kid’s camping party!

Welcome to Camp Seven S’more!  Home to Wynter {and Audrey’s} 7th birthday party!  The girls decided on a camping theme and we went from there.  Given the weather’s in the 40′s … we knew we had to be creative with the sleeping arrangements!

But first … the invite!  I found the font, wording and graphic I wanted … made a feeble attempt to put it together and knew it was time to call in my creative secret weapon!  Many thanks to Nellie for rescuing me … honestly, that girl is a designing wizard!  From her design, I was able to change it up and incorporate it into many elements of the party.

At a recent wedding I attended, wooden signs marked the way to the reception {thought planter #1} … and then while browsing a website recently, I saw a tipi {creative indoor sleeping arrangement} along with a cute wooden sign {thought planter #2}.  Our driveway is pretty long … so we had plenty of space to display these signs along the way.  The girls and guests loved it!  I’m pretty sure the UPS & FedEx guys did too!

And no camp is complete with out a welcome banner!

Some shots of the party decor …

Instead of a traditional favor bag of goodies, we made a donation to Kasumisou Foundation, who offers the opportunity for children in Cambodia to attend a fine arts camp.  We purchased caramel apples and I made a tag for the outside of the box explaining the donation and sent one home with each girl.  Oh! and any idea how dangerous it is to have extra caramel apples laying around?

No camping party’s complete without trail mix!  I used Golden Grahams, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips for our “happy camper crunch.”

In lieu of gifts, the girls asked for books they’ll be donating to their school library.

S’more cake pops!

The cake{s}!!

Our outdoor theater … complete with blankets to wrap up in the 40 degree weather!

And for our sleeping arrangements … we set up tipis in our living room!  The girls loved it.  They paired off and had two per tent.  We also set up an indoor campfire, strung Christmas lights low to simulate stars, and after dark we came in to play games and sing songs around the campfire.

Happy campers!  The girls had a great time all afternoon and night … but can someone tell me why, exactly they’re called “sleep”overs?  And shouldn’t we just start calling them overs? ;)

Audrey’s parents helped plan and participate with the party.  They started the afternoon off with a scavenger hunt, then some random running around the yard with a visit from a creepy looking swap creature {CJ in costume}, then a hot dog roast over a campfire for dinner, cake and then movie time and s’mores!

After the movie, we went in for games and singing around the indoor campfire fire … followed by an attempt at sleep.  Yeah.

Love these night shots!

S’more Cake Pops
Kasumisou Foundation
Invite Design
Idea for Signs & Tipis
Indoor Firepit
Indoor Pillows

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

This entry was posted in birthday, party, wynter. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.
  • Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God
    whose ways you may not understand at the time.
    :: Oswald Chambers ::


  1. Posted December 9, 2013 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    I do consider all the concepts you have introduced to your post.
    They’re really convincing and will definitely work.

    Nonetheless, the posts are very brief for novices. Could you please
    lengthen them a little from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.
    recently posted..เต็นท์พับ

  2. Posted April 9, 2014 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    It’s genuinely very complicated in this full of activity life to listen news on TV,
    therefore I only use world wide web for that purpose, and take the latest information.
    https://Www. recently posted..

  3. Posted June 7, 2014 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have developed some nice methods and
    we are looking to swap solutions with others, please shoot me an email if interested.
    vanities for recently posted..vanities for bedrooms with mirror and lights

  4. Posted June 12, 2014 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Good day, that was a useful posting! Lots of good tips, I am relieved that I came across it.

    I am definitly going to bookmark your page! :-)
    Grove RV & Leisure recently posted..Grove RV & Leisure

  5. Posted August 11, 2014 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Unlike other real estate investments, you don’t need a
    small fortune to invest, you can start with only a few hundred dollars.
    5%, the Streamlined program offers a chance of a 5%
    penalty for non-willful foreign account holders who failed
    to disclose their accounts. Variety of professionalism that
    are shown by a los angeles accountant will end up as an amazing asset in selecting a good accountant to
    fill your family needs.

    Review my page; costello cpa boca raton
    costello cpa boca recently posted..costello cpa boca raton

  6. Posted August 22, 2014 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is needed to get set up?

    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% positive. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks recently

  7. Posted August 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    A good place to start is by choosing the method of cabinet construction first: stock, semi-custom, or
    custom. A few indulgent upgrades to build cooking more interesting are
    welcome enhancements, too. If you have you ought to really just simply
    following that link.

    Stop by my web site: slab leak pompano beach seafood festival 2014
    slab leak pompano recently posted..slab leak pompano beach seafood festival 2014

  8. Posted September 8, 2014 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    You will probably recognise some or all of these as some as used
    more than others with very great success in carp baits:
    . I have been using products from Newfields Baits for a while
    and their green lipped mussel extract is simply amazing.
    A camera and photo album are another way for a family to record their boating trips.

    Here is my blog post :: fiberglass norcold marine refrigerator parts
    fiberglass norcold recently posted..fiberglass norcold marine refrigerator parts

  9. Posted September 16, 2014 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    Hey there I am so happy I found your site, I really found you by accident, while I was
    looking on Yahoo for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just
    like to say thanks for a incredible post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and
    also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a
    lot more, Please do keep up the superb job.
    the ethics of an recently posted..the ethics of an aesthetician

  10. Posted September 20, 2014 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    Most people looking for about moving quotes do
    so because they have to move, and they know it.
    The storm hasn’t abated, but crisis brings opportunity. You would also get flexibility in terms of partial and full packing service.
    This awesome online optical store sells authentic sunglasses from top brands at incredibly low
    prices. I have literally seen a new vacuum burnt out after 1 use to clean a small mess like this.
    The 24 buttons can be customized to meet the needs of different users.

    Ideally, modern design prefers L-shaped workstations to save space while encouraging interaction among office employees.

    The nearby public schools have dramatically improved and include dual-language curriculums.
    These containers permit customers place documents to be destroyed directly into this
    sort of cartons. A good facility management company has an industry-specific expertise and performs its duties through proven methodologies,
    techniques and tools.

    Review my web-site; two men and a truck movers cleveland ohio
    two men and a truck recently posted..two men and a truck movers cleveland ohio

  11. Posted September 23, 2014 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Hello, аfter reading this amazing post i am as well glad tօ share my knowledge herе աith mates.

    Ңere is my web blog: Tablet PC 2LooK Quad Core CPU the best performance 4GB RAM smartphone android mobitel
    Tablet PC 2LooK recently posted..Tablet PC 2LooK Quad Core CPU the best performance 4GB RAM smartphone android mobitel

  12. Posted October 2, 2014 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    Tried complementary therapies I illustrate this particular team sport was used to treat it well.

    The risks were so breast cancer awareness many questions.
    Susan Denver: And I could cite to you but rather from metastases,
    that produce these products. Research was performed by the garden I can’t
    do much to do so using just 1. Moreover, genetics
    or family member having cancer as well. You can also start in the
    raising money for recently posted..raising money for cancer in mi

  13. Posted January 18, 2015 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Excellent blog right here! Also your website a lot
    up fast! What web host are you the use of? Can I am getting your associate
    hyperrlink to your host? I wish myy website loaded up as
    fast as yours lol
    different recently posted..different lightweight

  14. Posted January 30, 2015 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    My family always say that I am killing my time here at net, except I know I am getting experience every day by reading such
    good content.
    individual herb recently posted..individual herb garden

10 Trackbacks

  1. [...] from tsj photography, designed this party for her daughters.  The adorable invites were created by Nellie [...]

  2. By Sarah’s Favorite Thing | Salt & Nectar on April 22, 2011 at 2:02 am

    [...] How long before I can make Griffin sleep outside? Wait, that came out wrong! I just really, really want to throw a camping party like this or this or this. [...]

  3. By Sheri at The Loopy Ewe » Camper’s Crunch on June 10, 2011 at 7:11 am

    [...] yummiest) camping recipe to share with you today. Perfect for our Camp Loopy snacking. Do check out this link to the original photos from TSJ Photography, as the whole birthday idea is brilliant and the [...]

  4. By Pictures of children camping on September 13, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    [...] kid's camping party! Nov 8, 2010 … Welcome to Camp Seven S'more! Home to Wynter {and Audrey's} 7th birthday party! The girls decided on … [...]

  5. By a birthday + a treat on November 4, 2011 at 12:52 am

    [...] to last year’s party … this year was WAY low-key!  And perfect.  Just a couple of girls … a movie [...]

  6. [...] Decor inspiration ~ Source: TJS Photography [...]

  7. [...] kids love a sleepover. Imagine how wild they’ll be about a camp out? Check out this blogger’s instructions and tons of inspiring photos for creating a tee-pee camp around an indoor fire. She’s got it all [...]

  8. By Campfire Party – inside and out! | on May 30, 2013 at 11:39 am

    [...] From TSJ photography, check out the AMAZING camping party set-up! [...]

  9. By Friday Favorites–Camping | Crafty Staci on August 2, 2013 at 9:00 am

    [...] love the idea of a camping-themed party.  TSJ Photography shares some fantastic ideas for just that, but the part I could take with me on this trip is the [...]

  10. By Boys Camping Parties We Adore! - B. Lovely Events on September 2, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    [...] {Camping parties are the best when they are outside and this one is so cute set up on the hay bale on Tsj Photography.} [...]

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

share your last post?