Looking for a great way to spice up a birthday? Try breaking out that compass and get outdoors with a camping themed birthday party! Whether this takes place in your backyard, or at the local campsite (much more fun for all), everyone will enjoy the scenery and take home some pleasent experiences to remember the special day!
Food and Drink Ideas For A Camping Themed Party
You COULD go out with a nature guide and learn about all the edible fruits, berries and flowers right in your neighborhood OR you could safely serve guests cutely themed foods based on the camping theme. First round up friends around the campfire for some hot dogs grilled on a stick and bags of chips for the main meal then get creative with the desserts!
Use food tents to showcase these custom named dessert options. Unwrapped yodels turn into a pile of logs and an assortment of raspberries and blackberries become a pack of wild berries found in the woods!
Chocolate covered pretzels and cookie capped Hershey kisses are quickly turned into twigs and acorns.
Turn a chocolate wrapped snack cake into a pile of logs and pour some chocolate Whoppers candies in a bucket as bear poop.
Fill some pudding cups with gummy worms and a sprinkle of crushed cookies as a cup of live bait!
When it’s time to wish a “happy birthday” serve everyone a cupcake topped with their very own ice cream cone teepee as these options for camping shelter.
Boho-Themed Food For A Backyard Camping Party
I’ve learned to keep party food simple. Unless having a dinner party, I opt for easy grab and graze foods like fruit platters and cheese plates.
These foods are also good for even the pickiest of eaters (I’m looking at you, Chayce..) and they pack equally well for quick trips and overnighters.
Fill a cooler, starting with a layer of ice packs (or ice cubes in large freezer bags), top with various sliced cheeses, pre sliced salami and cut fruit. With the prep work done ahead of time, it’s quick and easy to put together at the campground. Crackers, beef jerky, and mixed nuts are also great options.
I always like to include a few of the guest of honor’s favorite things. I made a wildberry pie with lattice crust because, since she was 3, Chayce has always asked for berry pies on her birthday.
Topped with succulents in shades of green and purple, it was a showstopper!
Need More Camping Themed Party Ideas?
Check out this sweet video of how to make a camping themed cake! It’s sure to make you backyard camping party a memorable one!