April showers bring May flowers—and a whole new range of birthday party themes. Give your springtime baby a bash worth remembering with one of these fun spring birthday party ideas. We’ve rounded up 15 kids parties we think will be big this spring and beyond, from celebrations for pool sharks to fun for dino-maniacs and Mary Poppins super fans. Keep reading to see them all.
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Everything is Awesome
LEGO bricks never go out of style, but we predict LEGO parties will be especially big this spring building off of The LEGO Movie 2. We love this theme because the party activities plan themselves. Dump out a pile of bricks and let your master builder have at it. Pass out Minifigs as the perfect party favor. Then, follow Mer Mag's inspired example and set out a plate of rectangular cookies, bright icing, and Spree candies so kids can make their own party treats. For more LEGO party ideas, check out Mer Mag's post.
Flamingos in party-perfect pink are an extra-festive kids' party theme. We love this party's tropical flair that will brighten up even the rainiest spring day. Plus, flamingos are the hot new bird—suddenly, we're seeing them everywhere. Flap on over to Catch My Party for more flamingo party style.
Make a Splash
Think your springtime baby will never be able to have a pool party? Fear not! Pack up your pool noodles and head down to your local pool or an indoor water park. Great Wolf Lodge has 18 locations in the US and Canada full of water slides and wave pools. Bring your kiddo and their BFFs for a wild, splash-filled bash. Bonus: when the kids' fingers turn to prunes, they can have fun out of the water on Great Wolf Lodges' ropes courses or wand-waving magical quests. Check out the party packages with extras like Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream cake.
Camp It Out
You'll want to invite all your forest friends to this woodland lumberjack party. We love that it offers an indoor twist on a camping party, so you'll be ready to celebrate rain or shine. The animal-covered cupcakes are adorable and delicious. Pull out your plaid flannel and get inspired by the Woodland Lumberjack Party featured at Kara's Party Ideas.
Sleepunder + Donuts = Magic
If you're kiddo's begging for a sleepover, but you're worried about whether or not it's the right time to open that door, throw a sleepunder instead. It's all the fun of a sleepover—think PJs, movies, and giggle-fests—and then everyone goes home to sleep in their own cozy beds. Add in a giant pink donut cake like this one, and we think you've got a super spring party.
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A golf-themed party is a hole in one. We love Pretty My Party's birthday par-tee. Argyle-patterned pretzels and golf-adorned desserts make it a delicious celebration. For bigger kids, you can add some extra fun with a mini-golf outing.
Bug Out Bash
Bug out with the tiny critters that are buzzing in your garden. Little explorers will love a creepy crawly celebration complete with gummy worms and ants on a log. Check out this Events by Taryn party for some creature-filled ideas.
A Practically Perfect Party
We love this supercalifragilisticexpiealidocious Mary Poppins-themed party! With a springtime kite-making station, floral details, and practically perfect party invitations, this is one kids' party idea that won't go out of style. You can even add in a viewing of Mary Poppins returns. Pop open an umbrella and float down to Kara's Party Ideas and trip a little light fantastic.
Art's a Blast
Art parties are awesome, but having one indoors is absolutely not. Springtime means it’s finally warm enough to go outside and make a mess. Set up easels and art supplies in your yard where you can let the kids get creative without having to worry about paint splatter. For more messy ideas click here.
Take your party back—way back to the Jurassic era. Get inspired by fearsome dino-riffic ideas like using all those leftover plastic Easter eggs for a dinosaur egg hunt. We also love the free printable dinosaur bingo made by Pretty My Party that you can use with delicious dino egg-like jelly beans that double as bingo markers. Roar!
Please Touch the Animals
The only thing cuter than all the young spring chicks and lambs making an appearance is your own little birthday bunny’s face as she’s surrounded by animals to pet and love. Find a local petting zoo to host your bash and serve up animal crackers alongside fresh veggies to feed the live bunnies and guinea pigs.
A Party They'll Totally Dig
Throw on a few gardening hats and let your guests get their hands dirty with a planting party in your backyard. Have the kids decorate pots and fill them with dirt and seeds and serve up garden-fresh fruits and veggies. Give sets of tot-sized gardening tools as take-home favors.
LOL Surprise Party
Kids who go gaga over the sparkly-eyed LOL Surprise Doll crew will flip for this party theme. We love the brightly colored decorations featured in this LOL-themed party at Catch My Party. Use dolls as cake toppers, and then let the birthday girl play with them post-party. Get ready for cuteness overload!
Pinkies Up! Party
Tea parties are always fun, but when you throw one in a blooming spring garden it's even more magical. Hit up the thrift shop for real teacups you won't mind getting chipped, dish up delicious desserts and cookies, and play dress up.
Spring is an exciting time on any farm. Decorate your barnyard bash with hay bales and bandana prints. Celebrate your little cowpoke with hats, a rope toss game, and these awesome DIY stick horses from Rocket Mommy. Need more ideas? Check out our favorite farm-themed party games here.
—Oz Spies with Shahrzad Warkentin
Feature photo: Brooke Lark on Unsplash