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Rustic “Little Outdoorsman” Birthday Party

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LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

This adorable “Little Outdoorsman” birthday party by Chris from Celebrations at Home Events is such a great theme idea for any little nature lover!

Rustic elements like tree stump pedestals, twigs, moss, and pinecones set the scene for darling nature-inspired tablestops, and themed treats like gummy worms, “root” beer and s’mores are sure to be a hit with the kids! And since the party was in the morning, I love how Chris opted to serve glazed donuts in lieu of cupcakes!

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

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

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party

LIttle Outdoorsman Fishing Birthday Party


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Chris

“The concept was a “birthday fishing brunch” for little boys who love the outdoors.  Decorative elements include items related to fishing, and nature hikes through the woods.

I found a beautiful park with a pond which made the perfect backdrop to this nature inspired celebration. Bird’s Party Printables were used to accent the rustic items used in the décor. Lucky for me a picnic table was already in place, so I set up the table with a moss runner, some faux ferns, and some real treasures found in the woods – deer antlers and large turkey feathers. A wood plank sits on top of a tree stump “pedestal” and holds donuts instead of cupcakes for this morning adventure.

Each place setting consisted of a melamine plate sitting on top of a basket liner (the kind that hold paper plates) that was turned upside down, a cotton napkin with fishing lures and bobbers attached with jute twine (sharp ends cut off), and a bottle of “root” beer personalized with a mini chalkboard sign. I think any nature lover would be happy here!

A side table is set up to hold more snacks as little boys appetites can be quite big! Trail mix seemed like a natural choice, as did gummy worms & fish. I also made meringue “mushrooms” to sit among the chocolate “rocks.” This is an easy treat to make with directions HERE.

A small wooden fishing boat holds flowers, sodas, and favor bags filled with the ingredients to make s’mores….the classic outdoor treat.

If you have a little boy who loves the outdoors and nature, this is a great party idea for him. Fishing was the main activity here, although a nature hunt would also be very appropriate!”


– Event Coordination & Design: Celebrations at Home Events

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

20 responses to “Rustic “Little Outdoorsman” Birthday Party”

  1. Bird says:

    Stunning party Chris!! Thanks for making my design look so hot! :)

  2. michele says:

    This is a great theme for kids interested in outdoor activities and is something refreshing to see.

  3. Al says:

    This is such a cute idea! I love the gummy fish and worms. This theme is just perfect for the guy, and also his friends that are also rugged and outdoorsy. That smores treat is terrific too :)

  4. very creative! this party is so refreshing!

  5. Lee Marc says:

    Wow! very beautiful theme! This is a fab. Thank for sharing your creativity. In time I will be using the same theme.

  6. Yay! You always amaze me Chris! Great job! And Bird, you know I love your printables!

  7. Thank you all for your sweet comments!

  8. Joanne says:

    I love it. I’m going to adapt this for a “big boy” party – my husband’s birthday. Instead of Root beer, real beer, but otherwise, not much needs to change.

  9. Sandra says:

    Just when you think you’ve seen it all, comes another great birthday creation!

  10. This is a wonderful idea Chris! I absolutely love it!!!! You can also set tents up for the boys. A scavenger hunt goes well with this theme. Use tackle boxes filled with fishing related items instead of loot bags.

  11. Mary says:

    Awesome idea!!!! Love it!

  12. katrina says:

    Jen- you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful font collection! AND most importantly I love love love those toadstools :) TOO CUTE

  13. Erin says:

    Adorable and such an original theme. Wherever did you find the boat?

  14. Melissa @Truly Chic Inspirations says:

    Adorable! Love the theme and the chalkboard tags are great.

  15. Mae says:

    I LOVE this! Ooohh. sigh. I might try this thing out. I hope I can pull this off lol

  16. Frances says:

    Wow. Lovely theme.

  17. Brooke Peterson says:

    I need help planning my son’s first Birthday on the 4th of July any ideas would be so great!

  18. what a great way to have a personalized party for kids! love it, and great pics to!