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For several years I have been wanting to throw a camping party for my boys. We decided 8 was the perfect age for a tent campout. In our new home we back up to a forest space. I knew I wanted to utilize this for a real outdoor camping feel. I set up the main party table with the trees as our backdrop.

 

For this party package I used wood grains and plaid for a very BOY outdoor feel. I started with this Happy Birthday banner. I love the cute tent images in my boys’ favorite colors. I displayed it on a pallet I stained. I shared earlier this week on Instagram how I did that with vinegar and steel wool!

 

I found adorable cakes on pinterest I wanted to recreate. You can see the original here. I almost always do cupcakes at the twins’ parties but these were perfect and they could each have their own cake. I used wood slices to create a cake stand making them front and center of the display. In the party package I have included the mini pennants in the full alphabet to create any name. I reduced the size slightly so longer names can fit as well.

 

Later in the evening we would be watching a movie on a projector. I wanted to let the boys create their own trail mix. My boys are super picky and don’t like traditional trail mix. By creating a trail mix bar each kid could pick their own snacks. Mini galvanized buckets were the perfect container to hold them.

 

I used the printable cupcake toppers on the front of these mini kraft bags for each boy to fill with their trail mix. Also included in the party package is a printable treat bag topper that says trail mix. You could premake your own trailmix and have them packaged ready to go if a make your own trail mix bar does not fit for you.

 

These tiered trays are one of my favorite party items I own. I have used them in so many ways. For this camping party they held the party favors. I filled in the extra spaces with pine cones for another natural element on the table.

 

For the party favors each boy got a flashlight. I put name tags on them so  there were no mix ups during the party.

 

I also created take home s’mores kits so the party fun could continue. These printable treat bag toppers come in 2 sizes. A larger version if you are creating a s’mores mix with mini marshmallows, choc chips, and a graham cereal instead. Another fun take on s’mores.

 

A closer look at the favors!

 

One the other side of the table we had all of our s’mores ingredients for our fire later that night. Get creative. Add multiple kinds of candies, various flavors of cookies or crackers, and even several kinds of marshmallows.

 

The chocolate graham crackers were a big hit!

 

I wanted to add a little more plaid to the table. I found these fun plaid fabrics at my local craft store. I cut strips and just did a basic slip knot around a strand of 5/8 ribbon to create a garland. Mix and match any fabric you like. Even add burplap strips for another texture.

 

My dreams of an outdoor party almost came to and end the week of the party. We live in Oregon and May is not always known for reliable weather. We get lots of rain. Of course the weeks on either side of the party were unseasonably warm. The day of the party however was rainy. We put up a pop up tent to cover the tables. The boys could have cared less about the rain. Give them some rubber boots and they were happy.

 

We were lucky to get a few breaks in the rain to have our fire. They even slept in the tent in the rain! 

 

As each boy arrived at the party they were given these fun wood slice name tags. If you follow me @5mCreations on Instagram you saw me creating these. I used block alphabet rubber stamps to add their names and a leaf stamp for the green.

 

The boys loved wearing these! This made another item to take home with their party favors.

 

For food we went simple. Classic hotdogs roasted over the fire, fruit and chips. Between this, trail mix, and cake nobody went hungry!

 

I love the look of these pie tins from the dollar store for plates. You might remember them from the camping party I posted on the blog a while back.

 

Hotdogs for everyone!

 

The pie tins keep everything from spilling off of laps. The mom part of me loves this. And they look so fun!

 

These lanterns seriously make my heart skip a beat. Aren’t they adorable. Ok maybe I shouldn’t say adorable for a boy’s party. I found them in blue and green and knew they had to make an appearance on the party tables. They come in so many colors.

My other favorite item in this photo is that basket. I went to an estate sale down the street a few months before the party and found this one and the one you may have noticed in the pie tin plate photo. You don’t get much more outdoors than a basket made of twigs. For the napkins inside I printed a sheet of patterned plaid paper (included in the party downloads), cut them 2×4 inches and wrapped them around the rolled napkins and wood silverware, tie with twine and they are complete. I have said this before but I love napkin wraps. They are so easy but make such a big impact.

 

The last step to our meal was drinks. Since it was an outdoor party I didn’t want to have to deal with a drink dispenser. I dressed up water bottles with these printable water bottle labels. Prefect for the boys to carry around to each activity.

 

 

This Camp centerpiece is created using party circles from my printable camping party decor package. I offer several styles of images. For my twins I wanted them each represented with their color of tent. The package comes with Happy Birthday and Happy Camper but personalization with your camp name is always available. Just add the sticks to your favorite container (floral foam in the bottom), cover with crinkle paper, and you are set.

 

Once dinner was done I got the boys together for a scavenger hunt. You may notice an odd object on our scavenger hunt list. We have a stone alligator that was left by the previous owner who lives in our forest. The boys got a kick out of it. A printable version of this card (without an alligator) is included in the camping birthday party decor package.

 

The boys had a great time hunting down the objects and checking them off. You could take it a step further if you wanted and give them each a bag to collect items in.

 

Next was birthday cake! My favorite thing about these cakes was that when you lit the candles you were lighting the fire.

 

I painted plain generic colored birthday candles with brown and white craft pain to make the logs.

 

We spent the rest of the evening watching a movie. This was supposed to be outdoors on a projector screen, however the rain and cold had the boys decide on warmth indoors. We ended the night camping out in the big tent in the backyard. Everyone bundled up and made it all the way through the night.

 

It was such a fun party! Happy Birthday boys! If you create a party using this package be sure to send me photos at fivemcreations@gmail.com. I am always looking for parties to feature here on my blog or in my shop.

 

The camping birthday party printable invitation can be customized to fit your needs. Are you throwing a party for twins or more than 1 child? I can easily add both names to this camping invite. You can find it for sale in my etsy shop.

 

The full camping birthday party printable decor package includes so many extras! Create your perfect camping party space! Personalization is also available. Find this printable decoration as an instant download in my etsy shop.

 

Links to products used above:

Happy Camper Shirts: (note-I ordered 2 different colors and the brand and sizing was not the same on each. They shrunk quite a bit after washing.) AMAZON

Wood Pencils: AMAZON

Lanters: (lots of colors available) AMAZON

Trees on cakes: AMAZON

Clear Cello S’mores Bags: (9 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2) PAPERMART

Galvanized Foor Trays: HOBBY LOBBY

Mini Galvanized Trail Mix Buckets: Target Dollar Spot

Centerpiece Bucket: Target Dollar Spot

3 tier Galvanized Tray:(seasonal) Pick Your Plum

Pie Tins: Dollar Tree

 

Check out more camping party ideas on my pinterest board.

May 25th, 2017

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Summer is coming to an end but I am enjoying it through this party just a little bit longer. Camping is one of our favorite summer activities. What is more perfect than a Camping Birthday Party! Turn your backyard into your own campground and add our printable decorations for a fun theme. If you live in places where summer weather lasts into the September and October there is still time to host your own camping party.

camping party ideas by 5M Creations

I love this cute camping themed party table complete with picnic basket, our printable camping party centerpiece and happy birthday banner in the background. This creative mom utilized our printable camping party cupcake toppers and party circles in lots of places throughout the party.Camping party decorations by 5M Creations

I am always looking for creative ways to feed guests at my parties. Of course camping means roasting hotdogs over a fire. Camping party ideas by 5M Creations

Serve them up in a metal pie tin for easy clean up and a fun rustic look. Even party food can fit your theme.Camping party food ideas by 5M Creations

Who says smores have to be plain? Create a gourmet smores station for your party guests. Who needs birthday cake? Smores Tower- Camping party ideas by 5M Creations

I love how this customer went all out with the decor. Even the dolls got in on the camping party fun.American Girl Camping - Camping party ideas by 5M Creations

This cute camping favor station featured flashlights, a bear needing adopted, and trail mix. See the cute mini banner? That is made from our printable cupcake toppers. What a fun use for them.Camping party favors- Camping party ideas by 5M Creations

Having an activity to keep the kids busy is a must for any party. These girls enjoyed a scavenger hunt around their campground. What a perfect party game alternative. Camping party scavenger hunt by 5M Creations

An outdoor movie is the perfect end to a camping slumber party.Camping party ideas by 5M Creations

Treat your guests with a yummy yogurt parfait bar for a quick post camping breakfast.Camping Breakfast - Camping party ideas by 5M Creations

Camping cupcake toppers in cute mini cinnamon rolls.Camping Cupcake Toppers - Camping party ideas by 5M Creations

Check out our full printable camping birthday party decoration package. A boy version is coming soon!camping printable party line - Camping party ideas by 5M Creations

And don’t forget a matching invitation.Camping printable party invitation - Camping party ideas by 5M Creations

Don’t forget to check out my old blog for more parties.

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August 29th, 2016

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