Thursday, January 8, 2015

Camp George - A Tent Party

My little man is all about some camping these days. He is obsessed with all things tents and flashlights, so I knew a "Camp George" theme would be perfect for his third birthday party. Having a December birthday, we couldn't exactly camp outside, but with a little furniture rearranging and tent DIYing, we were in luck.
I made these super easy invitations using my Cricut Explore and was able to incorporate the tent throughout. All December George would ask, "Is it time for my tent party?"
B and I are the least handy people you will ever meet but managed to make these DIY tents ourselves, and they were so easy! I took it one step easier and just stapled the fabric at the bottom instead of sewing. We were thrilled with how they turned out, and the kids had a ball playing in them!
As much as I wanted to roast s'mores outside, it was just too cold. And while I did entertain the thought of setting up a station inside, I figured open flames and toddlers just don't mix. So we set up a s'mores themed dessert table.
This s'mores dip is SO good and so easy. Almost as good as the real thing! 

Topped vanilla cupcakes with a graham cracker piece, Hershey's chocolate and a marshmallow for s'mores cupcakes.
And for one final s'mores touch, I just dipped marshmallows in melted chocolate bark and then rolled in crushed graham crackers.
George is all about trail mix these days, so I knew we had to add a trail mix bar. We offered raisins, cashews, peanuts, M&Ms, pretzels, gummy bears and granola along with little bags for everyone to make their own favorite combination.

For party favors we made a s'mores mix of Golden Grahams, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Each kid also got a flashlight {found at the Dollar Store I might add!}. I made these super easy campfires using paper towel rolls, tissue paper and tape. We put out the flashlights, camp toys and some marshmallows and popsicle sticks for kids to "roast" their own.

Since it was so late in the afternoon {and right after the holidays!} we decided to keep it simple with the food, offering just a few campfire favorites.
These pigs in a blanket were quite the hit!
As was this super tasty black-eyed pea dip. We also served Rotel queso with browned sausage but didn't manage to snap a picture.

This was by far my favorite party I have ever thrown! Not just because of all the fun details but because my little man had the best time playing and laughing {and eating!} with all his friends. Be sure and check out my Camp George Pinterest board for all the party inspiration!


  1. you are so creative my friend! he looks so old!!! xo LK

    1. You are too kind! And I know. :( Time needs to slow down!

  2. What an adorable party theme! I love using my Cricut Explore too!

    1. Thanks so much! And is that Cricut Explore not just the best??