One of my oldest and dearest friends asked me for some ideas for a double birthday party for her kids. Both have birthdays in April. Connor will be 2 and Sophie will be 5.
Double birthday parties can be quite challenging to find a good theme that both will enjoy...especially if it is for boys and girls.
I'm sure there are tons of Moms that are struggling with the same issue of trying to plan parties for siblings.
So, this week I will post several ideas for double birthdays that are fun and appropriate for different ages and sexes!
With Connor and Sophie having birthdays in April, I thought an 'April Showers' party would be unique and fun!
Make it colorful!!! You could go several ways... Light Pastel, Primary Colors OR Bright Pastels! By bright pastels, I mean, Hot Pink, Bright Turquoise, Lime Green, Sunshine Yellow.... you get the idea!
Set the stage for this party with a great invitation! You could easily make an invitation using scrapbook papers and cardstock and cut out templates of umbrellas, wellies, and raindrops! Or you could easily have one custom made from a wide variety of designers! Jessica, of Party Box Design does amazing custom invitations for a reasonable price! Also, be sure to add a line on the invitation for guest to wear "rain attire"!
LOVE this Raining Cats & Dogs costume from Real Simple! And the darling "Wellie" T-shirt found on Etsy!
I love the style of this sign from Craftiness is Not Optional! Great blog you'll want to check out! This sign would make a great invitation!
I also fell completely in love with her umbrella and raindrops centerpiece that she hung above the food table! Genius!
Decor: Use umbrellas, rain boots, clear vases with blue tinted water, raindrops made from construction paper, clouds made from paper and cotton balls! Be CREATIVE! These things are so easy to make and would make the cutest party decor!
Also, use terra cotta pots, shovels, watering cans for decor...because April Showers bring May FLOWERS!
I love the idea of using Gingham fabrics! To me, April and gingham just go together! You can use gingham napkins, bunting, table cloths, etc!
I LOVE these raindrops! Find them here!
These watering cans would make cute decor! Found here.
I love gingham! Napkins are so cute!
Party Foods! Best advice...KEEP IT SIMPLE!
Use cookie cutters to shape fruit and sandwiches into raindrops, umbrellas, wellies and flowers!
Clear plastic cups with blue jello....looks like water!
I love these Umbrella Cookies from Family Fun and the Wellie Cookies from A Dozen Eggs! Toooo cute!
Puddles! You can't have a April Showers party without water! For little kids around 2-3 years old, water tables provide lots of fun!
You can also set up large clear plant liners (you can find them at the dollar store) and fill them with water and let the kids jump in them...just like jumping in a puddle!
I love the idea of setting up a "planting" table! This would be great for kids age 3+! Line a table with craft paper or a plastic table cloth, set the table with terra cotta pots, dirt, seeds or flowers, hand shovels! The kids can even decorate their pots with paints and stickers and then plant their very own pots! Dirty, yes! Fun, absolutely!!
Love this sweet picture from Eight Feet!
Sweet painted pots! Source.
Birthday Cakes!! I'm a firm believer that Birthday boy or girl should have their very own cake!
You could go so many different ways with the design of the cake! I'm really a fan of keeping things simple! I love this umbrella and polka dot cake from Simple Sweets. It would be very sweet to have a white cake with an umbrella on top and raindrops on the sides! CUTE!
The flower cupcakes and party hats would be precious too!
April is right around the corner!! Start planning your 'April Showers' party now!
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