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.

A Day at the Beach

It might be too cold for a day of surf and sand, so why not bring the ocean to you? Decorate with seashells and these amazing jellyfish lanterns from Finding Time to Fly. Crank up the music, and have a limbo contest. Set up a craft corner where kids can decorate shells with paint and markers. Skip the messy ice cream, and opt for these amazing cupcake ice cream cones from The Flair Exchange. Send your guests home ready for another beach day with sunglasses and beach balls.

photo: The Flair Exchange


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

— Shahrzad Warkentin