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9 Fabulous Birthday Party Ideas to Try in Kenya

Looking for the best birthday party ideas in Kenya?

We’ve shared nine fabulous ideas in this article for your consideration.

Birthday parties will always be trendy because almost everyone wants to celebrate this valuable milestone with their loved ones.

However, with each birthday party, there’s the need for incredible decor ideas and props.

That’s why we’re sharing nine of some of the best birthday party ideas in Kenya

1. Themed welcome goody packs

If there’s no budget for a big splash on food and decor, consider making the arrival and welcome moment special and unforgettable for each guest.

As they stream in, immerse them into your birthday party experience by issuing nicely themed bags or boxes filled with thoughtful or personalized gifts such crafted pieces, cocktail kits, books, subscriptions, and promo codes.

Simple, welcome goody bags

Bear in mind that these are just our suggestions as event planner in Kenya and you can easily personalize your welcome goody packs as you please.

In the past, goody packs were handed out as guests left, but there’s nothing stopping you from switching up this format and reinventing their intended purpose.

2. Creative layouts and seating

Every birthday party is unique, meaning you don’t have to stick to traditional layouts and seating plans. You can easily explore several birthday party ideas to create an exciting event layout.

For instance, the picnic layout is trendy and has caught on as a favored seating style for all types of small events such as birthdays, Chama meetings, bridal showers, or as a cosy cocoon away from the main seating area. 

It’s popularity stems from its ease of setting up and moving around.

You can also be liberal with it, trying various themes, furniture pieces, decorations, and styles.

Find everyday items that suit your requirements from within the confines of your home or party decorations that you can rent from a party props supplier at affordable rates.  

Birthday Party by Lucidity Africa Events
Outdoor lounge seating

3. Outdoor lighting birthday party ideas

There are plenty of awesome backyard birthday party ideas for outdoor lighting.

Using the right lights can transform everything by setting the tone for the perfect ambiance.

Think fairy and festoon lights or lanterns, lamps, mason jars, candles, and more. 

A framed structure with strings of lights, for instance, will deliver a superb outdoor lighting solution that ensures guests enjoy the breeze and an open sky. 

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A walkway of lights. Imagine the experience of being beneath it!

4. Creative time slots

As more people continue to have flexible work schedules, events are no longer confined to weekends or specific after work time slots.

You can schedule your birthday party for brunch at your favorite restaurant or as an afternoon cocktail at your home. 

These are some of the numerous options to consider, and venues are ready to accommodate your needs.

5. Home decor

There’s plenty of home decor worth considering for your birthday party ideas.

Besides lounge furniture, think giant and fur cushions, throws, lampshades, rustic and patterned rugs, lanterns, embroidered table runners and potted plants.

Home decor inspo for birthday picnic party

It seems homely decor provides a safe haven for guests to relax and be comfortable.

So, whichever small parties you’re planning outdoors, let them have the touch and feel of a home. 

6. Unusual colors

Don’t underestimate the transformative power of color.

The great Gatsby theme doesn’t have to be black and gold neither does African decor have to be in shades of blacks or browns.

Immerse your color palette into sunny, bright colors to lighten the mood and spread good cheer. Break all the color rules you know and then some.

And whatever color you choose, apply it liberally on the invites, food, decor, and even dress code. Splash it!

7. Massive custom branded dance floors

Dance floors aren’t a preserve of weddings! Your birthday party ideas should consider a dazzling custom branded dance floor.

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A massive custom branded dance floor

A party with a dance floor, lights and a fantastic DJ will always be a winner.

So, if space allows, throw your guests a party with an exquisitely designed and decorated dance floor with hovering lights and let them lose themselves in it. 

8. Mind-blowing decor props and centre pieces

Tabletop and ceiling detailing are trends that have been here for a while and that don’t seem to be ending anytime soon.

You’ll never go wrong with a floating ceiling installation that either has well crafted lampshades or chandeliers adorned with fairy lights and assorted foliage, florals, and greenery.

On the other hand, the intimate seated luncheon or dinner is the one layout that enhances your backyard birthday party ideas for tabletops. 

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Lucidity handmade cane chargers brought this table decor detailing by to life

For this, focus on more elaborate, personal, and intimate props to deliver that special vibe for your guests. 

Older millennials and Gen X will, in particular, appreciate the sentimentality wrought by vintage type embroidered, crochet, and macrame-inspired table linens, boho mats, and hangings. Add to that premium glassware, cutlery, florals, and candles. 

9. Choose a beautiful venue

Some venues require minimal touch-ups to transform into the party space you want.

Save yourself some coin by opting for spaces that don’t require much work, and there are plenty of those within and around Kenya.

Your search should include spaces with unique focal points like outstanding sceneries, landscapes, fireplaces, unique architecture and anything you imagine would deliver on your theme or WOW factor.

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This colonial style barn at Word of Life in Gitaru, Kikuyu holds thrilling promise for micro events

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If you’d like help planning and creating a budget for your birthday party, consider our affordable birthday party planning packages.

1. How do you make a unique birthday party?

It’s easy to make a unique birthday party. Focus on unique things about you then create experiences around them. For instance, create a movie of your photos from birth to present day, then invite your friends to watch and laugh with you over a meal and good music. If you have a hobby, invite your friends over for the day to spend engaging in your hobby which could be cooking, gardening, painting or even traveling.

2. How do I plan a cheap birthday party?

Instead of hiring a venue, have it in your home or backyard. Use your home furniture, create your own decor with old newspapers, tissue rolls, tyres and other items lying around. Prepare your favorite snacks and drinks and prepare to have a wonderful birthday celebration.

3. How do you keep a party entertained?

Identify fun group activities then rally everyone around them. Photo booths, dance competitions, games and trivia always do the trick. Ensure you have a good MC, food and drinks get round to everyone, introductions are done and then get your party started.

Birthday parties are highly intimate and therefore require a higher level of detail.

Including decor in your birthday party ideas makes all the difference because it’s a huge part of what makes the party worthwhile.

Remember: What makes any size of party come alive is the setup plan and decor detail involved. 

Work with us for your birthday decor and set up needs

At Lucidity Africa Events, we’re event planners in Nairobi who create and customize all types of affordable decor props to give your birthday party the sparkle it deserves.

For all your event planning, event decor and hire of tents, tables and chairs, call/text/Whatsapp us on 0721771185 or email: