My girls both have summer birthdays and really wanted to throw a party during the school year. So the start of spring felt like the perfect time to plan a fun spring event for my 3 and 5 year-olds. Throwing a spring-themed party for little kids is an enchanting way to welcome the season of renewal and rejuvenation. From refreshing decor to delicious seasonal treats, hosting a spring soiree in the comfort of your own space allows for creativity and personalization. It was a successful event to welcome the spring season – everyone had a great time, and it was actually pretty easy to make it all happen. So if you’re looking for some inspiring ideas, here’s how I threw a party to welcome the spring season. 


Throwing a Fun and Easy Spring Party for Kids

I love this time of year – it feels so uplifting after a long winter, and is the perfect time to gather with friends. Spring parties are the perfect opportunity to gather with friends. With warm weather hitting Chicago early, I thought we’d get to have a spring garden party. But naturally, it snowed the day before our welcome spring party. It was still a great way to welcome spring, and flowers, bright colors, bunnies, and eggs were the perfect way to kick off the new season.

When it comes to party themes, a spring party is actually a great theme for a baby shower or bridal shower. You could even apply some of this decor to an Easter brunch. With vibrant colors, cheerful decorations, and a sprinkle of imagination, you can create a memorable experience for the little ones. Here are all the party planning details for a spring gathering for kids (and parents, too).


Spring Party Invitations:

Start by sending out invitations adorned with images of blooming flowers, chirping birds, and hopping bunnies. I prefer paperless post for invites – it’s easy to use and they have the prettiest options. Encourage guests to come dressed in their favorite spring attire, whether it’s floral dresses, butterfly wings, or bunny ears.



Charcuterie boards are always my go-to. I put together a cheese board and a treat board. Our party took place at 2PM, so we skipped serving a meal and opted for charcuterie and rosé for the adults, and treats for the kids. I picked everything up at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and a local bakery. Fill the dining table or kitchen counter with spring themed treats. Offer lemonade and apple juice for kids, served in bunny cups with fun straws. And of course, no spring party is complete without. a giant chocolate bunny.

If you want to take it to the next level, you could offer finger foods like fruit skewers, vegetable crudités, and finger sandwiches shaped like butterflies and flowers. 



Games and activities

Keep guests entertained with a variety of spring-themed activities that cater to all ages and interests. Set up lawn games like croquet, bocce ball, or cornhole for some friendly competition outdoors. Set up an Easter egg hunt in the backyard, hiding plastic eggs filled with treats and surprises. Organize a craft station where kids can decorate flower pots, make paper butterflies, or paint Easter eggs. Consider setting up a mini petting zoo with fluffy chicks, baby bunnies, and friendly lambs for a hands-on experience with nature. I almost did this, but it felt like a little too much since it wasn’t a birthday party and we’re currently bunny sitting, so there was a bunny that everyone had a chance to pet.

Provide supplies for DIY crafts such as flower crown making, seed planting, or egg decorating to spark creativity and camaraderie. If children are attending, consider organizing an Easter egg hunt or a scavenger hunt with spring-themed clues and prizes to keep them engaged and excited. I set up a craft table in the spirit of spring. We painted eggs, and had some spring character crafts, and of course, coloring. Plan some outdoor events like an Easter egg hunt. Our party took place indoors, but we were able to have our egg hunt outside. 

Play “Pin the Tail on the Bunny” or musical chairs with a twist by using spring-themed music like songs about flowers, rainbows, and sunshine. Set up board games and card games in the playroom if you’re having this party at home. 

A photo booth would be such a fun addition. Get some bunny ears, butterfly wings, and signs for kids to hold up. 


Spring Party Favors

Send guests home with a little piece of springtime magic. Since our party was for 3 and 5 year-old little girls, everyone got an Easter basket (but really, a bucket) from the Target dollar spot, Easter eggs, and crafts to take home. I could have taken it to the next level and gotten bubbles or chalk for everyone, but this wasn’t a birthday party, and I didn’t want to overdo it. 

Spring Garden Party Decorations

Transform your home into a spring garden with fresh flowers, bunnies, balloons, and other springtime decor. Incorporate fresh flowers, such as tulips, daffodils, or hyacinths. I went a little wild at Trader Joe’s, and put together a few arrangements with tulips, ranunculus, and hyacinths. These will add a burst of color and fragrance. Arrange floral centerpieces for tables, adorn mantels with garlands of faux blossoms, and hang paper lanterns or bunting in pastel hues to create a festive ambiance.

Transform your party space into a spring wonderland with an array of decorations. I picked up fresh blooms at Trader Joe’s and filled the house with flowers, and some fun Easter and spring decor. Add some themed flower or bunny balloons to take it to the next level.Scatter plush bunnies, chicks, and butterflies around the room for added charm.

You could se the scene outdoors as well, with string lights, colorful banners, and cozy seating areas where guests can enjoy the fresh air.


By following these tips, you can host a spectacular spring party at home that is fun and beautiful, and a great time for everyone. 


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