Rainbow Party: A Colorful Spectrum Of Inspiration

I would like to introduce our newest Design Dazzle Contributor Gywnn Wasson of Gywnn Wasson Designs. I am so excited to have her on board to share her fabulous party ideas! Welcome Gywnn!


Amazingly colorful rainbow party by Gwynn Wasson! This party is so much fun and full of life!

I love planning dessert tables! Few things are more fun than deciding what yummy treats to serve, creating interesting ways display everything and designing a beautiful backdrop that will really help punctuate the feeling of the event. And like a lot of people, I imagine, many times after I pull it all together, I stand back to look at my creation and wonder (just a little bit) if I have made all the right choices. You’ve been there, right?

Well, when Toni offered me this wonderful opportunity to contribute to her fabulous blog, I immediately knew that this was the excuse I had been looking for to explore something that I had been dying to do for awhile. How much fun would it be to create a dessert table full of pretty sweets and then experiment with different backgrounds to see how they effect the feeling of the whole table?! And, of course, I knew exactly what theme I wanted to do… Rainbow Party!!!
So I whipped up some colorful treats (please don’t judge too harshly, cooking is SO not my forte!) and ran out and purchased a few more…
Amazingly colorful rainbow party by Gwynn Wasson! Colorful french macaroons are a perfect addition!
And then set about designing a few relatively inexpensive, easy to make, backdrops.
For the first one I decided to create something really simple. So I pulled out my circle punches, punched circles in three different sizes and several different colors and adhered them to a piece of white thread. Then I strung them in and around a printable party banner…
Clean, simple sophistication.
For the next one I wanted something a little “louder” that really yelled “PARTY!”
So I pulled together a selection of pretty paper fans and layered them on my backdrop…
An explosion of color! Your eye definitely is drawn more to the backdrop on this one then to the desserts, but oh, how much fun!
I also wanted to explore something colorful, but subtle enough to not to be over-powering.
So I created a curtain of fringed streamers…
…which really punctuates the rainbow theme and compliments the rainbow treats as well. Definitely softer and subtle.
And as I was wrapping up my little experiment, I thought I definitely couldn’t do a Rainbow Party Backdrop Experiment without an actual rainbow! So I set about making a ridiculous number of mini tissue pom poms…
And fashioned them into my very own rainbow!
So there you have it… the Rainbow Party Backdrop Experiment! What do you think? Do you have a favorite? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Gwynn Wasson is a Party Printables Designer and Boutique Party Designer,
living in the Los Angeles area, and the author of the blog Gwynn Wasson Designs. You can follow Gwynn through her blog Gwynn Wasson Designs and Facebook.

Posted on March 19, 2012
Categories: fabulous parties, party tips and ideas, rainbow

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  1. Zsa Zsa says:
    March 19, 2012

    I don't have a favorite because I love everything!

  2. I love all of them, so fabulous G!
    My favorite is the tissue paper rainbow, it just POPS!

  3. Anonymous says:
    March 19, 2012

    too cute!!! thanks for the ideas

  4. Platinum Touch Events says:
    March 19, 2012

    They all look amazing, but the tissue paper pom backdrop is my fave! Wow, so creative!

  5. melifaif says:
    March 19, 2012

    I think it is ALL amazing and wonderful!!!! So great. I have been wanting to do this for my lil one…she will be 5 in August, but lil one keeps suggesting princess stuff. Ugh….but I guess she is the princess, afterall. One day I will do this!!!! Great inspiration, love it.

  6. Gayle says:
    March 19, 2012

    Doesn't surprise me that the photos were stunning – I've drooled over her work before, but that tissue paper rainbow is absolutely the winner. WOW!

  7. phoenix painter says:
    March 20, 2012

    Colorful event. I like it that way.

  8. Danielle- Cutie Putti Paperie says:
    March 20, 2012

    Beautiful! Where did you get those great macarons in all the colors?

  9. Anonymous says:
    March 23, 2012

    Did you make the cloud backdrop? If so, how and what did you make it out of? Thanks a bunch! Love it all! Renee.

  10. Awesome! This rainbow party theme is really one of the best theme I've seen far this week. Its incredible how you made those colorful decors and the diy pompoms! They're absolutely beautiful. Fantastic as always!

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  11. Chloe Crabtree says:
    May 5, 2012

    Love these Rainbow party ideas. I am using one of your pictures on Blog post tomorrow on party backdrops. I have included the link back to you! Thanks!

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    November 27, 2012

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