20 'Rainbow Baby' Birthday Party Ideas That Are Bursting With Joy

20 'Rainbow Baby' Birthday Party Ideas That Are Bursting With Joy
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Rainbow Balloon Arch Birthday Party

Throwing a birthday party, especially a first birthday party, is a big deal. Moms and dads want to get it right and make it as special as their little ones are. So much thought goes into the planning of the day, from choosing a birthday outfit to buying gifts and deciding what flavor cake to get. This is especially true for parents of rainbow babies, the little bundles of joy that come into this world to parents who have experienced the loss of a child. A rainbow baby’s birthday is worthy of a celebration that’s full of joy, gratitude, and fun.

Throwing a colorful, rainbow-themed party will bring even more happy energy to the day, and the following 20 rainbow baby birthday party ideas are full of just that. There are striking decorations and streamers and fluffy tissue paper clouds. Unique cake toppers and personalized cookies made it on the list too. There are even edible butterflies that look so real, it seems they’ll fly away. A stylish skirt with rainbow ribbon trim comes in sizes for newborns up to adults, and a dapper bow tie will be the finishing touch on a little one’s birthday suit. The list is full of bright goodies sure to spark the imagination and help families see how they want the big day to look, feel, and even taste!

  • Rainbow Balloon Arch 


    This sweet Rainbow Balloon Arch Kit comes with 85 balloons and everything needed for assembly. The balloons in the kit come in several sizes and lots of colors, including ones with some marbling patterns, adding texture and depth to this cheerful arch.

    Rainbow Balloon Arch Kit ($30, Etsy

  • Hanging Rainbow Pom Poms


    These bright Rainbow Pom Poms would look amazing hanging over a table set with birthday goodies or strung up in the backyard, if that's where the festivities are taking place.

    Rainbow Pom Poms ($9.95, Etsy

  • Rainbow Raindrops and Tissue Clouds Backdrop


    This handmade Rainbow Raindrops and Tissue Clouds Backdrop will be great for photo ops or just to cheer up a blank wall at the birthday party.

    Rainbow Raindrops and Tissue Clouds Backdrop ($28, Etsy)

  • Rainbow Napkins


    These Rainbow Luncheon Napkins have a lot more than the seven colors of the rainbow, giving them an eye-popping, grownup look that will still bring out joy in the little ones.

    Rainbow Luncheon Napkins ($3.59, Etsy

  • Watercolor Dessert Plates


    Let them eat cake off of these vibrant Watercolor Dessert and Dinner Plates that come in two sizes, for bellies big and small.

    Watercolor Dessert and Dinner Plates ($4.99, Etsy

  • Rainbow Birthday Cake Topper


    A Personalized Glitter Rainbow Cake Topper for the extra special birthday girl or boy adds a creative touch to the party.

    Personalized Glitter Rainbow Cake Topper ($10.12, Etsy

  • Rainbow Tutu


    This handmade Rainbow Ribbon Trimmed Tutu comes in a variety of sizes, from newborns to grownups! This way, mom and baby girl can be twinning at the party.

    Rainbow Ribbon Trimmed Tutu ($16 & up, Etsy

  • Tiny Rainbow Bow Tie


    Available in multiple sizes, this Rainbow Bow Tie With Navy Blue Suspenders will add a little swank to any birthday outfit.

    Rainbow Bow Tie With Navy Blue Suspenders ($35 & up, Etsy

  • Rainbow Temporary Tattoos


    Kids and grownups will be decked out in rainbows with these Rainbow Party Temporary Tattoos.

    Rainbow Party Temporary Tattoos ($2, Etsy)

  • Personalized Rainbow Cookies


    These vanilla sugar cookies are too cute to eat! Each order of of these Custom Rainbow Birthday Cookies comes with an equal share of custom number and name cookies.

    Custom Rainbow Birthday Cookies ($20 & up, Etsy

  • Custom Rainbow Birthday Banner


    This cheerful Rainbow Birthday Banner is customized with the guest of honor's name.

    Rainbow Birthday Banner ($22.95, Etsy

  • Photo Cake Toppers


    These Happy Head Cake Toppers come in a set of three. Just send the shop's owner three photos and she'll turn them into these adorable toppers. She'll even match the party's color scheme.

    Happy Head Cake Toppers ($15.17, Etsy

  • Rainbow Name Puzzle


    This adorable Personalized Name Puzzle with Pegs comes in 18 color options for lettering and background.

    Personalized Name Puzzle with Pegs ($13 & up, Etsy)

  • Edible Butterfly Cupcake Toppers


    The Edible Butterflies Rainbow Collection includes 50 edible, starch-based butterflies in every color of the rainbow. They would be beautiful fluttering on top of birthday cupcakes.

    Edible Butterflies Rainbow Collection ($15.90, Etsy)

  • Rainbow Birthday Crown


    This children's sparkling Rainbow Birthday Crown is made with soft wool felt and can be customized to include any number.

    Rainbow Birthday Crown ($19.95, Etsy

  • Birthday Milestone Poster


    Give the party's guests the 411 on the birthday boy or girl with a customized Rainbow First Birthday Chalkboard Poster.

    Rainbow First Birthday Chalkboard Poster ($19, Etsy)

  • Rainbow Birthday Candle


    This Rainbow Birthday Candle has it all: sparkles, baubles, and a ton of color.

    Rainbow Birthday Candle ($15.82, Esty

  • Rainbow Paper Straws


    Dress up drinking glasses with a burst of color from these Rainbow Paper Straws.

    Rainbow Paper Straws ($3.21, Etsy)

  • Rainbow Table Runner


    Whether the birthday party's a sit-down brunch or a buffet, this Chevron Rainbow Table Runner will make it a festive affair.

    Chevron Rainbow Table Runner ($17.99, Etsy

  • Rainbow Photo Props


    Everyone loves getting into character for photos, and these Magical Unicorn Photo Props  are sure encourage a lot silliness and joy.

    Magical Unicorn Photo Props ($45, Etsy

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