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23 Awesome Camping Party Ideas

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A camping themed party lends itself to so many fun outdoor-inspired designs so we’ve rounded up 23 awesome camping party ideas for you to check out. We especially love the creative Coleman lantern cake, build-your-own trail mix bar and yummy s’more party favors. But, there are so many other creative ideas to incorporate in your own camping party too! Which are your favorites?

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S'mores Cupcakes

1. S’mores Cupcakes :: La Belle Fete Weddings and Events, as seen on Kara’s Party Ideas

When s’mores and cupcakes collide, you better be ready to run for the dessert table! S’mores are a quintessential part of camping, much like cupcakes and cake are the norm at a birthday party. Serving up s’mores cupcakes at a camping party is a genius idea! These chocolate cupcakes with a toasted marshmallow frosting are topped off with a graham cracker square and chocolate bar! No roasting sticks needed!

Woodland Campfire Birthday Party

2. Woodland Campfire Birthday Party :: La Belle Fete Weddings and Events, as seen on Kara’s Party Ideas

Kids will especially love the darling animals incorporated into this woodland campfire birthday party. From adorable woodland themed cakes to cute woodland animal party hats, cupcakes, and plush toys, the details in this campfire birthday are breathtaking! Party guests could camp under the starry night in animal hide blankets and charming teepees.

Outdor Adventure Hunt Camping Party Activity

3. Outdoor Adventure Hunt Camping Party Activity :: Clean and Scentsible

A camping party lends itself to some extra cool party activities. Camping party guests will love this outdoor adventure hunt idea, and you’ll love how easy it is to execute with a printable scavenger hunt list you can print directly on a brown paper sack that in which they can also store all of their hunt items. Examples of items guests must find include: a pinecone, an acorn, a flat rock, a piece of litter and so on.

Camping Party Build-Your-Own Trail Mix Bar

4. Camping Party Build-Your-Own Trail Mix Bar :: A Little Savvy Event

Trail mix, camping and hiking all go hand-in-hand, which makes organizing a build-your-own trail mix bar at a camping party completely genius! Little campers will love creating their own trail mix concoctions. You’ll love how easy it is to put together.

Camping Themed Boys Birthday Party

5. Camping Themed Boys Birthday Party :: Homespun Hostess, as seen on Spaceships and Laser Beams

If you’re planning a camping themed boy’s birthday party, check out the rustic, outdoorsy details of this party! From a retro camping park admittance ticket style invitation to creative camping inspired treats and decorations, everyone will want to come hang out at your camping party!

Coleman Lantern Cake

6. Coleman Lantern Cake ::  Table Top Treats, as seen on Spaceships and Laser Beams

The Coleman brand has long been a part of camping trips, but now it is playing a starring role in camping parties too! This Coleman lantern cake is so realistic with amazing fondant detailing.

Camping Birthday Party Cake

7. Camping Birthday Party Cake :: SimoneMadeIt

No need to go to great expense for your camping birthday party cake this year. You can DIY your own for a fraction of the cost. Decorate your camp fire cake using chocolate icing.  Add rolled chocolate wafer sticks to serve as logs. Top off with shards of red and yellow sugar glass to represent the flames. Serve up this beauty on a rustic round wooden block.

Camping Themed Birthday Party

8. Camping Themed Birthday Party :: Style My Party, as seen on Kara’s Party Ideas

Nothing makes a camping themed birthday party more fun than making your own s’mores or filling up your own bag of trail mix. Everything from the printable decorations to the gingham and black place settings will make you want to head to the great outdoors!

Camping Birthday Party Food

9. Camping Birthday Party Food :: Ashley N, as seen on Catch My Party

Trying to come up with inspiration for camping birthday party food? You’ve come to the right place! Stretch your imagination and a little creativity and food labels transform a tin bucket of cheese puffs into “campfire flames” and lemonade into “bug juice”.  You’ll find creative uses for berries, and more!

S'mores Pops

10. S’mores Pops :: Jennifer Stafford Events, as seen on Spaceships and Laser Beams

You can skip the hassle of a fire altogether by making these s’mores pops ahead of time for a camping themed birthday. Simply dip a marshmallow in melted chocolate before topping with crushed graham crackers. Serve on a sucker stick.

Gummy Worm Fish Bait

11. Gummy Worm Fish Bait :: Lemonberry Moon

You can recreate the look of this awesome camping party treat idea by sourcing an old fishing tackle box and loading it up with all sorts of gummy worm bait! Party guests will be hooked for sure!

Campfire Cupcakes

12. Campfire Cupcakes :: Louise S, as seen on Catch My Party

Now you can enjoy the beauty of a campfire with no chance of getting burned. Perfect for a camping party, these campfire cupcakes are topped with candy logs and fire ring with orange and red frosting flames!

Fishing Rod Gummy Worms

13. Fishing Rod Gummy Worms :: NorthStory

What do you get when you combine thin wooden dowels, string and gummy worms? You get some awesome camping party treats, that’s what! These fishing rod gummy worms will be a hit!

S’more Party Favors

14. S’more Party Favors :: Jennifer Stafford Events, as seen on Spaceships and Laser Beams

Thank guests for making your party s’more fun! Use cellophane bags and a printable bag topper to put together easy-to-assemble s’more party favors.  Include a few graham crackers, a marshmallow or two and some chocolate squares.

Pinecone Garland Decoration

15. Pinecone Garland Decoration :: Brit + Co

Nature is your best friend when it comes time to plan decorations for your camping party! Round up a bunch of pinecones and sprigs of greenery and tie them to twine or jute to create a pinecone garland decoration.

Camping Birthday Party Dessert Table

16. Camping Birthday Party Dessert Table :: Petite Party Studio, as seen on Hostess with the Mostess

Lanterns filled with candy. Mini fishing poles using bamboo poles, vending capsules and edible bait and tackle. A campfire cake made from chocolate candy logs, rock candy embers and a sugar cookie flame. What do all of these have in common? They make for one awesome camping birthday party dessert table!

Sandwich Roll Sleeping Bags

17. Sandwich Roll Sleeping Bags :: Jesi Haack Design, as seen on Babble

Get creative with your camping party food labels! A sleeping bag is a much cooler name for a sandwich roll served at a camping birthday party, and no extra work is required except a printable food label.

Camping Birthday Party Decorations

18. Camping Birthday Party Decorations :: The Rockin’ Boys Club

Don’t spend a small fortune on camping birthday party decorations. Start by raiding your own camping supplies. This camping party is decked out in items like a checkered tablecloth, pie tins, bandanas and a lantern that were already owned.

Kid Size Play Pup Tent

19. Kid-Size Play Pup Tent :: By Stephanie Lyn

Set the stage for an amazing camping party by DIYing these kid-size play pup tents! Would you believe they are less than $9 to make? That’s inexpensive enough to create several tents for a whole campsite!

Felt Campfire

20. Felt Campfire :: A Heart for Crafts, as seen on Party on Purpose

A camping party without a campfire? That would be tragic!  Create a cozy campfire from felt and enjoy a campfire anytime, rain or shine! Felt and polyester fiberfill are the main materials used to create this felt campfire set.  Hand and machine stitching are needed to complete the project.

Backyard Winter Camping Party

21. Backyard Winter Camping Party :: Leo & Bella, as seen on Hostess with the Mostess

If you’re planning a backyard winter camping party, you won’t want to miss seeing how flannel, pinecones and wood textures are used in this party to create a wintry look! Plus, check out the adorable bear cake pops, fondant tent topped cake and amazing sugar cookies!

Worms in Dirt

22. Worms in Dirt :: SimoneMadeIt

Kids might turn their noses up at an invitation to taste test worms in dirt. Once they know it’s really swirled chocolate and vanilla pudding layered in plastic cups topped with chocolate cookie crumb dirt and gummy worms, we’re pretty sure they’ll change their minds. Isn’t this perfect for a camping party?

Camping Party Favors

23. Camping Party Favors :: Tidbits & Twine, as seen on Catch My Party

These hobo sacks (bindles) are such a creative camping party favor idea! Just tie a bandana on a tree branch/stick and fill with treats like s’mores kits or trail mix. Attach a printable tag with each guest’s name for easy identification of each person’s sack.

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Plus, you do not want to miss this Woodland Themed Camping Birthday Party

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Jennifer Carver

As the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are busy boys, much of Jen's free time is spent at the ball field, brushing up on video game terminology and building Lego towers. Jen is the owner and creative mind behind Banner Events. With a passion for event planning & party styling and an obsession with the little details that take an event from ordinary to extraordinary, Jen wakes up every morning excited to get to work.