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My son loves camping, so we decided on a Great Outdoors/Campout themed party.
Weather is iffy in the Pacific NW in late October, so activities planned were inside/outside.
With a couple fire pits set out under a big canopy, we were able to pull it all off and give it a real camping feel. The guests and birthday guy were all very happy!
What People Ate
Lil' Smokies, Macaroni and cheese bites, pretzels, s'mores, trail mix, mini berry cobblers
What People Drank
When my kiddo saw his special birthday dessert: a cherry pie-in-a-jar. He loved it!
When all the kids (24!) descended on our neighborhood for the scavenger hunt! They were split into teams because there were so many, but they automatically assumed they were competing, so it was crazy-fun!
Mini berry cobblers with ice cream, S'mores
Bags that contained: A glowstick, some glow-in-the-dark bugs and snakes and a fruit rollup
Activities / Games
Fishing (poles were wooden dowels and fish were made from foam), Nature/Scavenger Hunt, Making bows (craft sticks bent into shape with fishing line for the string) then target practice using arrows (Q-Tips cut in half), roasting S'mores
Under $50 (most items were things we already had for camping)