As soon as I saw Nikki post her party planning pics on instagram for Sophie’s 5th birthday I knew it was gonna be a goody! Lucky for us Nikki has sent through more photos of Sophie’s Camping Party to feature on the blog, thanks Nikki x
When I started planning Sophie’s 5th birthday, I knew I wanted it to be something really special – I started planning at least 5 months before her actual birthday. This also gave me something to distract myself from the fact that my first baby would be 5 soon!
I came up with the camping theme after spotting The Humble Hearts gorgeous tepees on Instagram. I love the look of natural wood, white and mint together so that quickly became the color scheme for ‘Camp Sophie‘. I got a gorgeous custom banner made by Love From Seventeen and of course most of the other items for the table from Pop Roc Parties!
The cake and food were nice and simple, and things that I could prepare a day or two before the party. I did a plain chocolate cake with chocolate icing.
The food was just yummy kids party food – cookies, brownie, popcorn, cupcakes, chocolate mousse, meringues and smore pops.
For the games we had the standard pass the parcel (to the song Sophie by Goodshirt!). Then we had a fishing hole with little bags of bait as the prize and a Guess the Gummy Bears game.
I printed over 150 square photos and did a huge gallery wall of Sophie over the past 5 years – everyone loved looking at them, and I think they might actually be a semi-permanent feature for awhile!
My sister and I made the camp fire – we gathered rocks from the river, collected branches from a friends tree and made the flames from cardboard and paper mache. Together with tents from Cotton On Kids and Kmart, the camp fire made a cute little setting for the kids to sit around.
Even though it was raining and we had to have the party inside, everyone had a lovely time and it will definitely be one we will remember for awhile!