Rainbow tea parties celebrate the colors of the rainbow with foods, decorations, clothing, activities and gifts. For a red table, the foods may include salsa, pickled beets, cherry pie, strawberry shortcake and edible red flowers to garnish meats. Serving red raspberry tea helps round-out the red table's theme.
When teams set up their tables, everything needs to be in the color scheme of table, including the food and centerpiece. Teams may also wish to wear clothing that matches their color. A dance team may present a Maypole for entertainment. Teams may compete in untangling long streamers that include all of the rainbow colors, with a gift at the end of each strand. Someone might lead the group in singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and other familiar songs.