28 Mar

A Camping-Inspired Birthday Party Adventure

Camping Themed Birthday Party

I’m excited to kick off the new week with a CAMPING themed birthday party that just looks like an absolute blast! And that’s exactly what a party is supposed to be, right?!

Desiree from Desiree Spinner Events created such a fun adventure for this birthday boy & his guests at “CAMP LUKE“, where they were greeted with bright green “explorer back packs” (complete with mini binoculars, compass & more!), enjoyed camping-style games, and watched a movie under the stars while chowing down on mini burgers, fries, and adorable camping-themed sugar cookies. There was even a cool custom tent (made by modifying a pop-up tent from Target) and clever “I Survived Camp Luke” tees for kids to take home!

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Read on for lots more FUN images + all the creative party details…

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party

Camping Themed Birthday Party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Desiree….

“For this party we purchased a small pop up tent at a local Target and took off all the tenting, then hand-sewed fabric panels and tied & hung each panel to the structure to create a “dreamy feeling” tent.  We put blankets and lanterns down for the kids to play with and also hung wooden shaped stars that I painted with glow in the dark paint.

We ordered back packs from LL Bean in the spring when they are super on sale and filled them with small camping goodies like an explorer hat, a copy of Curious George Goes Camping and binoculars.

When the kids arrived we gave them each an explorer backpack.  We also got two picnic tables and painted them with green chalk paint so the kids could get that camp-out feeling but also draw and have fun with them!

For the movie screening we got a projector and mini folding camping chairs that were on sale at Amazon and put pillows and blankets out. Kids had been encouraged (via the invitation) to bring their own sleeping bags with them.

The colors were brown, dark green and light green and we kept everything in the color palette.  We had camping themed kids music playing and invited Miss Lori from Klub Kidz to come play camping themed games with the kids to wear them out! =) When they wound down to watch the movie (Bernstein Bears go Camping) we served them mini burgers and fries.  The cookies were brought out in a paper bag, along with fondant start topped cupcakes by Delicious Desserts.”


– Planner: Desiree Spinner Events
– Photographer: Hike Photography
– Cookies: Eleni’s
– Backpacks: LL Bean
– Cupcakes: Delicious Desserts
– Submitted by: Be Inspired PR


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You so rarely see parties with children having a great time. LOVE this party. Great concept

Reply March 28, 2011 at 8:02 am

Sarah @http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

This is SUCH a great idea! I know a family who would love this and I’m going to send this to them. Thanks for sharing =)

– Sarah

Reply March 28, 2011 at 8:12 am

Libby James SAYS:

AYKM! This is insanely adorable. I wish I had been there! SOOO much fun. Love it all!

Reply March 28, 2011 at 9:18 am


WOW, this looks so fun! Great idea!

Reply March 28, 2011 at 9:31 am

Mandy of Kini Style SAYS:

What an adorable party idea. It looks like it would be fun for almost any age (even my 23 yr old self!) Love the outdoor movie.

Reply March 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

Maria SAYS:

Love. Love. Love.

Is there a list of where the favors (flashlight, compass, light sticks,hats, etc) were found?

And where was the pillow with patches found? I know I’ve seen it somewhere before…

Reply March 28, 2011 at 11:05 am

Allison SAYS:

Love this theme – so cute!!

Reply March 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

Ashley Holmgren Events SAYS:

Great idea for boys! Looks like everyone had a blast

Reply March 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

hena tayeb SAYS:

oh that is so cute. I loved the cookies.

Reply March 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Jareb SAYS:

I am working with a group this summer thanks for the awesome ideas Looks Good

Reply March 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm


Awesome the Boy Scouts will love this

Reply March 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm

www.monogrammedeverything.com SAYS:

Too cute, looks like SOOOOO much fun!!

Reply March 29, 2011 at 7:56 am

Jordan - Polkadot Prints SAYS:

What a fun theme! Just good ol’ fun!
Love the blow up movie screen…

Reply March 30, 2011 at 5:48 am

Holly SAYS:

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Reply March 31, 2011 at 10:55 am

sarah SAYS:

Oh my gosh. I love this theme! I just did a search for “camping themed bedroom” because I want to re-do our boys’ bedroom and check out the awesome camping theme baby shower ideas I found: (just fyi: i’m in no way affiliated with this link – I hate when people promote their own stores or blogs on comment forms, I just found it and thought it was pertinent and awesome).

Reply April 8, 2011 at 8:35 pm

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