Awesome DIY Camping Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

A camping themed birthday party lends itself to so many fun outdoor-inspired designs, so we’ve rounded up 23 awesome camping party ideas for you to check out. There are a ton of clever camping ideas! We especially love the creative Coleman lantern cake, build-your-own trail mix bar and yummy s’more party favors.

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Camp Party love the mess hall

Camping birthday cake I really like the fire idea

Camping cake

Camping theme birthday party

Cute little campfire snack

Masons th birthday campout

match cookies cute for a camping themed party

Movie Night Camping Birthday Party

Trail mix bar for fall birthday or woodland theme party

Trail Mix Bar for camping birthday party

Trail mix bar

Wood chips

When s’mores and cupcakes collide, you better be ready to run for the dessert table! S’mores are a quintessential part of camping, much like cupcakes and cake are the norm at a birthday party. Serving up s’mores cupcakes at a camping party is a genius idea! These chocolate cupcakes with a toasted marshmallow frosting are topped off with a graham cracker square and chocolate bar! No roasting sticks needed!

Woodland Campfire Birthday Party

From La Belle Fete Weddings and Events via Kara’s Party Ideas

Kids will especially love the darling animals incorporated into this woodland campfire birthday party. From adorable woodland themed cakes to cute woodland animal party hats, cupcakes, and plush toys, the details in this campfire birthday are breathtaking! Party guests could camp under the starry night in animal hide blankets and charming teepees.

Outdoor Adventure Hunt Camping Party Activity

From Clean and Scentsible

A camping party lends itself to some extra cool party activities. Camping party guests will love this outdoor adventure hunt idea, and you’ll love how easy it is to execute with a printable scavenger hunt list you can print directly on a brown paper sack that in which they can also store all of their hunt items. Examples of items guests must find include: a pinecone, an acorn, a flat rock, a piece of litter and so on.

Camping Party Build-Your-Own Trail Mix Bar

From A Little Savvy Event

Trail mix, camping and hiking all go hand-in-hand, which makes organizing a build-your-own trail mix bar at a camping party completely genius! Little campers will love creating their own trail mix concoctions. You’ll love how easy it is to put together.

Camping Themed Boys Birthday Party

From Homespun Hostess via Spaceships and Laser Beams

If you’re planning a camping themed boy’s birthday party, check out the rustic, outdoorsy details of this party! From a retro camping park admittance ticket style invitation to creative camping inspired treats and decorations, everyone will want to come hang out at your camping party!

Coleman Lantern Cake

From Table Top Treats via Spaceships and Laser Beams

The Coleman brand has long been a part of camping trips, but now it is playing a starring role in camping parties too! This Coleman lantern cake is so realistic with amazing fondant detailing.