10 Colorful, Trendy Party Decorations and Themes

A thirtieth birthday party table with a white and turquoise cake, surrounded by Color Pop party decorations in colors of light blue, turquoise and gold.

As the designated party-planner in your friend group, you know every gathering you host is a special occasion. You also know that it doesn’t have to be a milestone birthday or a holiday for you to throw an Instagram-worthy soiree—any reason is a good reason to celebrate! 

If you’re planning your next event and looking for on-trend, colorful party decorations, then this list is for you. Whether you’re hosting a color-coordinated baby shower to honor a friend, a milestone birthday party complete with rainbow confetti, or a themed party based on your fave trending TV show, we’ve got plenty of ideas you can pull off with just a few Crayola + Hallmark Color Pop kits. 

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Galentine’s Day Party  

Think pink…and red and gold, too! These Color Pop kits make for the perfect girls’ night, so grab your friends and get ready for some fun. 

A Galentine's Day Party set up in a living room and decorated with red and pink Color Pop party packs and decor.

Show your besties some love with a Galentine’s Day party. Set the mood with Color Pop kits in shades of pink and red, and create a fun photo app with a customized “XOXO” banner.

Color Pop premium pack heart-shaped pink plates with gold edges and pink and white place cards, with a Color Pop basic pink plate and a charcuterie board in the background.

Add fun heart-shaped plates accented with gold to elevate the theme further.

A Galentine's Day party decorated with the Color Pop pink premium party pack and decor pack.

What you’ll need to create this look:

1 Pink and Gold Decor Kit

1 Red and Pink Basics Kit

1 Pink Heart Premium Kit

 

A Color Pop banner that reads

Banner ideas: 

XOXO

LOVE

BFFS FOREVER

Patriotic Summer Celebrations  

Don’t the colors of a Bomb Pop just scream “summertime”? Deep red and vibrant blue make for a festive Fourth of July, summer barbecue or Olympics-themed party when the weather heats up and the party heads outdoors.

A patriotic theme party decorated with Color Pop party and decor packs in red and blue, with white accessories.

Host a festive Fourth of July picnic or Memorial Day gathering with Color Pop kits in red and blue. 

A serving plate arrangement with a red, star-shaped plate at the center and light blue hexagon-shaped plated surrounding it.

Center a serving arrangement around a star-shaped plate from our Premium Kit. 

A patriotic party table decorated with red, star-shaped serving plates, and a red, dark blue and light blue banner, all from the new Color Pop party decorating line.

Banner ideas: 

STARS STRIPES

HAPPY FOURTH

GOD BLESS THE US

Blue Birthday Bash  

Celebrating someone who loves surprises? Blow them away with an all-out bash in shades of aqua and gold. This one’s especially great for those big birthdays (you know the ones).

A thirtieth birthday party setup, decorated with a Color Pop banner in light blue and turquoise that reads,

Make their milestone year more memorable with bright blues and glints of gold that make brilliant backgrounds for birthdays.

Teal and gold hexagon plates and party napkins make for place settings that shimmer.

Mix and match Basic and Premium kits for party decorations that make a statement.

Glass bottles with bright blue drinks in them, accented by turquoise and gold striped paper straws from a Color Pop premium kit.

What you’ll need to create this look: 

1 Aqua and Gold Decor Kit

1 Aqua Hexagon Premium Kit

A thirtieth birthday party setup, decorated with a Color Pop banner in light blue and turquoise that reads,

Banner ideas: 

BEST YEAR YET 

HAPPY HAPPY

ITS YOUR YEAR

A birthday table featuring the Blue Rainbow Basic Kit and Decor Kit from Color Pop. A banner in the background reads,

For a slightly bolder take on a blue birthday, go for the Cool Ombre Basic Kit and the Cool Ombre Decor Kit.

The Blue Rainbow Basic Kit from Color Pop features a blue ombre pattern ranging from dark blue to light seafoam green.

The dark blue in the Cool Ombre Stripe kits is simply stunning, with shades of turquoise and seafoam green to compliment it.

A cake with turquoise colored frosting, surrounded by Color Pop product from the Blue Rainbow Basic Kit.

Get creative with the elements in the Color Pop Decor Kits! You can use the oversized confetti for anything from streamers to cake decorations.

A birthday banner made from the Color Pop Blue Rainbow Decor Kit.

What you’ll need to create this look:

1 Cool Ombre Basic Kit

1 Cool Ombre Decor Kit

Make the guest of honor feel extra loved with a personalized cake topper! With paper straws and just a few craft supplies, you can pull this off. Get step-by-step instructions for a custom cake topper here. 

Go Bright or Go Home  

Who doesn’t smile when they see a rainbow? The best part of decorating for a rainbow party is that there aren’t many rules: Every color under the sun is fair game! 

A colorful party table decorated with red, orange, yellow, pink, light blue and dark blue plates, cups and decor from Color Pop.

When you’ve got something big to celebrate, mix and match all the colors for maximum cheer. 

Color Pop party ware and decor in colors of red, pink, yellow, orange and blue, with a banner in the background that reads

Try it for an engagement party, a co-worker’s promotion or a Pride Month celebration!

A rainbow colored Color Pop banner that reads,

Banner ideas: 

YAY YOU

HAPPY U DAY

WTG <NAME>

Picnic Party Time  

Picnics aren’t just for the park. Throw a picnic party with hues of red, orange, pink and yellow, and add some pizzazz with individual charcuterie snack cups.

A summer picnic set with red, orange, yellow and pink party ware from Color Pop.

Brighten up a backyard picnic with this fresh party decoration idea. With rich red, sweet pink and warm orange and yellow hues, your friends will feel like they’re surrounded by summertime.

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Lean in to the picnic vibes with individual “charcuperies” for each of your guests. 

Color Pop party ware in red, pink, orange and yellow, set up for a summer picnic.

What you’ll need to create this look: 

1 Red and Pink Basic Kit

1 Orange and Yellow Basic Kit

1 Pink and Orange Basic Kit

2 Warm Ombre Decor Kits (for the extra paper fans)

A summer picnic spread with Color Pop party decorations in red, pink, melon and yellow.

Banner ideas:

YAY SUMMER

HOT STUFF

GOOD VIBES

 

Under the Sea Splash  

Deep blue, aquamarine and sea green gradients make for a perfect ocean-themed celebration. Whether you’re squeezing in one last summer bash, or making a little mermaid’s wish come true, when you combine Color Pop kits, the options are endless.

A mermaid themed party featuring light blue, dark blue and turquoise party ware and decor from Color Pop.

Try these party decoration ideas to celebrate the friend who loves mermaids, beach vacations or pool parties. Extra-large confetti streamers make a shimmery photo backdrop when hung against a wall. Here’s how to make your own!

A card featuring a mermaid on the cover, surrounded by Color Pop party decor in shades of blue and pearl-accented decorations.

Create a deep blue and bright teal tablescape with this party pack and add shells or pearlescent accents. A pretty mermaid card is the perfect touch to show the guest of honor how much you care.

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What you’ll need to create this look: 

2 Cool Ombre Decor Kits (for the extra paper fans)

2 Aqua and Gold Decor Kits (for the extra paper fans)

1 Aqua and Indigo Basic Kit

1 Cool Ombre Basic Kit 

1 Blue Hexagon Premium Kit

A Color Pop banner in shades of light blue, turquoise and gold that reads,

Banner ideas: 

MAKE A SPLASH

HOT DAYS COOL PALS

EVERYBODY CHILL

Happy Hanukkah or Chag Pesach Sameach  

Host a Hanukkah gathering or Passover feast with flair by combining a few shades of blue and hints of gold. Colorful fans on the wall and confetti on the table will make the holiday extra memorable.

A Hannukah celebration decorated with Color Pop party decorations in shades of blue.

Make your next family holiday gathering special with colorful confetti, paper fans and banners. 

A place setting for a Hanukkah celebration, set with plates, cups, plasticware and place cards in shades of blue and gold.

No matter how many you’re serving, this blue ombre party pack makes it easy to host a Hanukkah get-together or set up a Passover kids’ table. 

A dark blue paper cup with a teal rim and a dark blue and gold striped paper straw, all from Color Pop.

What you’ll need to create this look: 

1 Aqua and Indigo Basic Kit

1 Blue Hexagon Premium Kit

2 Cool Ombre Decor Kits (for more paper fans and an extra table runner—we pasted two together for extra length) 

A Hanukkah celebration table set with Color Pop party decorations in shades of blue, with a banner in the background that reads,

Banner ideas:

CHAG SAMEACH

FULL PLATES HAPPY HEARTS

PEACE LOVE BLESSINGS

Bespoke Baby Shower  

There’s nothing basic about this blue decor. Teal and touches of gold make these decor party packs the perfect ingredient for a beautiful baby shower. 

An elegant baby shower featuring light blue, turquoise and gold Color Pop party decorations.

Creating a pretty pastel color story is a simple way to elevate your next baby shower, perfect for the sweetness baby brings.

A baby shower set with shades of light blue and gold, featuring Color Pop party ware and decor.

Oversized confetti streamers suspended from the ceiling add a little wonder and whimsy to your party decorations.

A table full of bite-sized treats calls for plates and napkins that make sure everyone enjoys the spread, but adds elegance to your event.

What you’ll need to create this look: 

2 Aqua and Gold Decor Kits

1 Aqua Hexagon Premium Kit

1 Aqua and Seafoam Basic Kit

Banner ideas: 

HELLO BABY

SO SWEET

BABY LOVE

Sweet Summer Social  

Don’t be afraid to make your Color Pop party decor your own. The summery colors in these kits lend themselves to an adorable fruit-themed get together, and we couldn’t resist a DIY opportunity.

A summer party inspired by fruit, with Color Pop decor transformed into fruit slices and a banner that reads

We took fruit as our inspo for party decoration ideas that work for so many occasions: baby showers, engagements, barbecues and any-day hang outs. 

A brightly colored gift bag in yellow and pink fruit pattern, with yellow, melon and pink hued Color Pop party ware sitting nearby.

Make it festive with bright pink, orange, red and yellow decor, and add to the theme with our tips for DIY fruit fans. 

Color Pop basic plates in shades of yellow and melon.

What you’ll need to create this look: 

3 Pink and Gold Decor Kits (for the table runner and extra fans)

3 Warm Ombre Decor Kits

1 Red and Pink Basic Kit

1 Orange and Yellow Basic Kit

A Color Pop party banner accented by DIY fruit slices made with fan decorations.

Banner ideas:

LIFE IS SWEET

YOU DESERVE GOODNESS

FUN IN THE SUN

Summer Sunset Soiree  

The soft colors of the setting sun are an unexpected color palette for your next party. Lean into the theme by making your guests feel like they’ve stepped into a desert full of blooming cacti with pink, green and orange shades.

A sunset-themed party setup featuring party decorations from Color Pop.

Warm colors and cool people…they’re all you need to turn an ordinary evening into a whole vibe. Start with a bundle of red, pink, orange and yellow decor.

A pop-up cactus card surrounded by Color Pop party ware in shades of red, pink, yellow and orange.

Drop in succulents as accents—you can use your own precious plants, our pop-up versions or paint markers and some green balloons. 

What you’ll need to create this look:

2 Warm Ombre Decor Kits (for extra fans)

1 Warm Ombre Basic Kit

1 Pink and Orange Basic Kit

A white cake covered in multicolored sprinkles and surrounded by Color Pop party decorated in shades of red, pink, orange and yellow.

Banner ideas:

GOOD TIMES BEST FRIENDS

CHEERS

HAPPY TOGETHER

There are so many themes and party ideas you can pull off with just a Color Pop kit. We hope these ideas help you get inspired. 

Throwing a party based on one of the themes we shared above? Using a Color Pop kit to decorate a party of your own? Let us know! Share with us by tagging @HallmarkStores.