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8 Tips to Throwing a Color Powder Party for Children's Birthdays

Have you ever struggled with a party theme idea? One thing that may come to mind when you want to throw a childs party is a color powder party. Color powder can be used for more than just a marathon.

In this guide, we are going to give you the steps that you need to throw the best color powder party that your kids and their friends have ever seen. Continue reading to find out everything that you need to know.

1. Choose A Location

When you're throwing a powder party, you've got to think of the location where you want to host the party. The best places are wide open spaces that give children ample space outside to run and throw the colored powder.

It's not recommended that the party be hosted indoors because once the powder is thrown it will stick to anything that it lands on—making an enormous mess for you to clean up.

Try hosting the party in a nearby public park or another outdoor area.

2. Come up With Creative Invites

Once you've chosen the party's location, the next thing to do is to send out your invites. These can't be regular invites; they need to give guests a small preview of what's to come.

This is your chance to put together invites that resemble glitter explosions of color in an envelope. This will build anticipation for the party. All the kids will be bursting at the seams waiting for the party day to arrive.

3. Decorating with Color

If you're going to have a color powder party, the first thing that you need to do when setting up is to choose décor with as much color as possible. The party area needs to look like a rainbow exploded and splashed color on every surface imaginable.

Including lots of colors in the decorations help to make the party engaging and more exciting for children, which is important because children have shorter attention spans.

And with so much color all over the party location, they will see something new and want to get a closer look at all the colors and patterns.

4. Incorporate Food Color 

To further promote the theme of a color powder party, you should use food coloring when preparing the food for the party. Here are a few food color ideas that you may want to consider:

  • Different colored cake pops or cupcakes
  • Rainbow sprinkled sugar cookies with colorful icing
  • Cotton candy variety colored sodas
  • Tie-dyed smores (things are going to get messy)

With so many foods that can be served at a party, there's no limit to the choice of food and the colors that you use. 

5. Color War Activities

What's a children's party without any games? At a color powder party, there's nothing better than having a color war.

Technically a color war is a color powder fight where the children take different colored powders and toss them on one another. Before the battle begins, ensure that each child is given or has worn a white t-shirt that the color at dye it as it's tossed.

At the end of the fight, shirts and children that were once bright and clean will have turned into rainbow moving masses of laughter. And yes, there may be a bit of mess, but as long as the children are having fun, the party will be a success.

There are tons of games for children to play that you can choose and incorporate the color powder theme into.

6. Making the Colored Powder

The party won't be as fun if you've forgotten to make the colored powder for the party. There are tons of recipes that you can find online that tell you how to make the colored powder.

However, we will give you a summary of how to make them right here and now. The first thing that you need to do is mix 1 cup of cornstarch with 1/2 a jar of coloring.

Once you've done this, you need to mix 3/4 water into the mixture that you've put into the bowl. Continue to mix the ingredients until you've created a smooth mix in the bowl.

Once done, the mixture needs to be inserted in the oven at 170 degrees for an hour. Once you've removed the combination from the oven, allow it to cool and then break the mixture apart. 

7. You Can Use More Than Just Powder

Another way to increase the fun of the party is to change the dynamic by using more than just powder. When we say using more than powder, we mean turning the powder into color balls that the children can throw.

Or another fun idea is using a slip and slide and placing powder colors on the slide mixed with water for the children to slide down. There are many creative ways to use powder to make it entertaining for the children.

8. Take Pictures

Once the party has arrived, you'll need to capture all the colorful memories that are being made. The best way to do this is by taking pictures.

Ensure that you take pictures throughout the party to capture each part of the day. You'll want to have memories starting from when the children are clean until they are moving bursts of color.

Having these memories will be there for you and your children to look back on and remember the special day. If you want to, you can hire a professional photographer so that you're able to join in the fun and not be stuck behind the camera lens during the party. There's nothing better than being able to revisit precious memories and moments you spent with your family and friends.

It's Time for a Color Powder Party

Now that we've told you all the ways that you can host a color powder party and how to plan for it, all that's left to do is throw the party. It's going to be one of the most memorable parties that you're children will ever have.

If you need a place to purchase colored powder, check out our website. We have the colors that you need for a successful party.