Welcome back. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend! I'm finally able to share some of "Camp Grayson" Birthday fun. Our lucky son has had one party in Sweden and a second "cousin's party," here in the US. Look below to see more!
We made these photo card invitations for Camp Grayson. It's such an interactive way to start the planning. Taking the photo, talking through what makes a birthday or specifically, a camping birthday is such a great way to start thinking about the day, managing expectations and personalising. To make cards like this, frame your scene in a photo, add the text to your photo, print and mail!
top: Invitation to Grayson's 8th Camping Birthday Party (translation: Grayson's Camping Party, What, Where, When. and Contact info.) To make the Camp fire, click here for instructions: (here) above lower row: M+M cookies, marshmallow skewers which were ready for chocolate dipping, sandwiches (wrapped in craft paper, of course) and home made lemonade.
Francesca hand lettered our Camping Sign, which welcomed the guests. One of the games that we played was "follow the string" around our lawn and danced the limbo under our leaf garland (here). Campers all made " DIY Night Lights.*" themselves.
GAMES WE PLAYED:
- Pass the gift:
We wrapped 15 boxes within one another (the smallest in the middle, largest being the outer box.) The game works something like musical chairs. Everyone sits in a circle and the large box is passed when the music begins. The children will continue to pass the box until the music stops. Whoever has the box when the music stops, opens that box and the next wrapped box will be exposed. The music started again and this continues until all 15 layers have been exposed to reveal the surprise wrapped in the final, smallest, inner box.
- Treasure Hunt (click here for icy variation)
- Teepee Pinata
- Follow the string (above right)
- Craft: Camping Night Lights (made with LED Lights)
SOMETHING YOU MIGHT LIKE:
PINE CONE PARTY DETAILS
Leaf Garland (not pictured below but, seen above as "limbo")