written by Cathy Baker, mom of two sweet tweens, who both love camping
Last year, when my daughter turned 11, she wanted to do a backyard camping party. It was a really fun time for her and her friends, so I thought I’d share the idea with you, in case you have some summer birthdays at your house to celebrate!
First, the highlight — the s’more birthday cake…
Isn’t it adorable? Homemade graham crackers baked on cookie sheets, one round cake for the middle marshmallow, and 5.5 giant chocolate bars! Wish I could take credit for this, but our good friend made it for us!
Then we used the flashlights to have a treasure hunt in the dark (I attached glow sticks to the clues to make it a little easier to find them once they got the right location).
And of course, the tent…
This is the morning after. I slept with my window open and could still hear them giggling at 5am. One of the girls with a cell phone called me at some point in middle of night to make sure there was no one outside of the tent. Great fun was had by all!
If you want any more pictures, or highlights, you can see them by clicking here.