor in our book, Homemakers, as a window-covering alternative to curtains.

Tools + Materials:

– jersey-knit fabric in all the colors of the rainbow

– scissors

– large wooden dowel or curtain rod

Instructions:

1. Cut pieces of fabric so that they are 4-6 inches wide and at least 5 feet long. Go longer or wider depending on the space you are trying to fill.

2. Tie each piece of a wooden dowel or curtain rod.

3. Hang on the wall behind a dessert table or in a spot where it can act as a photo backdrop. Done and done.

How fun is this backdrop? It’s SO simple to make. First, cut pieces of fabric so that they are 4-6 inches wide and at least 5 feet long. Go longer or wider depending on the space you are trying to fill. Then, tie each piece of a wooden dowel or curtain rod.

Hang on the wall behind a dessert table or in a spot where it can act as a photo backdrop.

Now, time for a rainbow photo shoot!

Alright. Who’s ready to plan a rainbow-themed wedding?

DIY Production and Styling: Maddie Bachelder

Photography: Chris Andre

Modeling: Juliet Ashley (Sales), Cortney Clift (Editorial), Ashley Reed (Ops), Camille Santa Ana Jose (Commerce), Krystle Cho (Design), Victoria Haas (Marketing), Anjelika Temple (Creative), Rachel Bullen (Commerce), Cecelia Cox (Marketing)

This post is a collaboration with Tablespoon.