Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Camp Out Birthday!

I have to say, that I LOVE to plan parties!

Thinking of a great theme and then running with it is so much fun. I love to plan my boys' birthday parties, and luckily they have been fine with all the themes that I have suggested for them {so far}. We have had a farm party, a dinosaur party, a cowboy party, a construction party, a cupcake party, and now a CAMP OUT party!
Happy Birthday Signs
The invitations:
Camp out invitation
Camp out invitationWe had a family party the morning of Henry's birthday with a SUPER yummy cake,Camp out Birthday Cakea little bit of opening presents,opening presents and a whole lot of playing with his cousins.clubhouse
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Then that afternoon four of Henry's friends came over to have a real CAMP OUT birthday party!
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The boys found walking sticks and went on a hike {Jason supervised all the outside activites}.
Hike
Then they had a ton of fun on a scavenger hunt!
Camp out Scavenger Hunt After the scavenger hunt, they used their walking sticks and a hankerchief to make a hobo bag. This was part of their party favor that they got to take home:)
Hobo bag party favor
Jason got out our old tent, and showed the boys how to put it up....and they played in the tent for a while.
Then it was time to sing Happy Birthday to Henry and eat some yummy Campfire Cupcakes. These were SUPER easy to make and they turned out really cute! I made cupcakes from a mix and then iced them with a can of frosting, making sure to mound the icing up on top. Then Jason broke the pretzel sticks to just the right size and I placed them on top of the cupcakes. The flame is a fruit roll up stuck to the top of the cupcake with a little bit of icing!
After cupcakes, Jason taught the boys how to build a campfire.
Then they each found a roasting stick and got busy roasting hot dogs over the fire.Campfire Cupcakes Dinner was a hot dog {that they each roasted}, pretzels sticks {I called them tent poles}, and trail mix.Camp out dinner Finally, it was time for S'MORES!
S'mores The boys had a great time roasting marshallows and making yummy s'mores!
S'mores The sun started to set, and the boys' parents started arriving to pick up their tired kiddos. Each kid got to take home a s'more as a party favor! YUM!
S'mores Party FavorAnd that is how you have an awesome {and exhausting} Camp Out Birthday Party!
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55 comments:

Ashley Bray said...

I love the party and it is always good to have the party outside (less to clean up) and then give hubby as many jobs as possible.
Looks like ya'll had a blast.

Angie S said...

That looks so fun! You did a great job...I love the cupcakes :) They look yummy! And smores are my FAV!!! The scavenger hunt would have been my favorite activity!!

Darcie said...

Kelli, Kelli, Kelli,

You are seriously so creative, and just imagine all the memories your boys are going to have of their birthdays! You are such a great mommy!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

oh my goodness!!! this is fabulous! wow! the cupcakes are the cutest things ever. the invites are presh.. right along with the scavenger hunt. what a super cool mom you are to plan such a fun party. when my son get's older i'm so stealing all of your ideas. ; )

Foursons said...

Wow, you did a great job! I bet the boys had a blast and I just may be stealing this idea from you!

Cindy said...

Kelli, you outdid yourself!! What an awesome idea, and great DETAILS!! Good job, I am sure your son will always remember this :)!

He & Me + 3 said...

You are right girl...that was awesome fun. Love the cupcakes and all the cool ideas you came up with. Smores are the best too. Love the real fire:) Would love to sit around one and just chat it up:)

MamaMonki said...

I LOVE it. Wish my Wee Man's birthday was in a warmer month and not December. Maybe when he gets older I'll have to copy your ideas and have a half birthday party in July for him.

Kelli said...

KELLI! How cute is that party. I love the cupcakes...so worth the time and effort and the scavenger hunt looks like it was a lot of fun. Of course the s'mores look yummy...I love them. Great job. I know who to call to plan my next party.

The Laumans said...

Fun! GREAT ideas!!

shelley said...

kelli,
i haven't stopped over in a bit to say "hi" so i'm popping ova now to see what's new in your part of blogashere... what a great party! love it all, cherish these moments forever it is over in a heartbeat!
shelley
ps the cake looks amazing!

Christy said...

That looks amazing! I love parties too :-)

Kmama said...

What a great idea!! Even better that you didn't have to have them actually camp out and spend the night!!

Myya said...

Seriously, you are supermom! I've done some fun theme parties too, but I think yours exceed mine by far! My favorite was a carnival theme. I summoned my sister to do face painting. Put colored pencils in a glass of water & you've got the perfect face painting ingredients! We did fishing for prizes... I so remember this as a kid & A cake walk... it was a fun day!

heidi said...

LOVE it!!! We did Camp Cara last year for her birthday party and it was a blast - though no where NEAR as creative as yours! LOL

{Kimber} said...

those smores are making my mouth water..
*drool*

anydrool...I love the party theme!! you are just so creative, I think my creative bone got given to you by mistake!

Lyndsay said...

Looks like a busy but fun day! I love the campfire cupcakes, they are too cute.

Alicia said...

Okay...just when I thought I've seen enough, you go and post this!!! You must be THE mom of moms!!!!! I love everything!!!! And you have the perfect backyard!

Tina - My Own Party of 5 said...

Such a cute idea! I bet the boys had a blast!

jenjen said...

Oh my goodness! That is the cutest birthday theme EVER! I love those little invitations you made! Sooo cute! Love it all!

XOXO
Jen

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

What a cute party!! Love the little campfire cupcakes. :) So glad to find another Glee fan. ;) Hope you might swing by the Dishing It! party tomorrow. :)

Rhonda said...

I have done two camping birthday parties for my boys. They all love it. Great job!

Carrie said...

That is a GREAT party! You are so clever! I would love to try that sometime! You did an amazing job...the cupcakes are too cute! And to have two parties on one day...you are a true partier! haha! The kids will always remember these fun birthdays! Love it!

Miller Racing Family said...

Wow, you are so good at planning these parties. I love all the little personal touches from the invitations, to the cupcakes to the party gifts. I love it all. Great job mom, I know planning boys birthday parties can be hard to plan.
Have a fabulous day!

McCrakensx4 said...

You are the best mom EVER!! MiMi over at He & Me + 3 has a knack for hosting great parites as well! That camping party looks like so much fun! I love love love s'mores! Happy Birthday to your 6 yr old!

Nichol said...

Oh how fun! Your amazing. I'm a boring mom lol so basic. Happy BIrthday to him!

Lana said...

These are such great ideas. I love those cupcakes. Too Cute!

Julie said...

Great ideas!!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Looks like everyone had a ball! Cute idea

Ashley O said...

Those cupcakes are too cute!!!

Katie said...

That is just too cute! You did a GREAT job!!

Emily said...

What a really cute theme! Jack's birthday is in a few months...I'll have to keep this party in mind!

456eleven.com said...

Really cute, nice job. Looks like they had tons of fun.

Emily @ http://456eleven.com

Holly said...

I LOVE this birthday party...All of the details are great, but the cupcakes and the invites are super-fab! Now off to tatertots and jello to see what I missed.
Holly

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

Found you on the itssoverycheri blog hop! What a great idea! I have a son who would love to do that and he is 11! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great evening!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Thanks so much for joining the Celebration Party! What an adorable party! Love the hobo goodie bags - super cute! This theme is on my list to do one year soon. Love all your ideas and the invitations are super cute! You did a great job - looks like a fabulous party!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That is a great birthday theme! You did an amazing job!

kirstin & jordan said...

This is fabulous! I have a 2 year old, but will have to keep this party in mind as I plan future birthdays... :)
We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Super cool theme! It's on my birthday pasrty list I just need to pick a year =) I love your ideas - so creative! Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you enjoy your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

shopannies said...

looks like a wonderful birthday the cupcakes are super cute

HoosierHomemade said...

What fun! Looks like they all had a blast! Gotta love the S'mores too!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake Tuesday!
I hope you stop back again next wk! :-)
-Liz

oh amanda {impress your kids} said...

I LOVE THIS!! Parties are my fave and camping is a close 2nd. I'm going to link to this next week! Fun!

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Love this! I just threw a camping themed baby shower and it was a blast.

Kari's Cupcakes said...

That's awesome! We just decided to have a campfire birthday party for our 7 year-old and I'd love to take some of your ideas. I will check back - your blog looks fabulous!

Kelly said...

I just love this!! You did a great job. I love planning birthday parties too. Stopping by from CSI

Josalyn said...

what a great idea! now I'm in the mood for camping!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

What a cute idea! I love it!

Krysten said...

Adorable! I especially like the campfire cupcakes!

Found you on CSI!

Best,
Krysten
http://clickableparty.blogspot.com

Megan said...

This is a great theme for a party! The invitations are my favorite part, but I love all of your ideas!!

Brittany said...

Someone pointed me to your blog and I love the party! I am doing the same thing for my soon to be 6 year old. We are just doing the hot dog dinner, cupcakes and s'mores. What a great idea and thanks for the help! There is no reason to reinvent the wheel. Thanks.

Esther said...

What fun! My son is turning 6 soon and he just loved looking at your pictures of Henry's party. I am going to try and make the invitations like you did, but I have a question.. is that your handwriting or a really cool font? I would need to print mine, my handwriting isn't very attractive. Thank you for sharing this party idea, it's wonderful! Esther

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Hey Esther! The font I used came from here: http://kevinandamanda.com/fonts/fontsforpeas/ I'm sure exactly which one I used, but they have a ton of free fonts to download so you could just find one you liked!

Esther said...

Kelli, I wanted to thank you again for the link to the handwritten font used in the invitations. We had our awesome and exhausting campout party last night and the invitations were the topic of conversation by many moms. I love your blog, thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. Esther

Ana said...

Kelli - do you have a template that you used for the invite? Details would be great!!! Thanks

Carrie said...

Such a good idea! Though, you are brave with the overnight stay ;) glad to know it is something that can be survived.

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