Wondering how to throw the best ever birthday picnic party? Here are 32 absolute best birthday picnic party ideas you’ll love to enjoy with your friends!
Let’s admit it, you saw all those amazing trends on TikTok and Pinterest where everyone is having the time of their life having a birthday picnic party with their friends.. and you want to experience that for your birthday as well.
I can 100% relate! It’s such a dream and I’m totally planning to have my next birthday just like that!
So, if you’re looking for some great birthday picnic party ideas that you can enjoy with your friends, then look no further. I have included everything you need to plan a perfect picnic birthday that will be memorable and fun!
BIRTHDAY PICNIC PARTY DECOR
1. Have Balloons!
Any party is incomplete without these epic balloons so they are totally a must have for your picnic birthday party as well!
They seriously complete the whole theme so well and are always a great backdrop for some good instagram-worthy clicks, so you already know they are a total essential ;).
2. Display Artificial Candles All Around
Cute candles are a great decor to have all around your picnic party, especially when the sun is setting to create the perfect cozy environment.
I HIGHLY suggest getting artificial, LED candles like these ones from Amazon because there is basically 0% chance of anything catching fire.
They are rechargeable so they can run for hours and you wouldn’t have to worry about any battery running out.
3. Blue tarp and white sheets
Alright, here’s something you need to know: there just can never be enough picnic blankets! So always make sure to bring as many as you can to fit everyone.
I would recommend bringing at least 2-3 but it usually depends on the number of people you’re planning to invite. You can also ask your friends to pack one individually just in case to avoid anyone sitting on the grass.
Also! life hack (sort of): I have linked a blue tarp above to make sure you don’t get wet from the grass. You can simply just pin it down before laying the white sheet on top of it.
4. Cute Throw Pillows
When it comes to birthday picnic decorations, these throw pillows are a serious must have. I have seen so many people decorate with them and I think it’s the best way to add a touch of flair to any picnic party!
5. A birthday sash
A birthday sash for the birthday queen is the best idea ever!!
A friend of mine had it for her graduation party with a pink dress and she looked absolutely stunning! When it comes to birthdays, I think this is a super inexpensive option that any birthday girl will love.
Plus, here’s a link to a tiara to complete the look 😉
6. Display a small sign
Recreate this picnic idea:
This is such a unique and perfect birthday picnic party idea!
Having a small display sign of what the whole theme is all about is insanely genius and a great decor piece! The large confetti balloons would look fantastic paired with this. 10/10 recommend this idea!
7. Flowers as Decor Pieces
Flowers or literally any type of succulent is always great to add greenery all around your picnic.
And also, if you are planning a beach picnic, then this is PERFECT for you.
8. Serve Refreshment Drinks
Recreate this perfect picnic party idea:
Let’s be real, picnic days are HOT. So you want to make sure everyone is happy and satisfied by having chilled refreshment drinks at your birthday party.
This is one of the most popular graduation party ideas that is always a hit and would look absolutely perfect for your picnic party as well!
9. A small portable picnic table
Chances are that you’ll be having tons of food at your picnic birthday party with friends, so having a small table to display some of them is a great option. It’s also nice to have on the side to avoid everything taking up space.
I love this one from Amazon because it can easily be moved around and is portable. Plus, there’s more coming in this post below that will show you the best ways you can use this cute table 😉.
10. Get the Perfect Birthday Board Just for the Fun of it
Recreate this picnic party idea:
Is this not the most amazing birthday board you have ever seen?! I LOVE the floral touch and all the fun details included. This would look soo good paired with the small sign and balloons just like she had done in the picture!
And the best part? You can get this for any age you want!
11. Get small bowls for fruits
Fruits are a must have for any picnic so why not serve them in these cute bowls? I can already imagine all the strawberries and grapes looking absolutely stunning in these!
12. A Picnic Basket To Hold Drinks
Recreate this picnic idea:
A basket filled with ice is probably the best way to go about keeping all your drinks cool and fresh.
I read somewhere that the key to the best picnic is to keep warm things warm and cold things cold, so here’s an easiest option to achieve that.
BIRTHDAY PICNIC PARTY ESSENTIALS
Had to mention food as the first essential because it’s the food we’re talking about 😉.
There are plenty of things you can bring but here are few popular picnic food options:
- Fruits: strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, etc.
- Colorful macarons
.. and more!
14. Baskets, baskets & more baskets!
The key to the best birthday picnic party ideas is to have baskets, baskets and more baskets..
For real tho, you want to make sure that you have enough baskets to easily store everything that you are planning to bring to the party. I would suggest having 1 big and 2 normal sized baskets for small things.
15. Charcuterie Boards
Recreate this look:
If you have already seen birthday picnic party ideas online then you know charcuteries boards are the RAGE!
I personally love charcuterie boards as it makes all the food look so much more professionally organized and visually appealing. This is another essential you cannot forget for your picnic birthday party!
16. A Serving Tray
A serving tray is especially great to hold all the glasses with drinks in them. Because it’s a picnic birthday, most of the things will be on the blanket which may increase the chances of spills. So a serving tray is an essential to help avoid that!
17. Birthday Cake
HOW cute are these cakes?
I don’t know what it is about them, but I’m totally obsessed with cakes like these. If you can get them from a store near you or even make them, please do so!
Here’s the link to the cardboard (above picture) to place underneath the cake to give it a more aesthetic look!
If you have seen the way people use glasses to have cakes, then you know why they are a total essential for any picnic birthday party!
I personally have not tried it yet but would love to experience it once! Oh, and we can’t forget they are also a must for the drinks hahaa.
19. Other platters to hold things
These white stylish platters are another essential that will make all the food much more organized and overall give it a better look.
Rectangular Platter: great for sandwiches, burgers, sushi etc.
Divided Serving Platter: this multi-serving platter is great for a variety of things like; dips, chips, popcorns, and all the others snacks.
Oval Serving Plates: these beauties make any sweet desserts like; donuts, cupcakes, cookies look absolutely stunning!
20. Disposable Camera
A disposable Camera is something everyone has these days! And it’s the best way to take some great pictures with your friends and create amazing memories. I would highly recommend getting this inexpensive camera for your birthday picnic party. I promise you won’t regret it!
21. Plates and Utensils
6 plates set for less than $20!!
This is a bit of an obvious one but we need plates and utensils to eat all the good food! Don’t forget to pack some in your picnic basket.
Napkins are no doubt another essential you need to pack for your picnic birthday party. They also act as a super cute decor so here are neutral ones that will match the whole theme!
23. Bluetooth Speaker
Outdoor birthday parties can get boring if not done right. Having a Bluetooth speaker where you can play all the good songs is an amazing idea to keep the party alive and everyone entertained. Even just some low music in the background can make a lot of difference!
24. Hand Sanitizers
Again, very obvious. Pack some hand sanitizers to keep yourself and your friends hygienic.
(Not that it matters but, I’m currently loving those strawberry-flavored ones from Bath & Body Works mainly because of their smell and also the cute packaging!)
Like I said before, picnic days are HOT so you want to make sure you have packed some great smelling perfumes. And Bath & Body Works perfumes just never disappoints, right?
26. Trash bag to throw garbage
A small trash bag is an essential and helpful product as you can easily throw any waste in it. It also reduces the clutter and keeps the place around you looking clean and fresh.
BIRTHDAY PICNIC PARTY GAMES
I have seen SOO many people paint with their friends at picnic parties and I think it’s the best thing to do! I would totally recommend trying this idea with your friends!
A bonus point if you don’t really know how to paint. 🤣
28. Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever is the OG of all games and it’s always a fun game to play at any party with friends. This game from Amazon has so many funny options that you will be surprised by some of the answers!
29. Fun Card Games
Cards are one of my go-to games to play with my friends. They are perfect for large groups of people and always create a fun environment.
These card games from Amazon look like you’ll have the time of your life playing them! I highly recommend checking these out if you are into playing card games with your friends.
30. Stacking Block Game
Remember the small table I was talking about and how it would be helpful? Here is your answer: stocking block game.
If you still haven’t played this game with your friends, this is your sign to do so! It’s super popular and always brings out the best laugh among the crowd.
31. Truth and Dare
Has anyone ever gotten bored of playing this game? I don’t think so. Truth and Dare is hands down the game everybody gets excited to play. So you can never go wrong with this!
32. Beat That Game
I wasn’t even aware of this game until I started writing this post, but looks SO much fun to play with friends or even family!
Basically, the game has about 165 really fun challenges that you can play with all the cups, balls, memo cards, etc. provided in the box. It has some super easy and fun tasks that’ll have you hooked for hours (not kidding, it says in their packaging)!
These were all the best birthday picnic party ideas to enjoy with your friends.
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