Kids Garden Party Ideas
Roll up your sleeves and enjoy digging into these fun garden party ideas for your little one.
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As your child grows, the garden grows, too. So what could be better than a garden party? This botanical bash is full of all-natural goodie bags and greenhouse goodies!
Budding gardeners in the four to 10 age range will love this home garden party.
For peace of mind, begin planning your party in the garden six to eight weeks in advance. This will allow you time to gather all the supplies that you need, including garden party decor, gifts, and menu items. Planning ahead also gives your guests time to RSVP and make travel plans, if needed. Don't panic if you find yourself short on time; you can still plan a great party! Planning ahead simply reduces the risk of conflicts with guests' plans and may increase your garden party’s attendance.
If making the invitations yourself, think first about who you are inviting to the party. Consider a flower-themed design, or focus on herbs and vegetables as your inspiration. A general garden invitation can be made from simple construction paper or card stock. Just fold the paper in half, and either decorate with flower or veggie stickers or create your own designs with paint or markers. If you’re short on time, you can purchase personalized or pre-printed garden party invitations online. We recommend mailing your invitations three to four weeks prior to the party—any sooner and your guests may forget, any later and your guests may already have plans.
To simplify the rest of the party planning process, check out our Party Planning Timeline, and read the paragraphs below for information on selecting garden party balloons, garden favors, garden party games, and more for your child's garden birthday party.
What You’ll Need
If you plan to use paper tableware and garden party supplies, our Suggested Party Supply List may be quite helpful. Please note that you may not need everything on the list; it is intended only as a guide.
For this party, colors will depend on which direction you take the theme. If veggies and herbs are the focus, stick with lots of greens, tans, and yellows. If flowers are the main focus, any bright or pastel colors will work great. For goodie bags, purchase small toy gardening tools, gloves, sun hats, and flower-themed items like flower rings and pinwheels, seed packets, and assorted candies.
If your focus is more on the frogs, bugs and butterfilies that fill a springtime garden, fill your goodie bags with frog putty, butterfly wands, frog stickers, and ladybug favors. Get these garden favors and more from our sister site, BirthdayinaBox.com.
Place all of the items inside clear or printed cellophane bags, and tie them closed with green chenille stems or pretty pastel ribbons. For a really fun twist, instead of bags, use garden gloves or clear plastic gloves as the bags.
For the youngest garden fans, consider a Backyardigans' Birthday Party!