There’s one place to be right now — outside! Make the most of the sun and throw an outdoor birthday party. We found great places to live it up, from the back deck of a play space to a playground with water sprinklers. Click through the slideshow for nine options.

For Horsing Around: Sarah’s Pony Rides

Just because you’re not buying an actual pony for your kid’s next birthday doesn’t mean you can’t surprise your little buckaroo with a pony party! With more than 25 miles of stunning horse trails and more than enough room for hand-led pony rides, your guests will get a chance to play real-life cowboys and girls for the day. And if making dreams come true with ponies for the day isn’t enough, add on wagon rides or petting zoos and make the party totally worth the birthday trip. Onsite party packages start at $350 for 25 children.

8220 S. Kean Ave.
Willow Springs

What is your favorite place for an outdoor birthday party? Let us know in the Comments!

— Jo Aaron