Camping Theme Party Supplies

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Camping Party Ideas

Visit your local public library and check out different books on different camping destinations throughout the country. If you run dry, you can also find books on different mountain ranges such as the Rockies and the Appalachian Mountains. These look great as part of table centerpieces or as general decorations placed throughout your party area. They can either be laying flat or they can also be propped up in a half open fashion (remember to visit both the children's AND adult's section of the library.)

Do your best to get your hands on some scrap wood (the older and more rotten, the better). Often times we can look on the sides of our own houses to find a few scraps left over from past projects. Remember, the more weather-worn, the better. This wood is perfect for creating great looking signs. You can either nail a few together or let them stand alone (depending on their sizes and your own uses). With black acrylic paint (or a wide, black, permanent marker) write the names of different locations at your party (i.e. Refreshments, Bathrooms, etc) These signs can either be mounted into the ground, nailed to trees, or hung with rope to name only a few options. If you can't get your hands on any wood, cardboard from brown boxes would also work.

Create a small tent site. Using common camping gear, set up a small site with a stone fire ring, hanging long-john underwear, a metal pot on the fire - the works. If you know of someone fun enough, you might even want to set a prospector down at the site to converse with the onlookers.

This may sound a bit extravagant, but go with me on this one…Make a cave. The cave could be a mere few feet deep and a couple of feet tall…or it could consist of an entire hallway (if you are so ambitious). Use crumpled brown packing paper for the walls. Position some digging tools, lamps, even some spray painted gold nuggets/rocks (see next idea) at the end inside. Hang a driftwood sign (explained further above) at the entrance. This is a nice touch for the hallway leading to a bathroom. For smaller caves, it provides a point of curiosity for your guests…where does it lead? What's at the end? I have had guests get down on their hands and knees, too curious as to what might be inside. If you really want to go for it, get your hands on some chicken wire for the structure of the cave and paper mache the walls.

If you want to paint with a faux rock/stone finish (without spending an arm and a leg on those craft store kits) buy a few cans of spray paint instead. Gray, black and white should do the trick (unless you'd like to substitute gray with brown - for caves). With a hobby razor blade, lightly score the nozzle hole of the spray can. This will cause the paint to sputter rather than spray. Make sure the surface is covered first in the gray (or brown), then add some sputtering of the white and black.

Go to a local playground and 'borrow' some sand from the sandbox. This looks nice sprinkled around the bottom of table centerpieces, especially when accompanied by a few gold nuggets (as described above.)

If able to (if indoors) light the fireplace. Even if during the day (unless it is a record high that day…) it looks great and adds a lot of atmosphere.










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