Kid's Party Ideas -
Camping Party Supplies, Camping Party
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Grab the tents and hiking
shoes, it's time for an Exclusive camping party! A
Camping Party is so much
fun, especially on a warm summer night! Take a look at these
Camping Party Ideas that are guaranteed to turn your party guests into
happy little campers! Fans of the great outdoors will love a
camping party, even if you are only camping in the living
room! Start by choosing
Camping Party Invitations that let your guests know that they
are an important part of this birthday celebration. Remember to include on your invitations any specific
instructions, like "bring your sleeping bag and pillow," or
"come with your spookiest ghost story!"
Let's Go Camping Party Packs
make decorating for your camping party simple and easy,
everything you need in one pack.
Let's Go Camping Party Supplies
make it easy for you to customize your party. Use a
combination of themed and solid color tableware to create a
Camping Party Ideas
Decorating for a camping party is easy because nature does
all of the work for you! The great outdoors is full of all
of the campout essentials: trees, crickets chirping, starry
skies... Try to set up your campsite so that it seems as
remote as possible.
The main thing that you will need to do is create a
campsite. Even camping in the basement can be fun, it you
create a camp like atmosphere.
If your camper's will be
sleeping over, make sure that you have a tent big enough to sleep
all of the kids that are coming. If you don't have a large
tent borrow one from a neighbor or Scout leader or rent one
If your local laws allow it, set
up a stone campfire or fire pit area. (If indoor and you
have a fireplace, use that.) Keep a bucket of water handy in
case your fire needs to be doused.
Set out large logs to sit on around the campfire.
Hang lanterns from poles.
Use fun signs
(like "Don't feed the bears") and place them
around the campsite.
Ask a friend to play guitar and
lead the group in favorite campfire songs when it gets dark.
Gather large pointed sticks (for
ages 7 and up) to roast marshmallows or hot dogs.
Have plenty of flashlights on
hand (and check batteries ahead of time).
Never underestimate the power of music to set the tone for
your party. Look in the library or a nature store for a tape
or CD of nature sounds such as frogs croaking and birds
singing, and play it near the tent for atmosphere.
To avoid having insects crash
your party, have plenty of bug repellent available and offer
it to guests as they arrive. Place citronella coils or
torches at the edges of the party area.
Build a campfire:
Have the kids help you gather sticks and wood to help you
build a campfire. They get a HUGE kick out of this, feeling
like they really accomplished something terrific!
Camping Scavenger Hunt:
Fill a pillowcase with lots of camping goodies (glow
flashlights, midnight snacks, matching
fans, etc.), and tie it to a tree hidden in the woods.
Map out coordinates in your yard, give them each a compass,
and as a team have them go on a hunt for "camping loot" that
you've hidden. They'll love finding camping goodies that
they can enjoy through the night!
A good, old-fashioned favorite for when it gets dark
outside! Played at night, this game mixes the popular games,
hide and seek with tag. The person who is "it" waits at the
"jail" counting to a high number while everyone else hides.
Then, armed with a flashlight, this person searches for the
others who may be switching hiding spots. The flashlight
must remain on at all times and may not be covered. When "it
" spots someone, s/he must use the flashlight to get a close
enough look at the person to identify him/her and call out
What happens when a person
gets caught, gives rise to variations of this exciting game.
One variation is to pass the flashlight to the caught
person, so s/he becomes "it." Another version is to send
each caught person to "jail" to wait until everyone is
caught. The first person caught then becomes "it."
Walk/run/hop with beanbag on head/between knees/between
Spooky Campfire Stories:
Have everyone come prepared with a spooky story to share, or
get a book of spooky stories that you can read to them. The
KOA website has some fun stories,
games, activities, and recipes.
What campout would be complete without roasting
Ages: 8 and up
What you need:
Large, clean tin cans (such as coffee cans)
Large household nails
Pictures of simple constellations (such as the Big Dipper),
and simple shapes (like a house or a five-pointed star)
Before the party:
1. Remove lid from one end of each can and file the edges
Depending on the ages of guests, you may wish to do steps 2
and 3 yourself before the party. Older kids should be able
to follow safety rules for careful use of hammer and nails;
an adult should help each child by either holding the can
steady or doing the hammering while the child holds the can.
At the party:
2. Mark the location of the stars in a constellation, or
draw a simple shape, on the end of each can.
3. Using hammer and a nail, punch a hole through each star's
position. For other designs, punch a hole every half-inch
and at each point or corner, dot-to-dot style.
4. Turn out the lights and shine a flashlight up through
each tin can onto the wall, ceiling or tent top.
Piņatas are always fun, I've never seen a child turn down a
chance to take a swing for a sweet treat.
For delicious food that ties into the party theme, try these
Hot dogs (for ages 4 and up): If you have a campfire, let
guests roast their own hot dogs on sticks. Be sure that the
dogs are allowed to cool before they're eaten.
S'mores: Place a few squares of a Hershey's chocolate bar on
a graham cracker. Roast two marshmallows and place on top of
the chocolate. Top with another graham cracker and let the
chocolate melt a little bit before eating.
Drinks: Any beverage is fun when served from canteens.
Ants on a log: Stuff celery sticks with peanut butter and
top with raisins.
Mud: Serve chocolate pudding ("mud") sprinkled with crushed
chocolate sandwich cookies ("dirt") and topped with gummy
Trail mix: Mix together food such as candy coated
chocolates, peanuts, raisins or dried cranberries, and
Let's Go Camping Decorations
Let's Go Camping Standup
Let's Go Camping Giant Wall Decals
"Let's Go Camping 18"" Foil Balloon"
Let's Go Camping Party Favor Box
Let's Go Camping Tattoos (8)
Let's Go Camping Sticker Sheets (4)
Moonlight Trees Standee Each
8' Balloon Tree Each