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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.
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.
We served drinks in clear pitchers, and a tin ice bucket for cans. The cute bear honey containers, paired with paper birch straws were perfect for some chocolate milk!
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.
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!
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