Every family has their own weekend and holiday ritual, so if you’re one of those people who like to spend time in nature and teach your kids the same thing, this may be the right article for you. Birthdays are a real big deal for everyone in the family, so each year parents say “next year’s party will be even better” but when planning time comes and oftentimes we get stuck and we can’t think of new ideas. Why not take this year’s birthday party to the next level and make something extraordinary that will require a lot of planning but the final result will be absolute fun for the kids and for the adults. I’m talking about a birthday party in nature. A camping birthday party to be precise. It may sound a bit challenging now, but it’s guaranteed fun for the whole family and the guests. If you’re in for this unique idea, here are a few ideas and suggestions for a perfect camping birthday party:
Camping caravans are the most amazing moving homes on earth. If you’re a camp lover and you own a caravan, this is the chance for your child to shine. Camping caravans are safe and big so your child can have the best sleepover birthday party ever! You can even cook the food right there because a caravan is not a home without caravan cookers items. Although most kids are not big fans of veggies, you can trick them and make some healthy snacks that will give them a lot of energy and being in the woods, they will definitely need it. You can bake some broccoli, carrots and potatoes and put them on a stick. The colors of these veggies are really strong and kids won’t even notice that it’s the food they normally won’t eat. Also, being in the woods you can use the argument “The only food we have is the one on the table” and you’ll see them running to the table like the road runner from the Looney Tunes’ cartoon. Here’s a nice list of some interesting camp-friendly foods that the children will be literally begging for.
Also, a party can’t go without a cake, right? The best case scenario is to prepare the cake at home, place it in a portable fridge and bring it safe to the woods. If that’s not the case, you can use the little kitchen area and bake a simple cake using the caravan cookers. You can use wood berries for the cake that you will harvest together with the kids. They would love the experience and they will learn how food comes in the markets: with hard work.
The most important part of the birthday parties are the games of course. Since the party will be held in nature, kids will have much more freedom than usual so they will have the opportunity to play some games that they can’t back play in the city. For instance, you can arrange a treasure hunt with all the birthday presents. Hide the presents behind trees and bushes and let the games begin! It’s a game they probably all know with a little twist: it will happen in nature and not in the living or the dining room. Another idea is to fill a few bottles of water but don’t close them with a bottle cap. Arrange them like bowling pins and give the children a ball. Every child should have one turn and the one who spills the most water on the ground will be the winner.
Don’t forget the night camping games either! A camping experience is not whole without a bonfire, marshmallows and a cup of hot chocolate accompanied with spooky stories. Let the children use their creativity and tell a story they made up. That way the storytelling will be way more interesting and intense. There are so many possibilities when you’re with kids and out in the open, so make sure you make the most of the day and give the children a fun and an unforgettable birthday party.
As for the parents, you can sit back and enjoy the time in nature with a glass of wine, beer or whatever you prefer. Give the kids the freedom to play while you relax under the hundreds years old trees with family and friends, celebrating that special day when your little one came on earth.