Months ago, I was trying to come up with a theme of sorts. I thought the whole "Winter ONEderland" thing was adorable, but probably better suited for a girl. Back to the drawing board, and it dawned on me. Let's have a CAMping party. And it began. I am certainly not the first one to have a camping themed party, because as soon as I started searching I was bombarded with tons of cute ideas. I do believe, as far as the Internet goes, that I was the first person to have a CAMping party though, and that is where my creative intellectual property ends :)
I will warn you. It's time for photo overload. I am going to keep the dialogue to a minimum or this will, seriously, be the longest post in Blogger history. Please feel free to ask any detail questions in the comments or the FB page! :)
- CAMping Chili
- CAMping Corn Chowder
- Baked Potatoes
- Potato Bar
- Fresh Cut Vegetables & Dip
- Dirt Pudding Cups
- Dirt Cupcakes
- S'Mores Bars
- Ants on a Log
- Bug Juice (Punch)
- Canteen Water (Punch)
- Bottled Water
- Assorted Beer
Weekend Prior: All decor and favors were completed
Thursday Prior: Cupcakes were baked
Friday: Chili and Chowder were made and refrigerated. Dirt cups made and refrigerated. S'mores Bars made and refrigerated. Set up was started.Day of: Cupcakes frosted, punch made, ants on a log made, all food was set up.
Kids received a "hiking bandana" with candy, homemade hot chocolate packets & Play-Doh
Adults received a take out box with homemade hot chocolate packets and homemade trail mix
I couldn't have been happier with how it all turned out. We had about 50 guests, and just to tell you how big our families are, that accounted for no friends...at least that aren't family. :) We are so fortunate to have had so many people come and celebrate with Cam!
Happy Birthday Baby Boy!!!