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April 19, 2022Now Trending

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If you have cabin fever, you’re in luck! Spring is right around the corner and we have plenty of spring theme party ideas to get you, friends, and family out of the house. A spring tent is perfect for community events, or just a small spring break party. Keep reading for ideas! 

Spring Parties and Events Ideas

Springtime means party time! Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Labor Day are all lovely occasions to celebrate with friends and family. But, you don’t need a holiday to have a spring backyard party - you just need a tent!

1. Brunch

Most of us lead busy lives. Between work obligations, extracurricular activities, and other volunteering events we often forget to carve out time for the ones who matter most. Hosting a backyard spring brunch is one of our favorite spring party ideas and the perfect way to reconnect with loved ones. Keep it simple by making food ahead and using chafing dishes or warming trays to keep your dishes warm and tasty for a long, lazy brunch. 

2. Corporate BBQ 

After a long winter being cooped up in cubicles and meeting tight deadlines, hardworking employees deserve a break. Renting a tent makes it easy to throw a spring tent event celebrating their contributions. Planning an outdoor party is even easier if your business has space for the event. And what is the best food for a spring party? BBQ is always a popular option. Fill some coolers with icy cold beverages and find the best BBQ caterer and you’ll have a worry-free, team-building event.

3. Outdoor Movie Night 

If you have a backyard, then you can have your movie theater. A projector, screen, and backyard tent are all you need for an awesome movie night. Invite your neighbors and ask them to bring comfy blankets and pillows to help them settle in and enjoy the show. Spring party themes for your movie night could be focused on the kids, with popular animated features. Or, for those who prefer a thrill, a horror movie night will be even creepier on a dark night under a tent. Just don’t forget the popcorn!

4. A Garden Tea Party 

spring party themes

If you’re planning an outdoor party and would prefer a more elegant event, consider hosting a spring tea party. We used to think that tea parties were just for little girls or royals who live in castles, but those days have long passed. Today people of all ages can enjoy a casual tea and scone party. For those who like to indulge, a boozy tea party with a refreshing pitcher of long island iced tea or earl gray tea cocktails would be delightful. For spring party decorations, nothing is easier or more appropriate than bouquets of freshly cut flowers.

5. Chili Cook-Off 

Looking for other spring party theme ideas? Host a chili cook-off! Food for a spring party won’t be a problem when your guests are doing all of the cooking. Choose different categories for your chili cook-off, such as:

  • Spiciest chili
  • Best white chicken chili
  • Best vegetarian chili
  • Best chili with noodles
  • Best chili without noodles
  • Best in show chili

Ask your guests, to bring a side dish to pass to accompany the chili sampling and your cook-off will be complete!

6. A Summer-Is-Coming Party

Let’s face it, even kids who love going to school are excited to celebrate the summer break. Invite their whole class and have a spring tent party to mark the end of the academic year. Planning a spring party for kids is easy! Be sure to have plenty of healthy snacks, like fresh fruit and organic popsicles, and sugar-free beverages. Plan for fun games, like charades, and if weather permits, outdoor games like badminton, croquet, or cornhole. For younger kids, bubbles and sidewalk chalk are favors that will keep them busy.

7. Baseball Party

Hit a home run at your next spring event with a baseball party! Rent a tent and decorate it with your favorite team’s colors and mascot. Plan your event for a big game day and bring the big screen TV outside where it will be safe under your tent no matter what the weather. For party food, plan a menu of ballpark favorites. Hot dogs with all the fixings, soft pretzels with cheesy dip, peanuts, and popcorn are traditional and beloved baseball foods. Add a cooler full of cold beers and your baseball party will be a hit!

8. Outdoor Picnic

spring party ideas

If you don’t have a theme for your party, don’t worry! An outdoor picnic is just plain fun for everyone and doesn’t require too much planning. Just choose a location, such as a local park, or even your own backyard. If you attend church, an outdoor church picnic is a wonderful way to congregate after the sermon. For a family and friends picnic, guests can pack their favorites and bring their outdoor folding chairs. Or ask guests to bring a dish to pass along with the printed recipe to share with others. Create a playlist of favorite tunes and relax and enjoy the day!

9. Night Under the Stars 

Sometimes, even adults like to play dress-up! Plan a glamorous night under the stars tent party and give everyone a reason to go glam. Your guests will appreciate the opportunity to dust off their favorite formal attire - over even better - an excuse to buy something new! Decorate your tent with old Hollywood in mind. Crystal, white roses, and elegant table settings will add sophistication to your party. Plan on classic cocktails and music to complete the theme.

Tent Tips for Your Spring Event

Know Your Drainage

Springtime can be a very wet time with snow melting along with April showers. Be sure to choose a location with adequate drainage for your spring tent event to ensure your guests won’t be ankle-deep in mud.

Adequate Tent Size 

Spring tents are ideal for warm-weather parties. Just be sure you choose the right size tent. If you aren’t sure, an experienced tent expert, like the ones at American Tent, can help guide you to the right size tent for your event.

Optimal Temperature

We all hope for the perfect weather when planning an outdoor event, but unfortunately, the weather doesn’t always cooperate. That’s why a tent with sidewalls is a good idea for outdoor spring celebrations. 

Don’t Forget Decorations

No matter which spring outdoor party ideas you are thinking about, no party is complete without decorations! When in doubt, keep it simple with a pastel palette that includes fresh spring bouquets and colorful balloons.


You’re never too old or too young to celebrate spring! American Tent has a huge selection of American-made tents that can provide affordable, attractive protection for your spring break party. Contact us today and let us know how we can help make your event a success!

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Tony Ehrbar

Owner & CEO

Tony's entrepreneurial spirit is woven into the fabric of American Tent (an Inc 5000 company), shaped by his experience running a successful event venue & tent rental service. His recognition as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 is a testament to his impact & dedication to his community. As the Co-founder and CEO of Renegade Plastics, Tony is leading initiatives in the tent industry to integrate eco-friendly, recyclable materials. Contributing as a board member for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) & the Green Bay Area Public Schools Foundation and being featured by Entrepreneur, Oracle, & Modern Weddings, Tony plays a pivotal role in enhancing the growth and success of the textile industry.

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