Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Birthday {Camping Theme}

I love a good birthday party theme.
Helps me immensely.
We had a few ideas back and forth {unicorn theme is being saved for another day}
and settled on a camping/woodland theme.

Perfect for winter too. {An aussie winter that is} Party was 5-8pm.
Elements listed below:

Campfire cake

Campfire cake instructions found HERE

This was a chocolate cake with marshmallow fluff (from candy time) covered in chocolate icing, topped with mini flakes (confectionary warehouse) wafer sticks (big w) and chocolate rocks (confectinary warehouse). The flames are made by smashing boiled hard candy (woolworths) and melting in oven for 10 mins then let harden and then crack into flame shapes. I purchased a wood slice to display it on from a Gumtree seller. Decorated with christmas swag and llights.
A very easy cake that looked impressive.
I was very happy.


I love Canva so much I actually made like 3 different invites. Cute stuff. Above is twig cake toppers. They were a bit heavy for the toothpicks so didn't stand up too long (use skewers maybe) but I just loved them as decorations too. Hot glue and twine and twigs. Super Cute.

Woodslice craft

I always love to have a craft idea or activity at every party to keep them busy for a while. My brother sliced up a branch for me (how awesome) and every child had a wood slice to decorate. I painted one side with leftover chalkboard paint. I supplied sharpies to decorate the other side along with some wooden feathers (dollar store). The slices had a hole drilled in the top (by dad and the birthday girl!) and children were given twine and beads to decorate as they wanted.

Painted paper trees

We are lucky to have a resident artist. We rolled out lengths of kraft paper and using a water pen and watercolours painted a birch tree effect. Then cut the paper into trees. Probably would have worked better on white paper but hey we just use what we have... I cut letters out of black card and used double sided tape to stick them to hessian bunting (so it can be reused ;)

our other decoration was a shanty tent. I would have loved a beautiful big white tent or yurt. That was out of budget so a makeshift tent from old lace curtains, crochet table cloths and some fairy lights.


We are lucky to have a fireplace. One of the reasons I chose a camping party actually. We made a fire, roasted massive marshmallows and sat on our woodslice and log pillows (kmart). We had hotdogs for dinner and a hotchoc bar with our marshmallows.


One of the birthday party ideas we threw around was to go to a karaoke bar. So we ended up with a bit of our own thanks to The MR. He was a perfect DJ. We set up our projector and screen so everyone could see and they all sang along together next to our makeshift tent outside. 
Singing by the fire? (kinda)

Party Thankyou

I made up little hessian bags with chocolate rocks, gummi hotdogs and caramel swirls (looks like woodslice?) and pop rocks. Each child also got  Be wild stationary set ($3! kmart) which they all loved and twig pencils! (oxfam)

The end. I loved the camping/woodland theme. Would do again.
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