http://riversideretreatyangshuo.com/index.php?categoryid=3 This past week, my husband turned 33. It’s not a big milestone birthday but I still wanted to do something for it. So, I planned a camping party, since we are going camping next weekend!

here For ideas, I scoured Pinterest and made my own Camping Party board there.

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We made this sign from scrap wood laying around in the garage. I accidentally spelled our name wrong! LOL I fixed it the day of the party.

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I drew these animal prints on the sidewalk leading up to our front door. I was trying for a bear, deer (which I think were WAY too big! LOL) and bird prints.

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On the front door, I put this sign and used Campsite No. 33 because he was turning 33 years old.

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Inside, I put an OUTHOUSE sign on the bathroom door.

Here is all the food I made for the party:

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I actually used an old camping lantern that we had from my husband’s parents. They’re moving and just gave it to us. SCORE!

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I bought this wheel barrel at Ace (because who doesn’t need a wheel barrel anyways?!) We filled it with ice and drinks.

*Note: We had this on the patio. Next time, I would put it outside because it leaked water out of the bottom when the ice started melting)

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I used large size popsicle sticks and put them in the watermelon so the kids could eat them easier. Like watermelon lollipops!

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Classic. Ants on a Log.

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This was probably my favorite part. The cake. I ordered a flat iced chocolate cake from Publix so I could decorate it myself. I melted together Red Hots candy and butterscotch candies in the oven at 375 degrees for ~5 minutes on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Then I let it cool and broke it apart to form the “flames.” Then I used Pirouette cookies to make the “logs.” It was super easy and turned out AWESOME!

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For this, I took 4 cans of spray paint (marking paint) and a cardboard box, which I cut a circle into and made an outdoor Twister game. Very simple. I might do this for all of our parties now!

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A friend of mine let me borrow this little john boat for pictures!

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I attempted to do my own nails for the party this time. I started with black and then used a nail decorating kit (with like pens) to make the campfire on my middle nail and then made “stars” on my other fingers. I think they turned out pretty good!

Last but not least, I made us all matching camping shirts! I bought them all at Walmart for less than $10. Then, I purchased an iron-on pattern from an Etsy shop here.

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Happy Campers!