20 Exciting Color Theme Party Ideas

Colors: we can’t get enough of them. Make certain that your party is extra exciting and unique by including lots of colors, fun, and thrilling games. Start by choosing what color palette fits your party, then use this color scheme to enhance your theme and games. Your guests will be sure to stay entertained and happy with unique color-theme party games and activities that will require some friendly competition. Check out these exciting ideas for a color theme party.

Color Scheme Inspirations

Color Theme Party

1. Holidays

Using holidays traditions from your local area, provide colors that are associated with a holiday in order to make guests feel more immersed in the experience. American holidays like Halloween are associated with colors such as orange and black. This makes it easy to use these colors as a theme for a party and give off a creepy, dark impression.

2. Media

Popular media figures, such as princesses and superheroes, tend to already have a color scheme surrounding them, making it easy to find inspiration for what colors to use. Princesses in the media are usually associated with colors like pink and purple, so if your party is for someone who likes princesses, they will likely enjoy a color themed party that has these color palettes.

3. Image Boards

Image boards can be a really good way to choose a color scheme if you’re struggling to think of ideas. Simply cut out or print images that fit the theme you want for your party and combine them on a poster board. Examine the final product and recognize what colors show up the most often to get inspired.

4. Color Psychology

Different colors can evoke specific human emotions and behaviors, making the color scheme influence guests attitudes during a color theme party. Colors like yellow and orange tend to create more of a positive, happy, creative and fun environment while colors such as grey and black create more of an elegant, formal, and conservative environment.

5. Familiarize the Color Wheel

It’s important when planning a color themed party to be familiar with the color wheel and know what colors compliment each other in creating a contrasting harmony. One example of color combinations on the color wheel are complimentary colors which include red and green, yellow and purple, and orange and blue. These color mixtures create a high contrast combination that is sure to make your party decor pop!

Color Theme Party Games & Activities

Color Theme Party

6. Crayola Trivia Game

Set up some Crayola trivia questions that your guests will have to take turns answering. Search the https://www.crayola.com for intriguing facts about colors. Divide the guests into teams and go back and forth as they take turns answering the questions. Award the winning team with a new set of crayons or a coloring book!

7. Creative T-shirts

Provide colored t-shirts that match your color theme party. Layout fabric markers, as well as fabric paint, so your guests can decorate their own t-shirts. After they have finished, put the shirts in the dryer machine, so the colors don’t wash off or get smeared. Award prizes for the most creative, artsy, or silliest designs.

8. Piñata Explosion 

Purchase the most colorful piñata you can find and fill it with lots of different colored candy and trinkets. Have your guests take turns trying to break open the piñata with a stick or a baseball bat.

9. Cookie Art

Bake delicious cookies ahead of time. When your guests arrive, ask them to decorate the cookies with colorful frosting, icing, or gummies. Be sure to provide other edible decorations so your guests can show off their creativity.

10. The Four Colorful Corners 

Choose four colors and hang a piece of construction paper of each color in a designated corner of the room. Create note cards with the same colors for the director of the game. Next, turn on exhilarating music as your guests dance freely about the room. When the music stops, everyone must run to one of the four corners of the room. The director then picks a random note card and calls out the color. The people that are standing at that color are out! Continue playing until there is only one person left. That person is the winner.

11. Tie-Dye Burst 

Teach guests how to make tie-dye clothing. Ask them to bring any article of clothing that is white, such as shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. then tie-dye the article of clothes to match the theme of the party!

12. Catwalk

In your invitation to guests be sure to include a dress code specific to the color theme chosen for your party. Once guests have arrived set up a fashion show that allows for everyone to show off their fun on theme outfits! This enhances the party in a fun way and lets guests show off their unique fashion styles.

Color Theme Party Favors

Color Theme Party

13. Colorful Coloring Books

Give out fun and creative coloring books to each of your guests with some top-notch crayons or colored pencils. It’s a thoughtful idea to give guests a coloring book that matches the interests they possess. For example, if you have a guest that loves animals, give her an animal coloring book.

14. Creative Shoe Laces 

If your guests have ordinary white shoelaces, spice them up by providing some colorful shoelaces. Choose any colors that you think would look great with your guests’ shoes, or let the guests choose what color they want and watch as a rainbow of feet transform the party.

15. Tasty Sweets 

Bake delicious sweets, such as brownies, cookies, and cakes. Use food coloring to make them whatever color you want. Wrap them up and decorate them with plastic colored paper and colored ribbon for an extra touch. These tasty treats make fantastic giveaways or favors for your color theme party.

16. Artsy Creations 

Allow your guests to make beautiful art creations by supplying them with paints. Make sure to offer different colors. Watercolors and acrylic paints allow for more nuance in the designs. Once everyone has finished, hang your masterpieces for everyone to see!

17. Yummy Pops 

Give out colorful lollipops of a variety of colors to guests. Watch their tongues turn different colors as they lick the lollipops. For an added bonus save the wrappers to make an even more colorful creation out of afterwards.

18. Paint Brush Bonanza 

Provide your guests with sets of paintbrushes so that they can paint their own colorful art. Offer a variety of sizes and styles so they can create all sorts of paintings. Be sure to get creative with this one, mixing paints and creating new colors to add to your color pallete.

19. Vibrant Refreshments

Creating drinks that can be incorporated into the parties color scheme is a fun and refreshing way to include another color element for guests to enjoy. Have fun creating these drinks and include elements such as dyed ice for additional colors.

20. Flower Arrangements

Flowers come in a variety of colors and combinations, allowing for total freedom in creating arrangements for guests. Planting flowers in cheap vases or pots that reflect the color scheme of your party also can be a fun way to decorate while giving guests something to take home afterwards.


We hope these color theme party ideas have helped you on your way to host a fabulous color-theme party. Don’t forget to check back with us for all of your party-planning needs!

Written by Laura Sastre 

Edited by Vanessa Marsocci, Kerri Sullivan, Jacqui Kaliouby
Reviewed by Blake Rubenstein

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