Spring in is the air, which means it is time to rejoice because winter is leaving, nicer weather is coming, and the beauty of nature is refreshed and renewed. It is easy to be jealous of the folks lucky enough to be born in an auspiciously temperate season.
No matter what people might say or the objections they may have, having a fun and memorable birthday party thrown in their honor is something they will remember. Parties don’t have to be complicated to leave a lasting impression. Find ways to suit their taste. Celebrating those spring birthdays are easier than ever before.
Spring birthday party ideas are as abundant as the returning birds, blooming buds and blue skies that coincide with the season. Our spring birthday party ideas include serving suggestions, décor and activities to match and are certain to offer some inspiration for a birthday packed with fun.
English Royal Tea Party
The best parties bring people together with a common theme and allow partygoers to accentuate their individual personalities. This celebrates how they all complement one another. Sometimes the best parties even encourage complete and utter silliness. An English Royal Tea Party is great for getting everyone participating on the party fun.
The scene is a picturesque spring day, and any flat lawn will suffice. The activity is croque, and the invitations can even include directions on how to play the game. Croque sets are relatively inexpensive to purchase and can lead to years of fun.
Politely suggest on the scrawled invitations that all those in attendance come dressed in a wide-brimmed hat and speak with their most polished and practiced English accents.
Serve tea on mix and match tea sets. You can find individual pieces at thrift stores and garage sales for cheap. Have a menu with the appropriate milk and condiments, scones, quiches and finger sandwiches, but the croque and bad accents are where the memories are made. If the party rolls into the evening, switch tea to Long Island and have your phone ready to record.
In today’s world, everyone is going green. What better way to celebrate the spring birthday of a greenie in your life than by giving him or her a party with a green-theme? When throwing a green party, invitations are best kept environmentally friendly and either made of recycled material or plant able paper invitations that will later turn into flowers.
If you have a green thumb, have guests get in on the action and visit the garden to pick fresh foods for the party meal. This will give them insight into how rewarding it is to work with the earth.
There are many healthy, green options when it comes to food for your party. A satisfying green salad with Green Goddess dressing is easy to put together and will look amazing and Instagram-worthy. Pair it with green gazpacho, guacamole and chips, broccoli pesto pasta and mint chocolate chip ice cream. <
Consider serving a classic, sweet and simple drink. Midori Sours are eye-catching emerald green and easy to make. For activities, consider some of the new “green” board games. Earthopoly is the green version of Monopoly and just as much fun. Another option is the game Bioviva where you travel the world and collect points for your science and nature prowess.
Camp My Style Party
Spring birthday parties should reflect the personality of the birthday girl or boy. Some people love camping. Other people can’t really commit to sleeping outdoors replacing modern conveniences for nature and nature’s not-so-charming side-kicks - mosquitos, gnats, spiders, and larger, scarier residents of nature like bears, snakes, alligators and raccoons. Don’t get us started on ticks.... However, sometimes you got to sacrifice to celebrate the birthday of the one you love, especially if the individual is “outdoorsy.”
If you want to throw a spring birthday party for an outdoorsy-type, consider planning a Camp My Style Spring Party. All you need is a backyard, a borrowed tent and a campfire and grill. Make it as authentic as you can and encourage your guests to dress in jeans and flannel. Be prepared for someone to bring a guitar that may be periodically abused with incorrect chords, poor rhythm and terrible singing voices. If it rains true, hide it when no one is looking.
Plan foods that associate with camping like hamburgers and hot dogs, chips and smores. The best part is the sort of men who often appear lost when in a kitchen environment suddenly become cooking aficionados when they get outdoors and close to a grill. You might even say some become as critical of other grillers as Chef Gordon Ramsey. Take advantage of their strange behavior, position them behind the grill and enjoy the rare occasion where they are the ones cooking.
For activities, consider classic, scary campfire tales and charades. There is a reason those games have survived all this time. They are fun. Play and be merry, and for those who don’t love the outdoors, modern conveniences are still just a few steps away if you choose to go inside. It’s the best of both worlds at a Camp My Style Spring Birthday Party.
Very Fairy Birthday
Fairytales and myths are commonly told throughout our childhood years., so it is safe to say that a Very Fairy Spring Birthday Party can bring out the whimsical side of everyone attending. Whether you are throwing a birthday party for a child or adult, the setting is a celebration of the nature of fairies – a feast of beauty for all the senses.
Fairies often used special trees for traveling in and out of this world, and in Ireland, to cut one down brings miserable luck. A special tree at your Very Fairy Party could become a focal point and place for gathering together in celebration.
Twinkling lights and lanterns illuminate the scene and decorations should be earthy, like moss and flowers. Drinks should consist of delicate flavors and soft colors, and snacks should be sweet and ethereal like fruits with honey, iced cupcakes with nuts, raspberry tree bark and gourmet cheeses.
There are many ways to craft fairies from everyday items like clothespins, pipe cleaners and yarn, and a quick look online for ideas can be a guide to self-made party-favor crafts that your guests can enjoy making together. If you have anyone artistic attending, consider furnishing them with some face paint to decorate the faces of party guests.
Bunny Birthday Party
For all your little ones and/or the people you love who love bunnies, consider a spring Bunny Birthday Party. Tables are decorated with moss, grass and small bunny figurines.
Serve healthy snacks that every-bunny will love like broccoli and carrots. Serve them in little pots with soil made of hummus and sandwiches cut into bunny shapes. Serve the little girls and boys carrot juice to wet their whistles, and for the adults, there are many interesting cocktails with carrot as a main ingredient. Baked goods are easy because anything bunny-shaped will do.
Since this party is happening in the spring, there are always chocolate bunny options to add to the treats you can offer. Instead of an Easter egg hunt, consider hiding some small toy bunnies for party-goers to find. The best parties are the ones with elements that are inspired by the guest of honor. If you really know the birthday boy or girl, coming up with the right theme and gathering the guests is a breeze.
All these ideas can be tweaked, rearranged or combined to suit the tastes, interests or age of the birthday boy or girl. If you need a little something extra to add to the scene of your party or if you need a special gift, our florists at In Bloom Flowers & Gifts in Abington, PA, are here to work with you to find the perfect arrangement or gift.
The most important part of any celebration is having fun with the people you love. Whether celebrating your spring birthday or someone else’s, the best gift is the memory that will last long after the party ends and the silhouettes of guests become smaller, receding into the distance as they go off to return to their lives. Hopefully, some may still have a lingering English accent as a keepsake.