Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Backyard Camp Party

My girlfriend's son, Will, had a backyard camp party for his birthday.  I love this theme for a birthday or even for a friday night playdate. (with just a handful of boys) I know it's probably too cold to do this now, but I always like to think of birthday themes ahead of time so I can shop early.  Just grab gingham fabric, grill some hot dogs, do a smores basket and make campfire cupcakes...and you've got yourself a party!  For the campfire cupcakes, I melted hard cinnamon and butterscotch candies in the oven for about 5 minutes.  Once, they cooled, I broke them apart to look like fire.  No time for homemade frosting this time, so we used canned frosting, edible rock candy (which I got from Dylan's Candy Bar..you can also use Nerd candy) and some pretzel sticks for the fire logs.  How cute are they?!? We ran out of "fire" so did some cute little toy frogs and lizards on the rest.  The treat bags were camo hankies filled with compass, mini flashlight, gummy snakes and some rock candy.  How cute is this????


mydesignchic said...

What an adorable party for a young boy - and the cupcakes...FABULOUS!!

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