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.

Under the Big Top

You don’t have to be a magician to squeeze a three-ring circus inside your house. Create the tent effect with red and white striped decor. Invite your guests to clown around by passing out silly props, like clown noses and giant sunglasses. Set up a photo booth where they can snap pics in their outfits. Deck out the concession stand with circus peanuts and popcorn in vintage-style boxes. For more circus themed ideas, click here.

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

— Shahrzad Warkentin