Best Birthday Picnic Ideas for Adults

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If you're looking for the best birthday picnic ideas for adults, look no further! This blog post will discuss everything you need to know about throwing a fantastic picnic party. We have got you covered, from food and drinks to games and activities. So grab your sunscreen and get ready for a day of fun in the sun!

Why Make a Birthday Picnic Party for Adults?

A picnic party is the perfect birthday celebration for adults! It is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, spend time with friends and family, and eat delicious food.

Plus, there are no rules when it comes to picnic parties - you can make them as simple or as elaborate as you like.

What You Will Need for Your Picnic Party

Now that you're sold on the idea of a picnic party let's discuss what you will need to make it happen. First, you will need to choose a location.

If you're picnicking in your backyard, that's great! But if not, any park or green space will do. Just be sure to check for picnic table availability and whether or not grills are available. Also, choose a location with plenty of parking and easy access to where the party is taking place.

Second, you will need invitations. You can either make your own or purchase them online. Be sure to include all pertinent information, such as the date, time, location, and other essential details.

Canva (1) has some great templates for invitations, and you can download the file as a jpeg and send it to a place like Office Depot (2) to have your invitations printed.

Next, you will need to decide what kind of food you want to serve at your picnic party. Will you be serving a full meal or just light snacks? Decide on a menu and then create a grocery list accordingly.

Picnic games

Last but not least, you will need to think about activities. What will everyone be doing at the picnic party? Will there be games? If so, don't forget to pack them!

With these tips in mind, you're well on your way to throwing the best birthday picnic party ever. Click here for more picnic tips.

Fun Picnic Ideas

One of the best ways to make your arty a success is to create a theme. Your theme could be as simple as a color scheme, or you could go all out with matching tableware, decorations, and games.

Birthday picnic themes:

  • Summer birthday picnic: think fresh fruits, green grass, and lots of sunshine!

  • Garden party birthday picnic: have fun with floral tableware and decorate the space with pretty flowers.

  • Pool party birthday picnic: this is the perfect opportunity to get creative with your food and drinks menu! Think refreshing cocktails, light snacks, and summery desserts.

  • Movie night birthday picnic: make it a cozy night by packing blankets, pillows, and snacks to share. Don't forget the popcorn!

  • Boho birthday picnic: create an eclectic boho picnic that matches your style. Make it as fashionable as you want.

What to Bring to a Picnic Party for Adults?

Essentials to bring to a picnic party for adults:

  • A cooler packed with ice for keeping food and drinks cold.

  • Paper plates, paper towels, cups, and utensils.

  • Picnic blanket or tablecloth.

  • Lawn chairs or blankets for sitting on the ground.

  • Pillows to sit on or maybe for a quick nap.

  • Sunscreen and hats if it's sunny out.

  • Insect repellent if there are mosquitoes or other pests in the area.

  • Games like frisbee or cornhole if you want to stay active.

  • Fresh flowers and vases

  • Bluetooth speaker

  • Trash bags

  • Water for washing hands and plates.

  • Balloons

Birthday Picnic Food Menu

Picnic foods that are usually pretty standard – sandwiches, chips, fruit, etc. But if you want your birthday picnic to be extra special, you'll need to step up your food game.

Here are some excellent birthday picnic ideas for adults that will make your picnic party the best yet!

If you're looking for birthday picnic ideas that are sure to impress, try serving a variety of gourmet appetizers. Antipasto Skewers with cured meats and olives, mini quiches, and bite-sized bruschetta are perfect finger foods for a picnic.


For something sweet, consider making mini fruit tarts or chocolate-dipped strawberries. And don't forget the champagne!

Foods for your picnic:

  • Antipasto Skewers with cured meats and olives

  • Mini quiches

  • Bite sized bruschetta

  • Fruit tarts or chocolate dipped strawberries

  • Cheese platter

  • Cupcakes

  • Macaroni salad

  • Potato Salad

  • Chips

  • Fruit Punch or sangria

  • Champagne & strawberries

  • Gourmet cheese & crackers

  • Fresh fruits & veggies

  • Mini quiches or finger sandwiches

Don't forget the birthday cake! No birthday is complete without a birthday cake. If you're feeling ambitious, try making your own cake or cupcakes. Otherwise, there's no shame in buying a store-bought cake or even an ice cream cake.

Luxury picnic and birthday cake

The important thing is that you have something sweet to eat on your special day!

Here are some ideas for birthday cakes:

  • chocolate cake

  • vanilla cake

  • Strawberry cake

  • funfetti cake

  • ice cream cake

Party Games

Picnic party games

Doing something special for your birthday picnic is important to ensure your guests have the best time possible.

Try some classic games with a twist if you're stuck on birthday picnic ideas. For example, Twister is always a good time, but you can make it more interesting by adding props or playing in teams.

Set up a croquet or bocce ball tournament if you're feeling competitive. And if all else fails, there's always frisbee!

Games you can play at a picnic:

  • volleyball

  • horseshoes

  • cornhole

  • potato sack races

  • tug of war

  • ladder ball

  • limbo

  • water balloon toss

Whatever birthday picnic ideas you choose, remember to have fun and enjoy the outdoors!

Bring Fun Helium Balloons

Birthday picnic balloons

What's a birthday picnic without some decorations? Bring a few helium balloons to tie to the blanket or basket.

My favorite birthday balloon idea is this giant number balloon. They come in all sorts of fun colors- get creative! Bring along a birthday banner or some streamers if you're feeling extra festive.

Picnic Decoration and Party Theme

Decorations outdoors can be challenging because you have to worry about things blowing away in the wind. Birthday picnic, choose a decoration theme and stick to it. I went with a "Flamingo Fiesta" theme for my most recent birthday party.

I hung flamingo banners and streamers from the trees, laid out a flamingo tablecloth, and even put pink tassels on the birthday balloons! It was so much fun and brought the party together.

Balloon arch

Try making a giant balloon arch if you want to get creative with your birthday picnic decorations! It's perfect for taking photos or adding some extra flair to your party space.

Here are some easy birthday decoration ideas:

- birthday banner

- birthday streamers

- birthday balloons

- party hats

- noisemakers

Final Thoughts

Picnic Birthday Party

Picnic parties are the perfect way to celebrate summer. They're laid-back, there are no rules, and you can tailor them to your preferences. If planning and setting up a picnic is too overwhelming, you can always hire a picnic company to take care of the details, food, setup, and cleanup.

With all these birthday picnic ideas, you'll be sure to have a birthday party that everyone will remember. Start planning your birthday picnic today!

Do you have any other excellent birthday picnic ideas? Please share them in the comments below!

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