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Complete Succulent Birthday Party Guide (Supplies, Activities, and Decorations)

If you’re looking for a unique and low-maintenance birthday celebration idea for the plant lover in your life, why not plan a succulent birthday party?

Whether the birthday party guests are plant enthusiasts or not, succulent parties are sure to be hit with every guest! To top it off, each attendee will have something unique to bring home from the event –– a living memory they’ll treasure for years to come!

Want to guarantee your succulent party (birthday, bridal shower, baby shower, etc.) is a huge success? 

This guide contains everything you need to know to throw the perfect bash –– from supplies and decorations to activities and food.

Let’s get started!

Indoors vs. Outdoors: Best Area for Succulent Birthday Parties

If you plan to have the party indoors, we advise laying a tarp under the table. Doing so will help minimize the mess and make clean-up more manageable –– roll up the dirt with the tarp and take it outside when the party’s over!

On the other hand, a succulent outdoor party is a perfect way to enjoy the fresh desert air or a warm summer breeze, and it can be done anytime, as long as it’s not raining. Regardless of the time of day, ensure your outdoor area is well-illuminated.

Or, how about this idea: host an inside-outside party! If your chosen venue provides ample space and indoor areas where people can comfortably relax, eat, drink, and even freshen up during sweltering temperatures – this is the ideal situation!

Essential Succulent Party Supplies

The supplies you need depend on the party’s theme. So, decide on a succulent birthday party theme before buying supplies. Thankfully, there are plenty of succulent party themes to choose from, like an elegant wildflower-inspired dinner or a fun cactus-filled fiesta.

After determining the theme that reflects the celebrant, it’s time to gather the supplies. The supplies you need to host a succulent birthday party are divided into four categories: potting soil, succulents, decorations, and tools.

  • Potting Soil: Potting soil is essential for planting succulents. If you plan to buy your potting soil, ensure it’s well-draining and has extra pumice or perlite for better drainage. 
  • Succulents: You can use any succulent that fits your theme. However, it’s important to remember that some varieties require more attention than others. 


  • Decorations: Succulents love sunlight, so you can use sun-themed decorations like paper lanterns or garlands, solar system-inspired props, and other items to create a cozy, creative atmosphere.


  • Tools: To ensure your succulent party is successful, remember to supply attendees with some mix scoopers, small trowels, gardening gloves, and scissors.

For a party that’s sure to be remembered, make an online order with Succulent Bar for stunning potted succulents in eye-catching designs! This is the ideal way to get your plants shipped and arrive just before the big event. 

With so many options available, it will be easy to find one that perfectly complements your other decorations.

Succulent Birthday Party Activities

Once you have planned out the basics of your succulent birthday party, it’s time to think about activities. Here are some ideas:

  • Succulent Planting Party: Provide guests with the supplies need to pot their own succulents and allow them to get creative by customizing their containers. This is a great way to help everyone unwind and relax.

  • Succulent Jewelry Making: Have some fun by setting up a jewelry-making station with beads and wire for making pendants, necklaces, and earrings.

  • Succulent Scavenger Hunt: Hide succulents around the party area and invite guests to hunt for them! This is sure to put some friendly competition into the mix.

  • Succulent Crafts: Get creative with succulents and create one-of-a-kind crafts, such as terrariums or macramé hangings! You can also set up a painting station where guests can paint the succulents or pots with bright colors and patterns!

Succulent Party Decorations

Just like any birthday theme, a succulent party needs
decorations! You can opt for a minimalistic approach with simple greens and whites or go full-on cacti-themed with bright colors and props like sombreros.

If you want to make it more special, use succulent-shaped candles and banners with phrases like “Happy Birthday!” or “Let’s Celebrate!” You can also hang paper lanterns with green shades in the center for a fun, festive look.

Here are additional ideas to make the event unique and memorable not just for the birthday celebrant but for each and every guest:

Bonus Tip

Find the perfect balance between decorations, activities, and food. Your guests should feel like they’re attending a special occasion without feeling overwhelmed by too many elements. Pay special attention to the lighting and music to set the perfect atmosphere.

As for succulent party invitations, you can create cute succulent-shaped designs that look like lawn decorations. However, if you don’t have the time, you can always go for a classic e-vite. Just make sure that the invitation style has a succulent theme.

Wrapping Up

A succulent birthday party can be a fun and unique way to celebrate someone’s special day. With the proper setup, activities, decorations, and food, this succulent trend will become an unforgettable event that everyone will remember for years to come!

So, remember to get creative with your succulent birthday party planning ideas and have some fun!

For more ideas, check out our happy birthday succulents gifting guide! Doing so will complete any succulent party experience –– bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, weddings, you name it!

Happy planning!


About the Author

WHO IS Jessica Siefert

Jessica Siefert is the owner and succulent expert behind Succulent Bar. Based in Texas, she has a passion for plants and a talent for creating unique experiences for her community. With years of event planning and interior design studies, Jessica’s skills and knowledge are highly sought after in the succulent community. Her love for plants and dedication to her craft has earned her a reputation as a trusted authority on succulents.

Whether creating beautiful succulent arrangements for events or teaching others about the care and maintenance of these plants through her in-person and virtual planting experiences, Jessica’s expertise shines through in everything she does. She has a deep-rooted love for her craft and is dedicated to sharing her knowledge with others. With Succulent Bar, Jessica has created a business that is both successful and fulfilling, and she looks forward to continuing to serve her community with her passion and expertise.