Camping Party Food Ideas

A camping party is a fantastic party theme any time of year, and one of the best parts of any party is the party food. When I hosted a joint camping party for my two youngest boys, I had a lot of fun coming up with easy, inexpensive and fun camping party food ideas. Keep reading to check out all the simple DIY details!

I set the table with a red and white checkered tablecloth (from the dollar store) to set the mood. Then, we had a BBQ, and I filled the table with camping themed treats.

We had "bug juice" (which was really red fruit juice).

And I filled dollar store canisters with "camp candy". 

And Graham cracker teddy bears were part of the fun with a "don't feed the bears" label I made using

Cheesies were transformed into "campfire flames" with another little label I designed.

And Goldfish crackers became "fish from the lake".

I also set up a s'mores bar with a huge selection of marshmallows, cookies, and chocolate.

And the kids made their own "candy kabobs" to take home.

And, finally, I served two different campfire cakes... one for each of my birthday boys. You can find the full instructions for these DIY campfire cakes here.

With a little imagination and a few "punny" food labels, it is simple to create camping party food that will impress guests of all ages. My boys and their friends loved all the yummy treats we served at our camping party, and I loved that they will all easy and inexpensive to prepare!

Gina Bell
(Mom and Amateur Party Planner)

And you can find more party food ideas here.

Camping Party Games and Activities

My two youngest boys have summer birthdays one week apart, so joint birthday parties are perfect for us. However, it's always a challenge to come up with a party theme that works for everyone, but "camping" party games and activities are fun for ALL ages. Today I am sharing the details of the camping party games and activities from our party.

All of my boys' often get called "Bellzie" (because our last name is Bell), so the name of our camp was "Camp Bellzie", and I posted a simple camp schedule. Our schedule included: a scavenger hunt, games, a prize bunch, supper, cake, making s'mores, and crafting a candy kabob.

The scavenger hunt was a highlight for the party guests. I set it up before the guest arrived, and broke the kids into teams. The scavenger hunt had puzzles to solve, clues to find, and challenges to do. It was a lot of fun!

In the end, everyone got a prize... and the first people back got first picks of the prizes.

The kids also played a variety of games. I put a bunch of balls and Frisbees on the lawn, and the kids made up their own games. I also had a booth for "guess the number of jellybeans in the jar".

Of course, a camp out wouldn't be complete without some toasted marshmallows and s'mores. I set up a little s'more bar stand by the fire pit, and the kids loved it! 

The kids also enjoyed making their own candy kabobs and playing chocolate bar bingo.

Finally, the kids were all able to try their luck with our prize punch. Prize punches are staples at all our parties, and you can read all about them here.

There are so many fun ways to entertain kids at birthday parties, but I think these camping party games and activities are extra fun. Have you ever hosted a "camping" party for your kids? What were your favourite games and activities?

Gina Bell
(Mom and Amateur Party Planner)

You can find more camping party ideas here.

You can find more Party Game Ideas here.