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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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For my twins 7th birthday they requested a Rescue Bot party. I had actually avoided this theme for the last 3 years as there is NOTHING available for the theme. They have been in love with them for years and I really wanted to give them the theme they wanted. We did not want grown up transformers. I finally found some art work online and decided to make my own.

I started with a basic Rescue Bots welcome sign. My boys have this on their bedroom door now. This balloon wreath I found on pinterest by Abstract Grace. I love that it can be used for any birthday in the family. It is also able to be customized by changing the colors to fit your theme. It was super easy to assemble.

Rescue Bot Welcome Sign & Balloon Wreath

 

I knew that I wanted a party table. We are lucky to have a great deck in our backyard. We set up tables for the kids to eat at to keep the mess outdoors. On one end I set up this Rescue Bot display and a gift table. Being outside does not mean you have to skip out on decor. The boys Rescue Bot figures and fire station made a great display.

Rescue Bot Party Table FREE Printables

 

I wanted the characters front and center on the Resuce Bot cupcake toppers. We went with a light blue starburst background so the bright characters would pop. I added a few logos as well.

Rescue Bot Cupcake Toppers FREE Printables

 

For the Rescue Bot Happy Birthday banner I wanted the characters and colors to be bright and bold. I love how it turned out.

Rescue Bot Happy Birthday Banner FREE Printables

 

For centerpieces my boys had large transformers we placed on the tables. We added some balloons to mason jars filled with paper shreds. What party is complete without balloons?

Rescue Bot Centerpiece

 

My boys wanted to play party games at their Rescue Bot Birthday Party. We created a Rescue Bot obstacle course. They had to rescue a stuffed kitten from a tree, race up then slide down the fire station(play structure). run across a ring maze,Obstacle Course

 

Climb through a tunnel,

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Shoot the Deceptaconcans with nerf gun,Obstacle Course

 

Use their robot hands to transport a ball, then race back to their team. The kids loved the obstacles. They spent most of the time doing the stations over and over.Obstacle Course

 

My boys also wanted a “pin the” game. The transformer party games I could find did not work for the number of kids I had. I made a large sign and created a transformer logo sticker for each kid to place over the logo on the sign. It worked perfectly.

Rescue Bot Pin The Game FREE Printables

 

Last was the always loved pinata. I got this one from www.walmart.com.

Transformer Pinata

Overall it was such a fun party and fairly easy to make happen. The boys had a blast. In my opinion a party where kids can run around outside is the best kind of party.

Because the images used are licensed characters I cannot sell the files in my shop. Lucky for you I am sharing these files that I created for my own personal use FREE. (For Personal Use Only). Not for reproduction, commercial use, or sharing. I hope you have your own awesome Rescue Bot Party. Like always I love seeing customer photos to share on my blog or instagram. Feel free to email me at fivemcreations@gmail.com

Download the files below.

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rescue bot sign

 

February 14th, 2017

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This baby shower was one of my favorites. I helped a friend with the decor to celebrate her sister(my friend) and new nephew on the way. Her nursery was a fox theme so we went with a woodland fox themed baby shower. 158-3

 

This little guy is so sweet! I love this fox cake with a cute flag bunting. A wood slice is the perfect stand to compliment our woodland theme.

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We had lots of fun food for this woodland baby shower. Accents of pine cones, woven trays, and burlap gave a rustic feel to the elegant platters.154

 

Pine cone cheese ball.155

 

Dipped marshmallows, jam tarts, mini banana cream pies, mini cheesecakes.food-2

 

These adorable acorn cookies are such a fun addition. Hershey’s kisses, mini golden oreos, and chocolate chips make these tiny little treats.180

 

Forest animal ginger cookies.
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Create a space for your guests to leave gifts and leave a note for baby. For this shower guests signed a Dr. Suess fox book for baby to keep. 172

 

My favorite part of baby showers is making personalized decor that can be used in their nursery.  The host created this great fox canvas mimicking the arrow pattern from the decor and the word fox contrasting in a pop of orange. Also featured was a framed printable with the baby’s name and meaning. The adorable fox canvas toy box was a gift.
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Our printable fox baby shower centerpiece is also a fun addition to any nursery after the party. Add a little twine and kraft colored crinkle paper to a metal tin to complete the look.124

 

A fireplace is a great place for banners to be featured. We used the woodland animal printable circles to create a mini banner along with more triangles strung together.114

 

Paper mache latters are easily dressed up to be a statement piece with just a little paint. Another great gift for the mommy to be. The base kraft color of the letters ties into the rustic woodland feel.118

 

I created a printable bingo card for the baby shower game. Have guests write in gifts they think the mommy to be will open. As she opens presents they can mark off the ones they got correct. 5 across makes BINGO.142

 

A cute chalkboard is a great way to reserve mom’s special chair for gift opening. 177

 

To find all the printable woodland fox baby shower decoration items above and lots more you can purchase this package in my etsy shop.

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I offer a matching printable fox baby shower invitation.
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Also available is the printable fox bingo baby shower game.bingo-fox-1

 

Watch for another fun woodland shower coming soon.

November 3rd, 2016

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Elephant Baby Shower Ideas- by 5M Creations

This adorable boy elephant baby shower was thrown for a friend. She loved the Carter’s navy and light blue elephant clothing line that was out at the time. I used that as inspiration for this set. Our mutual friend Danielle hosted this party and went with carnival inspired food and of course peanuts. It was so much fun.

cartersThis adorable wreath made from diapers is paired with our printable elephant welcome sign to greet guests. It would be so cute on a nursery door for the mommy to be.
Elephant Baby Shower Diaper Wreath by 5M Creations

 

Just as the guests entered there was a table with a Guess How Many Peanuts game and cards for writing blessings to the baby. I love the use of tissue poms on the vases to look like flowers. Such a great pop of color.Elephant Baby Shower by 5M Creations

Here is a closer look at the game. The food tent cards were repurposed as entry cards. Guests wrote their name and guess on them.
Elephant Baby Shower by 5M Creations

This sweet elephant pennant banner was a fun addition to the doorway into the party.
Elephant Baby Shower Banner by 5M Creations

There was so much yummy food at this party. For the carnival food theme there were lots of foods on sticks.Elephant Baby Shower Party food by 5M Creations

Take a look at that cute elephant tissue pom. Isn’t he adorable. Here is a closer look at some of the yummy food for the Elephant Baby Shower. Blue chocolate chip cookies. ham and cheese pinwheels, berry sweet rolls, homemade potato chips in fun carnival striped bags.Elephant Baby Shower Party Food by 5M Creations

Mini elephant ears, corn dogs, anti pasta on a stick, and veggie sticks. There were also fruit skewers. Delicious!
Elephant Baby Shower Party Food by 5M Creations

I love the look of napkin wraps at a party. It is such an easy thing to do and has such a big impact. These cute mommy and baby elephants look adorable wrapped around the silverware. Elephant Baby Shower Napkin Wraps by 5M Creations

Throughout the party there were several elephant centerpiece sets. I love the use of peanuts in the jars throughout.Elephant Baby Shower Centerpiece by 5M Creations

Here is another fun centerpiece and banner display. I love the use of the onesie in it. Such a clever idea. This banner is made from the centerpiece circles. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the elephant printable baby shower decorations. Elephant Baby Shower by 5M Creations

Even the party game prizes were dressed up to match the theme. A plain white bag with a centerpiece circle tie it all together.Elephant Baby Shower by 5M Creations

Tissue poms can add so much color throughout a party. Don’t be afraid to go crazy. Multiple sizes, colors, flat or hanging.Elephant Baby Shower tissue poms by 5M Creations

 

These origami elephants will be such a cute mobile for the baby’s nursery. You can see behind them is a clothes pin line filled with the Carter’s elephant clothing line. It doubles as decor and a gift for mom.Elephant Baby Shower Origami Elephants by 5M Creations

As the guests left there was a peanut bar. Fill a bag with your favorites for an easy baby shower favor.Elephant Baby Shower Favors by 5M Creations

These cute mini canning jars made the perfect container topped with a printable favor tag for pastel m&ms. Another sweet baby shower favor for guests to pick up as they left. Elephant Baby Shower Favors by 5M Creations

There were so many fun touches at the elephant baby shower. Be creative with your decor and think outside the box. You can find the printable party package and matching invite in my etsy shop.

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I also have a matching Bingo Card perfect for a Baby Shower Game.

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This set is also available in pinks and gray for a Girl Baby Shower.bingo-elephant-pink-1

September 16th, 2016

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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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