30 Jul

Ricki Maynard’s “Glam Camping” Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

HWTM contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here! I’m thrilled to share one of our recent exciting projects for The Bachelorette herself, Emily Maynard!  Emily’s daughter, Ricki, celebrated her 7th birthday “Glamping Style“.  {Glam + Camping = Glamping.} We were there to style her very own “Glamp Out” in shades of pink, purple, lime with plenty of ruffles, poms, pennants and of course your favorite camping (turned glam) favorites.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Marshmallow Pop Flowers {Easy DIY!}
– 3 tier chevron cake with whimsical flowers  + a wood texture
– Individual S’mores Kits & reusable water bottles
– Custom made “Glam” Tent and Pillows with pendant flag bunting details

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday PartyRicki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

Ricki Maynards Glam Camping Birthday Party

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PARTY DETAILS:

Adria and I recently got to work on an inspiring and exciting project a couple weeks ago.  We got to style Emily’s Maynard’s daughter’s Birthday Party! Ricki turned 7 and chose to have a Glam Camping themed party. We have been wanting to style a party using our glam camping printable line for a long time and this was the perfect reason!

Emily sent out our glam camping invitation to Ricki’s closest friends.

We had literally 5 days to pull together props, designs, decor, fabric and round up vendors for the party.  Adria and I knew that there were several elements we wanted to include in the party decor throughout. Yarn, twine, ric rac, chevron print and ruffles.  Nothing cuter!

DESSERT TABLE

We spray painted kerosene lanterns and used white washed logs and 4x4s to add height and dimension to the table. We mixed in our girlie pink milk glass cake stands and glass domes to soften it up. Yarn, twine, ripped fabric buntings and ruffles were used throughout. Yarn was the perfect trim (Jenn’s favorite!) to wrap soup cans to use for vessels for the cookie pops.  Talk about a cheap transformation.

Printables with colorful graphics of faux bois, ric rac, stitching, and camping elements (from our Glamping Printable Collection) were shown throughout the entire party.

Bright and gorgeous french macarons (from Cupcrazed) were placed on a whitewashed log slice that was lined with our patterned paper. Cupcrazed also made the yummy and irresistible s’mores cupcakes (regular and minis). We topped them with ruffle backed printable cupcake toppers (Ruff Draft Tutorial here). Polka Dot Market provided the adorable liners.

We worked closely with Mandie of Got What It Cakes, who created the most beautifully crafted cake for the table. We loved doing a non-symmetrical table for this theme and the cake fit perfectly within the setting under the fun printable bunting banner and yarn pom garlands.

The cookies were made by the incredible Firefly Confections to match the printables – she has some incredible detail work!

We set up adorable terrariums with marshmallow flowers (tutorial found here) and homemade meringue mushrooms (inspired by Kiss Me Kate‘s Red Riding Hood party.)

We used Ricki’s initial (patterned printable) as part of the focal point to the table. We used our matting/twine wrapping technique to make it pop. (See the Ruff Draft 3d Mongoram Letter tutorial here)

We made Trail mix and labeled cute jars with our printable “trail mix” label from the printable collection. Twine (The Twinery) was used to wrap the cute label around the jar. We slipped in a wooden spoon (with chevron print embellishment) from Sucre Shop.

We packaged up individual S’mores kits for the girls using containers from Nashville Wraps and twine from Twinery along with our printable tags.

I made chocolate dipped pretzels with fun zig zag purple chocolate embellishments.  These were displayed on patterned paper and tied a cute printable party flag to each “bundle”. I also made chocolate zig zag dipped apples.  Green apples, of course!) White and purple chocolate helped tie in the desserts with the decor. Printable bunting flags from the glamping printable collection were added to the stick.

DECOR

We were so inspired by the adorable tents that photographer Wendy Updegraff made for her daughter’s party, and what little girl wouldn’t love a tent for their room?  We had Made by Morgan sew up a custom tents and Adria’s husband built the frame. (Thanks “Matt!”)  The “Camp Ricki” pillowcase was made by Polka Dot Market.

We shopped at our local adorable fabric store in Concord, We’re Sew Creative, for the fabulous and gorgeous fabrics used in the tent and pillows. Morgan also made adorable matching pillows that we gave to Ricki to keep for her bedroom.

Nancy of A to Zebra Celebrations happened to have a lime green chevron runner that we also used on the buffet. Everything coordinated perfectly!

ACTIVITIES

Emily had an ADORABLE setup out back.  She had precious lanterns for the girls as well as butterfly catchers and some activities.  She set up a tent for the girls to play in as well.  They had so much fun (even though it was 100+ degrees out!)  Becca captured some precious photos.

Emily had adorable wooden bird houses outside for the girls to paint.

FASHION & FAVORS

Ricki and her guests all received custom precious lounge wear that is available from Polka Dot Market (custom made by Lila & G). Her hair accessories were all from Evelyn’s Whim and Two Lucky Cats sent precious felted flower cuffs for Ricki and her guests to wear on their wrists.

Clarabelle and the Hen made custom canteens for Ricki’s party for all of the guests.  Aren’t they just precious!? They also sent Ricki a special tote and blanket with personalization.

The girls all enjoyed the custom tent and were greeted with a gorgeous tote bag from SookEe Designs. Monica even added a removable custom rosette pin on the bags so the girls can use it on their shirts or as an accessory elsewhere after the party.

The Glam Camping (Glamping) invitation design and all of the shown coordinating graphic printables are available in our shop!

Visit our Pinterest board for more Glamping Party inspiration!

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VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:

– Glamping Party Production & Styling: Anders Ruff
– Printable Invitation & Graphic Printable Collection: Anders Ruff Shop
– Photography: Becca Bond Photography

DESSERTS

– Cake: Got What It Cakes
– Cupcakes & Macarons: Cupcrazed Cakery
– Sugar Cookies: Firefly Confections
– Chocolate Apples, Pretzels, Meringues, Marshmallows, Chocolate Oreos: Anders Ruff

SUPPLIES, FAVORS & DECOR

– “Camp Ricki” Pillowcase, Balloons, Bags, Baking Cups, Gumballs, Pipettes, Straws & more: Polka Dot Market
– Canteen Water Bottles, Tees, Tote: Clarabelle and the Hen
– Wooden Chevron Utensils: Sucre Shop
– Twine: The Twinery
– Clear Smores Kit Boxes: Nashville Wraps
– Terrycloth Party Bags: SookEe Designs
– Chevron Runner: A to Zebra Celebrations
– Custom Tent & Pillows: Made By Morgan
– Fabric for Sewn Tent & Pillows: We’re Sew Creative

FASHION

– Lounge Pants & Tanks: Lila & G available at Polka Dot Market
– Handcrafted Headbands: Evelyn’s Whim
– Felted Flower Cuffs: Two Lucky Cats

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19Comments

1
Sheila Rasmussen SAYS:

LOVE IT!

Reply July 30, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Patti Cardona SAYS:

Where have you’ve been all my life !

June 8, 2013 at 11:15 am

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Ava Houston Castleberry SAYS:

Wendy White Updegraff….Go Wendy! Adorable party!

Reply July 31, 2012 at 12:57 am

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Tessa SAYS:

Reply July 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm

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Jenny Raulli SAYS:

So many adorable and unique details. I just love it!

Reply July 31, 2012 at 8:01 am

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MonogrammedEverything! SAYS:

This is just too cute!!! What a creative idea!

Reply July 31, 2012 at 5:31 am

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Windy City Novelties SAYS:

I loved watching The Bachelorette, so this was an exciting post to look at! It looks like such a fun birthday party! I love that all the girls are in cute outfits that match the decor and theme of the party!

Reply July 31, 2012 at 9:07 am

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Niki SAYS:

So cute! Can you please tell me where you got the trailmix glass containers?

Reply July 31, 2012 at 10:09 am

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Tammie SAYS:

What a cute little party. This is every little girls dream.

Reply July 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

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Paula Callejas SAYS:

SO pretty! how did u make the zig zag design on the apples?

Reply August 2, 2012 at 3:10 am

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Pear Tree Greetings SAYS:

What a fun kids birthday party idea!! The decorations and cake looked so nice. And looks like the girls had a great time :) -Dani

Reply August 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm

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Ashley Creech SAYS:

Can someone share the link with me on the tent? Thanks!!

Reply February 25, 2013 at 7:22 am

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Erica Bean SAYS:

I LOVE Emily so I had to check out this post! Well done, super cute party!!

Reply August 1, 2013 at 3:16 pm

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Missy Blasi SAYS:

Love it !! Great imagination.

Reply November 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm

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