April Showers Party

Featured Writer: Jenny Dixon

My son loves wearing rain boots,  jumping in puddles, and searching for rainbows. Throwing him an April Showers party was an easy decision for his 3rd birthday. (this party was also featured in our magazine go here)


The colors for the party were various shades of light blue with an accent of rainbow. To set the mood for our party, the windows were covered with rain drop garlands and oversize clear umbrellas filled with rainbow colored paper lanterns. A rain boot table runner covered the dining room table, and coat racks were filled with toddler size rain coats. 


The dessert table displayed beautiful rain boot and cloud cookies, a s’more mix bar (teddy grahams, marshmallows, and M&Ms), rain drop cake pops, and rain puddle cupcakes
A rainbow making station provided a quick and easy craft for our 3 year old friends using lots of glue, rainbow colored pasta, and cotton balls
Party Favors
Each child took home a personalized button monogrammed umbrella. I was delighted to find inexpensive, toddler size umbrellas but they were too plain to give out as is so I sewed the children’s initials on with buttons. Just the pop of color they needed!

It was a fantastic party and everyone had a great time! The BEST compliment of the day came from my oldest son who has told us that he now wants the same exact party for his June birthday!

For more Spring inspiration check out our ALL THINGS SPRING ISSUE here.
Party Sources
Invitation & Celebration Circles by Pen n’ Paperflowers
Wellies & Cloud Cookies by Dandy Delights
Flower Cookies by The Sweetest Thing
Table Runner from A to Z Celebrations
Paper Straws and Favor Bags from Sugar Diva
Candy Cups & Giant Balloon (see it here) from Sweet Lulu
Paper Balls & Umbrellas from Oriental Trading
Photography, styling, garlands, rain drop cake balls and cupcakes made by me
About Jenny Dixon– Jenny is the mom of two active boys, Jack (5) and Noah (3). She has been married to her baseball obsessed husband Matthew for 9 adventure filled years. They reside in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jenny enjoys re-purposing thrift finds, DIY projects, painting, photography, and party planning.
For more budget friendly DIY tutorials, party ideas, and kid-friendly crafts visit Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line.

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