Spring Birthday Party Ideas for Kids
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Make your child’s birthday party unforgettable this spring with these seven awesome birthday party ideas and planning tips! With warmer weather in the air and nature coming to life, spring is a colorful and lively time to plan a kid’s birthday party. We’ve come up with seasonal ideas that are sure to impress your party guests. Whether you are planning a child’s 1st birthday, a twin party, or a sibling birthday party, these spring birthday themes will appeal to all ages—even the grown-ups will have fun! Ring in spring with a fabulous party your child will remember for years to come.
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5 Awesome Spring Birthday Party Ideas for Kids
This birthday party idea for kids is based on Alice in Wonderland, complete with tea service and flamingo croquet! Ask party guests to come wearing a fancy hat and bright, silly outfit to match the wacky, topsy-turvy party theme.
Birthday Party Food Ideas
Set up a long table with teacups and saucers. For little ones, use plastic so it’s safe for delicate hands. Kids may not love the taste of tea. Instead, serve sparkling juice. For a snack, offer finger foods such as mini sandwiches with the crusts cut off, fruit, scone bites, small tarts, and jam cookies.
Birthday Party Games
Play croquet outside, weather permitting, using plastic flamingos just like in the book! If anything, kids will love this silly spin on a traditional game.
White Rabbit Race
Wearing rabbit ears and a fluffy tail, kids must hop across the yard to their partner and hand off a small clock. Their partner must then hop to the other side and cross the finish line with their clock. Just like the White Rabbit, you mustn’t be late in this important race!
Pin the Tail on the Cheshire Cat
This birthday party game is easy to put together and everyone knows how to play! Blindfolded, kids must try to pin the tail on the cat. You can make your own Cheshire Cat out of construction paper and tape it to the wall.
Paint the Roses Red Craft
The Red Queen declares all roses must be painted red! Decorate craft flowers with red paint and glitter. Then attach them to a headband, fascinator hat, or pin to make a brooch. Although messy, kids of all ages will love this Wonderland-themed party activity.
Spring Camping Party
Perfect for a boy’s birthday party or 1st birthday, this camping-themed party encourages little explorers to enjoy the wilderness! For party venue, consider an outdoor location such as a park, zoo, or your own backyard.
Camping Party Foods
There are so many delicious camp-themed foods. If your party occurs around lunch, try serving smoked chicken or pork, BBQ ribs, corn on the cob, and baked beans. Dessert is easy—it’s s’mores of course! Older kids can roast their own. For little ones, we recommend pre-roasting and letting them build the rest.
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Make a list of common spring objects you would see outside and have kids find the items. Partner in teams or explore on your own. Offer a reward for finding all of the items—a special prize or first in line for dessert.
Set up an obstacle course using hula-hoops, bouncy balls, frisbees, and other outdoor items. Kids must hop to each frisbee, jump over the balls, crawl through the hula-hoops and cross the finish line. This birthday party game encourages physical fitness in a fun way. Kids release their energy and enjoy the outdoors!
Bean Bag Toss
This game is a great American pastime! Bean bag toss is easy and entertaining for parents and kids.
Some Bunny’s Birthday
If your child’s birthday is close to Easter, why not have double the fun and turn it into an Easter Bunny-themed celebration? This spring party idea also makes for adorable photos.
Bunny Birthday Party Foods
Serve a variety of bunny-themed party foods such as carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, carrot sticks and veggies with ranch dip, and marshmallows (aka “bunny tails”). To get really creative, try cutting cookies into bunny track shapes or serve chocolate pudding in silicone plant pots with crushed chocolate cookies on top.
Bunny-Themed Party Games
Easter Egg Race
This is a birthday party craft and game all in one! First, have kids dye their Easter Bunny eggs. Then, kids will race their eggs on a spoon. Don’t drop your egg or you have to go all the way back and start over!
Find the Carrots Bunny Hop
Hop across your yard or party venue to collect 5 hidden carrots. Bring your basket back to the host to receive a fun party treat! Make sure to hop the whole time or it doesn’t count.
This game is just like “Duck, Duck, Goose,” only bunny-themed! The child who is “it” will tap kids on the head saying “rabbit” each time. When they tag a child, they must shout “bunny!” The two kids race around the circle to determine who it “it” next.
Magical Forest Birthday
Delight children with magical fairies, unicorns, and mermaids. This fantasy forest-themed birthday party will dazzle your party guests. Ask children to come wearing costume attire or provide items such as fairy wings, unicorn headbands, and magic wands. String twinkle lights above and around your party venue, hang mason jars with tea lights, and sprinkle glitter everywhere. Create a whimsical atmosphere that’s perfect for spring!
Birthday Party Foods
Make all your birthday party foods magical. Serve a rainbow-colored birthday cake with glitter sprinkles. Cut sandwiches into butterfly-shapes using a cookie cutter and serve fruit on toothpicks, cut to resemble flowers. Create pinwheel sandwiches with a fairy twist! Press your pinwheels into rainbow sprinkles, so they stick in the pinwheel lines. Serve all your treats on fake logs or wooden serving trays and decorate with moss and leaves.
Magical Forest Party Games
Magic Wand Craft Activity
Boys and girls will love making their own magic wands to take home! Craft a wand using large craft sticks or straws, ribbon, glitter construction paper, and glue.
Forest Leader Says
Based on the popular game “Simon Says,” kids must do whatever the “forest leader” says. For example, “Forest Leader says, ‘Neigh like a unicorn’” or “Forest Leader says, ‘Leap like a fairy.’” If the forest leader doesn’t say, “Forest Leader says” at the beginning of the command and you move, you are out of the game.
Capture the Magic Flag
This “capture the flag” game has a fantasy twist! Divide your party into three teams: unicorns, fairies, and mermaids. Each team has their own territory and “jail” section. Kids must try to capture the other team’s flag without being tagged themselves and sent to jail. The magic forest theme only adds to the fun!
You Are My Sunshine 1st Birthday Party
Celebrate your baby’s 1st birthday with this birthday idea that’s based on the popular song! Everything is bright and yellow for this colorful party. Play fun nursery rhyme songs during the party. To make your photos really pop, have guests attend the party wearing yellow.
1st Birthday Party Foods
Make all your foods sunshine-themed! Serve up cupcakes with yellow frosting, sun chips, pineapple and banana slices, lemon curd cookies, lemonade, yellow pepper slices with dip, and deviled eggs. Party guests will love the variety of foods and appreciate the dedication to theme.
1st Birthday Party Games
Babies aren’t as mobile, but that doesn’t mean they can’t participate in birthday games. Here are some games that are fun for parent and child.
Catch the Bubbles
Blow bubbles for your baby to catch. Little ones will love grabbing at the bubbles—which also improves their hand-eye coordination.
Clap Along to Songs
Sing “You are My Sunshine” and have baby clap along to the beat. This musical game encourages your baby to move rhythmically and learn how to coordinate movements.
Wagon Ride Parade
Take your babies for a wagon ride around the neighborhood. Your baby will love to wave and laugh as he or she takes a ride out in the sunshine!
We hope these birthday party ideas have inspired your next spring event!