Does your child have a spring birthday? Every new season, we will share some great birthday party ideas you can use if your child has a birthday that season. We will include snack-ideas, activities and party favour ideas! Since March is officially the beginning of spring, we are starting there. Read on for three ideas for a spring birthday party:
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Set a canvas, paints and brush around a table for each child, pastels make for beautiful spring pictures, and let the kids get creative.
Decorate with buntings made with water-coloured paper triangles, and hang a large water coloured number of your child’s age on the wall and add pastel coloured balloons to the room.
Cake pops with pastel coloured icing, or make a cake where each layer has a different pastel colour. When you cut the slices it will look gorgeous!
Put together a bag of creativity with a small canvas or pad of artpaper, a small watercolour paint set and pastel themed treats.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Party
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Start by reading the story. Then make Very Hungry Caterpillar pictures by gluing pre-cut circles onto a paper or thread wood beads onto a pipe cleaner to make your own hungry caterpillar.
Decorate with circles galore! Round Chinese lanterns hung one after the other makes a beautiful caterpillar. Use red and green as your main colours. Pictures of the Very Hungry Caterpillar are great, if you can't find them just make your own with your child.
Set up paper cups or bowls in a long row on a table. Fill each cup with snacks from the book: strawberries, oranges, cheese and pickles, salami (or milder cold cuts like turkey) and watermelon. Let the kids pick the foods they want and put on their plate. Finish with chocolate cake (or cupcakes) served with ice cream.
Decorate a paper bag with the Very Hungry Caterpillar and each guest’s name. Include items like a big lollipop, a small bag of gummy candies matching the foods the caterpillar ate, soap bubbles, crayons and a Very Hungry Caterpillar activity book (you can print your own).
Wild Animal/Circus Party
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To come up with some great activities for a circus birthday party just think carnival games! Bean bag toss, walking the tight rope (a wood board set up between two bricks), knock down a pyramid of tin cans, and hula hoops are some ideas.
Put up clusters of blue, red and yellow balloons, add a ticket booth where guests can get tickets for the games. If it’s nice enough outside, set up a tent to bring that circus feeling, but if you need to stay inside you can still get that tent feeling by attaching streamers to the ceiling over a table. Decorate the table with blue, red and yellow tableware, and use your child’s stuffed animals for centerpieces. Set a red clown nose at each setting. Add some circus music to get everyone in the spirit.
Pizza or hot dogs are standard Zoo or Circus fare and have a concession stand where you offer popcorn, pretzels and lemonade. You can also rent a cotton candy or sno cone maker to really bring home that carnival feel. You could also use striped popcorn bags to give each guest their snack in a bag: wrap a hot dog in tinfoil, add a juice box and some animal crackers for a perfect circus lunch.
Use plastic popcorn containers or striped bags to hold your favours. Include silly straws, animal stickers, circus sized lollipops, water squirt guns, bubbles, bagged popcorn or cotton candy. And of course everyone get to keep their clown nose.