Party for a Budding Naturalist

  • Chocolate "toasted" Marshmallows1/8
  • Table Toppers with Fun Nature Facts2/8
  • Some of the Handmade Party Decor3/8
  • The Naturalist was Great!4/8
  • Camp Fire Cake5/8
  • Handmade Backpacks for the Little Naturalists6/8
  • Lemonade7/8
  • Guess How Many Critters are in the Jar8/8


My son loves all things nature so when he turned 7 we threw him a nature themed party. Thankfully we live in an area that has excellent nature centers that you can rent out (including the time and talent of a naturalist) for parties.

Design Inspiration

I wanted the party to feel like a day at camp. I DIY'ed lots of the decor including the camp sign, party napkins, and animal tracks table runner. It didn't hurt that the nature center had a cool mural to serve as a backdrop.

Decorating Style

When it comes to parties, over the top and FUN!

Project Details

You can read all about this project on my blog,

Favorite Items

Oh it so hard to choose! I think its a tie between the campfire cake, the table runner, and the camp sign.


Stick with natural colors. Don't over look opportunities like straws and cutlery to enhance the theme. I found "wood"  printed paper straws and wooden utensils online.


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    Refreshing to see a nature theme; in this franticTV-oriented, world, and ad-driven world, too much is made of “the fast lane.” Better to start teaching the younun’s about nature before it is all gone.

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