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Is there anything more fun and laid back than celebrating with an outdoor camping themed birthday party?
Sara, of The Homespun Hostess, threw just such a party for her oldest son’s ninth birthday.
We’ll walk you through the nature-inspired decorations, including a hot dog roast, s’mores station and all of the accompanying old-fashioned fun!
The gorgeous party photos were taken by Maggie Russo Photo.
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How do you throw a camping themed birthday party? Simple!
Invite friends and family over.
Add a backyard bonfire.
Provide plenty of camping themed food and desserts.
Sara invited her guests to “Camp Tyler” via darling printable invitations, which she designed.
Guests were greeted on the porch by a “welcome campers” sign. I love the marshmallow roaster—what a creative touch. Apple baskets were filled with water thermos bottles, definitely a camping (and party) must-have.
Out back, a tent was in place with festive pennant flags to set the camp party scene.
A dessert bar was readied on a plaid fabric-covered table against the back of the house. A “Camp Tyler” banner hung from the siding.
Guests were treated to a s’mores building station, created by using a triple-tiered stand filled with all the fixins’ for those favored marshmallow + chocolate + graham cracker treats.
Because you can never have enough treats, Sara also displayed a Texas chocolate cake and s’mores brownie pops, both made by Little Miss Sweet Tooth.
How cute is that mini camping scene on top of the cake?
Cupcakes were party ready with printable camp themed toppers.
Macaroons were also on hand to curb guests’ hankering for something sweet.
I love how the scattered pinecones, fire burned log, and lantern helped bring an outdoorsy camping vibe to the display.
Camp food is the best, isn’t it? Sara set up an amazing array of food for guests to nibble.
Trail mix cones, campfire chili, and plenty of dogs and condiments are great for a backyard weenie roast.
Guests kept busy roasting marshmallows, competing against each other in a nature hunt and playing flashlight tag.
This is just the kind of summer party that invites laughter and laid back satisfaction! S’mores anyone?
Looking for party supplies for a camping party:
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- Campfire Centerpiece
- Let’s Go Camping Favor Boxes
- Camp Adventure Cupcake Holder
- Let’s Go Camping Sticker Sheets
- Let’s Go Camping Giant Wall Decals
- World Map Gift Wrapping Roll
- Cellophane Bags
- Wood Place Card/Photo Holder
- Tree Stump Display Planter
- Inflatable Swimming Pool
- Magnetic Fishing Playset
- 2-Person Tent
- Hershey’s S’mores Kit
- S’mores Puff Pop Kit
- Wooden Marshmallow Sticks
- LED Lantern
- Camping Cake Kit
Be sure to check out even more camping party ideas here:
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- Woodland Forest Boy/Girl Sibling Party
- Boy’s Modern Camping Birthday Party