Is your child an outdoor lover? A wilderness theme is a fun way to celebrate his birthday. Use themed decorations to transform the party area to an outdoor wonderland.
No wilderness party is complete without some greenery. Having the party in the backyard is an easy way to add green without any work. If you hold the party indoors, use some artificial ficus trees or Christmas trees without decorations to set the stage. You can also use artificial vines, which you can often find in the silk flower section of craft stores. Use the vines along tables.
What’s a wilderness party without a tent? If the party is outdoors, you can set up several tents to create the look of a campsite. For indoor parties, one small dome tent is sufficient. You can use the tent only for decoration or incorporate it into the party activities. For example, you might plan a sleepover as part of the wilderness party. Let the kids sleep in the tent for the sleepover.
You can also use other campground artifacts for the theme. A fake campfire made from cardboard tube logs and tissue paper flames is one option. Set up some small pieces of logs for seats. Prop some sticks that could be used for roasting marshmallows.
Rustic signs help create the wilderness feeling for the party. Nail together a few weathered boards for a basic sign. Hand paint a message on the sign. If you don’t want to mess around with wood, cut cardboard to look like individual boards. Glue or staple the cardboard pieces together to make the sign.
If the wilderness party as a hunting slant, use that as inspiration for decorations. A hunting blind is one option for a party decoration. Set it up so the kids can go inside for fun. Hunting decoys also help create the theme. Hang some hunting camo on the wall for an additional splash.