Camping was not my theme of choice for this year, but Little Miss K wanted camping and I liked the theme so camping it was. I initially wanted a Book Worm party.
Quite a few of my friends said I was insane to go with Camping…Maybe insane was not quite the word they used, but mad was mentioned more than once, as was tempting fate. Our family record with camping is not a good one. We have been camping 4 times since Kaylin was born and 4 times we have ended up either at the doctors or casualty or both.
I decided actual camping and a camping theme party were vastly different and went with it anyway.
Here are the photos. (I am quite proud of how it turned out)
She was very excited that I made them both out of icing and that they were both on the cake….
I made these little backpacks using a little paper bag and some ribbon. It was actually much easier than I thought it was going to be. Just make sure you find the paper bags with the flat base.
This is a disposable braai – but the grid was unnecessary as were the legs – so you could just use an aluminum roasting dish.
So this is what I did differently this year, than any of the other years.
Firstly – the biggest I did not have it at home. Oh bliss – why did I ever do them at home before.
Secondly – I paid a little extra for the decor. I looked through their themes, and then chose the closed to the theme I wanted. This is actually the venue’s fairy theme but I told them I did not want any fairy stuff just the woodland look. I then made everything else to suit – red and green.
Thirdly – all the baked good are box mixes. I love making the little figures for the cakes, but dont actually like baking. I find it stressful. This was a lot easier. Next time I might even just buy a pre-made cake and decorate it.
And then that is about it – once it is over you just pack up and go….
I have also realised that my daughter is nearly as bad as I am when it comes to planning birthdays in advance. She has already told me what themes she would like for the next 3.