10 spring birthday party ideas for a celebration in full bloom

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Spring birthdays have it all—winter is over, everyone’s still in town before summer vacations, and it stays light out past 7 p.m. Yes, people born in March, April, and May enjoy a very special time of year—and spring birthday parties are the perfect time to celebrate it.

Set against the gorgeous backdrop of apple blossoms, blooming flowers, and birdsong, these ideas for a spring birthday party fêtes both the guest of honor and a brand new time of year. All of the spring-themed birthday party ideas for kids and adults in this list come with matching birthday party invitations, décor suggestions, and all the bunny-shaped refreshments you could ever need.

Spring birthday party ideas for kids

After months cooped up inside, kids are ready for a springtime birthday bash! From baby animals to buzzing bees, find spring birthday party themes that fit your birthday kid’s interests. Put the finishing touch on your theme with spring party décor from Paperless Post Party Shop.

1. Butterfly bash

A butterfly-shaped paper plate, cookies, a floral napkin, and yellow cup; a pink square invitation with butterflies above a red envelope with floral liner
Floral Butterfly Plates and Bamboo Fiber Cups by Meri Meri and Floral Paper Cocktail Napkins by Caspari, available at Paperless Post Party Shop; “Papillons” by Nathalie Lété for Paperless Post.


Fluttering butterflies are the epitome of spring—and so is a butterfly-themed party. Whether you’re hosting in a backyard garden or indoor space, decorating with butterflies makes any party feel special.

  • Invitation: Invite guests to your butterfly birthday party with the “Papillons” invitation by Nathalie Lété.
  • Refreshments: For a delicate—and delicious—take on spring birthdays, bake the lovely butterfly birthday cake by Haniela’s.
  • Décor: Take a look at Party Shop’s collection of butterfly decorations for your tableware, décor, and party favor needs.
  • Activities: Lead a butterfly art project for creative guests, or hand out wings for little butterflies to wear during the party—and take home afterward.

2. Down on the farm

Nothing says “spring” like baby chicks, ducklings, and lambs. Host a farm-themed birthday party for younger children or kids who just love piglets and goat kids.

  • Invitation: The adorable “Farm Party” invitation by Meri Meri lets everyone know about your barnyard bash.
  • Refreshments: Keep the farm theme going on the refreshment table with a colorful rainbow fruit and veggie tray by Project Whim.
  • Décor: Turn your party space into a farm Old MacDonald would appreciate with a selection of farm and barnyard decorations (hint: they perfectly match the Meri Meri invitation!).
  • Activities: Host your party at a working farm or hire a petting zoo to come to your party at home—bonus points if there are baby animals!
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Find customizable spring party invitations for warm weather get-togethers.

3. “Bee” day party

When you host an outdoor spring birthday party, you’re bound to have extra guests show up—especially those with six legs. Turn your new friends into the party theme with a bug-centric spring party focused on all things creepy, crawly, and wonderful.

  • Invitation: Invite little guests to your springtime birthday party with the aptly named “Insect Inspector” invitation.
  • Refreshments: Guests will be abuzz with excitement when you serve this simple Honey Joys recipe by Bake Play Smile, a popular Australian snack that’s too yummy to “bee” missed.
  • Décor: Add a few bug party supplies to fit the theme—choose from creepy-crawly or cute bug options, depending on your birthday kid’s preference.
  • Activities: Let kids investigate an outdoor area for different types of bugs with bug viewers. If you’re hosting indoors, play “Pin the Stinger on the Bee” or “Pin the Bee on the Flower.”

4. Fly a kite

Windy spring days may put a damper on a birthday party, but don’t cancel just yet. Instead, host a kite-themed birthday party that uses the wind as part of the festivities!

  • Invitation: Channel partly cloudy skies with an invitation like “Great Heights” by Vashti Harrison.
  • Refreshments: Every day feels like a day in the park when you make these cute breezy kite cupcakes by Cook’n.
  • Décor: Decorate your indoor or outdoor party space with lots of bright birthday decorations for kite flying vibes.
  • Activities: Have guests decorate their own kites before taking their creations outside and testing them out on the spring gusts.

5. Spring tea party

an invitation with Peter Rabbit and his farm friends; a pink and green striped invitation with a floral tea cup and saucer with a blue envelope and matching striped liner
Peter and Pals” by Peter Rabbit for Paperless Post; “Afternoon Tea” by Paperless Post.


Refined, sophisticated, and sweet, a spring tea party is a fancier way to celebrate a birthday. Plus, kids get a chance to showcase their best outfits as they sip tea—or any kid-friendly springtime beverage.

  • Invitation: The “Peter and Pals” invitation by Peter Rabbit sets a tender scene that encapsulates the spring tea party tone.
  • Refreshments: Make a batch of blueberry scones by King Arthur Baking Company to ensure everyone gets a treat.
  • Décor: Bring springtime inside with floral birthday décor, including centerpieces and table cloths perfect for tea.
  • Activities: Decorate hats for tea time before serving refreshments.

Spring birthday party ideas for adults

Some of the best spring birthday themes for adults focus on flowers, fruity drinks, and frisbee. Opt for one or more of these ideas when planning your spring birthday party—but don’t skip the fruity drinks.

6. Gardening birthday party

If tending your garden with loved ones sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday, dig into it with a gardening birthday party.

  • Invitation: Set a flowery mood for your gardening birthday party with the “Framed Garden Pansies” invitation by Oscar de la Renta.
  • Refreshments: Let the flavors of your garden mingle in a cool strawberry spinach salad by Delish.
  • Décor: Set up spring-themed garlands and banners for a splash of the season (especially if your buds haven’t quite bloomed yet).
  • Activities: Guests can decorate their own pots and go home with cuttings or seeds from your garden for a gift that truly keeps giving.

7. Birthday party under the stars

Enjoy longer days and warmer weather with an evening birthday party. Guests can enjoy appetizers, drinks, desserts, and good company as the sun sets in perfect spring pastels.

  • Invitation: Send the pretty “Seeing Shapes” invitation by Liberty to evoke a nighttime feel.
  • Refreshments: Add some spring pea butter with shallot and lemon by Epicurious to a baguette or charcuterie plate.
  • Décor: Serve food on floral and pastel-colored plates to extend your spring theme well into the night.
  • Activities: Light a campfire in a fire pit or outdoor fireplace and roast marshmallows—it’s almost summer, after all.

8. Picnic in the park

A green invitation with a daisy border and white envelope with gold liner; hands reach for food at a picnic with berries and sandwiches
Daisy Invitation” by Rifle Paper Co. for Paperless Post; image via Adobe Stock.


Leave cold weather behind and embrace your spring birthday with a park picnic party. Ideal for parties with large guest lists (and a host with a small house), a park party lets you invite more people for double the fun.

  • Invitation: Invite loved ones to your spring soirée with the “Daisy Invitation” by Rifle Paper Co.
  • Refreshments: Serve a light spring cake like the raspberry matcha cake roll by Taste of Home.
  • Décor: Whether you’re pouring lemonade, iced tea, or margaritas, these bright-colored pitchers double as tableware and décor.
  • Activities: Set your party space up by a pickleball court or cornhole boards and challenge guests to the ultimate birthday tournament.

9. Birthday brunch

There’s nothing better than a spring morning full of chirping larks and aromatic flowers. Host a birthday brunch to spend the best part of a spring day with the best part of your life: your loved ones.

  • Invitation:Spring Pergola” by Felix Doolittle is a gorgeous way to welcome guests to a spring brunch.
  • Refreshments: For a twist on the typical brunch beverages, serve strawberry grapefruit mimosas from a Beautiful Mess.
  • Décor: Decorate your brunch table with garden bouquets or springtime centerpieces from Party Shop.
  • Activities: Extend the dreamy afternoon with a trip to the spa or a dip in the hot tub once the mimosas run out.

10. Spring cocktail party

a decanter and wine glasses filled with a yellow drink garnished with lemons; an invitation with a bright floral border of tulips, daffodils, and more
Image via Adobe Stock; “Lula” by Schumacher for Paperless Post.


If your idea of a spring outfit is more “little black dress” than “light pink jumper,” a spring cocktail party might be the right fit for you. Host the party indoors for a swanky affair or take the gathering outdoors to enjoy spring’s natural ambiance.

  • Invitation: The beautiful “Lula” invitation by Schumacher drapes a flowering border around your invitation message.
  • Refreshments: A sweet lemon drop martini by The Pioneer Woman is a great signature drink for a spring cocktail party.
  • Décor: If you’d rather not take out the crystal, use these colorful cups for easy set-up and clean-up.
  • Activities: Hire a bartender or let guests make their own drinks so you have more time to mingle and socialize.

Spring into party season with Paperless Post

Spring birthdays are a truly special occasion—but at Paperless Post, we know that every occasion deserves to feel special. Find more spring party ideas to celebrate those warmer days after winter before school gets out. Choose from an array of spring party invitations, each more colorful than the last, and all shareable via link, text message, or email.

When you plan a party with Paperless Post, there won’t be a petal out of place—no matter the season.



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