Your child’s birthday is always a special time of year.
For them, it’s an occasion to reflect on their growth and have some fun with their friends. And for parents, you have the added bonus of getting to show off your creativity and party-planning skills!
Looking for ways to throw your kid an amazing outdoor birthday party? Here are our favorite backyard birthday party themes.
1. Arts and Crafts
It’s always important to encourage creativity among children. An awesome way to do that is with an arts and crafts birthday party.
Prepare different projects for guests to make and take home. Since you’re in the backyard, you can afford to get a bit messy, like with splatter paint.
2. Derby Race
Cars and racing are always popular among young boys.
A great birthday party idea is a derby day, where guests can decorate their own derby cars and race them down tracks you set up in your backyard.
3. Space and Rockets
Children and adults alike across the country have been inspired by SpaceX’s recent Falcon Heavy launch and engine core landings.
For a child excited about space exploration, you can throw a space-themed birthday party right in your backyard. Activities could include launching model rockets during the day and stargazing later that night.
Giddy up, pardner! Cowboys and cowgirls have long been iconic cultural figures, and your kids would love a cowboy-themed party.
Decorate your backyard like an old western town, hold a costume contest, and you could even rent a horse.
5. Flowers and Garden
Girls love flowers, and it never hurts to have a green thumb. A flower and garden theme is a great choice for a birthday party.
Floral decorations and fresh treats from your own garden will make the guests happy and healthy. You can even let guests plant their own flower pots to take home and watch grow!
6. Obstacle Course
TV shows like Wipeout and American Ninja Warrior have boosted the popularity of obstacle courses. Why not feature them at a birthday party?
You can easily rent an inflatable obstacle course, or you could get creative and make one yourself in your backyard.
7. Outdoor Movie
You could invite your kid’s friends over for a movie night, but why not go one step further?
Bring the movies outdoors! Set up a projector and screen in our backyard and grab some towels and bag chairs. And of course, don’t forget the popcorn!
8. Campout Sleepover
A backyard campout is a perfect twist on the classic sleepover birthday party.
Have guests bring sleeping bags and set up tents for them to sleep in. You can roast marshmallows and cook s’mores around a campfire while telling stories and making shadow puppets.
If you don’t have a fire pit out back, you can buy or rent outdoor patio propane heaters.
For athletic kids who love sports, a sports-themed birthday party is a great way to have fun while developing a healthy lifestyle.
You could have a big game of flag football, or a series of different smaller events in an Olympics style.
More Help With Birthday Party Themes
Looking for more inspiration for birthday party themes, party activities, or ways to wish your loved ones a happy birthday? Check out our birthday wishes blog.