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Shiny, Springy, Bling-y Ideas for an April Birthday Party

From the Oscars to Opening Day, from diamonds to monkeyshines, here's plenty of inspiration for April birthdays!

Margo Gothelf · 10 months ago

Celebrating a birthday in April and looking for some inspiration for a birthday party theme? Well, you’ve come to the right place. April is full of holidays that make for great party inspiration. From Opening Day to Dolphin Day, there’s a whole lot to celebrate this April — including you!

Opening Day Party

Opening Day Birthday Party

Mason Jar Crafts Love

Hit a home run with a baseball-themed birthday party in honor of baseball's Opening Day on April 1. Wear your favorite team's colors and come ready to indulge in concession stand-inspired treats like Cracker Jack and hot dogs. If the weather is nice enough to head outside, split your guests into two teams for a friendly game of Wiffle ball. If not, spend the afternoon making decorations for your favorite baseball team and practicing your swing on a baseball pinata. Check out more ideas over on Pretty My Party.

National Picnic Day Party


Cakes by Lynz

Head outside to embrace the warm weather and throw a picnic-themed birthday party to celebrate National Picnic Day, which falls at the end of the month. Dive headfirst into the theme and pick a large outdoor space to set up a bunch of checkered blankets and picnic baskets. For entertainment, stick to classic lawn games, set up a face painting station, or even a bubble blowing area. No picnic would be complete without some watermelon, so sing happy birthday and blow out the candles on this eye-catching watermelon cake. Your guests will be happily surprised when they bite into this one!

National Superhero Day Party

Superhero Birthday Party


April 28 is National Superhero Day, so assemble your crew and throw a superhero-themed birthday party. Take to the skies and test out your superhero skills with a speed and agility obstacle course. Once you’re back on the ground, test out some new disguises with classic superhero props (like capes, masks, and armor) and dream up your very own superhero story by creating your own comic. Fly on over to Hostess With The Mostess where you can gather more intel for the party.

Pajama Pancake Party

Pancake Pajama Party

Style Me Pretty

It’s time to celebrate your birthday in style — super-cozy style that is — with a pajama pancake party. Invite guests to wear their best pajama-jammie-jams and set up a pancake bar to indulge in, complete with all the fixings. Make your own stuffed animals, play slumber party games like Light as a Feather Stiff as a Board, and finish the activities with a movie. Check out more party inspo over at Style Me Pretty

Diamond Party

Diamond Party

Pop Cosmo

Shine bright like a diamond and celebrate April’s birthstone with a diamond-themed birthday party. At this party, there’s no such thing as too much sparkle, so fill the room with decorations that shine. Spend the party crafting paper diamonds and set up a photo booth where you can show off your ring pop bling. Finish off the celebration by breaking open a diamond pinata. Check out Kara’s Party Ideas to see how she celebrated this precious gem of a birthday.

Monkeyshines Party

Monkey Birthday Party

Hostess With the Mostess

It’s time for some monkeying around! Honor Jane Goodall and her April birthday with a monkey-themed bash. Swing into the celebration and decorate the room just like a jungle with animal print balloons and set up a crafts station to make a monkey to take home. Want to invite some real-life monkeys to the party? Set up a screen and stream live from the Ape Cam at the San Diego Zoo. It will feel just like you are partying in the jungle! Go bananas and check out more monkey inspiration over on Hostess With The Mostess

Red Carpet Party



With the Oscars at the end of the month, it only makes sense to get all glammed up and throw a red carpet party. For this theme, you're going to want to pull out all the stops, and nothing is too glamorous! Make your very own Walk of Fame filled with your guest names and a proper red carpet with a photo booth where you can strike your best pose for the camera! Get your acceptance speech ready and check out Party City’s site for more ideas. 

Tie Dye Party


Glorious Treats

With tie dye back in style, transform your wardrobe and go full out with a tie-dye party. Invite guests to sport their best spiral-and-swirl designs, and make groovy spin art and homemade tie dye creations. The tie dye doesn’t have to stop on the clothesline either! Embrace the theme with a tie dye cake and cookies — you’ll be in color heaven. Get even more colorful inspiration over on Chaotically Creative.

Zoo Lovers Party


Arts and Crackers

Spend the day among your favorite animals and celebrate National Zoo Lovers Day (April 8) with a zoo-themed party. Make your house look just like the inside of a jungle and fill it with animal decorations and green streamers. Invite guests to wear their best safari gear and head out on an animal scavenger hunt. Finish off your zoo expedition with a DIY cupcake station based on the different habitats the animals live in. Head on over to Arts and Crackers where you’ll find even more ideas for a zoo-themed party.

Dolphin Day Party


Simple Mom Project

Dive deep into the ocean and throw a party celebrating National Dolphin Day. Go for a full underwater adventure and decorate the house with fish and coral. Embrace your inner dolphin with this dolphin face painting tutorial and make a dolphin suncatcher as a party keepsake. You can even invite a dolphin to the party by adopting one from the World Wildlife Fund. While they won't actually be at the party (unless you've got a really big bathtub), you'll be able to show off their photo, all while helping to support them in their natural habitat. Find even more inspiration for a dolphin-themed bash over on Kara’s Party Ideas

Construction Truck Party


No Time for Flash Cards

While making a mess isn’t typically encouraged at a birthday party, this construction-themed party is all about getting a little dirty. Tell your guests to come in their best hard hats and send them off to different construction stations where they can paint with trucks and dig through a kinetic sand demolition site. Finish off the job with a big slice of rubble cake full of falling chocolate candies. Get more inspiration for a hands-on day over on Home and Hallow