Spring Birthday Party Themes: Planning an Epic Outdoor Bash


By Jessica D Festa

When thinking about party themes and fun outdoor activities, it becomes clear that spring is the perfect time to host an al fresco birthday celebration. And with the right touches—most of which are extremely simple to implement—it can truly be an event to remember.

Add a ouch of Whimsy

Every whimsical space has one quintessential decoration: string lights. Marry nostalgia and quirkiness with Vintage Bulb String Lights from Birch Lane. The incandescent bulbs are safe for the outdoors and are especially fun for evening parties, adding romance with dim lighting that still illuminates the yummy food and drinks spread out on the table.

Enjoy the rinks

Rolling cooler from WayfairWhether you and your guests prefer your beverages to be virgin or alcoholic, you’ll want to make sure they’re the correct temperature.

An Eyman Rolling Cooler by Brayden Studio means you won’t need to sweat through your party clothes to dig drinks out of a 40-gallon bucket—and the style and bright red color pair perfectly with your vintage theme.

Have Fun Outdoor Activities PlannedJoola Table Tennis from Wayfair

A Rapid Play Outdoor Table Tennis Table by Joola is timeless fun.

You could play any number of games that involve red plastic cups, or you could hold a ping pong tournament—so it caters to nostalgic party themes from “dorm life” to “summer camp.”

Add a Splash of Color

Executing party themes successfully is all in the details, so it’s important to play up the seasonal aspect with small touches, and nothing says “buh-bye, winter” like vibrant colors.

Malibu Pitcher from WayfairTake the Malibu Pitcher by Global Amici and fill it with spring flowers like daffodils, tulips, and tuberoses for a bright, fragrant centerpiece.

To make the perfect bouquet, opt for floral colors that pop against the blue pitcher, like orange or yellow.

Personalize the Small Details

If you’ve ever hosted a large party, you probably realized quickly just how valuable chic, reusable items can be. When mapping out the seating arrangements for your upcoming event, consider incorporating place cards that can be used more than once.

Vine Place Card Holder by PlaceTile from WayfairThe set of six Vine Place Card Holders by PlaceTile brings a bit of class to the table (literally), and allows you to personalize each of your guest’s place settings. Using the included dry-erase marker, you can let everyone know where they’re supposed to sit—and do it in style. To keep with your spring nostalgia theme, accent the place settings with some petals from the flowers you plan to use in your centerpiece bouquet.

Vintage Bulb String Lights from Birch Lane add whimsy to any outdoor bash, easily. Scope them out here!


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