50 Nature-Inspired Kid’s Birthday Parties

by | Apr 17, 2015 | Parenting With Nature, Wild Activities | 10 comments

Confession, I am really into birthdays. For me it’s a month-long event that kicks off with me saying to myself in the mirror, “Treat yourself!”  That being said, birthdays don’t need to be elaborate or over the top (my daughter’s first was a low-key affair at our local nature center) in order to be memorable or fun. I tend towards natural parties with simpler activities that encourage everyone to really get their hands dirty, but every child and situation is different.

The kids birthday ideas, themes and recipes below are not intended to be done en-masse. Big kudos to those parents who have put these together, but let’s face it most of us are lucky enough to spell our child’s name correctly on the cake (just kidding, well sort of, I am eight months pregnant at the time of this post so mistakes have been made!). This list is intended to be more of a buffet – just pick and choose, tweak and change as you like to make the celebration your own. Because the warmer weather is coming, most of these parties include an outdoor element. I hope you find some inspiration for the big day!

Animals Themed Parties

Alligator in the Bayou Bash via Magnolia Creative 
Farm Party
via And Everything Sweet
14 Fin-Tastic Shark Party Ideas via The Chickabug Blog
Wild Kratts Birthday & Printables via Yellow Mums
Zoo Birthday Party via Dirt and Boogers

Bonus Birthday Cake Ideas 
Jungle Cake via Sweet via Dreams Cake App
Woodland Animal Cakes via Wilton

Bugs & Insect Themed Parties

Worm-themed bug party

Creepy Crawlies via Bird’s Party
Bubbles & Butterfly via Me Oh My Mama
Save the Bees via Apartment Therapy
Worm Party via Young House Love

Bonus Birthday Cake Idea 
Ant Cake via Sweetest Endeavors

Dinosaurs & Dirt Themed Parties

Mud themed party for kidsDinosaur Egg Hunt via Spaceships and Laser Beams
Great Experiments Science Party via
Jurassic Park Party via Mini Mocha
RAWR Third Birthday Party via Turtle Crafty Girl
Throw a Mud Party  via Growing a Jeweled Rose

Bonus Birthday Cake Idea 
Edible Dirt Cake via Kids Activities Blog

Getting Creative Themed Parties

IMG_2981c-1024x682Outdoor Art Party via Invite and Delight
Little Picassos Party via The Stori Book
Rainbow Art Party via Learn With Play at Home
Terrarium Themed Party via Pink and Green Mama
Watercolor Horse Celebration via Hostess with the Mostess

Bonus Birthday Cake Idea 
Rainbow Doodle Birthday Cake via  SweetaPolita

Growing & Gardens Themed Parties

Garden Themed Kids Birthday PartyFarmer’s Market Birthday Bash via Project Nursery
Flower Birthday via The Imagination Tree
Garden Themed Birthday via You Inspire Me
Plant a Seed Eco-Friendly Party via Frog Prince Paperie
Vegetable Patch Birthday via Hostess with the Mostess

Bonus Birthday Cake Idea 

Vegetable Patch Cake  via The Lemonista

Magic & Fairies Themed Parties

Kids Fairy Birthday Party Favor

A Fairy Tea Party via Stephanie Burt
Magical Garden Party via Catch My Party
Woodland Fairy Party via Hostess With the Mostess
Under the Sea Mermaid via Living Well Spending Less
Woodland Wonder via Aria Photography

Bonus Birthday Cake Idea
Naturally Colored Rainbow Cake via Twigg Studios

Outdoor Fun Themed Parties

Movie night theme birthday for kids Carnival Themed via Catch My Party 
Glow in the Dark Party
via B Lovely Events
Hiking/Camping Party via Meaningful Spaces
Outdoor Movie Party Ideas via Moms and Munchkins
Water Themed Party via Our Little House in the Country

Bonus Birthday Cake Idea
Glowing Birthday Cake via Craftsy

To Infinity & Beyond Themed Parties

Solar System and Stars Themed Kids Birthday Blast Off Birthday via The Celebration Shoppe
Solar System Birthday via Good Life Eats
Outer Space Party Ideas via One Charming Party
Stars & Space Party via The Swell Life
Astronaut & Planet Party via Smarty Parties Blog

Bonus Birthday Cake Ideas
Planetary Cakes via Handmade Charlotte

Wild Adventure Themed Parties

Campfire Birthday Cake Camping Birthday Adventure! via Cardstore
Fishing Party via Celebrations at Home
Indiana Jones via Kara’s Party Ideas
Little Rascals Party via Scheme Events
Sasquatch Explorer Party via Apartment Therapy
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn via SpaceShips and Laser Beams

Bonus Birthday Cake Idea
Campfire Cake via Shower of Roses

Some of My Favorite Finds!

Get Back to Nature Party via Mary Tree
Little Mountain Explorers
 via 100 Layer Cakelet
Nature Center Party  via Apartment Therapy
10 Low-Key Birthday Party Ideas for Kids via Hands on as We Grow
Nature Explorer Bag via Chez Beeper Bebe
Nature Quiz Party Game via Rain or Shine Mama (good for any time of year)
40 Ideas for Nature Walks and Scavenger Hunts (free printables) via Living Montessori Now

Tree Birthday Cake via Milk and Cereal Blog
DIY Organic Frosting via Tread Mill Runway

Alright that’s all for now – party on Wayne and party on Garth!

Your Woman Gone Wild,

PS. I would love to hear what nature-inspired ideas and celebrations you’ve done in your family!


Kids Nature Inspired Birthday Themes and Ideas


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