Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Birthday Boy ~part 2

Last year Zach requested a birthday camping trip. And we obliged. It was half adventure and half disaster. Despite it all, this year he wanted to camp again. And I thought we could pull it off, until I decided that hiking and sleeping on the ground is just not going to work at 27 weeks pregnant in the high heat and humidity. So we came up with a middle ground, a "back yard" camp out style get together with his three best friends (and their gaggle of siblings).

~One borrowed fire pit
~Lots of firewood from the local woods and a resourceful neighbor (did you know you can't buy firewood in June? At least not around here.)
~A pile of roasting sticks (also from our romp in the woods last week) pre-sharpened and wood burned with names (real and silly)
~Hot dogs for said sticks (cook it yourself is just my style of entertaining!)

~One tent with loads of quilts
~Queen Ann's Lace & pine cones (both also from the woods) in jars pulled from the marina recycling bin
~Burlap sack table cloths from our local coffee shop dumpster
~Trail mix
~Loads of marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers
~A pile of flashlights and glowsticks
~Mason jar lanterns, twinkly lights in the trees
~And a pack of glowing giggling kids, high on marshmallows, running madly in the perfect midsummer's night weather.

~A very happy birthday indeed...


XYZZ said...

What a fun birthday! It definately puts Chuck E. Cheese birthday parties to shame. ;)

Love the mason jars in the trees - we might have to do this in our yard just for fun.

momma rae said...

oh that looks so fun!!

Cassie said...

What a perfect idea, and the table looks absolutely awesome! My eldest LOVES camping...might have to borrow some of your ideas for her next party.

Jerilyn said...

Marvelous job! Each detail is perfectly precious!

christine ~ ourdayourjourney said...

happy bday to your z. looks like so much fun. i love every thing from your trip to the party supply store, the tablecloth, personalized sticks and every thoughtful detail. i'm taking notes, we are due for our first camping trip soon.

Mel said...

What an amazing party! I want you to throw my birthday party next year! I am going to have to steal some of these ideas for one of my boy's party.

Bethany said...

Such fun! I LOVE your decor and displays.

Little Lovables said...

I love it! His camping party was so rustically elegant. I'm sure he and his guests loved it.

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