This is what Annina said about planning the party- “I planned this Gone Fishin’ Party for my brother’s small family birthday party. He and my father are avid fishermen, and spend as much time as possible out on the lake fishing for bass. So I thought it would be fun to create a party with edible details related to fishing! This would also be a wonderful party idea for father’s day, if Dad likes to fish.
The cupcakes are made of chocolate with a milk chocolate buttercream. I crushed up some chocolate cookies for the “Dirt”.
For the “bait buckets” I created a printable galvanized bucket template based off of a cupcake wrapper template. I hooked some craft wire through each side for the “handle”. The “bait” is sour gummy worms.
For the fishing pole cupcakes I used a pretzel as the rod and hooked on a goldfish with some craft wire. The “water” was made from blue candy pearls.
The cupcakes are displayed on some unfinished wood crates. I thought they fit in with the rustic lake theme of the party.
In the buckets beside the banner I set up some “bobber” cake pops in a styrofoam ball covered with goldfish.
I finished off the table with some Swedish Fish and gummy worms in mason jars. The bottles are IBC root beer, a favorite of both my dad and brother. To balance everything out, I filled some apothecary jars with rainbow goldfish.
The fish banner includes a bass, trout, and catfish that I designed, printed, cut out, and attached to the twine with craft wire made to look like fishing hooks. I also designed and printed the sign. All of the paper elements- fish banner, sign, cupcake wrappers, toppers, tags, and “bait bucket” wrappers- are available to purchase in my Etsy shop as printable templates.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Craft Sticks Cupcake Liners Sugar Pearl Sprinkles Burlap Apothecary Jars Jute Twine
This fun GLAMPOUT GIRL CAMPING BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Mariah Rainier Miller of Mariah Rainier Style. The way I see it, if you’re going to camp, you might as well do it in style! So many cute ideas here!
Here’s what I love about this girly camping party:
The chevron + pennant banner cake topped with a silver RV camper
The gummy worms and chocolate pudding served in push pop containers
The deer head adorned with ribbon, hanging on the wall
The teepee pennant banner
Mariah said this about planning the party- “Camping… yes! Roughing It? Not Quite. When your birthday is in the midst of winter what better way to create an indoor slumber party when it’s just too cold to camp outdoors, than with GLAMping? To get the ultimate glamping experience we set-up a pretty tent in a cozy space for the perfect foundation for any glampsite.”
How fun is this CAMPING THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Christen Byrd of Christen Byrd Photography! Such a cute outdoor themed celebration with a lot of darling ideas!
Christen said this about planning the party- “This was a camping themed party for my daughter Olive and her friend Graham. It was so much fun! We had a tent, campfire, flashlights…it was great! We had a homemade cake and camping cookies made by Sweet Love Bakes here in Little Rock, AR. All in all it was a very budget friendly party as we used things we had on hand. All the camping supplies we had or borrowed. All the decorations I made myself. We even turned our summer lemonade stand into a marshmallow stand! Winter birthdays can be hard to make fun…but this may have been my favorite so far!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Jute Twine Burlap
Lauren said this about planning the party- “I had WAY too much fun designing and styling everything for Camp Christmas! It seems like camping parties are so popular right now so I thought what better way to celebrate my absolute favorite time of the year than with a camping Christmas Party??!!
The party started with everyone gathered around the “tissue paper” camp fire. This was a play date with lots of little ones so a real fire was out of the question. And we live in south Louisiana where it can be hot Christmas day! The kids sat on hay bales and roasted their s’more pops as we sang Christmas carols. The s’more pops were a big hit for the kids!
We sat outside for a picnic lunch of PB&J’s, fresh fruit, veggies and trail mix. I found woodland animal ornaments at Tuesday Morning which added a special touch to each place setting. The mommas enjoyed hot chocolate from the hot chocolate bar with lots of fun fixings and blueberry scones while the kids played in the back yard.
I designed a Nature Scavenger Hunt as an activity for the party. I placed snowflakes and beetles around the yard and there were plenty of leaves and gumballs for the kids to fill their baskets. I purchased the wood baskets at Hobby Lobby and added yarn balls and a name tag for each guest. After the scavenger hunt, everyone got to take a picture in the Camp Christmas tent.
We finished the party by decorating ice cream cone “Christmas Trees.” Icing… candy… the kids LOVED it!!!
The ENTIRE printable collection is available in my ETSY shop for $15. Collection includes, cupcake toppers & wrappers, water bottle labels, blank place cards, favor tags, napkin rings, hot chocolate bar sign, 3, 5 & 8 inch party circles, straw flags, mini candy bar wrapper, Hershey bar wrapper, Nature Scavenger Hunt card, 20×20 Camp Christmas sign and a Merry Christmas banner! (Collection can be personalized for $30).”
Vendors and Credits:
Printables- Lauren Haddox Design
Photography- Katy Marshall Photography
Cookies- Silly Gilly of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Polka Dot Nut / Candy Cups Clear Cellophane Bags Baker’s Twine Striped Paper Favor Bags Scalloped Edge Cupcake Wrappers Striped Paper Straws Milk Bottles Take Out Boxes
This RETRO 70′S BARBIE CAMPING 6TH BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Maria Davis of Love & Sugar Kisses is absolutely darling! What a creative twist on your regular camping themed celebration! I adore the vintage barbie touches…take a look at the darling barbie camper van cookies & boxes, for example!
Maria said- “My party theme was a 70′s Vintage Barbie Camping Party! The inspiration for the party was the 1971 Barbie Camper, which I found on ebay. I wanted to evoke the spirit of the 70′s by using colorful and girly fabrics throughout the party and used bright pink, aquas green, yellow & orange as my colors. I used feathers in several of my decorations and made 70′s style feather hair clips for all the girls. I used some touches of nature like twigs for the frames, pine cones and a tree stump cake stand. But I added some Barbie sparkle to them as well!
Piggy Bank Parties created all the beautiful printable products including the amazing favor boxes which were detailed replicas of the Barbie Camper! Inside each camper were Barbie stickers & bottlecap necklaces.
We had several party activities. We began with a nature walk and each girl was given a decorated clipboard with items to look for, an embellished canteen, and backpack. After lunch we sat around our faux fire and sang campfire songs. Then we went back outside for a s’mores relay race. The girls were divided into teams and had to assemble s’mores using large pillows and graham crackers & chocolate bars made from foam board. It was a hilarious site and they had a blast!
The dessert table included cake, designer Oreos & s’mores on a stick all made by me. Beautiful cookies designed to look like the Barbie camper were made by Bambella Cookie Boutique. Delicious cake pops in the bright party colors and decorated with feathers were made by Cuter than Cake. We served camp-style hot dogs & chips for lunch along with a 70s favorite soda, Nehi! In addition to their camping supplies, each guest received a bag of trail mix & bubbles along with their camper favor box!
The pictures were taken by my amazingly talented friend Wendy of Wendy Updegraff Photography whose photos are always gorgeous!”
Vendors and Credits:
Photographer: Wendy Updegraff Photography
Custom printables: Piggy Bank Parties
Happy Camping Banner: Stampin’ Fanatic
Glittery mini cake bunting: The Purple Pug
Camper cookies: Bambella Cookie Boutique
Cake Pops: Cuter than Cake
Cake & designer Oreos: Love & Sugar Kisses
Straws: The Sugar Diva
Wooden pencils: Sandra Downie
Items used in this party that are available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Lollipop Sticks Ribbon & Fabric Decorative Shred Baker’s Twine Striped Paper Straws Clear Cellophane Bags