Of course I knew the awesome design team of Piggy Bank Parties would love this theme and knock it out of the park...and they did. They began with the invitation...which included a Barbie-esque illustration of my daughter. They also created the entire printable collection and the favor boxes!
I want to point out that this post is a mix of pictures from Wendy Updegraff and ones I took myself. I'm sure you can tell them apart LOL, but thought I would mention it ;)
I really wanted to give the party a girly but 70s feel, so I incorporated fun fabric patterns like paisley, bright colors (lots of yellow, aqua & orange) and FEATHERS! I also wanted to tie in the camping theme by using wood grain patterns and some natural elements like pine cones, tree stump and twigs. But keeping it "Barbie Style" I glittered and spray painted the heck out of it all!
Our dessert table included awesome cookies from Bambella Cookie Boutique made to look like the camper and delicious cake pops from Cuter than Cake decorated with feathers. I made s'mores on a stick, decorated Oreos with wood grain and fondant feathers and of course...the cake, which you can read more details about on my cake post!
I used a tree stump for my cake stand, added glitter pine cones and my beautiful cake bunting from the Purple Pug!
I saw this pine cone garland and it gave me the idea to make my garland. But I incorporated a fabric strip garland that I've seen & loved at so many parties out there! To give it that Barbie "Sparkle" I added glitter. These pine cones where one of my favorite things and totally worth all the glitter that was stuck to my fingers for a few days!
My daughter's favorite food is hot dogs and along with chips, it was the perfect camping food! Instead of paper plates, I used tins...an idea I borrowed from Dot & Dash's camping party. I used recycled cans, embellished with more of my printable wood grain paper and fabric strips, to hold our utensils and straws. For drinks we served juice for the kids and one of my favorite '70s sodas for the adults...Orange Nehi!
How awesome is the vintage camper "Happy Camping" banner from Stampin' Fanatic? I love that ribbon and those campers are ADORABLE!
Smashed Peas and Carrots for our list of items to look for and changed it up a little to fit our party.
Here I am prepping the girls for their Adventure walk!
The cutest little ladies in the neighborhood!
After our walk, we cooled off and ate lunch around the camp fire. I cut out pieces of fabric so each girl would have her spot!
After lunch we sang a few songs around the fire. Then it was time for my favorite activity...the S'mores Relay Race!! I got this idea in my head to create large "s'mores" that the girls would have to assemble. I used pillows for the marshmallows, foam boards wrapped in kraft paper for the graham crackers and spray painted more foam boards dark brown for the chocolate bars. They were divided into teams of 2 and had to assemble 2 s'mores. It was quite hilarious to watch them scramble...especially the littlest ones!
Back inside to cool off and enjoy some sweets! I sent our guests home with bags of trail mix, bubbles and favor boxes. Piggy Bank parties is known for their AMAZING favor boxes and these were no exception...detailed replicas of the Barbie Camper!!
My beautiful daughter had a blast at her party! Seeing her smile lights up my world and was the best part of our celebration!
Happy Birthday my angel!
Photography: Wendy Updegraff Photography
Custom illustration, invitation, printables & favor boxes: Piggy Bank Parties
Camper cookies: Bambella Cookie Boutique
Cake pops: Cuter than Cake
Mini cake bunting: The Purple Pug
Happy Camping banner: Stampin' Fanatic
Straws: The Sugar Diva
Nehi Soda: Hometown Favorites
Fabrics: Hobby Lobby
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