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.

Wild, Wild West

Take the barnyard festivities inside the barn (or house) for a good old-fashioned hoedown. Decorate with red and white checkered tablecloths. Set up a spot where cowboys and cowgirls can gear up, like the one pictured by See Vanessa Craft. Turn up the tunes and teach the kids how to square dance and do-si-do. When they've worked up an appetite ring the mealtime bell and serve up hot dogs and lemonade in Mason jars. Find more fun farm games here.

photo: See Vanessa Craft


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

— Shahrzad Warkentin