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.

Into the Woods

Grow a magical forest right in your own living room with garlands of paper flowers, leaves, and colorful butterflies. Let your guests create their own magic as they play dress-up in fairy wings and wave glittering wands that double as party favors. Serve up these adorable caprese mushrooms from Cup of Sugar, Pinch of Salt—so whimsical kids won’t even realize they’re healthy. For more woodland inspired treats click here.

photo: Cup of Sugar, Pinch of Salt 


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

— Shahrzad Warkentin