Let's Go Glamping!
How to Create the Perfect Glamping Birthday Party
Lilah wanted a glamping 7th birthday; she wanted to get her nails and makeup done, and camp out with all her little besties. There was only one rule – no boys allowed (except for dad). I was more than happy to oblige, because if there is any type of camping I do, it’s glamping!
Get Your Glam On
Guests were welcomed at the door with a cardboard cutout standee of the birthday girl herself welcoming all the glampers in style. When they came around to the back of the house, they picked up their emergency glam-aid kit. It included all the necessities needed to get ready for the party – bracelets, glitter hair pins, lip gloss, a nail file, nail polish and a custom glamping compact. Once they were ready, they took their polish over to the glampsite and all the girls got their nails painted followed by some glitter eyeshadow and lip gloss.
Once everyone was all glammed up we hiked over to the arts and crafts table. The kids had a blast decorating wood slabs and river rocks with paint pens, and bedazzling them with sticker rhinestone jewels. All of them came out so differently and they got to take them home to add to their own garden.
Tasty Food & Outdoorsy-Glam Decor
After the glam session, we hiked over to the picnic area for dinner. The girls dined on hot dogs, mac and cheese and fruit kabobs. Pink lemonade and spring water with the cutest custom labels kept everyone hydrated. The food was displayed on cardboard wood placemats that really gave it a camping feel. Pint-sized picnic tables were used for seating that were painted the perfect shade of girly pink. Simple centerpieces of moss and grapevine balls with some small acorns brought in the outdoor feel. I used chevron-style dinner plates and topped them with custom dessert plates for cake. Wooden cutlery was glammed up by adding small rhinestones to the ends. Gold drinking jars with fun trim and monogram stickers finished out the kids’ tables.
After eating, we all gathered around the teepee and glampfire for story stones. I made the fake fire by glittering some sticks, then cutting flames out of glitter cardstock. I used battery-operated candles to light it up and it was so cute once it got dark. For the story stone activity, I painted stones with different objects like butterflies, princess castles and flowers. Put all your stones into a bag or basket then pass it around to all the kids and let them pick a stone. The birthday girl starts off the story using the object that’s on her stone and the next person adds to the story by incorporating what’s on her stone. It’s a really fun activity and keeps kids occupied during the party.
Happy Birthday Treats & More
To finish the party off, we gathered back at the picnic area to sing happy birthday and enjoy some treats. Cake, cupcakes, custom cookies, trail mix, and a variety of candy in pretty apothecary jars were all displayed perfectly on a tree stump table. The pinecone garland really bought home that camping feel. We sent all the glampers home with their own trail mix and s’mores kit so they could enjoy "s’more fun for later".