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Birthday party at the park – How to throw a kids party in the park

Why Should You Have a Birthday Party at the Park?

A birthday party at the park is a great idea! There are lots of fun places to host a children’s birthday party, but parks are top of the list! First of all, parks are a lot more spacious than living rooms! Secondly, the space is often much less cluttered than in someone’s home. Thirdly, guests can easily mingle at a park and connect with each other.

childrens party in the park

Furthermore, you can bring your own food to the party. It’s also cheaper to hold a party at a park because you won’t be paying for any cleanup or renting anything! Finally, if it’s cold outside, you can bundle up and stay warm in the cozy picnic area.

Benefits of a Children’s Birthday Party in the Park

children buidling a den in the woods

Outdoor birthday parties are becoming more and more popular. The benefits of having an outdoor party include:

-Getting some fresh air and sun

-Less expensive than an indoor party

-Being able to enjoy the outdoors

-Having more of a neighborhood feel

– Less set up and clear up than in your own home

-Children have plenty of space to run around

-You can invite lots of people without worrying about space

What You Need for an Outdoor Birthday Party in A Park

children playing in the park

The first thing you will need for your outdoor birthday party is a location. There are a number of options to choose from, depending on the size and age of your guests. You can have your party in a large park with plenty of open space, or you could have it in a playground. If you have very young children, it might be best to stick to an enclosed playground so they can’t escape and get lost.

Decide how big and formal you want your party to be:

If you’re planning something more casual, like an informal picnic or barbecue, that’s one less detail you’ll need to plan. If this is more formal and elaborate than that then we recommend renting a tent or pavilion (depending on weather) and having it catered by an outside company.

Fun Party Activities for Kids at a Park

giant bubbles party park

A park is a great place for children to have fun. There are so many things they can do at the park. We have compiled a list of 10 party activities children can do at the park.

1. Set up a treasure hunt

2. Build a den

3. Play Frisbee

4. Fly some kites

5. Have a huge game of hide and seek

6. Play with bubble wands and make giant bubbles

7. Go on a nature trail or hike

8. Have a teddy bears picnic

9. Play rope skipping games with a giant rope

10. Have an egg and spoon race

Party in the park food & drinks ideas

food ideas for party in the park

A picnic is a great choice for a party in the park. Picnic ideas can seem overwhelming when you’re trying to please a variety of tastes. One way to ensure the fun is had by all is by choosing a menu that is easy and delicious on the go.

Here are our favorite picnic food ideas:

Make it fresh: Bring salads, baguettes, and cheeses with you.

Cook in advance: Make meatballs or roasted chicken ahead of time so it’s ready for your day at the park.  

Pack snacks: Nuts and dried fruit provide a healthy bite on the go.

Another great food idea for a party in the park is a barbeque.

Hot dogs are a great, easy option for a park BBQ! Below are some ideas for when you want to do more than just grill a sausage. Follow these ideas or make up your own!

-Pulled pork

-Bacon-wrapped dates

-Grilled pineapple with cinnamon sugar

-Citrus cucumber salad

-Roasted corn on the cob

Decorations for your party in the park

party in the park decorations

Some outdoor party decorations could include things like battery fairy lights and lanterns, paper lanterns, and balloons. These types of decorations are usually easy to set up in trees or tents and can create a beautiful atmosphere for your party.

It is important to pick up the right decoration that will suit the theme and color scheme of your event. Furthermore, you also need to consider your budget and how much work you want to put in for your outdoor party decorations. Plus remember to take all of your decorations with you when you leave!

Outdoor Games for Kids to play in the park

There are several outdoor games for children to play. One of the common ones is hide-and-seek. You can find a list of outdoor games for children below:

1) Hide-and-seek

2) Tag

3) Kickball

4) Capture the flag

5) Dodgeball

6) Duck, duck, goose

Tips for Planning a Children’s Birthday Party at the Park

It is important to keep in mind that most parks are public spaces. While you are the one renting the space, other people are still allowed to use it. Consider this when deciding what activities you want to do at your party.

When planning a children’s birthday party at the park, it is important to consider what type of activities will be appropriate for all age groups and how much space is available in the park. If there is not enough space for all your guests or if there are other people using the park, then it might be best to pick another location for your party.

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Jane Sheriff is the founder, creative director, party planner and mom of three. She started Darling Celebrations back in 2012 to share easy and beautiful ideas for celebrating the special events in life.

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