Early spring weather is notorious for never quite knowing what it wants to do. One minute it’s bright blue skies, the next it darkens over and there’s a flurry of snow. Having a child with an early spring birthday can be a headache in terms of organising celebrations when you never quite know what the weather is doing.
Any children’s party can get the creative juices flowing, so we have taken a large dose of artistic license and thrown together some ideas that are practical, value for money and fun for the kids. You can inject your own ideas according to your budget, and getting the basics sorted will help to fire off a myriad new ideas.
First of all, lets get the groundwork sorted. Chances are things are going to get messy. You don’t want your beautiful carpets getting trodden in with cake crumbs, sticky fruit juices, and the paraphernalia of a dozen or so kids running riot. So let’s get the flooring situation sorted but still maintain that fresh and vibrant spring theme.
Go down to your local hardware and gardening store and invest in a couple of rolls of artificial grass. This highly versatile floor covering will immediately give that spring lift to your room, giving the impression of bringing the outside in.
Even better, once the party is over, you can roll it up, take it outside wash it down and store it away ready for the next time.
Fill vases full of spring flowers
Spring is a glorious time for flowers, and although the kids may not appear to appreciate filling the room with spring blooms, you definitely will.
Daffodils and tulips are a real favourite, and the bigger bonus is that they are not expensive flowers. Use washed out jam jars and coffee pots as vases for that rustic, outdoorsy feel. Make sure that you buy the flowers a couple of days in advance to ensure that they open out into full bloom in time for the day of the party.
Spring is also a time for blossom – and to supplement your fresh flowers there are many artificial flower options available online to give that extra pop of colour and texture to the room.
Freshen up your colour scheme
Stick with the fresh spring colours of green, white and yellow. They add a layer of spring like freshness to the room.
Spring themed games and entertainment
Now that you’ve got the room sorted, let’s get onto the fun part – games and entertainment.
Chickens, eggs and rabbits
Yes, we know we’re not talking about Easter. But Easter and spring are synonymous so there are bound to be crossovers. Seek out a local mobile petting zoo and see if you can get them to bring in some rabbits. We can guarantee that a few cute and cuddly bunnies would propel your child into popularity stratosphere!
Use a snow machine!
The most predictable thing about spring weather is its unpredictability. How great would it be for the kids to be suddenly caught in a flurry of (fake) snow, even though they are still warm inside.
Introduce gardening themed games
Replace traditional party games such as pass the parcel with more creative themed games. For example, you could organise a planting session with pots and seeds, encouraging the children to get their hands dirty and explore the creativity behind horticulture.
Get them outside!
And ultimately, if the weather is good enough, you want to get all the children outside in the garden to run off the excess energy that generated through eating too much cake.
What a great spring party!