Do you have a tiny outdoor-fanatic on your hands? When it comes to kid’s birthday party planning, we love a theme that gets back to nature. There are so many ways to get creative with a camping themed birthday party. Whether you go over-the-top or keep things simple, you’re little adventurer and their friends are sure to have a grand old time in the great outdoors.

Up First: Invite
Leave it to us to get inspired by the invitation, right? We’re suckers for all things design and have a soft spot for kid’s birthday invitations. They’re just so fun and whimsical! This new Let’s Go Camping birthday party invitation is absolutely adorable. A bright and woodsy color palette, fun geometric details and your kiddo’s name lit up in the night sky. What could be more fun?! You can update the fonts and wording on this invitation to fit any style and create an invitation that’s truly one-of-a-kind.

Next: Activities
Every party needs some planned activities or we know what happens: total chaos. Or worse, boredom. Luckily for you, there is an abundance of camping themed party activities on our favorite planning resource ever: Pinterest. In our inspo board we featured this amazing outdoor adventure scavenger hunt which is such a simple activity that will keep the kids busy and having so much fun. We just love how they are printed right on paper bags so your little campers can carry their treasures around. If you’re musically inclined, little ones would love songs around the campfire. For older campers, scary (okay, not SO scary) stories are always a hit!

And Of Course: Food
Camp food. If you’ve never been camping before, well, trust us, there’s nothing better! You can go one of two ways with a camping themed birthday party. First, you can go super authentic. Grab a pack of hot dogs, some buns, gather up a few sticks and have those kids cook their own dinner over a campfire. Trust us, they’ll love it and you will too (hello, the utensils get tossed right in the fire when you’re done!). If you’re looking for something a little more…let’s say glampy, go for some mini cheeseburger sliders. Create a fun trail mix station and let the party goers make their own custom treat. No matter which direction you go, be sure to top it off with a s‘mores themed sweet treat!

Photo Credit: Trail Mix station: Jayda Spires via Kara’s Party Ideas, Tents/campfire: Catch My Party, S’more cupcakes: Kara’s Party Ideas, Scavenger Hunt: Clean & Scentsible