Spring Time or anytime. A garden party with games and ideas that are perfect for an indoor or outdoor Garden Themed Birthday party.
Invitations and Printouts for a Garden Party:
Professionally created, affordable invitations with your child’s party information.
- Flower Invitations,
Free invitations that you can customize with you child’s birthday information. Several designs to choose from including a flower theme and bug themed invitation.
- Thank you cards
Themes to match the invitations, two options to choose from – fill in the blank or blank lines.
- Napkin Rings
Print each guest’s name with a birthday greeting.
Food, Drink and Dessert:
Let the children create flower designs on their pizza. (cut pepperoni into flower shapes, provide small bowls of chopped red/green/yellow peppers)
- Cut up veggie tray with ranch dressing
- Ants on a Log
- Bird’s Nest
Place a single round cake in the center of a large tray. Extend 12 twinkies out from the round cake (for petals on the flower). Frost the entire cake yellow. Cover the round cake with chocolate chips.
Garden Party Decorations:
- Ladybug Theme Birthday Package contains all the paper products and decorations needed for a ladybug party.
- Happy Birthday Banner – Free banner to print and decorate.
- If using a ladybug theme, have all red plastic ware – paper plates, cups and napkins.
- For table setting – put together a Fun Foam Flower Top in bright colors for each guest. Later on, children can decorate their flowers with glitter paints and markers. (These can also be used for the Flower Toss game below).
- Garden Party Banner from Birthday in a Box.
Activities for a Garden Party:
- Movies – A Bug’s Life or Antz.
- Books – The Very Hungary Caterpillar.
- Pin the Ladybug on the flower. Using a large brown grocery bag or poster board, draw a flower (a daisy shape is easy to do). Print out and cut apart the ladybug pictures (12 will print per page). Attach tape to the back of each ladybug, so that there is a sticky side out. Blindfold each child when it is their turn. Who ever can place their ladybug closest to the center of the flower wins. Can also be done with bee pictures.
- Fun Foam Flower Top – Create several of these easy to assemble table top decorations that can be used as a ring-toss game or children can decorate individual flowers.
- Busy Bees – Paint several cotton balls yellow using either a yellow marker or paint. Allow them to dry. On each cotton ball, glue on wiggle eyes, and with a black marker, draw 2 black stripes. At the party, line up several sizes of clay or plastic pots, with small candies or treats in each. Allow each child 3 to 5 tries to get the ‘bee’ into the flower pot. If a bee lands in a pot, the child can select a treat from that pot.
- Plant the Seed – Using large seeds (sunflower, green been) or beans (navy beans), give each child 10 seeds, have them take turns standing in front of a cleaned out gallon plastic milk jug. Who ever can drop the most seeds into the milk jug is the winner.
- Watering can race – Use 2 small plastic watering cans. Divide children up into two teams. Have each team race 20 feet to an empty washtub and fill with water, return empty watering can to the next one in line. They must then refill it from a clean trashcan filled with water. The team that is able to fill the washtub up first wins. You may use other types of containers found around the house.
- Party Walk – In the driveway, draw a large circle, along the border of the circle, draw 15-20 circles (about 2 ft in diameter). In each of the circles write the name of a flower. Write each of these flower names on a slip of paper and place them in a bag. (Use the names provided on the Flower word search.) Have each child stand on a ‘flower’ and start the music. When the music stops, draw a flower name from the bag, whoever is standing on that flower, gets to select a small prize or candy, then rejoins the game. This is a great game to play at the end of the party while you are waiting for parents to pick up their children. Everyone participates, no one sits out, and everyone has an equal chance of winning each time.
- Several craft ideas would
- Party Printouts:
Flower word search.
- Small clay pots filled with garden gloves (can be purchased at $1.00 store) pack of seeds or fill with other treats such as packs of sunflower seeds, gummy worms and other bug candies.
- Gummy worms – magnifying glass – sunglasses – visors