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Party for a Budding Naturalist


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.

Jan Newman

Friday 30th of October 2015

An amazing looking cake. So clever and unusual in design. Just loved it!

Cliff Neilson

Saturday 24th of October 2015

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.