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Birthday Picnic Ideas

Since gatherings may look a little different this Summer, we thought it would be fun to create a list of birthday picnic ideas to make your next “quarantine birthday” a special one.

Throwing a Birthday Picnic?

If you’re looking for creative ways to celebrate a loved ones birthday, having a classic outdoor picnic is one great option. Keep it simple with just a traditional checkered picnic blanket and good food or go the distance with picnic invitations, DIY decorations, and outdoor activities for the kids.

This round up is chock full of inspiring ideas, recipes, activities, printables and more to get you ready for your next birthday picnic no matter the size of the gathering.

Planning Your Picnic

The first thing to consider is the where? You don’t necessarily have to go far from home but always be sure to check the by-laws in your area for rules on outdoor gatherings. And once you’ve determined the where, consider the theme, will it be a relaxing boho picnic?, or a a fun and colorful tropical picnic?

Printable Invitations

It seems only fitting to send actual invitations for a traditional birthday picnic in the park. Yes, I mean actual paper, say what? 😉

Decorate Your Picnic

There are so many creative DIY decor ideas to help make your next picnic a memorable one. From upcycled tin can utensil holders, colorful summer garland, and a repurposed denim picnic blanket to pretty mason jar lanterns, these craft ideas will keep you on budget.

Drinks at a Picnic

Aside from the food, tasty drinks at a picnic are one of the most important elements of a good picnic. Choose from any one of these cold, refreshing Summer drink recipes to enjoy!

Picnic Appetizers

Keep your guest(s) happy with delicious and simple apps such as a spicy Southern chip dip or impressive watermelon skewers.

Picnic Food

What comes to mind when you think about a picnic? For me, it’s an assortment of delicious and easy to pre-make salads, wraps and sandwiches.

Desserts for the Picnic

You can’t have a picnic without the sweets. Which one of these mouth watering dessert options would you love to try?

Activities for Kids

Last but not least, consider some fun games and activities for the kids to enjoy while at the picnic like an outdoor nature scavenger hunt or silly homemade water sponge balls.

We hope this round up of picnic ideas has inspired you to start planning. And actually I don’t think there needs to be a birthday to celebrate, getting outdoors is a good enough reason to have a picnic!

For more birthday picnic ideas, search this outdoor Summer party ideas board on Pinterest or check other these other birthday party ideas. Have fun!

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