For many of my returning readers you know that I often help friends & family out with their parties in various capacities. My good friends the Dluhy’s had me help design their son’s amazing 2nd birthday with the theme of Camp David.
For this party I helped with various components. Let’s start with the signage…
Another area I worked on with the “camp site” aka “base camp.” Originally this party was supposed to be outdoors, but Mother Nature did not cooperate. We moved the party inside and turned out working great.
To create the A-Frame wood tent I used this tutorial I found on pinterest. I headed to Joann’s to find the right fabric for the tent and found a great lightweight fabric that had the appearance of canvas (what I had envisioned as a traditional camp tent)
Even though the kids had their own lunch boxes there was still a food buffet for the adults or the kids who needed something different. We used some leftover burlap (also from David’s first birthday) to add a layer on top of the orange table cloths. Then I took some extra burlap and maybe a yard of green gingham fabric to create the garland we pinned in the center of the display.
Now for the star of the party, the faux campfire. This was a collaborative effort between the Dluhy’s and I. They wanted the fire to be as real as it could, while remaining safe. To create the look first cut strips of red and yellow cellophane. Then I layered in red and orange tissue paper. In the center of the “fire” I placed a battery operated fan (to blow the flames) and a battery operated light (to make the cellophane light up) We placed firewood around the the setup of tissue and cellophane. We used some leaves (found at Michaels) around to just enhance the scope of the fire. It was a big win with the birthday boy.
As always this party was so much fun to work on and not only did the guests have a great time but the birthday boy really enjoyed himself too.
Happy 2nd Birthday David! Thanks for letting me get to share in your special day!