October 20, 2022

4 Tips to Organise an Exciting Outdoor Birthday Party for Your Friend

A birthday party is one of the few ways that you can make someone feel special. Therefore, if you’re planning to celebrate a friend’s birthday party, it needs to be unique and unforgettable.

One of the best and most special ways to celebrate is to take your friend’s birthday party outdoors! While being out in the sun, you can host a Barbeque party in your backyard or go quad biking.

Outdoor sites for adventure sports, camping and games are becoming a popular favourite this year, especially for corporate christmas party venues. However, they are also a fantastic choice for birthday parties.

There’s no point in celebrating an outdoor birthday party, if you don’t prepare for it well. That’s why we’ve made a list of tips to plan a birthday party for your friend outdoors. We’ll help you to ensure the party planning process is as smooth as possible.

Let’s get started!

  1. Give Your Guests the Important Details

When you’re making plans for your friend’s outdoor-themed birthday party, it’s crucial to keep the guests in the loop. While inviting people, you need to let them know what they should expect from the celebration.

The invitations should explain to your guests what they need to bring for the occasion and what they should wear. For instance, if you’re doing adventurous activities during the party, tell people to wear comfortable clothes in the invitation.

Make sure to research properly and note down everything you need to tell your guests in the invites. It’ll ensure that there won’t be any issues during the party.

  1. Decide Your Food and Drinks

You simply can’t have a successful party without having amazing food and drinks to satisfy your guests. You should plan your menu according to the tastes of the people at the party. Don’t forget to include your favourite food and drinks of the person of honour.

Don’t forget about the drinks, especially during the summer when people will need them during an outdoor party.  Fortunately, if you choose to have a birthday party at places with outdoor activities, you can spend on a buffet to get food and drink at the same place.

However, if you’re looking to get food and drinks at the venue, ask the owners if you’re allowed to get them.

  1. Entertain Your Guests

You need to ensure the guests are having fun during the event. Otherwise, the party will look like a downer if your guests aren’t involved and are bored doing nothing.

To avoid this situation, we recommend hosting fun activities and ideas that involve everyone. Otherwise, people will feel left out and won’t have a good time at the party.

For instance, if you’re looking to have a backyard party, organise a few games for the kids while the adults can relax. You can spice up your party by setting up a themed disco where you blast music through loudspeakers or through silent disco headphones to make your party memorable for you and your guests! This ensures that everyone has a good time.

Consider incorporating a theme into your party to add an extra layer of excitement and create a unique atmosphere. A popular theme that can add a touch of mystery and style is “Gothic.” Encourage your guests to dress in gothic clothing, and plan activities that align with the theme to make the celebration even more memorable.

Overall, the key to entertaining your guests is to make a plan that ensures everyone gets what they want during the party.

4. Party Favours

You cannot go wrong with offering your guests a little something to take home or even wear at the party.  If the party is small enough, consider creating a party parcel for your guests, thrown in some party bubbles, chocolates or even a badge to bring that sentimental feel to the party.  Custom patches are also another alternative idea to consider!

  1. Always Prepare a Month Before

To host a successful outdoor party for your friend, we highly recommend planning things ahead of time. It helps to figure out the guest list quicker and helps to avoid issues like late responses or missed invitations.

If you have your guest list ready, it becomes easier to pick and book a place if you’re planning something outside. Additionally, you can order meals and drinks based on your guest’s preferences without worrying about time.

We recommend at least taking a month to slowly prepare everything to ensure everything runs smoothly during the big day. However, if you’re a little late on planning, don’t hesitate to take the help of others and co-operate with them to get everything ready for the party.

To Sum Up

Planning an outdoor birthday party takes a lot of planning and effort, but the result is always worth it. By following our tips, you should be able to cover up everything required for a grand birthday party.

There are endless possibilities and activities you can try at an outdoor birthday party. However, we can assure you that regardless of what you choose, the guest of honour will appreciate the effort you’ve put in to make their day special.

Thanks for reading xxx


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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.

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