12 Sep

The Great Outdoors: A Camping We Will GO!

Camping Birthday Party Ideas

Pack your tent and sleeping bags…we’re going camping!  I am just in LOVE with the organic, natural feel of this vintage style camping party sent to us by Jamie Lillie. Take a peek at all of these fun and whimsical party details that would make any birthday boy, one happy camper!

Upon arrival, all of the kiddos were given a camping carry-all bag to stash all of their goodies in while attending “Camp Tyson“.  Burlap sacks were filled with themed favors like bug catchers and water guns, while any little campers’ sweet tooth could be satisfied with wonderfully clever treats like “Frogs on a Log“, Mud Pies, and (adorable!) Woodland Cake Pops.

Camping Birthday Party Ideas

Read on for lots more fun party pics + all the creative, camping-themed details…

Camping Birthday Party Ideas

Camping Birthday Party Ideas

Camping Birthday Party Ideas

Camping Birthday Party Ideas

Camping Birthday Party Ideas

Camping Birthday Party Ideas

Camping Birthday Party Ideas

Camping Birthday Party Ideas

Camping Birthday Party Ideas


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jamie

For my sons 7th Birthday we threw him a camping themed party. I love things vintage and with an antique style, so I tried to incorporate that look & feel into the party.

Upon arrival each “camper” received a ‘Camp Tyson’ bag to carry with them through out the party to hold their prizes. I made each one from a canvas bag and added the felt and burlap along with the camp style patches. I draped the tent and tables with burlap and accented with moss and grass runners. I used an antique wire plant stand to hold the favors. I filled Burlap sacks and old ammunition boxes to hold things like water guns, bubble blowers, bug catchers, nets, bug viewers and grasshopper lolly pops.

For games we did a sand dig (filled with money), a fishing game, sack races and a scavenger hunt. For the scavenger hunt each camper received a list and a burlap sack to collect all the items on the list.

For food we had marshmallow frogs, Frogs on a Log (Ho Ho’s with Gummy Frogs), Mud Pie (Mini Graham Cracker pies filled with chocolate pudding and gummy worms), Woodland Cake Pops, a Camping themed Cake, Chex Mix, and Woodsy Sugar Cookies.

It was a super windy day so I used rocks on the table to add some ‘woodsy’ feel and to hold everything down!:) Wire grasshoppers held the food cards and grasshopper planters held the plastic ware and napkins. I also accented with antique camp lanterns, antique benches and ferns. For the ‘present’ stand I used an antique push cart and a chair covered with a burlap sack for the birthday boy to sit.

I used printables from Party Paper Creations for my ‘Bug Juice’, bag tags and s’more bag toppers. For the kids table I used an antique German Table w/benches. I did a simple grass runner, moss mushrooms, concrete squirrel and metal grasshoppers.”


– Party Styling & Food: Sweet Celebrations Shop
– S’mores Tags, Water Bottle Labels, & Food Tags): Kristie from Party Paper Creations
– Invitations: The Party Starts Here
– Gift Bags, Bag Tags, Banners, Scavenger Hunt Printable, etc.: Maddyson’s Lane

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Stevie SAYS:

Oh so sweet! I am loving all the attention to details! The sweet bar is perfection!!! tfs

September 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Lindsay {Easy Made Invitations} SAYS:

Oh my gosh! I love it! Especially the s’mores take home bag…definitely going to use that at our next party!!

September 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Kristen {Savvy Deets Bridal} SAYS:

This is so freaking cute! Love all the details! Love the frogs on a log!

September 12, 2011 at 9:51 pm

art deco engagement rings SAYS:

S’mores are wonderful…..!

September 13, 2011 at 5:59 am

Kate in Brighton SAYS:

I am getting ready to host a girl scout sleepover and this post gave me some wonderful inspiration as I am planning to make it nature/camping themed. Thanks so much!

September 13, 2011 at 8:06 am

Caroline {Creative Party Themes} SAYS:

I totally love the campy feel you created with all the burlap sacks and greenery. The marshmallow frogs are too cute! I also love the idea of a scavenger hunt at a camp party. Looks like a fabulous event!

September 13, 2011 at 9:38 am

Birthday Party Ideas SAYS:

Waht a fantastic birthday idea!
I found your blog by accident and it would look like you have a new birthday party fan.
I’ll have to have a look through some of your other post about kids parties and see for myself all of the wounderful ideas you have for ids party time.

September 13, 2011 at 9:50 am

Sweet Pea Event SAYS:

Another adorable event!!! What lucky little boys!!


September 14, 2011 at 12:34 am

Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

These is so cute

September 14, 2011 at 1:08 am
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