Camping Theme Party

by Kelly Ladd Sanchez

Camping Theme Party

Make the birthday kid a happy camper with these adorable summer party ideas. Plus, get inspired by more amazing birthday party ideas!


Delight guests with a s’mores kit (grahams, marshmallows, and chocolate) in a clear container ($1; tagged with party details (go to for a free download).


To make the shadow puppets, print free animal templates ( and arm the kids with scissors , card stock, wooden dowels , tape, and flashlights. After they’re made, turn off the lights and let ’em put on a show.


A butterfly catcher (at dollar stores and toy stores) with an apple, a juice box, and animal crackers says “happy trails” to all. Wrap it in snazzy fabric.


Pop in an LED tea light and set your party aglow. See easy instructions.


Welcome them with this adorable chalkboard sign. Just glue or tape it to a wooden stake.


With pretzel sticks as logs and fondant as fire (you can also use red candy fruit slices), these cupcakes will add spark to the party.