Rainbows are fun.
Rainbow balloons are popular for birthdays and celebrations. The colors, the clouds, the unicorns...
Oh, wait. Unicorns are another story and they make people happy, too.
Rainbows make us happy so wouldn't rainbow colored balloons?
How many times have you been driving along and you see a rainbow? The colors are just cool to see.
And, most of us can't pass up the opportunity to announce, "There's a rainbow!" whenever we see one.
So what are rainbows you ask?
A rainbow is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicolored arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun. [Source Wikipedia.]
What's really neat about rainbows is not all the scientific stuff but the cultural influence of this meteorological phenomenon.
When I was growing up, I remember being told there was a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. I loved this idea! I always wanted to get the end of a rainbow just to find that lucky pot of gold.
Supposedly Irish leprechauns secretly hid their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow which would be a fabulous place considering the rainbow is an optical illusion so there's no way to reach the end.
The rainbow has been used in logos, for flags and even with political alliances referring to themselves as a Rainbow Coalition.
But you know what? Kids love rainbows. Whenever I have a rainbow balloon animal on my menu board at children's birthday parties, the rainbow is almost always requested and most especially by little girls.
The colors are fun, it's a huggable design like the one I took from a party in Concord pictured above. I made more than a few at that party!
So if you're not looking for that mysterious pot of gold, you may be looking for rainbow décor. The colors are vibrant and children therefore love rainbows and rainbow balloons.
They make great centerpieces to dress any table. And they're super cute as balloon animals for kids. The designs can be put on candy cups, worn as a bracelet or on a hairband.
And, there's always the décor options. You can create rainbow arches as well as hanging rainbow hearts.
Rainbows are just fun to see and create.