Camping Themed Party : 5th Birthday

Last week, we had the chance to celebrate our (now) 5YO daughter. It was out first birthday part here in Virginia, and I wanted to make sure it was special for her. I have done quite a few parties and themes now, and I was really trying to think of something new. We came up with the idea for a camping themed party, and it was a hit with her!

It was actually one of my favorite themes I have done, so it was a lot of fun to put together.

Kid's birthday parties are always fun, and this camping themed party is perfect for the spring, summer, or fall birthday season! Menu, decor, and more ideas

With the fall season here, a camping themed party is very fitting, and there are a ton of products and items that you can use for it. We even used acorns that I had my kids collect from outside. Free, easy to get, and fun for them!

Camping Themed Party


Almost all of the decorations were purchased on Amazon. I LIVE for Amazon, and it made it so easy to have it all in place. Plus, they had a lot of options for a camping themed party, at varying price points, which I appreciated.


The Menu:

  • Sleeping Bags- Pinwheel Sandwiches
  • Sticks- Pocky Sticks
  • Forest Foliage- Veggies in the shape of a tree and Dip
  • Grizzly Bears- Gummy Bears
  • Fish Bait- Gummy Worms
  • Pinecone or Hedgehog Cheese Dip- Cheese ball formed in the shape of a pinecone.
  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Tree Toppers and wraps from Amazon
  • Logs- Kit Kats
  • Forest Berries and Dip- Fruit bowl with a marshmallow fluff dip.
  • Hot Dogs 
  • Trail Mix 
  • S’mores- Deconstructed S’mores bar.
  • Caprese Canoes – Bite size caprese salad appetizers. 

I worked with a local baker here in VA, Dulce Num Nums, and she made the most adorable cookies for the party. They were all camping themed, but also with a feminine touch to them.

I think that the s’mores stick was my favorite, but I honestly cannot choose. The details were stunning and they taste amazing too!

The party was a blast, and she LOVED it.

You can get the printables I used here.

Or shop the decor and goodies below.

*Cheers to camping themed party ideas, that don’t involve real insects or sleeping outside 😉

By |2018-10-22T13:48:26+00:00October 22nd, 2018|11 Comments

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  1. Chelsea October 23, 2018 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    We just did a camping theme party for my son’s ninth birthday over the weekend, but your party looked way better! You did a terrific job!

  2. Lauren October 23, 2018 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Love this! Such a great idea and so incredibly cute! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Luci October 23, 2018 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Such a cute theme. My niece and nephews love the outdoors so I’ll have to share this idea with my sister.
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  4. Stine Mari October 24, 2018 at 5:14 am - Reply

    My goodness, the luckiest 5 year old! I wish shipping to Norway wasn’t so expensive, because I loove anything on Amazon!
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  5. Jena Leigh | Naughty Kitchen October 24, 2018 at 10:57 am - Reply

    wow times have changed with birthday themes! 22 years ago it was all about pokemon, star wars, batman, etc! having a camping theme is awesome and a great idea for the kids! wished i could’ve thought about that then LOL

  6. Leah Ashley October 24, 2018 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    My kids would love this!! Great job saving this for later!

  7. Jennifer October 24, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Your food table is so adorable!!! I love that these foods are camping themed! Kids have such a great imagination, I am sure they would love this!!

  8. Joan October 24, 2018 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Such great ideas I will have to plan a party for my son’s 6th party since he didn’t have one for his 5th.

  9. Laura October 25, 2018 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    This is amazing! Your 5yr old is so lucky, and must have loved every minute of it!
    I’ve never even considering camping as a theme, but you’ve really made it look incredible.

    Laura ♡

  10. Izzy October 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    That’s such a fun theme! My daughter is obsessed with the idea of camping, but we live in the city and are city folks. (My sister will take her when we visit her in NH, no worries!) In the meantime, I think Harper would love a camping theme party for her next birthday! Thank you for the inspo!
    Izzy x

  11. Sharlene Andrade November 27, 2018 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Never thought a camping theme for party could be awesome until I saw this. Thanks for sharing!
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