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How to Throw a Magical Rainbow Baby Shower

Somewhere over the rainbow is a magically colorful baby shower. Why restrict your imagination to a muted neutral theme when you can bring bright swirls of rainbow delight throughout the decor, food and even the invitations? Celebrate with candy-colored fun and create a happy atmosphere through the joy and playfulness of rainbows.

Set the stage for your rainbow shower by surprising guests with a colorful invite featuring multi-colored beads, glitter or confetti. Keep the rest of the invite clean and simple, letting the whimsical details pop, and giving your guests a preview of the delightful shower.


Create the foundation for your tablescape with a bright solid color of the rainbow such as red or purple. Build your table using bright white place settings and serving platters that show off the vibrant colors of your rainbow themed food. Since rainbows magically stretch across the sky, mimic the effect with rainbow flag banners or tassel garlands hanging from above.

Rainbow themed food is especially fun to create and to serve.  Layered gelatin parfaits in glass tumblers are both beautiful and delicious.  Fresh blueberries, strawberries, melons, and citrus, can be aligned in rows according to color forming a healthy rainbow offering.  Bottles of different flavored sodas and waters make for an easy rainbow themed bar.

However, the true star of the dessert table is definitely the rainbow cake. Don’t slice into it until all of your guests are seated and watching the big reveal. All of that white icing is covering a gorgeous rainbow layer cake inside!

Your guests can get creative by crafting colorful onesies with adorable baby friendly prints. All you need are blank white onesies, some stencils or other pattern cutouts, and fabric markers. Let each guest make a onesie for the baby on the way.  No one has to worry about not being artistic since you’ll supply ideas and templates, and the mom to be will have a bunch of wonderfully personal onesies ready for her new baby.


Finally, don’t forget the diaper cake! Wrapping tiers of diapers in ribbon or crepe paper in the colors of the rainbow, starting with the warmest colors and proceeding upwards – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet – will produce the perfect diaper cake. Top the diaper tiers with rolled, stacked diapers to create a cloud effect on top and create the most joyful shower centerpiece!

Choosing a rainbow theme is the perfect way to bring magic and happiness to every aspect of your baby shower. It’s both playful and enchanting, just like the baby to be you are celebrating on this wonderful day.

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