Orange Themed Birthday Party for Adults

We threw this impromptu dinner party for a friend's birthday. Her favorite color was orange, so we ran with that as our theme. Take a peek at some of our ideas for this event. It's so easy to plan a party's design with a single color!


  • Since we didn't have time to purchase and send invitations, we made our own and hand delivered to a select number of special guests.

  • Not wanting to overdo the orange for our birthday celebration, we chose to layer the table with shades of the color, incorporating different patterns as well.

  • Touches of orange throughout the party embellished the tablescape without overwhelming it. We used what we had on hand at home for this!

  • Can you guess what our menu for this party featured? That's right - oranges! From the orange chicken salad to the orange punch to the orange ice cream pie, everything about our meal had a tie to the theme. You can do this for any color - just focus on color rather than flavor.

  • Rather than birthday cake, we served a creamsicle pie. Get the recipe for this salty sweet dessert - kids and adults alike will enjoy it. Plus, it's a lovely alternative to cake, particularly during the warm summer months.

  • No party is complete without games! We made up some of our own to fit with the theme of the day. The first game we played was an "orange" trivia - all the questions featured the color some how. The second game was similar to a purse game - we read of orange items and any time a guest had the item they received a point.

  • Even the presents were dressed in the color of the day!

  • As a parting gift, we crafted these favor boxes from patterened paper and filled with candies. Get the how-to for this DIY favor idea.

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