Spring Birthday Parties

By: Joanna Bennett

No matter their age, any child with a birthday in April or May looks forward to the warmer weather and the day they will turn one year older. If your child's birthday is around the corner, you'll want to consider these suggestions for the ultimate spring party planning success.

Schedule a party date well in advance. After the lull of winter, spring is a busy season packed with activities. Calendars fill up quickly with Spring Break trips, Easter celebrations, and seasonal sporting events. Weekends can especially become heavily scheduled. Planning early is the key. Mailing invitations out at least three weeks before the party gives friends a chance to clear their calendars for your child's special celebration.

Invitations typically include the location of the party. Springtime party planning requires choosing a location that will work rain or shine. Outdoor venues and activities are tempting this time of year. If you choose to have your party outdoors, be sure to recognize the possibility of rain. Have a backup plan in place. Children often enjoy parties at home. Just remember that on rainy days, activities are confined to the indoors, so plan activities that can be easily brought inside. Most importantly, when booking a party location or ordering birthday rentals, entertainment, and decor, be sure to clarify the business' policy regarding inclement weather.

Once you've determined your party date and location, find the perfect spring party theme. Why not use the beauty of the season to inspire your party planning? Host a garden tea party in the covered area of a local park or nature preserve. Have the kids decorate small pots, fill them with dirt and add seeds. They'll have a creative and personal party favor to take home with them. If your child would rather dig than plant, spring is a great time to orchestrate a dino dig for your birthday adventurers.

Whatever theme you choose, these simple springtime tips will help as you give your child a priceless birthday gift-a party to be remembered.

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