fun outdoor party ideas perfect for kids

Whether you are planning a birthday party, having friends over to beat the heat, or simply enjoying a backyard BBQ, these five fun outdoor party ideas will be perfect to try this summer.

double water slide for kids

Outdoor Party Ideas

And if you find the end of summer creeping up on your before you can plan the outdoor fun, go ahead and make it a back to school bash or “send off to summer party” instead. Whatever the reason, just have fun!

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diving in the pool

Make a Splash

Of course if you have a swimming pool — even an above-ground pool — this is an obvious one. But even if you don’t have access to a pool, a sprinkler or Slip ‘n Slide can be just as great.

And if all else fails, you can still have a wet and wild party. Pool toys like water guns, water balloons, and water relay races will make for plenty of fun times.

Use themed-party foods and fabulous decorations to really make a splash with your guests!

goldfish cookies for beach party

Life’s a Beach

Bring the beach to your backyard! If you have a sand box — or can get one for the beach party — you can (kind of really) bring the sand to your yard.

Grab some sand toys and invite your guests to partake in a little sand castle-building competition. Make an arch out of beach balls to welcome everyone to your yard and serve under the sea themed party foods.


In Bloom Garden Party

If you are the type of person who loves to garden, and have friends that do as well, invite them over for some horticulture hoopla.

Have your guests plant some seeds in a cup or decorate a terra cotta pot they can plant it in and take home. Make Pudding Dirt Cups with gummy worms slithering out for added effect.

Colorful pinwheels around the garden will be a lively way to decorate and add a fun whimsical touch to the party.

Tic Tac Toe Carnival Themed NERF Games

Carnival Themed Nerf Party

Grab your Nerf toys and invite your guests to bring their own as well. Set up a fun carnival themed NERF party complete with midway-type games and carnival foods.

A few cardboard boxes, craft supplies and yard toys can be the perfect tools needed to create a big top in your yard. 

Serve cotton candy and big pretzels to your guests for added flair!

host a kite flying party

Go Fly a Kite

If you have a nice breeze, invite your guests to come over with their favorite kite. Or, pick up a few extra kites as a party favor for each guest of that seems easier.

OR… purchase craft supplies for everyone to make their own kite! It will be awesome seeing how each kite performs once everyone flies their kite.

For food and decorations think diamond shapes and bright colors. Graham crackers decorated like kites will make for a fabulous treat for your party guests.

These are just five fun outdoor party ideas for kids of ALL ages that you can host once the warm weather comes. Use your best creative talents and see what other ideas you can come up with!

In fact, why not host a field day or find one of another 101+ summer activities to create a summer party around! Have fun.

fun outdoor party ideas perfect for kids
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