Last Updated on June 23, 2021 by Maggie
Perhaps you or someone special in your life has a birthday coming up, you’re probably thinking about throwing a birthday party in celebration.
What better way to celebrate than with a backyard birthday party?
Whether you have sufficient space in your own backyard or a friend who will allow you to use theirs.
There are virtually endless possibilities for hosting a party outside.
Maybe you’ve got the space picked out, but don’t know exactly what to do with it or what theme to go with for the party.
- What are some of the best backyard birthday party ideas?
- Which kind of party is your little one going to love?
- How about your husband or wife what kind of party would they enjoy?
If you’re asking yourself those kinds of questions, wonder no longer, because we’re here to help!
In this article, we’ll tell you about 7 awesome backyard birthday party ideas that are sure to be a hit and have everyone talking for years to come.
Now then, let’s get started!
1. Throw a Fun Pool Party
You can’t talk about outdoor entertainment without mentioning a pool party.
It’s a bit cliche, and only works in the summertime, but a pool party is still one of the best ways to celebrate someone’s birthday.
So if you have a pool in your backyard consider going with a classic when planning your big birthday extravaganza.
The best part of all is there’s really not much planning involved with this one.
Along with swimming, and jamming out to some good music, you can just order a bunch of pizzas and simply relax and have a good time.
If it’s a kid’s party, a few pool toys are really all you need to turn up the fun to the next level.
Pool parties are a great way to beat the heat in the summer, don’t require much setup, and are relatively cheap to execute.
Regardless of age, everyone will be sure to have a great time eating, dancing, and enjoying the water.
2. Host a Backyard Birthday Party Cookout
Everyone loves a good cookout.
If you combine good food with a few drinks, close friends, and a little bit of music, you’ve got yourself a guaranteed good time.
Like a pool party, this is a relatively easy one to set up. All you need is a grill, some hot dogs and hamburgers, and a few snacks.
If it’s a bigger party, have everyone bring an item or two potluck style, that way you can keep the costs down.
For instance, have someone bring cups and plates, while someone else takes care of chips and drinks.
Maybe you love cooking and want to show off your skills, there’s a great variety of easy-to-make dishes that are sure to be a hit at your party.
One thing’s for sure, if done correctly, your friends and family will be reminiscing about “the cookout” for years to come.
When it comes to beating the heat, keep a well-stocked cooler, plenty of ice on hand, and some sprinklers for the kids to play in.
Little ones and big ones too love being sprayed with water.
3. Have a Scavenger or Egg Hunt
If you’re throwing a birthday party for a youngster, a scavenger or egg hunt is a perfect way to ensure that they and their friends have a wonderful time.
Scavenger hunts require kids to work together and use their brains, all while having fun in the process.
Maybe you’re interested in having a cookout, or a pool party, but want to add another layer to the fun.
A scavenger hunt or some kids’ games right before everyone eats lunch or dinner is an excellent addition to any birthday party.
It will also help keep young ones busy while the food is being prepared.
4. Movie Night at the Backyard Birthday Party
Believe it or not, it’s actually quite easy to set up a projector in the backyard and have a movie night.
With just a few chairs or blankets laid out on the grass, you have your very own backyard theater!
Do you have a teenager in the family?
Then this could be an amazing way to cap off a fun day of swimming in the pool and chowing down on some pizza.
This does work better at night, as projectors can be hard to see during the day, so keep that in mind while planning.
Also, if you decide to buy the movie equipment, you can reuse it and have a family movie night in the backyard whenever the mood takes you.
That’s a great, fun way to get everyone together for some bonding time.
Want to take this up a notch? If your birthday boy or girl is a big fan of video games.
Hook up their favorite gaming console to the projector and let them game the night away.
Everyone can set up tents and camp out in the backyard, playing their favorite games on the big screen into the night.
5. Set Up a Laser Tag Arena
Obviously, you need the laser tag equipment itself, but outside of that, you can let your creativity run wild and get as crazy with this one as you want.
Maybe, set up black lights, get some glow stick jewelry, and have a neon paradise in your backyard, brilliant.
No matter how far you decide to go, your young ones are sure to love it.
If you’ve got some land (that you don’t mind dirtying with a little paint) and your kids are old enough, paintball is a very similar and equally fun option.
6. Turn Your Backyard into A County Fair
So, much like the laser tag arena, this one can be as complex as you want it to be.
Setting up a small county fair in your backyard is the kind of birthday party that will blow your guests away.
You can even set up a water slide and some sprinklers if it’s a hot day.
Add a few mini-games, like horseshoes, corn-hole, a volleyball net, and you’ve got yourself your own personal fair… right in your backyard!
If you really want to add to the county fair experience, get a cotton candy machine to go along with your standard fair food.
They’re surprisingly affordable and unsurprisingly delicious and can take your birthday bash to the next level.
How crazy an idea is that for a party? Guaranteed to please all ages.
7. Have a Wine Tasting Party
This is a less kid-friendly idea!
Wine tasting might just be the answer you’re looking for.
Hosting a wine tasting party isn’t all that difficult, either.
All you need are four to six bottles of red and white wines, glasses, bread, appetizers, and you’re all set!
Like everything else on this list, you can have as much fun with the decor as you want.
This type of party is much more low-key, which some people might prefer.
You know your guests, so plan accordingly.
It’s also a good way to cap off a day at the pool, too, which is worth keeping in mind.
You’re Ready to Host The Ultimate Backyard Birthday Party!
Now that you’re up to date on these 7 fun backyard birthday party ideas, you’re ready to throw your own!
Just don’t be surprised when your friends are jealous of your party-throwing abilities.
Remember, this is a party! Don’t let the planning overwhelm you; have fun with the process!
If you involve the whole family, each of these ideas can be just as memorable as the party itself.
Also, don’t be afraid to combine ideas to create one mega-party experience.
No matter what your age, spending the day in your backyard with family and friends is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday.
Even a christening, wedding anniversary, or family reunion.
Check out this picture of our family get-together on Easter Saturday in our backyard. It was amazing.
We wish you the best backyard birthday party ever.