Want some fun and creative birthday picnic ideas for adults? Then we at Peerspace have you covered! Picnics are one of the most relaxing and adventurous ways to eat a meal. There’s something about the fresh air, sunshine, and a good breeze that makes your food taste even better. And if you’ve got a birthday coming up soon, then enjoying a birthday picnic can be a wonderful way to celebrate.
But how do you upgrade your picnic and make it even more special for your big day? We’ve got a few ideas. Keep reading to discover 13 of our favorite birthday picnic ideas for adults, sure to make your day feel even more special.
If you’re looking for a place where you can spread your blanket without the crowds, don’t forget to check out Peerspace to find rentable event venues in your area. You can find all kinds of unique spots to stage a picnic, like outdoor gardens, private cottages, or even breathtaking rooftops.
1. Tropical picnic
Channel a taste of the tropics with this birthday picnic idea for adults. Try hosting a tropical Tiki-themed picnic with a menu of pineapple chicken, mango salsa, or pineapple skewers for a birthday picnic of exotic and beachy flavors.
To help immerse yourself in the atmosphere, keep an eye out for Peerspace venues with a little tropical flair, like this relaxing garden oasis in North Miami, FL.
2. Lakeside picnic
Imagine listening to lapping water as you enjoy your birthday picnic beside a rocky shore. You won’t have to imagine if you host your birthday picnic by a nearby lake. Check out your local parks or national forests for lakes with picnic areas where you can enjoy the water for your birthday. Or, if you favor something a little more private, consider renting a Peerspace lake house to enjoy a birthday of relaxing fun by the water.
3. Woods picnic
The forest can be magical and make an amazing backdrop for a birthday picnic. When you’re surrounded by towering trees and chirping birds, you can’t help but feel at ease. National parks offer plenty of great spots to lay out a blanket. Or, if you want a more private spot, keep an eye out for Peerspace cabins, like this woodland retreat in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA.
4. Beach picnic
Do you live close to the coast? Make your birthday a beach day and enjoy a picnic on the sand. Sun, surf, and a cool ocean breeze can make the day feel special. Packing a selection of seafood in your basket can help you celebrate your theme – like tuna salad or chilled crabcakes.
And if you want to upgrade the occasion, renting a beach house can give you a fun place to relax and watch the waves once you’ve finished your picnic.
Don’t forget to check out our creative picnic decoration ideas to make your birthday even more festive!
5. Gourmet picnic
Want to enjoy a taste of the finer things in life for your birthday picnic? Try hosting a gourmet picnic with an elite menu for your special day! Some ideas for a gourmet picnic menu include charcuterie cheese, sandwiches with ciabatta bread, and a bottle of wine or two.
Oh, and if you booked your picnic venue with Peerspace, you can ask the Peerspace concierge to put you in touch with a caterer. An outdoor gourmet meal that you don’t even have to cook? Sounds like a win to us!
6. Boho floor picnic
Who says a picnic has to happen outside? You can put a unique spin on your picnic by hosting an indoor picnic with bohemian floor pillows. Something adventurous about eating on the floor inside is hard to describe. But you’ll know what we mean if you try it! It’s birthday picnic ideas for adults like these that are perfect for rainy days, or birthdays in the colder months.
7. Poolside picnic
Not feeling the beach or the lake? Try picnicking by the pool instead! Pools can set the stage for a picnic full of tropical-inspired fun and help you work up your appetite by swimming before you enjoy your picnic spread. Just wait an hour after eating before jumping back in the water!
8. Flower field picnic
Flowers make everything a little bit brighter. So, what better place to enjoy your birthday picnic than a field of flowers? This spectacular flower farm in Ferris, TX, has wildflowers for days. Between the open field and the cozy outdoor pavilion, there are plenty of spots to set up a scenic picnic for a birthday full of floral colors.
9. Barn picnic
Looking for more rustic and scenic adult picnic party ideas? Try picnicking in a rustic barn! While animal smell might not sound appetizing while you eat, that won’t be a problem if you host at a barn designed for events, like this rustic barn in Sonoma, CA.
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10. Rooftop picnic
Why not take your picnic to new heights by picnicking on a rooftop? You can find rooftops with plenty of room for tables and chairs on Peerspace, like this private rooftop space in Portland, OR. It’s awesome for those who live in urban areas or want to enjoy a view for their birthday picnic. It’s also a perfect spot to implement our next birthday picnic ideas for adults.
11. Sunset picnic
The time of day you choose to host your picnic can totally change the mood of your event. Hosting your birthday picnic during sunset can allow you to up the drama factor and take in some beautiful sights while you enjoy your birthday food. To get the most out of your experience, look for venues with a view, like this hillside deck in LA.
12. Dessert picnic
This birthday picnic party idea for adults lets you skip straight to dessert. Instead of going for a savory route with your picnic menu, curate a selection of sweets to sample while you enjoy some fresh air and sunshine with your best friends. Portable sweets for a picnic basket include handheld apple pies, blueberry crumble bars or even healthy fruit skewers.
13. Brunch picnic
Are you a big fan of brunch? Try combining your favorite brunch foods with your birthday picnic for the ultimate outdoor brunch experience. Brunch items you could pack in your picnic basket include classic buttermilk donuts, crunchy apple salad, or mini-muffin quiches.
Remember — brunch doesn’t have a time limit regardless of what anyone might tell you.