A birthday marks the day that someone we love entered our world, and this deserves to be celebrated.
When the weather allows, we love taking our celebrations out of doors and into open spaces. This allows us to extend the invitation list and relax in the open air.
Here are some of our favorite birthday picnic ideas to make someone feel special on their big day.
What you'll need for a cute birthday picnic
Guest list and invitations
Seating & Table
For the Decor (must haves)
- Rose Gold Balloons + Confetti Kit | Amazon
- Pom Pom Paper Flowers | Amazon
- Birthday Queen Tiara | Amazon
- Digit Balloons | Amazon
- Letter Message Board | Amazon
- Beautiful White Boho Tent / Teepee| Amazon
- Wicker Baskets | Amazon
- Dried Pampas Grass | Amazon
- Artificial Flowers | Amazon
- Outdoor Battery Operated String Lights | Amazon
- Melamine Plates | Amazon
- Wooden Boards | Amazon
- Unbreakable Glasses | Read our article on the best unbreakable wine glasses
- Rose Gold Straws | Etsy
- Cheese / Charcuterie Board | Read our article on the best cheese boards
Set a Theme
When you are planning a theme for a birthday picnic, you can think about what the birthday child or adult is passionate about and incorporate it into the party!
Once you have a theme, you can choose your place settings, picnic blankets, and even foods, more appropriately. A cohesive theme can blend all of the party elements into an organized and coordinated affair. You can go for vintage vibes, color themes, country styles etc.
We’ve written full (step-by-step) guides on the following themed picnics, check them out:
Choose a Location
Setting up at the Pavilion
Spreading out at a Natural Location
Keeping the Party Close to Home
You also won’t need to worry about fitting all your food into a cooler. Decorating a backyard party can be much simpler as you have access to electrical outlets.
You also can use more (or larger) decorations since you don’t have to carry them far from your doorstep.
Decorate the Grounds
Use Picnic Baskets
Fill the baskets with snacks, drinks, and/or plates and utensils. Use a basket with a lid if possible to keep insects out. You can even set place cards at each spot to let guests know which blanket is their “table.”
Bring Helium Balloons
Set up a Cute Teepee
Flowers are Always Welcome
Bring a Scrumptious Birthday Cake
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How to organize a birthday picnic party
Fun and Games
- A pinata
- Sack races
- Face painting
- Pin the tail on the donkey
- Sandbox excavation
- Water games
- Lawn bowling
- Musical chairs
- Bean bag toss
For adults, you can create a scavenger hunt, play frisbee tag, or go on a nature walk. You can even make a treasure hunt, which leads the guest of honor to find their gift.