6 April Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas – FREE Printable

6 April Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas – FREE Printable

April is a great month to have a party, the weather is nice and spring is definitely in the air.  Here are some themes for your child’s April birthday party.

April

For an April born child an April Showers Themed Party would be very apropos!

Decorate with clouds, raindrops, and of course umbrellas and rain boots!  Ask guests to come in their raincoats and rain boots!  Oh fun!

Sources:

Sweet Designs
Steph Modo
Project Nursery
Make It Cozee
Catch My Party

April

Daffy Duck’s birthday is April 17 and Bugs Bunny’s is April 30.  A Looney Toons Themed party would be lots of fun.

Free Party invitation click here!
(Download the template to your desktop then open it on a photo editing app like Photoshop and add child’s name and other party info.)

Sources:

Tips Kids Party
All Together Scattered
Etsy

April April 2 is Children’s Books Day.  An April birthday party theme could be centered around your child’s favorite book.  Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

A Dr. Seuss Party.  Choose one book or if you can’t decide on just one us several!

The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and more!

April

The Very Hungry Caterpillar  is a great theme for a toddler’s birthday party.

Sources:

Pottery Barn Kids
Daisy Celebrates
Hostess With The Mostess
Pop Sugar
Paige’s Party Ideas

April

The Little Engine That Could is a great theme for a little boy’s birthday party.

Sources:

Catch My Party
Hostess With The Mostess
On My Side of the Room

April

April 2 is also Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, one of his most popular books is The Little Mermaid, the inspiration behind Disney’s popular movie of the same name.

Every little girl would love a mermaid themed party!

Sources:

Catch My Party
Catch My Party – Under the Sea
A Pumpkin & A Princess
Swanky Press
Hostess With The Mostess

Teddy Bear Picnic Party Ideas

Teddy Bear Picnic Party Ideas

It’s the end of February and many of you I’m sure are just waiting for winter to end so you can do some fun outdoor activities.  Well you don’t have to wait for the spring thaw to have some fun parties with the kiddies.  One of my favorite things are Teddy Bear Picnics and teas, and you can do them inside or out depending on the weather.  Take your teddy out for a picnic at the park, lake, beach, or even your own backyard weather permitting; or bring the outdoors in with plants and decorations.  Your picnic can be a simple affair with just you and your bear, a family get together, play date,  or even a birthday celebration.  So grab your favorite stuffed bear (ask friends to bring their’s too!), pack a picnic, and head outdoors for some fun games, yummy food, and have a great time with your best friends!

Whether your Teddy Bear picnic is tea for two, a family picnic, play date,  or a birthday celebration here are some ideas to help you out.  It really is a cute party or play date theme for toddler girls and boys!

Teddy Bear PicnicThe most important thing to bring on a Teddy Bear Picnic is your favorite bear, or two, or three.  If you’re inviting friends and family have each guest bring their favorite bears too![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

Teddy Bear PicnicFor a toddler play date keep the food simple and easy to pack and eat.  Bear shaped finger sandwiches filled with jam or honey are perfect bear food.  Individual pouches of Teddy Grahams are a must for such picnics and homemade lemonade will be welcome after some fun and games.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

Teddy Bear PicnicLoad the Teddy Bear Picnic song onto your mobile device, the kids can sing along and do the Teddy Bear Picnic dance.  Bring along a copy of the book “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” by Jimmy Kennedy to read to the children, it’s a great way to tone activities down and end the day.  (affiliate link)[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]


 

Teddy Bear PicnicI love the miniature woven picnic baskets  (affiliate link)  used in this Teddy Bear Picnic Party found on Kara’s Party Ideas.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

Teddy Bear PicnicFor a different color scheme check out this party styled by Smart Party Planning![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

Teddy Bear PicnicHere are some budget friendly ideas from Moms and Munchkins for a cute Teddy Bear Picnic party.  Like they said planning a Teddy Bear Picnic themed party (or any party for that matter) doesn’t mean you have to break the bank![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

 

Teddy Bear PicnicHere’s a cute and inexpensive way to have a Teddy Bear Picnic themed party in your backyard, or park, or anywhere else.  I found this on Red Tricycle![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

 

Teddy Bear PicnicGreat way to serve drinks!  Keeps the spills away!  This idea from Berries of Wisdom uses empty honey bear bottles from Amazon.com.  (affiliate link)[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]










Teddy Bear PicnicPut together these adorable teddy cars from Kid Spot Kitchen for your sweets table![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]





Teddy Bear PicnicMake party bags like the ones I found on Boksomdaais.  You can pack individual picnic lunches in them or send each guest home with one filled with party favors and goodies![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

 

 

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Order your personalized invitations from my Esty Shop!  We can design it and send you the files so you can print it yourself or if you prefer we can send you finished cards that are ready to send!  Savvy Nana Crafts check it out!

6 March Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas

6 March Kids’ Birthday Party Ideas

Planning a kid’s birthday is lots of fun, the hardest part is usually choosing a party theme. Once you’ve chosen a theme everything else falls into place.  March parties are exciting because the weather is getting better opening up the possibility of outdoor venues.  Here are 6 party themes that would be great for a March party.

 

MarchMarch is National Crafts Month, what a great time to host an Artsy Craftsy Party!

The colors for the party will be a burst of sunshine to herald in Spring.  You can keep kids busy and entertained with various arts and crafts projects that can double as party favors!

 Sources: 
Bottle Your Brand
The Hostess With TheMostess
Kara’s Party Ideas
Paige’s Party Ideas

 

 

MarchMarch 12 is Plant a Flower Day.

In honor of this day a Flower Garden party would be a fun theme for a girl’s birthday party.

 Sources: 
 Catch My Party
The Imagination Tree
Paper Glitter
Party City
Kara’s Party Ideas

 

 

MarchSt. Paddy’s Day is in March, how about a Leprechaun themed party?

Rainbows, Pots of Gold, Shamrocks, and Leprechauns equals a fun St. Paddy’s Day themed birthday party.

Sources: 
Platinum Touch Events
Sweeten Your Day Events
Rook No. 17
Housing A Forest
Pinterest.com

 

 

MarchBig Bird’s birthday is March 20!

Your toddler will love a Sesame Street Party!  You can center the party around your child’s favorite Sesame Street character or have them all at the party, the more the merrier!

Sources:
Savvy Nana’s Parties
Catch My Party
 Britt Party Rental
The Chickabug Blog

 

 

MarchIn honor of Star Trek’s Captain Kirk’s March 22 birthday host an Outer Space Party!

Kid’s will love it!  A rocket ship photo booth would be lots of fun!

Hey this theme works for Star Trek fans of all ages!

 Sources:
Kara’s Party Ideas
Artsy Craftsy Mom
Hostess With The Mostess

 

 

 

MarchIn honor of Wonder Woman’s March 22nd. birthday host a Wonder Woman party for your little Wonder Girl!

Have guests come dressed as their favorite super hero, kids and adults love to dress up!

Sources:
Anders Ruff
Kara’s Party Ideas
Hostess With The Mostess
We Heart Parties

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DIY Spa Birthday Party & Cookie Recipe

DIY Spa Birthday Party & Cookie Recipe

Girls just wanna have fun! And get pampered too! From age 1 – 92 every girl loves some pampering!  So what better way to celebrate your little princess’s birthday with a DIY Spa Birthday Party?

Yes I know you can splurge and take the princess and her pals to a salon or hire a party truck that does spa parties.  Go ahead, but it can get pretty costly.  If you’re looking for something a bit more budget friendly then read on.  Here are some really cute ideas to inspire you, and I’m throwing in my sugar cookie with royal icing recipe too!  Pssst, they make awesome additions to your dessert or tea tray and make great party favors too!

Send out Invitations!

Be sure to let guests know it’s a Spa Birthday Party so they don’t have to come in their Sunday Best!

You can get these cute invitations from the shops on Etsy.com.

Set the Stage

Where ever your party will be set the stage with fun spa stuff!  Coordinated balloons, banners, tablecloths, etc make a nice touch.

You’ll need towels for each guest, one of the best places for inexpensive towels is Target, Sam’s Club, and other discount stores.

Foot spas are nice but a pit pricey, so grab some plastic tubs from the dollar store they’ll work fine for pedicures and double as bins for their take home favors!

Refreshments

You’ll need refreshments unless you want to serve lunch or dinner – dinner & breakfast if you’re hosting a sleepover!

I prefer hosting tea it’s such an easier meal to serve.  Set up a nice buffet table with color coordinated treats and paper goods.

Bottled water is an absolute must!  You can grab the small bottles from anywhere, they’re cute and less wasteful!

Pampering Station

Set up an area where the guests can help themselves to supplies like nail polish, lip gloss, face masks, and other fun beauty stuff!

A warm towel station is a nice touch.  Heat washcloths in your microwave and transfer into your crockpot to keep them warm until needed!

Pamper Kits

Give each guest her very own pamper kits complete with nail polish, flip flops, lip gloss and more.  The plastic baskets from the dollar store make awesome holders!

 

You can keep the kids busy doing facials, manicure, and pedicures for hours!  If you need more fun activities you can have them make bath salts and bath bombs.

I just have to share these cookies with you!  I found them on the net but you can make something similar.  My latest hobby is cookie decorating with royal icing so I’m share the recipes with you!

Trust me these cookies look super cute and aren’t too hard to make!  Remember they don’t have to be perfect!

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Sugar Cookies

4 Sticks butter softened

3 Cups Powdered Sugar

2 Eggs

5 Tsp. Flavoring – your choice

5 Cups flour

4 Tsp. Baking Powder

2 Tsp. Salt

Cream Butter and sugar together.  Beat eggs and flavoring in another bowl  then add to butter mixture.

Mix very well.

Sift together the rest of the ingredients in another bowl.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.

Mix with the paddle until dough is ready and most of it sticks to the paddle.

Separate into 4 portions and roll each portion into a ball.

Place a ball between 2 sheets of plastic wrap.

Roll out dough to about 1/4″ thick.

Cut into shapes you want.

Bake in a 400 degree for 7-8 minutes.

Place on racks to cool.

Move to airtight containers and let stand at least overnight before decorating.

Royal Icing

3 Cups Powdered Sugar

1/4 Tsp. Cream of Tartar

2 Egg Whites, beaten

Shift together powdered sugar and cream of tartar – be sure you sift to avoid lumps getting stuck in the icing tips.

Beat in 2 egg whites.  Beat for about 5 minutes or until it’s thick enough to hold its shape.

Separate into small bowls depending on how many colors you need.

Cover bowls you are not working with to keep icing from drying out.

Add gel color and mix well.

Place icing in decorating bags with tips you are using and pipe onto cookies.

If you are adding color to the whole cookie it’s called “flooding”.  To Flood cookies make sure they are completely cooled.  Then pipe an outline around the area you want to flood.  Then pipe more icing in the middle and spread.  Use a toothpick to pop bubbles before the icing hardens.

Set flooded cookies aside and allow to dry overnight.

 

When icing has hardened you can decorate with royal icing.

You can display the pretty cookies on a tray and place on your dessert table or package in clear plastic bags and give out as party favors!

If you don’t want to make your own icing you can buy premade cookie icing and decorating icing, they come in bottles and tubes, just screw on a tip and you’re all set!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 February Kid’s Birthday Party Ideas

6 February Kid’s Birthday Party Ideas

 

There’s so much going on in February, the Academy Awards, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and more.

Choosing a theme for a February birthday party won’t be easy, there are so many fun ideas it’ll be hard to settle on just one!

Here are 6 unique themes for February birthday parties.

FebruaryA Valentine’s Day themed party is a popular for February birthdays.

Hearts and balloons make decorating easy and cute!  And colors of course are pink and red!  It’s the perfect them for this month’s birthday girl!

Source:
Catch May Party

 

 

 

 

FebruaryThe Academy Awards are in February an Oscar Party or a Movie Star Party would be a fun theme for this month’s birthday boys and girls.

This is a great theme for adult parties too!  It doesn’t even have to be a birthday party.  Throw an Oscar Night Party and watch the awards with friends and family!

Sources:

Savvy Nana
Catch My Party
Miranda Made
Simone Made It
Pinterest

 

February Mardi Gras is another great theme for February parties!

Sources:
Catch My Party
Savvy Nana’s Parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

FebruaryDid you know Elmo’s birthday is on February 3?

An Elmo themed party for a February birthday seems quite appropriate.

Sources:
Catch My Party
Kara’s Party Ideas

 

 

 

 

FebruaryFor something a bit more exotic this month how about a Kung Fu Panda/Chinese New Year party?

 

Sources:
Catch My Party
Kara’s Party Ideas
Pinterest

 

 

 

FebruaryBasketball Season is in full swing.

A basketball themed party would please every little birthday boy this month or any other month.

Sources:
Catch My Party
Simone Made It

Winter Birthday Party Ideas

Winter Birthday Party Ideas

The holidays are over so now it’s time to turn to Winter Birthday Parties.  If your child has a Winter Birthday then you know how challenging a party can be.

A Winter Birthday pretty much calls for an indoor venue, unless you plan on taking everyone skiing, ice skating, or dog sledding.  Not bad ideas if you live in an area where these activities are available.  But for the rest of us who aren’t so fortunate here are some winter birthday party ideas for you!

winter birthdayFrozen Party

One of the first ideas that come to mind is a Frozen Party.  You can’t get any more wintery than that!

It’s the perfect theme for your little princess, maybe not so perfect for your little prince.  If you do decide on a Frozen party for a little boy you can focus on Olaf instead of the princesses![spacer height=”-20px”]

 

 

 

 

winter birthdayWinter Wonderland

A Winter Wonderland party is a good alternative if your child isn’t into the Frozen thing.

It’s pretty much the same as a Frozen Party only without the princesses.  [spacer height=”-20px”]

 

 

 

winter birthdaySledding Party

Take the kids outside for some sledding and other snow activities.  Okay, this only works if  there’s snow outside.

Then usher them into the house for a hearty lunch!  Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches are my favorite cold weather comfort foods.

Setting up a hot cocoa bar will add to the fun!

Click here for more sledding party ideas from the Spruce.

 

winter birthdayBeach Party

By the end of January you’ll probably be dreaming of sun drenched beaches, so why not bring the beach to you!

Throw a Beach Party!  It’s a great theme for teens and tweens.  You can center it around Disney’s Teen Beach Party movie or use your own ideas.

Hang posters and pictures of the beach.  Add a palm tree or two and some plastic pails and you’ve got a beach party.

Serve a refreshing fruit salad to give it a tropical feel and don’t forget the Hawaiian Punch!