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Here’s what you’ll find on this page…
- List of Unique Multi-Color Party Themes
- Drink Recipes for Each Color of the Rainbow
- Easy Costume Ideas
Note: This Adult Color Party Guide is part of an ongoing project to summarize the Best Color Party Themes of all time. You can find other fun party themes here and here.
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For those a little behind this recent Tiktok-breakout craze, an Adult Color Theme Party consists of three main components:
- Dressing up in a specific color (from the colorful hair on your head to the sox on your toes).
- Crafting a fun, creative mixed drink in your chosen color (enough servings to share with all the other color-lovers).
- Drinking the mixed drinks and having an amazing evening basking in a rainbow of colorful people.
For serious party planners looking for a unique festivity for all of their favorite people, this is the party for you. This party is a fantastic opportunity to craft a rainbow-themed, aesthetically lovely, BYO delicious mixed drink fiesta. And we’re here to help.
Happily, Adult Color Theme Parties vary as much in complexity as they do in class and are the perfect event for anyone who enjoys:
- Beautifully crafted mixed drinks
- Funky, creative costumes
- Playful colors
- Unique, unforgettable experiences
If colors are totally your thing, but a night of booze really isn’t, all of the ideas in this article are easily modified to be dry, clean, and/or family friendly.
Bring on the colors!
Refined evening soirée with sumptuous snacks and imaginative ways for guests to exhibit their creativity.
Food. For this type of party you have two primary options: museum-style charcuterie or use food as the art.
Museum-Style Charcuterie – Serve a classy array of high quality foods arranged in attractive clusters. Common items include: fine meat, exotic cheese, flavored honey or jam, normal or chocolate-covered nuts, finger fruit, vegetables, etc.
Food as the Art – Serve white foods with colorful toppings such as baked potatoes with cheese, green onions, bacon; cheese pizza with pepperoni, veggies, and fun sauces; or white frosted cupcakes with food gels, sprinkles, and decals.
Ambiance & Decorations. Keep a minimal decor to inspire an ‘art museum’ type feel. Play calm, coffee shop music, remove extra art & decorations to give the space a roomy feel, and if you have fun art on the walls add description cards to give the guests a feel for the work. Also consider designing a mini ‘museum gift shop’ area with party favors, funky cultural knickknacks, and art supplies.
Activities. Ask guests to bring a white article of clothing, when they arrive give them a pallet & brush with fabric paint, instruct them to paint on other guest’s white clothing & leave their signature, and give awards at the end for the best shirt (best painter, most painted guest, creative theming, funniest, etc).
Channel your inner “Princess Diaries” and pin paint filled balloons to a canvas either outside or in a well protected area of your event space. Give guests darts and let their throwing skill create a masterpiece.
Color Block Beauty Blowout
Bold, bright beautification & style blowout for all the color-loving babes #girlsnight.
Food. Solid color everything! Extra points if you choose skin-healthy foods like bowls of similar colored berries, avocado dip, assorted nuts, and spa water. Otherwise, offer bowls of fun colored foods like gold fish, green grapes, red velvet brownies, lays or ruffles, purple jello, blue laffy taffy, and white popcorn to make a beautiful plate of yummyness!
Ambiance & Decorations. Consider a more simple approach – let the color blocking feature the night! Play some spa music, light some candles, and pull out your house plants (both real & artificial 😉). Vibe with the mood.
Activities. Color blocking is a fun, design and aesthetic trend used to create beautiful color combinations for a variety of uses (clothes, makeup, interior design, etc.)
For the purposes of this post, the theme is beautification/makeup but you could choose any design focus that fits your preferences.
Before the party, share an instructional article or video with guests about color blocking, ask guests to come bare skinned (make-up free), and ask guests to bring a few of their favorite cosmetic items. At the party, set aside a set *block* of time (45 min is perfect) for guests to design a color blocked look, have show & tell, and take some glam shots.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the best adult color themed part on the block!
Food. Focus on fun aspects from the movie and create themed food to match: chocolate tornadoes (bugles), lions and tigers and bears… oh my! (Circus animal cookies), ruby red meatballs, somewhere over the rainbow fruit salad, Glinda’s wand (donuts on a stick), and melted witch punch (green punch with ice cubes).
Ambiance & Decorations. If you want to appease your inner minimalist, aim for the classic “there’s not place like home” inspiration. Make your space feel as much like home as possible. Add inspiring Wizard of Oz quotes around your space. Hide ruby slippers around your space and award guests who find them.
If you want to go all out, create themed areas for each part of the movie: Kansas, Munchkin Land, the forest, Emerald City, Winkie Country, etc. There are so many super cute ideas on Pinterest.
Activities. Black & White Photography – Ask guests to only take black & white photos during the party. At the end have each guest submit their best photo and have the group vote on the best picture. This is actually harder than it sounds since most of the party will have lots of color & dimension.
Ice Breaker – One of the best lessons from the Wizard of Oz is that there is a lot of value in making new friends. Start the party by gathering the group and having each person give their unique answer to the question “If you met the Wizard of Oz, what would you ask for?”
The Name Game – Wizard of Oz Edition! Assign guests a classic character, write the name on a sticky note, and stick the note to their forehead so they cannot see it (see character list below). Each guest has to guess who they are by asking questions about their character to other players.
- Tin Man
- Cowardly Lion
- Wicked Witch of the West
- Glinda (The Good Witch of the North)
- Wizard of Oz
- Auntie Em
- Munchkin Mayor
- Winged Monkey
- Miss Gulch
Taste the Rainbow
The color-packed, sugar rush party you’ve always been craving.
Food. Rainbow grilled cheese or macaroni & cheese with a ‘side of color’ mixed fruit and veggie cups. Rainbow popsicles. Rainbow Jello topped with whipped cream. And, of course, skittles.
Ambiance & Decorations. Use classic party decorations such as balloons, streamers, expandable paper centerpieces in new ways. Buy some of each in all colors of the rainbow and make your space come alive with color.
You could also just purchase this super cute party pack from Amazon for only $17!
Activities. Hold a Skittles Taste Test Competition. Over the past few years Skittles has received a lot of negative feedback about the subtle flavor differences in their candies. Put a bag to the test with your guests!
Make a Collaborative Skittles Mural. Skittles + Glue + Fun Numbered Picture Outline = Skittles By Numbers. If you need more inspiration use the most rainbow friendly search engine you can think of (ie. Google).
Do the Skittles Ice Breaker Activity. This is a classic ice breaker for a reason – its a fantastic way to get to know other people in a new environment.
Singing in the Rain(bow)
Hark back to classic Hollywood with this vintage musical, colorful cocktail party.
Food. Retro-fit your menu with vintage flavors and 1950’s classics! A few favorites include: pot pie, fresh baked rolls, macaroni & cheese, pineapple upside down cake, deviled eggs, sloppy Joe’s, and lemon chiffon pie.
Ambiance & Decorations. Umbrellas, rain boots, and fresh flowers everywhere!! The more fresh color you can pack into your space, the better. Also, consider having the classic movie “Singing in the Rain” playing in a separate space or on low in the background.
Activities. Broadway musical karaoke – play “Name that Musical” (divide into teams and the first team to guess a snippet of music gets a point), and “Singing in the Rain” trivia.
Singing in the Brain – Grab a few activities that stimulate the mind but facilitate conversation. You can purchase unique Broadway puzzles & Madlibs for every musical style.
It’s My Favorite Color Party!
Celebrate your favorite color with all of your favorite people.
Food. Only serve food that is your favorite color. Give a prize to the person whose tongue is the deepest shade of your favorite color. Food dye-it-up!
Ambiance & Decorations. Make a playlist with songs about or containing your color, monochrome decorate your space with streamers, balloons, etc. in the color (put it everywhere), and change light bulbs or cover existing lights with cellophane of your color.
Activities. Ask guests to bring a funny or interesting “throw away” item with them from home, make a creative station full of supplies only in your color (paper, glitter, glow paint, etc.), and have them redesign the item in a beautiful new way.
Hold a Color Snack Swap. Bring back your elementary/primary school days and ask each guest to bring a few packs of a rainbow snacks to swap with others. As you play this classic bartering game you will be surprised at which snacks are most popular!
Colorful Drinks & Recipes
- The Ultraviolet – A wild violet cocktail
- Purple Rain Cocktail
- Lavender Lime Cocktail
Easy Costume Ideas
Ready to Plan the Costumes?
Finding the perfect costume can be difficult, expensive, and time consuming. The guide below will provide details on every part of your flashy, dashy, low cash-y ensemble ($$$). Remember: Fortune favors the BOLD.
Colorful hair is a primary component of a quality color costume. These are my recommendations for the easiest, cheapest colored hair options:
- Amazon Wig Packet (9 wigs for $40 = $4 per wig) – Definitely the best deal to go in on with a group of friends. Plus free shipping for prime members.
- Shein ($15-$20 per wig) – Tons of long beautiful wigs!
- Walmart ($7 per extension)- Colored extensions give a sweet color splash.
Your outfit is your canvas. Embrace the color and fully commit!
- Target ($15 – $30 per dress) – Huge selection of solid colored dresses.
- Amazon Full Body Suit ($30 per suit) – Literally every color you could want.
- Amazon – Search for “Monochromatic Outfit” ($20 or more per outfit)
- Monochrome Shop ($50-$100 per outfit) – The nice thing about high quality party clothes is that you can totally use them after the party.
Use maximalism as your guide – more is better! Don’t be afraid to play around, get creative, and sport a look that is totally off-the-wall.
- Ulta Neon Eyeshadow Kit ($6-$15 per kit) – Honestly, Ulta has a ton of high quality options so shop around for a bargain!
- Amazon UV Glow Black Light Neon Lipstick ($19 for 6 tubes)
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