Thinking about hosting a birthday party outside in Greenville? One of the great things about Greenville is our moderate weather. This means birthday parties outside are often a reasonable option. We recently compiled your ideas about indoor birthday party spots but for those who like fun in the sun (or just being outdoors as long as it’s not pouring and/or freezing!), KAG contributor Lindy Wilson made this list of fabulous outdoor birthday party spots.
Don’t forget Kidding Around Greenville also has a full directory of places all over town that offer birthday parties for kids. You can see the full Ultimate Birthday Party Guide here.
Outdoor Birthday Party Venues Near Greenville
Outdoor Parties at Parks in Greenville
Depending on the location, you can reserve a gazebo at one of the many local parks. If you’d rather skip the fee, you can press your luck or just plan on picnic blankets at one of the parks that doesn’t take reservations. This tends to be a popular option for young kids and can be as easy as sending out a few e-invites and grabbing some cupcakes. Also great for your sports fans as you can do a soccer party or basketball, etc.
Paris Mountain State Park– you can simply rent a shelter in the park or with so many spots throughout the park, you have many options including camping.
Venues for Outside Birthday Parties
The Greenville Zoo has birthday packages for children. You can also reserve a shelter at the nearby Cleveland Park or look into group rates for admission. This, of course, lends itself to lots of fun themes of lions, tigers, and bears as well as safari or jungle adventure!
Pools or splash pads – Pool parties in Greenville have various fees, though your local community/neighborhood/apartment pool maybe an inexpensive option (see their specific rules for guest limits and so forth). The Greenville Recreation Department has party packages for their waterparks and aquatic center (which technically is indoors so nice weatherproof option). Don’t forget Shipwreck Cove – they offer birthday party packages too! You could also check out the splash pad downtown near the Reedy River or the Duncan splash pad.
Roper Mountain Science Center– We attended a party at their butterfly garden which included a scavenger hunt on their trails! That theme was fairies but butterfly (Fluttershy!), bugs, mountains, dirt (think construction site cakes), frogs, nature, trees, and more all would work.
Restaurant patio options
The Runway Cafe at the Greenville Airport Park has a patio right next to the playground. We’ve done two birthdays there. Reserve a few patio tables and order drinks and food for your guests (we do a bunch of appetizers and then guests can order additional items depending on their needs and dietary restrictions). Bigger groups can even reserve a hanger! Airplanes are an obvious theme but we also did Rainbow Dash!
O-Cha Tea Bar– They offer birthday party packages; call for your custom package. With windows all around you get a good view of the Reedy River or you can go on the patio, the grass or even the nearby splash pad as mentioned above. Perhaps a standard tea party, Alice in Wonderland, or Mulan theme are all a given but maybe a modern Tokyo theme for preteens? Lots of fun concepts here! Maybe a trip to the nearby splash pad if it’s sunny!
Happy Cow Creamery– This looks like the ultimate dairy party! See the animals, tour the farm and play some old fashion games!
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What’s your favorite outdoor party spot? Let us know in the comments!