If you are looking to throw a bright and energetic birthday, this is the guide for you! This Tie-Dye party guide is brimming with birthday ideas for a hippie party as well as tips for rainbow decorations, favors, invitations and more. Shop our Tie-Dye Party Supplies.
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What Do I Need For my Tie-Dye Party?
In addition to basic Tie-Dye party supplies, like plates, cups, napkins and decorations, you may want to consider purchasing, borrowing or renting the following items for your groovy hippie party:
- Tie-Dye stationery sets
- Tie-dye t-shirt crafts
- Temporary hair dye and accessories
- Rainbow wigs and hippie 60s costumes
Tie-Dye Party Invitations
For a special touch, invite your guests to your Tie-Dye party with our Tie-Dye personalized invitations. Would you rather try your hand at making DIY invitations? Creative invitations build excitement and set the mood before the party even starts! If you have time to make your own, consider these suggestions for your hippie party invitations:
- Cut out butterflies, peace signs, or flowers from different colors of Tie-Dye construction paper. Write your party details on the front and add confetti to the envelope for a bright invite!
- Ask guests to bring a shirt or other clothing article to tie-dye at your party if you plan on hosting a tie-dying activity. You may also want to ask each guest to wear an accessory like a favorite headband or scarf to dye.
- Decorate your card-style invitations with highlighters and stickers for a fun hippie look.
- Seal your Tie-Dye party invitation envelopes with our personalized Tie-Dye stickers filled out with your party info or a special message!
- Try using a creative rhyme for your Tie-Dye invitations:
Get groovy with Tie-Dye and rainbows.
Jam and dance in a swirl of colors!
The 60s may have come and gone
Throw a bright and vibrant party with Tie-Dye decorations like streamers, banners and balloons to transform your birthday party into a Tie-Dye extravaganza! Here are a few tips on how to decorate for a Tie-Dye party:
- Welcome your guests to your Tie-Dye party with a personalized banner.
- Make paper cutouts of rainbows and brightly colored hearts, flowers, and stars. The key here is getting some vibrant color on your walls!
- Decorate with personalized banners that mention your child by name. Think of a special message that will bring a smile to his or her face.
- Add bright colors to every aspect of your event from the balloons to the table centerpieces. Silk flowers, ceiling danglers, and pinatas all come in a bright variety of Tie-Dye colors.
- The 80s is a great decade to look at for Tie-Dye inspiration. From video games to pop singers, Tie-Dye was everywhere! Draw some great ideas from this rad decade.
- Invite your guests to dress in their brightest outfits to match the fun Tie-Dye theme.
Tie-Dye Party Food Ideas
Here are some of our favorite Tie-Dye party foods for your guests to enjoy!
- Create a layer cake using a swirl of colors! Bake each layer of your cake with different food dye to make a rainbow inside. You can also create a Tie-Dye marble design the same way. You can also use food coloring to brighten up cereal marshmallow treats, noodles, and pudding.
- Serve up bright candies and drinks to match your Tie-Dye theme. Many sweet treats come in a rainbow of colors. Look to licorice, candy dot buttons, and lollipops to brighten up your rainbow theme. Smiley face cookies also fit in great with a hippie theme.
- Fruits come in all colors of the rainbow. Serve up a fruit platter with vibrant and delicious fruits to match your colorful theme.
- Rainbow pizza is a simple and tasty pick for your hippie party food table. Use green peppers, yellow pineapple, and red pepperoni to make a colorful and tasty meal.
- Use a star cookie cutter to create the base for a rainbow treat. Use Tie-Dye icing and food coloring to add color to your baking.
- Create a 60s theme with fad foods like granola, pita bread, cereal mix.
- Tie-Dye cloth napkins to serve with your meals for a bright decoration.
Tie-Dye Party Favors
Send your guests home from your Tie-Dye party smiling with fun rainbow favors! Here are a few Tie-Dye party favor ideas:
- Decorate plain color favor bags with Tie-Dye swirls. You can even have guests create a Tie-Dye tote bag with which to take home their gifts. Fill them up with toys and candy favors!
- Tie-Dye Crafts: Pick out some brightly colored craft supplies to create tons of fun art projects. Paint stained glass decorations, coloring pages, and more!
- Get groovy with hippie costumes and accessories
- Shop our complete favor kits for hassle-free toys and gifts.
Party Planning Toolbox
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- Parties Under $100: Use this guide to celebrate in style without breaking the bank!
- Party Budget Estimator: Download this guide to help budget your expenses.
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Games and Activities
Make your own Tie-Dye T-shirt
Get into the hippie spirit by making a love bead necklace.
Break on through to the other side with this version of Red Rover.
Color a tie-dye rainbow that you can display at home.
This old art form gets new life with bright tie-die colors.
Partake in the 60’s tie-dye era craze of hula hooping and have a contest.