May Birthday Party Themes for Ladies

It’s not called the “merry month of May” for nothing! With spring still in the air and the summer heat still a couple months away, May is the perfect party season for you birthday ladies out there. And when it comes to party themes, you have a whole range to choose from.

You can go floral and feminine with a vintage flair. Or perhaps choose bright and colorful, or even exotic or romantic. Does that sound like quite a wide array of themes? Well, it is! But we’re featuring 10 of our own wedding and party posts as inspiration. So you can dream up your own theme for a May birthday that’s truly merry!

10 Inspiring Party Themes Perfect for May

Theme 1: Butterflies

Butterfly theme party theme decorations

Set the party scene all a-flutter with pastel-colored butterflies all over! It’s as easy as it is pretty. You can make your own paper butterfly cutouts or buy ready-made ones in a crafts store. Then, just perch them on your party treats and amidst your table decor of glittery candles. Hang them in midair, and tuck them among your display of floral favor bags.

Theme 2: Japanese Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossom birthday theme

This glam take on a floral theme combines the delicate cherry blossoms of Japan with elegant tablescape elements in gold. You can assemble a DIY “tree backdrop” using bare branches, store-bought cherry sprigs, and origami paper cranes. Mini gold frames can double as place card holders and party favors!

Theme 3: Midsummer Night’s Dream

Midsummer Nights' candle decorations

Here’s a theme that is dreamy indeed! Give a nod to Shakespeare’s classic, Midsummer Night’s Dream with decorations made with tulle and organza, a dusting of glitter everywhere, and the soft glow of candles on your party tablescape.

Theme 4: Floral Springtime

Spring floral birthday theme

For a light and cheerful spin on spring, you can never go wrong with florals. Have the entire party abloom—from the invitations to the celebrant’s cake, the appetizers, sweets, and drinks!

A tea party is always lovely for an intimate celebration. And so adaptable, too. Here are 2 ways to “serve tea” with completely different flavors!

Theme 5: Vintage Tea Party

Vintage tea party table decorations

Genteel, Old World charm is what you get at a tea party decorated with pearls, lace, and roses. Bring out your silver teapot and fine china tea set, and prepare guest favors in vintage-style rose bags.

Theme 6: Moroccan Tea Party

Moroccan party theme food and decor

Opt for something exotic with a theme inspired by magical Morocco. Treat guests to unique appetizers and sweets, served on mini gold frames as trays. And of course mint tea served in gold-trimmed tea glasses.

For a more playful party air, here are 2 fun options to consider. 

Theme 7: Mad Hatter

Mad Hatter tea party theme

Here, you can use zany elements from the Alice in Wonderland classic as party centerpieces, favor packaging, and a colorful hodge podge of teapots and teacups as serveware!

Theme 8: Rainbow Colors

Rainbow party theme

Just as much fun and even easier to assemble, this multi-colored motif is sure to have everyone beaming. Just splash rainbow hues on all decorations, drinks, desserts—even the party attire of your guests!

Finally, with May weather still being balmy, do consider an outdoor birthday gathering. Here are 2 theme treatments for a garden setting.

Theme 9: Vintage Country Garden

Vintage country garden party theme

Recreate the romance of a bygone age with a vintage-style garden party, graced by dainty lace table linens, fine china, and fresh floral centerpieces.

Theme 10: French Country Garden

French country garden party at night

Or give it a French accent with a more rustic garden setting. Burlap tablecloths, bottles of wine, and a charcuterie board offering cheeses, cured meats, paté, baguettes and rolls, fresh fruits and nuts.

So which theme will it be to make your May birthday party merry?