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Summer Birthday? Try a Camping-Themed Party

Whether it’s just for the day or all season long, it’s not summer without summer camp…and camp is better with a little extra fun. Here are a few ideas to get started:

– Start off a summer camp-themed party with rustic, printable party invitations to really give that traditional woodsy feel.

– Create a cool placemat that lets kids design their own merit badges and have a place to put their cake!

– Camp is all about activities. Schedule a scavenger hunt, decorate pine cones, paint rocks, enjoy a campfire sing-a-long, or try old-fashioned camp games like tug-of-war and three-legged races!

– End the day with a relaxing “cool-down” craft, like friendship bracelets or lanyards.

– And of course, don’t forget the food. Roast weenies and marshmallows over a (very carefully supervised) campfire, and make your favorite ice cream cake even more “campy” with crushed Oreo “soil” and gummy worms; or add graham crackers, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips to make simple s’mores cake the campers will all love!

– Create a special care package for all the kids to take home. It is camp, after all.

Get even more cool camp ideas at our website, and send the kids off in style, even if it’s just to the backyard.

Inspiration courtesy of and Gina Chong

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