Spring is an amazing time of year for so many reasons: the warm air, the soft breezes, and especially the colors. Trees are budding and flowers are blooming, providing buckets of inspiration for springtime birthday parties.

1. Flowers

If your child loves flowers like many children do, give her a party that lets her stop and smell every one of them. It's easier than you think to create flower balloons, pompoms, and invitations, and flower cupcakes are sure to be a hit. Martha Stewart (of course) has some great ideas on creating a perfect flower party, including her edible blossom sandwiches. Children can play pin the petal on the flower or create (real or artificial) bouquets to take home.

2. Garden Party

Similar to a flower party, a garden party celebrates all things beautiful about the spring but kicks it up a notch with some extra fun. You can decorate with pompoms, flower balloons, or paper lanterns, but you can also add tables for tea near your garden. Children can plant seeds to create their own potted plant to bring home or you can provide fairy dress up clothes. In other words, it can be an actual garden party or a land of enchantment. Top it off with magic wands made of fruit and party on!

3. Farm

Nothing says spring quite like baby chicks. You can schedule a party at your local farm or petting zoo that can include baby animal viewings, pony rides, cow milking, and animal feeding. Many local establishments will also offer party favors, farm tours, and farm games — perfect for your little animal lover.

4. Pirates

Pirate-themed parties offer up tons of fun, including treasure hunts and ships made of cardboard. You can serve up root beer and chocolate coins, and offer face painting. One mom wowed her guests with a Neverland themed party complete with pirate hats and fairy wings.

5. Picnic

If you're hosting a party outdoors, why not make it a picnic? Children can pack the baskets themselves or they can be pre-made with finger sandwiches, carrot sticks, strawberries, bottled lemonade, and little cookies. The party can be held at the park, the beach, or even in your own backyard. Games can include sack races and tug-of-war. Smaller kids will be delighted with a teddy bear or ladybug picnic, but you can get tons of inspiration from this Picnic Parade party from The Creative Orchard.

Spring birthday parties are such fun after the long months of winter have finally come to a close. Make the most of the spring air! All it takes to make the party a success is a bit of imagination and creativity — and perhaps zero chance of rain.