A Boy’s Camping Themed Birthday Party
Are you thinking of throwing a camping themed birthday party? Just imagine: the fresh air of the great outdoors, a trail mix station, A-frame style tents, camping food. What’s not to love?! Cari, of Socially Circled, sure knows how to build a great theme. Planned for her son and his friend’s fourth birthdays, this celebration is loaded with decorations inspired by the great outdoors. Camp-favorite foods, desserts and activities fuel the party.
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Guests are welcomed to “Camp Four” with a super-cute burlap banner strung between trees. Additionally, a camping sign is hung near mini A-frame tents and a faux fire (safety first!).
Tables are set simply with outdoor-themed centerpieces filled with…rocks! The place settings are perfect for little guys: paper plates, gingham napkins and stamped wooden cutlery, plus a lil’ camper place marker creatively displayed from a marshmallow.
There are so many things I love about this party, but the self-serve trail mix bar is my absolute favorite detail. What a fantastic alternative to sugar loaded treats! Mason jars are dressed up with customized labels. Guests get to fill them with their favorite trail mix add-ins. Lidded jars are full of options like peanuts, almonds, and sunflower seeds. There are also pretzels, banana chips, M & Ms, raisins, marshmallows and more!
The brown bag lunch station makes me smile! I love the snack food inspired by nature — “ants on a log” (celery + peanut butter + raisins), bags of goldfish crackers and guests’ choice of peanut butter and jelly or pimento and cheese sandwiches. In keeping with the simplicity of the “great outdoors”, the menu is painted onto a burlap tablecloth—genius! Beverages are served in metal tubs for easy access.
In addition to the trail mix bar, a sweets table is also part of the outdoor fun. Cari uses moss to display peanut butter pops and s’more pops. “Dirt” cups and campfire stacks (pretzels) are some of the other clever dessert choices.
Two cakes—one for each birthday boy—are definite dessert table highlights. Each is decorated to look like a camp site, complete with tent and campfire. What incredible works of art!
In addition to totally creative decorations, food and treats, Cari planned plenty of fun party activities. Camp Four includes finding plastic bugs and snakes on a nature hike, a camp craft (creating birdhouses) and potato sack races.
For the trip home, guests are presented with hobo-style knapsacks with camping themed party favors tucked inside.
Have a four-year-old to celebrate? Head to the great outdoors and live it up with a camping themed birthday!
Looking for party supplies for a camping themed event? We think you’ll love these party sources put together by the lumberjacks at Spaceships and Laser Beams.
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- Beistle 57322 3D Campfire Centerpiece, 12-Inch
- Let’s Go Camping Empty Favor Boxes (4 count) Party Accessory
- Camp Adventure Cupcake Holder Display Stand
- Canteens (1 Dozen) – Bulk
- Camp Journal Foam Craft Kit/Arts & Crafts/School Supplies/Camping/Outdoors/Foam Kits
- Let’s Go Camping Sticker Sheets (4 count) Party Accessory
- Let’s Go Camping Value Party Pack
- AGPtek® 10PCS BBQ Barbecue Skewers
- Let’s Go Camping Giant Wall Decals
- World Map Gift Wrapping Roll 24″ X 15′ – Birthday Everyday Gift Wrap Paper
- 3 5/16in. X 5 1/8in. Flat Cellophane Bags with Adhesive Closure – pack of 100
- Kate Aspen 4 Count Wood Place Card/Photo Holder, Rustic Real
- Ganz Fantasy Fairy Tree Stump Display Planter, Polystone
- Kiddie Pool – Intex – Inflatable Crystal Blue Swimming Pool For Children (45in X 10in)
- Magnetic Fishing Playset
- Coleman Sundome 2-Person Tent (Green, 7-Feet X 5-Feet)
- Hershey’s S’mores Kit
- Dean Jacob’s S’mores Puff Pop Kit
- Wooden Marshmallow Sticks 32-inch (100% Biodegradable) 20-pc Set
- Life Gear LG447 3 in 1 Glow LED Lantern 8
- Fantastic Camping Cake Kit With Light Up Tent And Battery Powered (Ages 3+)
Be sure to check out more camping themed birthday party ideas here:
- Boy’s Woodland 1st Birthday Party
- Woodland Forest Boy/Girl Sibling Party
- Boy’s Modern Camping Birthday Party
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