Camping Birthday Party

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It’s that time of year again…. time to start planning and booking some of our favorite campgrounds. Our family loves, loves to camp. My husband and I started going camping as soon as we were married and our love for sleeping under the stars has been passed on to our little ones. We love to get in the country and to our favorite provincial and national parks and just camp!

So, when we were planning our son’s birthday party a couple of months ago (yes, there was snow on the ground) he wanted a camping themed party. And I thought, why not? The ideas for this theme could be endless if the party was outside especially, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me! We brought the theme inside and had lots of fun! Just let your imagination go. I’d love to share some of the things I created and maybe it would inspire you to throw a camp-themed party!


Here are the invitations our little guy handed out.


“Creek Water” quenched everyone’s thirst after an afternoon of fun and games 🙂


Hotdog was the natural choice of food for a camping themed party. Who doesn’t enjoy roasting hot dogs beside a fire? Our other “Grub” was Hashbrown Casserole, Baked Beans, Veggies and Dip and lots of other treats!


Recycled tin cans were perfect for storing cutlery in!


I just removed the labels from canned fruit and it was such a fun way to serve it in


Some more treats….



Here is a picture of the cake we had to celebrate our little guy’s 7th birthday. He absolutely loved it!! I am by no means a cake decorator but I’m quite famous for brainstorming what cake I want and then presenting the idea to ….. who else?? My husband!! He has never disappointed us yet! I love the little details on this one!


I didn’t get many pictures of the games we played as I was too busy helping out and organizing and having fun too, of course! But here is a picture of the campfire I drew and colored. We played “Pin the Marshmallow on the Campfire”.


I also found these fun Bingo Cards from Christina at Inspiration for Celebration. Our little ones have the world’s largest a huge collection of stones so we used them for bingo chips.


It was also fun to make up some thank-you gifts for all the little happy campers that came to party with us! I found these “snakes” at Michaels that grow into life-sized snakes. I’ll admit it…. I am totally scared of snakes and each time I went into our bathroom and saw this snake in the bathtub it freaked me out a little! But they were a big hit with the boys especially!


It was such a fun afternoon! Whether you have little ones that love to camp or even an adult that loves the great outdoors, this is such a fun theme to celebrate someone! Hope you found some inspiration through this post. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment! I love hearing from my readers.


Hope you all have a great day!

Until next time,


Linking To: Work It Wednesday, Inspire Me Please, Thrifty Thursday, Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop, Skip the Housework Party



    • Kendra says:

      Thanks so much Christina! Was so happy it could easily adapt to an indoor party as well! Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great week!

    • Kendra says:

      Thank you, For your sweet comments, Abby! It was a nice change for us too, not to be doing a Disney or character theme party 😉 Thanks a bunch for coming by, and hope you’re having a fabulous long weekend!

  1. Julie says:

    What a fun idea, I love the cake and all the details and ideas you managed to cram in. Got to love a glass of creek water to wash down your dirt cup – Brilliant!

  2. Carrie This Home says:

    This is adorable Kendra! Love how you made the camping theme fun with all the food and games! I’ll be pinning this to my party board in case my son wants to have a camping party sometime in the future!

    • Kendra says:

      Thank you Carrie! I appreciate it! It was one of the funnest themes we’ve done… Especially if your boy has a summer birthday (or if your winters aren’t snowy like ours!), you could do so much more outside! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Richella Parham says:

    What a wonderful party theme! I know this party must have been a hit with all the guests, not to mention the honoree! That cake is especially wonderful–and you should get an award for the snake favors! 🙂

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home. I’m featuring you this week!

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