Sunday, March 17, 2013

camping party

jen and ray had a birthday party for kira and bodhi at our house yesterday. kira is turning two in april and bodhi turned five yesterday. they decided to have a combo party and make it easier for them. of course we were running around like crazy people the two hours before the party started. there is always more to do than we think.

they did a camping theme. i thought it was a really clever idea for a boy/girl party. of course jen had lots of adorable details that made the party really unique. outside we set up a small tent, fake fire pit, and camping chairs. she also had a bounce house and a pinata shaped like an owl to entertain the kids. inside we had a teepee set up that jen and i sewed the previous week. we put floor pillows on the inside so the kids could go in and read books or relax.

for food they served hamburgers, coleslaw, potato salad, and fruit skewers. they had a make your own trail mix bar with all the favorite dried fruits and nuts. there were s'more pops made by dipping marshmallows in chocolate and then graham cracker crumbs. the food was served with wooden forks and spoons that they stamped with the words "i love camping." such a cute detail.

for dessert there were camping theme sugar cookies, a bowl of cuties, and two separate cakes for the birthday boy and girl. poor kira missed the happy birthday song. she was taking a nap.

at the end of the party they handed out little battery powered lanterns as favors along with a make your own s'more package. it was a wonderful party and everyone had fun. happy birthday to my cute little niece and nephew.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Such a cute idea for a party theme! One day you gals will have to show me how you decorate such amazingly detailed sugar cookies. Bummed we missed out on yet another Gordon family birthday.