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.

Tea Time

There's never a bad time of year for tea. Bring that garden party set-up indoors with colorful tablecloths and mismatched tea cups you can pick up at a thrift shop (and not worry about chipping!). Invite guests to accessorize from a dress-up box filled with feather boas, hats and gloves. Serve up finger sandwiches and an assortment of cookies. Play tea-themed games, like sugar cube on a spoon and these other fun tea party ideas from The Spruce.

photo: Amber Guetebier


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

— Shahrzad Warkentin