Looking back at Oliver’s “Beary” Adventurous Birthday Party we hosted a few years ago. It was such an organic and natural birthday party. I can’t wait to replicate it this year, but with a mature spin for Oliver’s 8th birthday!
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It has been 3 years since we hosted this cute organic and natural birthday party for Oliver, themed Oliver’s “Beary” Adventurous Birthday Party, and it is still my favourite. I love how effortless this party was and how nicely it came together.
Oliver’s birthday is the day before Christmas Eve so sometimes I like to host a half birthday for him in the summer so he can celebrate with his friends. He was sick for his first birthday, which we had to cancel so I wanted this birthday to be extra special.
The Organic and Natural Birthday Party Decor
I had been sitting on these wooden utensils and plates from when I was preparing for his first birthday so I wanted to incorporate the natural elements of the dinnerware into the theme. Instead of bowls to hold the treats for the trail mix bar, I opted to use kraft paper bags and just rolled them down for a cute look.
To create a tiered look to the table I used a rustic 3-tier server for the cupcakes and donuts, and an old vintage scale I had with a cutting board on top.
The Party Food
For the meal station, I used our vintage Coleman stove for a camping feel. Which held the popcorn in the most adorable stovetop popcorn popper. The hotdogs were served on retro hotdog trays that added to the vintage camping theme.
The Birthday Tablesape
I gathered foliage from the campsite to make the table centerpiece. Cutting pieces of craft paper to make the table settings and finished with a little pine needle twig, and twine. Tiny pinecones served well as name placeholders for each seat. Nested underneath the setting was a bear colouring page for the kids to stay busy while they ate.
The activities were short and simple. I designed a nature scavenger hunt (get your free download here) which the kids LOVED! I also DIYed a beehive pinata which I think the Dad’s liked a little more than the kids!
Oliver’s 4th birthday party is one to remember! I cannot wait to start planning his party this year!