Finding fun activities for your teen’s birthday doesn’t have to be difficult! If your kid enjoys spending time outdoors, take advantage of their love of nature with these fun outdoor birthday party ideas for teens!
From fun party activities your teens and tweens will love to cool party themes, this list has everything you need to host an awesome birthday celebration outside.
Outdoor Birthday Party Ideas for Teens
When it comes to hosting a fun party for a teenager, there’s no better way to celebrate than with a fun theme.
But not just any party theme will do for a teen or tween birthday. Make sure your teenager has a blast at their birthday with the help of one of these cool outdoor party themes.
1. Camping or Glamping
Bring the campground to your teen’s party with a fun camping theme for their birthday celebration. Or if your tween isn’t into roughing it, glam up this party theme with a glamping look.
2. Pool Party
Pool parties are perfect for your teen’s birthday on a hot summer day. Invite all their friends to go the swimming pool then serve fun summer food, drinks, and ice cream to fit the warm weather theme. Don’t forget water balloons too!
You could even do a pool party movie night as an activity!
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3. Garden Party
What teenage girl wouldn’t love a birthday celebration filled with beautiful flowers? Hosting a garden party is a great way turn a plain outdoor party into an elegant affair. We also have some great afternoon tea menu ideas you might like!
4. Bouncy House Party
Bouncy houses aren’t just for little kids! Take your teen back to their childhood by renting some bouncy houses for them to play in with their best friends.
5. Under the Stars
Host a memorable party under the stars for your tween’s birthday this year. Kick off the party with some fun star-themed snacks and drinks, then let the party guests enjoy the view of the night sky after the sun goes down.
6. BBQ or Cookout
Hosting a classic backyard BBQ or cookout is a great way to celebrate a teen’s birthday. Just fire up the grill, whip up a few delicious sides, and serve your drinks on ice for a fun backyard birthday celebration.
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7. Luau or Beach Party
Even if you don’t live near the beach, you can still bring the ocean to your tween’s birthday. Create the look of a Hawaiian themed party in your backyard for a tropical celebration they won’t forget. Don’t forget the grass skirts!
You could also do Hawaiian movie night!
8. Outdoor Movie Night
Set up a movie screen in the backyard and show your teen’s favorite movies outside for their birthday. Make sure your guests are comfortable with seating and blankets on the ground. And don’t forget to serve plenty of movie-themed snacks for your guest to enjoy.
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9. Boho Picnic
Take a plain picnic birthday party to a new level by using a boho theme to decorate. Use nature to your advantage with this outdoor theme, decorating the yard with florals and neutral colors to enhance the theme.
Bring the carnival to your teen’s birthday with this fun party theme. Set up carnival games outside and serve food on sticks or rent a food truck for your party guests.
11. Music Festival
Invite your teen’s friends to a music festival to celebrate their birthday. Create the look of a festival at your outdoor venue and invite a band to perform.
12. Tie Dye
Let your tween get crafty at their next party by hosting a tie dye birthday celebration. In addition to letting everyone make their own tie dye, you can use the tie dye theme in your food and decorations, too.
13. Glow in the Dark
Celebrate your teen’s birthday at night with a glow in the dark party. Ask everyone to dress in bright, neon colors and pass out glow sticks, necklaces, and bracelets to everyone that attends.
14. Amusement Park
While you may have to keep the guest list smaller, going to an amusement park can be a great time during your kids later teen years!
15. Costume Party
A costume party is one of our favorite teenage birthday party ideas because it keeps your work less! You can pick a theme with your teen and then their friends can pick their costume!
16. Dinner Party
A classy dinner party or 20s themed party is a great way to make your teenager feel a little more grown up!
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17. Hotel Room Slumber Party
Teenage girls can really enjoy a hotel slumber party because of the pool, room service, spa, and big TVs.
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Outdoor Teenage Party Activities
Once you pick out your party theme, you’re going to need some fun party activities to keep your teenage guests entertained! Try these fun outdoor birthday party ideas for teens next time you host a party!
Setting up a bonfire is a great way to celebrate during the colder months. Don’t forget to provide hot dogs and marshmallows to your party guests.
19. Capture the Flag
Create some competition at your next party with a game of capture the flag. Separate the guests into teams and let them battle together.
Get messy at your next teenage party with a round of paintball to keep the party guests entertained.
21. Night Games
Play a round of classic outdoor night games, like flashlight tag, at your next nighttime celebration.
22. Color Fight
Create a memorable event at your next birthday party with a color war, which requires everyone to coat each other in different colored chalk or paint.
Head out on the trail to search for hidden “treasure” while geocaching at your next outdoor party.
24. Water Gun Fight
Take your teens back to their youth with a classic game — a water gun fight on a hot day.
25. Amazing Race/Survivor Challenges
Bring your teenager’s favorite reality show to their birthday party by setting up challenges similar to the ones found on the Amazing Race or Survivor.
26. Outdoor Board Games
Set up some outdoor board games, like yard Yahtzee or Twister, then let the party guests challenge each other to a game.
No summer celebration would be complete without some fireworks to end the night. Or simply pass out sparklers to your guests during the event.
28. Scavenger Hunt
Create a themed scavenger hut for your party guests to complete during the birthday celebration.
Hit the trails for your tween’s birthday to get some exercise and enjoy the beauty of nature.
30. Laser Tag
You can grab a laser tag home game and have so much fun even after the party is over!
31. Make Your Own Pizza Party
We love the idea of making your own mini-pizza. Make sure to have plenty of pizza topping options and even a few different sauces for a great pizza bar!
32. Fun Gaming Party
If your teenager loves card games or has a favorite video game, you may can put up a screen and projector to let them play it outside with their friends!
33. Movie Trivia
Star Wars or Harry Potter Trivia can be a lot of fun for movie buffs!
34. Murder Mystery Party
Similar to an escape room, you could host a murder mystery party! You can get a full murder mystery kit on Amazon!
36. Spa Night
You could hang twinkle lights and have stations set up for pedicures, manicures, and makeup outside!
37. Sports Party
If your teen is born during the season of their favorite sport, why not plan the party around a big game? Rent a large TV to have outside or put up a screen and projector to watch it outside!
38. Dance Party
There is nothing better than a fun dance party outside! Grab a bluetooth speaker and crank up their Spotify for a great time!
We hope these themes and birthday party activities help you throw an awesome party without a lot of pressure or spending too much time stressing!
Now that you have a theme and fun games or activities planned, it’s a good idea to choose party favors! We have a list of party favors for teen girls and Best Birthday Gifts for Teens you might like as well.
Another idea would be to have a photo booth for people to take a picture for a souvenir. If the kids have a cell phones, they could take it with their phone to save or post to social media later.
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