20 Spring Party Theme Ideas

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The arrival of spring has the air of celebration. The sun is shining, the temperature is rising, animals are more active, and flowers are in bloom. So it's only natural if you feel like celebrating yourself.

Here are 20 party ideas with a spring theme to help inspire you.

  • 01 of 20

    Aloha Luau

    luau decor

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    Spring is when you can say "aloha" to the sun. Welcome the return of warm weather and beautiful days with a luau full of pineapples and tropical drinks. And use plenty of tropical flowers and shells as decor.

    Hawaiian Luau ​from The Spruce

  • 02 of 20

    Southwestern Theme

    Southwestern-themed food spread

    Inspired By This

    When you think of hot days, the Southwest might come to mind. Celebrate spring with an ode to the desert. Decorate with lots of earth tones. And try your hand at making a cactus-themed cake.

    Southwestern Theme from Inspired By This

  • 03 of 20

    Flower Theme

    Spring-themed cupcakes

    Alana Jones-Mann

    Flowers are a dominant presence in the spring and would make a lovely party theme all on their own. Use different icing techniques to make bright and cheerful flower cupcakes. Coordinate them with fresh flowers on display.

    Flower Cupcakes from Alana Jones-Mann

  • 04 of 20

    Popsicle Party

    strawberry popsicles
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    Popsicles are the ultimate warm-weather treat. So with the temperatures rising, a homemade popsicle party is a great theme idea. Have fun mixing different fruit juice combos to your taste. And add a splash of champagne for some adults-only popsicles.

    Strawberry Champagne Popsicles from The Spruce

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  • 05 of 20

    Palm Springs Theme

    Palm Springs pie
    Studio DIY

    Full of West Coast wanderlust? Bring the sunshine and palm trees to you with this incredibly detailed Palm Springs-themed pie. The decor isn't edible, but the sandy crumble will have you reaching for seconds.

    Palm Springs Pie from Studio DIY

  • 06 of 20

    Watermelon Party

    Watermelon-themed sign that says "you're one in a melon"
    Tell Love and Party

    Get an early start celebrating the return of warm weather with a watermelon party highlighting the refreshing fruit. Decorate in shades of pink and red, and incorporate watermelon into drinks and desserts.

    Watermelon Party from Tell Love and Party

  • 07 of 20

    Cactus Party

    Cactus party decor
    Tell Love and Party

    Cacti remind us of warm weather and make a visually appealing addition to a table setting. Plus, they'll last well beyond your party, unlike cut flowers. To play up the theme, decorate with other cactus-themed items, such as a DIY mini cupcake cactus stand made out of cardboard and green printed paper.

    DIY Cactus Party from Tell Love and Party

  • 08 of 20

    Flamingo Party

    Flamingo decor
    Style Me Pretty

    Flamingos have a tropical vibe, so centering a party on them can be great to welcome back the warm weather. Put out flamingo decor, such as crowd-pleasing large plastic flamingos, and otherwise decorate in shades of pink. You can even make some flamingo cocktails with a tropical orange flavor.

    Flamingo Party from Style Me Pretty

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  • 09 of 20

    Rainbow Party

    Rainbow cake

    Alana Jones-Mann

    All those spring showers might bring some rainbows with them. And rainbows make the perfect spring party theme. Simply use a vibrant color palette for your decor. And try your hand at cake design with a beautiful rainbow cake.

    Rainbow Cake from Alana Jones-Mann

  • 10 of 20

    Al Fresco Party

    Al fresco dining setup
    Oh Happy Day

    It's finally nice outside, so take that party outdoors. Set up your outdoor space to dine al fresco. If you don't have your own outdoor space, plan to head to a public park on a nice day for a picnic.

    4 Tips for Dining Al Fresco from Oh Happy Day

  • 11 of 20

    Pastel Party

    Pastel decor
    Oh Happy Day

    Pastels are often associated with spring and are simple to incorporate as a party theme. For instance, create table settlings using soft yellow, mint green, and pale pink. There's no need to match colors as long as you stay in the pastel range. Mix up frosting for baked goods with just a hint of color.

    Pastel Party from Oh Happy Day

  • 12 of 20

    Tropical Drink Party

    tropical drink glass piñata
    Studio DIY

    Allow the star of your event to be a menu of tropical cocktails and blended drinks, and you'll feel like hot weather is just around the corner. Decorate with bright, bold colors to play up the theme. And don't forget the cute little umbrellas, along with slices of fresh fruit, to add to the drinks.

    DIY Tropical Drink Piñata from​ Studio DIY

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  • 13 of 20

    Backyard Movie Party

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    If you have the outdoor space, set up a projector and screen (or just a white sheet) to have a backyard movie night once the weather has warmed. This is a great party for the springtime because the sun is still going down early enough that you can start the movie at a reasonable time (ideal for kids who have early bedtimes).

  • 14 of 20

    Garden Party

    table setting with lots of greenery
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    ​With fresh blooms everywhere in sight, it's only natural to consider a garden theme for a spring party. This party theme idea is suitable for both outdoor and indoor events alike. Place potted plants on the table, and decorate in soft shades of green.

  • 15 of 20

    Unicorn Party

    Unicorn piñata
    Tell Love and Party

    Full of pastels and whimsy, a unicorn-themed party is a festive way to welcome spring. Consider including a unicorn piñata for a fun touch. And you can make an array of unicorn foods with lots of colors and some sparkle.

    Unicorn Party Inspiration from Tell Love and Party

  • 16 of 20

    Farmers Market Party

    farmers market-inspired cookies
    Kara's Party Ideas

    Spring is when fresh produce returns to many farmers markets. Turn this into a party theme by serving items with fresh seasonal produce and cut flowers. Decorate with some rustic touches, such as terra cotta pots to hold silverware or a watering can to hold straws.

    Farmers Market Party Ideas from The Spruce

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  • 17 of 20

    Swan Pool Party

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    If you're lucky enough to have a pool and warm enough weather in the spring to use it, kick off the swimming season with a pool party. For a more specific theme, make it a swan pool party and decorate with a fleet of inflatable swans. Serve only light snacks, and make swimming the main event.

  • 18 of 20

    Gold Party

    Golden party decor
    Oh Happy Day

    The sun makes its long-awaited return in the spring. And a gold-themed party could not be more appropriate to celebrate the shift in temperature and the warm glow of a sunny day. This theme is simple: Decorate with a lot of gold or bright yellow items. Yellow foods, such as pineapple or lemonade, also can play into the theme.

    Gold Party from Oh Happy Day

  • 19 of 20

    Sorbet Effect

    pastel party decor and desserts
    100 Layer Cake-let

    With its pastel color palette and refreshing flavors, sorbet makes an excellent food on which to center a spring party. Serve the sorbet on a tablescape that uses coordinating pastel colors. And decorate with some streamers or flowers in muted tones.

    Sorbet Colored Dessert Table from 100 Layer Cake-let

  • 20 of 20

    Ice Cream Crawl

    Ice cream crawl card
    Oh Happy Day

    There's nothing like celebrating the return of warm weather with a scoop of ice cream. If you can't choose just one flavor, you don't have to with an ice cream crawl party theme. Order just one serving of at least five different ice cream flavors to try, and split each serving among your group. Have everyone rank their favorite flavors, and see which one comes out on top.

    4 Tips for Hosting an Ice Cream Crawl from Oh Happy Day