Party How-To-Guide: April Showers

I absolutely love party planning! I love researching and planning every little detail to make all parties – birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, and more – spectacularly memorable. I know that not everybody loves party planning as much as I do, but would also like to have their parties be memorable. SO… I have done the hard work for you!

 

Today, I bring to you a party theme centered around the season: April Showers! I think this theme would be PERFECT for a baby shower or bridal shower, but it would also make a cute birthday party as well. I have broken down the party into all of the necessary components – Invitations, Decorations, Food, Desserts, Games/Activities, Party Favors, and more. I hope as your read through my April Showers Party Theme that you will feel as excited about it as I am!

 

Invitations

 

If you are throwing a birthday party… This photo shoot set up is adorable for putting on your party invitation! You can check out the whole tutorial on how to create this set up on Humanist Home’s Blog.

 

Baby Invitation PhotoshootHumanist Home

 

This invitation is super cute for an April Showers Baby Shower!

 

baby shower invitation

DreamlikeMagic

 

These last two invitations are great for a bridal shower with the April Showers theme. I love that this one features a pregnant mommy-to-be under a rain umbrella.

 

Bridal Shower Invitation

LetterBeePaperie

 

This one is a little more elegant and almost make me feel like it is a mix of April showers and a garden party.

 

Bridal Shower Invitation

CutiePuttiPaperie

Decorations

 

Let’s face it.. Decorations are everybody’s favorite part of party planning. The following party decor ideas I have compiled are absolutely gorgeous. This birthday party incorporated rainbows in their party as well. I love how the were able to use lots of color in their dessert table display.

 

Rainbow Birthday Party

Project Nursery

 

This next baby shower used yellows, whites, and grays… making it a perfect gender neutral baby shower. I love how they used umbrellas over their table display.

 

Yellow Shower Party

Encontrando Ideias

This baby shower used rain boots as a flower vase and also has an adorable bear dressed up in rain gear to make a big impact on the gift table.

 

Rain Shower Decor

Glue Sticks Blog

 

I love the watering can display used by this birthday party. It makes such an impact on their dessert table and also adds some color! 

 

rain can decor

Inspired by Family Mag

 

Decorations can even be as simple as these adorable cupcake toppers – little rain clouds!

 

Cloud Cupcake Toppers

Love Every Detail

 

This table decoration would make a beautiful tablescape for a bridal April Showers party. I love that it is outside in the sun and has the see-through plastic umbrellas to let the sun in through.

 

Outside Table decor with umbrellas

Talk of the House

This last idea is a super nifty idea for storing eating utensils. I love the use of different colored gardening pots.

 

Utensil Storage

Pinterest

 

Food

 

These small meals and appetizers are perfect for an afternoon April Showers party. I love the way these carrots are displayed with the ranch dressing to dip them in! 

 

Carrots & Ranch

Divine Party Concepts

 

I am also a big fan of individually served salads. For this time of year, strawberries, avocado, and goat cheese make a perfect salad combo.

 

Mini Salads

Indulgy

 

Imagine biting into one of these delicious spinach and artichoke bites. I love that they are bit size and already have the breading combined in it!

 

Spinach Artichoke Bites

Lil’ Luna

 

This finger food combines healthy fruit with a sweet cookie base. Who doesn’t love fruit pizzas!?

 

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

Chocolate with Grace

Desserts

 

I LOVE, LOVE all of these dessert ideas. I seriously want to try them all. Just look at how adorable these rain cloud cookies are… they actually “rain” sprinkles!

 

Rain Cloud Cookies

The Bearfoot Baker

 

These raindrop cookies are to die for. Their sweet little faces almost make you not want to eat them… almost. 

 

Raindrop Cookies

Pinterest

 

These cupcakes are a little simpler, but are still very pretty. I like the cloud cupcake toppers and think the use of blue sugar sprinkles on the white frosting adds a nice touch. 

 

Cloud Cupcakes

A Muse Studio

Last, but not least, these rainy day cookies are super cute. I love the different pictures they have frosted on the top.

 

Rainy Day Cookies

Cookie Connection

Games and Activities

 

This is often the hardest part of party planning. Even harder still is coming up with a game or activity that goes along with your party theme. Here, I have found a couple of activities that could be used at your party. This first idea is a cute idea for a birthday party, but would make a great activity for virtually any kind of April Showers party. You just need to create a cute backdrop for a fun photo op! I love how this one uses tissue paper flowers to create white clouds with colorful raindrop garland hanging from them. 

 

Raindrop Photo Shoot

Pinterest

 

This thumbprint guestbook is simply adorable for any party! I especially love this for a baby shower or bridal shower!

 

Thumbprint Rainy Shower Guestbook

Bleudetoi

 

I absolutely love this idea! I always liked the idea of creating a time capsule for baby to open when they are grown up and  I simply adore the photographed notes in lieu of cards!

 

Baby Photo Time Capsule

A.B. Paulson

 

Other, more traditional games should definitely not be left out! I just love how these ones incorporate the rain theme!

 

Party Favors

 

These two party favors make the perfect finishing touch to your April Shower party. This first one is just a simple, pretty bag filled with lemon drops and other candy.

 

Party Favor Bag

Better Homes and Gardens

This second favor is seriously cute. A DIY umbrella candy favor container. Check out the tutorial to make them yourself!

 

Umbrella Favors

Unoriginal Mom

And that’s all she wrote! I think this party theme has so many adorable ideas that you can incorporate! I can’t wait to see what you do. What do you think of this theme? What other great ideas do you have that would go with the theme?

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