With summer approaching, parents are looking to celebrate their child's birthday party outdoors. A very popular theme is the Playground Party. I threw this type of party when my daughter turned two. My husband and I chose a more secluded park near a small river - it was breathtaking! We gathered up some picnic tables, and decorated the party area with bunches of pink helium balloons. We used pink napkins, paper plates, utensils, and tablecloths. Using a thick bristol board, we displayed a variety of photos of our little girls second year. It was a hit, our family and friends loved seeing how much she'd grown and changed over the last year.
There were lots of different foods to choose from (Subway sandwiches, pizza, venison, potato and macaroni salad, and lots of little treats). The birthday cake was ordered from a local bakery - we had them decorate with trees, flowers, and water, but added the sand and little plastic playground figures ourselves.
For games we filled an inflatable pool with balls (instead of water). We had the kids participate in a potato sack race, they blew bubbles, and swung at a piñata. They spent most of their playtime in the playground area - what a perfect theme!
The party was extremely successful and the kids absolutely loved it. Lucky for us, the weather turned out nice, but we did have a back-up plan just in case. For more detailed tips on how to throw a Playground Party, click here to check out our website.