Just because it’s a little chilly outside doesn’t mean you have to give up the fun and excitement of an outdoor birthday party. From a forest to a beach and even an entire circus tent, with a little bit of creativity, you can easily invite the outdoors inside. Flip through the gallery below to discover 11 awesome and outdoorsy themes perfect for a party, no matter what the season.

Pack a Picnic

You don’t need green grass or even sunshine to enjoy a beautiful picnic. Decorate with checkered tablecloths and wicker picnic baskets. If you have enough open space, you can even lay a few blankets out on the floor. Dish up picnic staples, like sandwiches and fresh fruit in individual boxes, no plates needed. Keep the kids entertained with classic party games that can easily be done inside, like musical chairs and pass the parcel.

photo courtesy of Swoon Studio 


What outdoor party ideas have you brought indoors? Share your own unforgettable shindigs in the comments.

— Shahrzad Warkentin