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Activities: Fun Kids' Outdoor Birthday Party Themes
Source: Working Mother

Inspiration for Celebration

Take advantage of the sunshine and warm weather by having your child's birthday party outdoors. Not sure where to start? Check out these fun themed ideas and DIYs (and learn some party-planning tips along the way) from Memphis-based event designer and work-at-home mom of two, Brittany Schwaigert of greygreydesigns.com

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Theme: Pool Party

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Theme: Pool Party

Elevate your child's poolside festivity with this classic theme, which uses a mostly primary-colored palette of reds, blues and yellows—perfect for gender-neutral parties. For this setup, Schwaigert decorated a table with beach staples like beach balls, sand pails and lanterns. For food, she included a cake with blue frosting and containers with blue taffy, cake pops and beach-themed cookies.

Life Saver Table

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Life Saver Table

Working moms looking to pull off this theme can jazz up a party table by adding a layer of "life savers." To do this, slice red, yellow and blue pool noodles. Then line up the "life savers" according to your desired pattern and secure them to the table using hot glue. For the "Swim" display pictured right, use chipboard letters from a crafts store and set them on top of the table. Here, Schwaigert decorated the letters with large sequins which were also secured using hot glue.

Taste the Rainbow

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Taste the Rainbow​

Putting together this treat display is easier than it looks. The secret? Themed paper prints, which can go a long way towards making your child's party look polished. Schwaigert used an invitation ordered from an online site, Birthdays Express, to decorate a blue basket displaying store-bought rainbow lollipops. You can also seek other online vendors, like Etsy and Piggy Bank Parties, for party printables, since "they provide tons of adorable themes, and you can print them all off on your home printer. All you have to do is cut them out," Schwaigert says. 

Theme: Sunshine Party

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Theme: Sunshine Party

This sunshine party is sure to brighten up your child's day. When it comes to getting together items for this kind of festivity, think warm, summery colors like yellow and orange against a clean white background, and a splash of a contrasting hue, like a bright shade of pink. Also, look for circle-shaped decorations to play off of the sun theme. 

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Picture-Perfect Plates

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Picture-Perfect Plates

For this bright-hued party, you can create a fun, textured backdrop for photos using just paper plates. To recreate the one pictured here, Schwaigert fringed the rims of yellow paper plates to create sun shapes, and overlapped them and glued them to each other. Then she hung the finished product over a fence. Although the size of the photo backdrop may seem intimidating, you can easily adjust the size of your backdrop by choosing to use fewer plates.

Sunny Banner

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Sunny Banner

Connect leftover plates with string to create a sunny banner to adorn your party table—another easy way to brighten up your party on the cheap.

Theme: Dirt!

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Theme: Dirt!

Summer birthday parties don't have to be all water and sunshine, which is exactly why we adore this unique dirt-themed party. Schwaigert incorporated pails and shovels as both decoration and ways to display snacks for this out-of-the-box party. 

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Grassy Table

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Grassy Table

In keeping with the outdoorsy dirt-theme, cut out enough astroturf to serve as table cloth for your party table. Schwaigert went the extra mile and adorned the table cloth with a string of bright red and green shovels tied to both ends of the table.

Sweets Station

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Sweets Station

To recreate this yummy snack table, set up a chocolate fondue fountain with skewers and a selection of marshmallows and fresh fruit to be dipped into the chocolate. And don't forget to include some gummy worms!

Party-Planning Support

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Party-Planning Support


 

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