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March 11, 2013

Monday Made It - Camping Party

Monday Made It is here, so I'm linking up with Tara.  :)

This month has already proved to be crazy.  I've been decorating the classroom for Easter & Spring, making new products, and this past weekend we celebrated my son's birthday with a camping themed party.  Just an FYI - party stores do not carry camping party supplies around here...  Bring on the craftiness!!

We had his party last Friday night beginning at 5pm, so it was a matter of running around crazy like in the hour between leaving school and until the kids showed up - picking up balloons and then setting up the party scene.  I even came home for lunch to get as much cleaned as possible (since we all know you can't really clean with kids in the house).  
I made his cake the night before.  I'm pretty proud of how it came out.  Of course this is plan B since plan A fell apart - literally crumbling trying to create a smores cake.  
We did make up smores bags as part of the party favors to take home.
We set up our family sized tent in the backyard and found these glow in the dark lanterns to use... in addition to our regular camping lanterns.  The boys each received a clip on flashlight when they showed up and wore them during the evening - they came in handy during a game of backyard flashlight tag.  
The boys ate dinner in the tent after making it themselves - 
make your own pizza.  
 I like to have a craft at the boys' parties... so our craft was decorating small birdhouses with birdseed.  We thought it went with the nature/camping theme.  :)
We also had a fishing game - just like those carnival fishing games - with the prizes being small sacks of colored gummy fish.  Gotta love Winco's bulk area.

All in all it was a success. Hope you had a great day!  


  1. WOW! What an awesome party :) So fun and creative!

    Joy in the Journey

  2. So fun!
    We just celebrated my daughter's birthday on Sunday. 11 fourth graders and a slumber party! :-)
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun


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