A Nature-Themed Birthday Bash

Photo by: The Carrie Murray Nature Center

Are you planning a special birthday? Why not try an outdoor or nature-themed party? Easy to do on a budget (you can repurpose things from around the house or outdoors), nature-themed birthdays are perfect for children of all ages. We’ve pulled together some decorations, games, food, and even party favor ideas to make your party extra special!

Decorations for a nature-themed party are easy and usually pretty cost-friendly. This wooden cupcake stand idea from Parents.com was created from paper-covered soup cans and wood rounds. The rest of the table was decorated with twigs and leaves from the backyard. The mushroom cupcakes in the picture below are also featured on the Parents.com website.

Photo by: Amanda Kingloff and Taryn Mohrman


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Nature-themed parties provide built-in games and activities. Send your party guests on scavenger hunts, or ask them to go outside and draw the things they see in the backyard for their “nature book.” Hostess with the Mostess has several nature-themed party ideas, with food, decoration ideas, games, and more. At the party featured on the Hostess with the Mostess website, party guests planted their own nature gardens.

Photo by: Jen CYK Photography


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Another fun idea at a nature-themed party is to set up a trail mix station. Party guests are given bowls, brown paper sacks, or anything else you have around your home and make their own trail mix. This idea is especially perfect in the case of food allergies. No one has to do without, because they can hand pick what they want to eat. Kojo Designs features step-by-step instructions on creating a trail mix buffet with helpful tips and pictures.

Photo by: Kojo Designs

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Don’t forget to send your party guests home with fun and memorable party favors! Here at Nature Favors, we have the perfect party favors for any nature-themed birthday party. Pictured below are our seeded party favors. Our seeded favors actually grow and come with pots, soil, and personalized favor tags.

Photo by: Nature Favors

Creative DIY Centerpiece Decorations – Nature Style

Centerpiece displays do not have to be expensive or elaborate, especially if you are planning a nature-themed wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, or event.  It is always exciting to see photos of how brides choose to display their favors.  Here are some great examples:


Vintage Mason Jar Wedding Table Centerpiece Decoration

Fresh cut lavender purchased from your local farmer’s market, along with tree branches were used to create this simple, yet elegant, centerpiece display.  The branches not only added a touch of nature to the bouquet, but also served as a hanger for our bird seed hearts.  Pssst…Learn how to add color to a clear Mason jar.  We will be sharing this information in a future blog so be sure and bookmark us.


Nature-Themed Wedding Table

Reagan & Ryan chose a nature-themed wedding, which included table cloths with birds and bird seed hearts attached to grapevine wire napkin holders. The centerpiece used here is an other example of a simply beautiful and affordable table display. I love the different shades of white, they really make the fresh botanical arrangement pop!


Bird Seed Hearts Forming a Heart

One of our brides sent us this photo of how she used our bird seed hearts to form a heart in the center of the table. I thought this was adorable and a very creative way to display the hearts.

Try our bird seed hearts for yourself here: Bird Seed Hearts by Nature Favors.


Bird Seed Heart Favors by Nature Favors

Have you heard? Bird is the word and brides are going wild over our bird seed heart favors for their nature themed weddings and eco-friendly bridal showers.

Available with natural hemp twine, satin ribbon, organza bags, and personalized tags, brides use them as decorations by hanging them on tree branches, creating a dramatic nature themed centerpiece. They can be used to decorate individual place settings or even used as napkin holders.

Handmade exclusively from all natural ingredients, Nature Favors bird seed hearts are affordable, eco friendly, and organic! These are our most popular favors for the 2009 wedding season.

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