Brightly colored accessories to tie in with my party plan for hosting a fab gay pride party—creating a cool rainbow party effect. The recipes in this plan also fall into the red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet hues to complete a dramatic buffet display.

Liven up the party atmosphere with multi-hue decor to match multi-hued food. We’ve gathered a selection of lighting, flowers, and tabletop ideas that will make the scene into a party.

[1] La Case de Cousin Paul

Light strings from La Case de Cousin Paul can be totally customized to add a sense of fun to a scene, whether lit or not. These tennis ball-sized lights can be strung up in an instant. Choose from 50 colors and from 20 to 50 balls, starting at $24.

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[2] PaniJurek Maria S.C. Chandelier

A simple design, with loads of possibilities. This chandelier is made from laboratory test tubes set in two plywood bands. The lamp is inspired by the Polish scientist, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry. For the rainbow party effect, detach the tubes and add colored water or insert flowers into each for a dramatic display. I love the subtlety of this statement. 18.5 x 18.5 inches. $220.

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[3] Rainbow Flower Assortment

Here’s an idea for flower arrangement. Grab a couple of mixed bouquets from your local shop and hand-pick buds that span from one end of the color spectrum to the other. Separate them into red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet, and place them into individual vessels. I purchased my flower at Whole Foods, their mini bouquets, were $10 a pop. [Had to buy three to get all the colors.]

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[4] Claude Dozorme Berlingot

A gorgeous knife set to place on the table at this party, or any dinner setting. Founded in 1902, the Claude Dozorme factory in Thiers, France continues to create some of the world’s most daring and avant-garde cutlery. Each knife in the collection is individually crafted by hand. 8.5 inches long. Dishwasher safe on low energy/air dry setting, or hand washing is recommended. Set of 12 about $325. It’s an investment you can cherish.

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[5] Smart and Green Big Flatball LED Lamp

These oversized lights will illuminate your yard, pool, or lounge area to create a dynamic rainbow party effect. Programmed to change to seven colors automatically, you will keep the energy of the party going and going. Made of plastic, they are cordless and rechargeable, waterproof and shockproof. All good qualities to have at a party! 15h x 20w x 15d. $269. They also make a nifty wine cooler called So Fresh that changes colors. $259.

[6] Sabre Numero 1 Porcelain Dinnerware and Aquarelle Cutlery

This French company makes a host of items in a rainbow of sensational colors, some with fun patterns. The Numero 1 dinner plate alone is available in 15 luscious colors—it is tempting one to get a single dish in each tone. Plates are dishwasher safe. $25. They also have gorgeous cutlery in a full rainbow assortment with acrylic handles, but what really caught my eye is the set called Aquarelle. They have wooden handles with a pop of color at the ends.  See the entire collection on their website.

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Get the full spectrum of colorful recipes for our rainbow party in 15 Rainbow of Food