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.

Let’s Go Fishing

Who says you need water to catch a fish? Deck your house out in a nautical theme with life preservers and fish-shaped banners. Use a small kiddie pool filled with plastic balls to create the pond for a magnetic fishing game, like this one from One Perfect Day. Serve up goldfish crackers, and for a fishy take on worms in dirt, fill a small bucket marked "bait" with pudding, cookie crumbles and gummy worms like these from Kara’s Party Ideas. Send your guests home with a sweet catch of Swedish Fish.

photo: Kara’s Party Ideas


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

— Shahrzad Warkentin