If you’re reading this post, it’s pretty safe to assume that you know how to throw the perfect birthday party. You make the guest list feel comfortable and get them excited for the night ahead. You have enough food, drinks, games, and activities so everyone has a great time. And you don’t mind crying when your little sister finally realizes that her fifth birthday is actually going to be her final one as a kid (cue the waterworks). But now that you’ve gotten all of that behind you, it’s time to step up your game. Moving from throwing memorable parties to throwing memorable picnics will take some effort on your part. But if you follow these handy tips and tricks, then throwing an epic birthday picnic shouldn’t pose much of a problem for you in the future either!
Decide on the Right Location
The best place to throw a birthday picnic is in an open space. You want the guests to be able to easily move around and not feel squished or cramped. An easy way to ensure that this happens is by making sure you have enough space for everyone. It’s also important that there are enough picnic tables or other seating for everyone, as well as plenty of grass so your guests can sit on the ground and enjoy their meal.
Bring Out the Snacks
It might be difficult to figure out what type of food should be in your picnic basket, but one thing is for sure: You can’t go wrong with a healthy snack. The key word here is healthy. If you want your party guests to leave feeling full and happy, then snacks are the way to go. All you have to do is decide what type of snacks you’d like to bring and make sure they’re light enough that people can digest them easily. For example, if there are few children in attendance at your party, it might be smart to bring some fruit on the side instead of heavy sandwiches or other items that might cause stomachaches later on in the night. For the adults who are attending, high protein options like nuts and dried fruits will fill them up without weighing them down too much.
Do You Deed or Dish?
Do you like to gather your friends and family together in a cozy space and then douse them in a mixture of delicious food and beverages? Or do you prefer to throw a large party and serve up food on the side, but with fewer people around? The answer is probably that you enjoy both! But if you’re not sure which way will work better for your next picnic, here are some tips to help you decide. If it’s going to be a smaller gathering with only a few people, then go with a dish-based event. It’s much easier to prepare individual dishes when there aren’t many mouths to feed. On the other hand, if the party is going to be big with lots of people coming, then try throwing an event where there’s plenty of food for everyone. This way, everyone can enjoy their own dish or snack from your spread. And since people will likely eat more as they fill up on snacks, this type of party may be more suitable for those looking for big caloric intake!
Don’t Forget the Drinks
When it comes to picnics, a lot of people will say that the drinks are more important than food. But you can’t forget about the food! The point of having a picnic is to feed your friends and family and make them feel at home. And if you have a large gathering, then you’ll need plenty of food to keep everyone fed. Luckily, it doesn’t take much work to fill your cooler with snacks and drinks. If anything, you should add some ice packs so that everything stays cold until mealtime!
Games Are Important, Too!
Games are a great way to entertain your guests. It’s always fun to play games in the backyard and get to know more about each other. Games like charades, cornhole, and horseshoes are perfect for outdoor picnics and they provide endless entertainment. It’s also important to have activities that people of all ages can enjoy! Whether you’re throwing a birthday party or a family picnic, you should have activities that everyone can participate in. This could be as simple as playing catch with the kids or sharing some good old fashioned bingo with the adults. If you want to really make an impression, consider purchasing an inflatable game for your yard. These games are easy to set up and take down so there is no fussing over when it comes time to pack everything up at the end of the night.
1. Figure out your theme
What type of foods are you going to have? What games do you want to play? What activities will you be doing?
- Recruit a team dedicated to the party
Gather friends and family members for this task. If you don’t feel like doing it, delegate it to one of your friends or family members!
- Have plenty of drinks on hand
Since everyone is drinking, make sure that your drinks are fully stocked and ready for the party!
- Get the grilling started early
The grill is an essential part of any picnic, so make sure that there’s always food available for all those hungry mouths!
- Prepare a playlist that makes everyone move
Whether you’re playing music on an old record player or listening to a Spotify playlist, pick a song that gets people dancing!
- Make time for cake and ice cream flavors with unique names only your grandma would love