The Glamping Camping Party

Prue turns 12 next week and suggested we do a party post. With so many themes to chose from, far too many for one post, we  decided to focus on a Glamping Camping Party first, otherwise known as a GCParty.  It’s all about glamour, fun and friendship and anyone can pull it off with a bit of imagination.

So lets start planning this stupendous GCParty.

Step 1.

The Dream Catcher

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The guests have arrived and the fun begins. So first things first the Dream Catchers have to be made to ensure a night full of beautiful dreams.

We found these Dream Catcher kits at SleepoversRus  but you can always DIY here.

Step 2.

Movie Time

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Grab the deck chairs, cushions, bean bags, rugs or whatever you can lay your hands on to watch movies on your tweens very own outdoor movie screen. Just the idea of watching movies outside makes us want to throw a party.

Don’t be daunted by making your own outdoor screen it’s really quite easy. Click on the link to find out how here. Or there are a number of companies who hire screens such as Outdoor Cinemas

Step 3

The Popcorn Bar

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Movies = popcorn and what would be more perfect than setting up a popcorn bar with bowls full of m&m’s, marshmallows, mini kit kats, gummy bears, popping candy, caramel, a sprinkling of salt and whatever else they might crave in all things sweet. We can assure you it will be a hit.

Step 4 

Hot Chocolate

 

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The movies are over and it’s almost time for bed. Almost, but not quite because who can go to sleep at a GCParty without a warm cup of hot chocolate?

We found the most basic hot chocolate recipe which is simply delicious.

All you will need are

  • 9 cups of milk
  • 450g chopped dark or milk chocolate
  • 12 marshmallows
Then warm 6 tall serving glasses. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add chocolate, stirring constantly until fully melted. Pour into pre-warmed glasses and top with a couple of marshmallows. Allow marshmallows to melt before drinking. Told you it was basic. The tweens will love it.

Step 5

Bedtime

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Okay, I’m, (Renee, taking over from here on) going to admit here that even though I am trained in interior design there is no way I could manage to make one of these tents.  There would be way too much swearing and pulling of hair but we do have DIY tent instructions here for all you fabulous people who, I’ll admit, I’m not so quietly jealous of.

However, if you’re like me SleepoversRus have tents for hire.   Or, in reality, what I would probably end up doing is stringing a few sheets through the trees, along with loads of fairy lights and pray it doesn’t rain.

Step 6

Breakfast

 

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As much as we love to think our darling girls will wake up cheery after a goods night sleep we really do have to ask ourselves who are we kidding.  So, I have learnt through trial and error, that the best thing to do is make a load of pancakes and leave them to fend for themselves.

But as it’s a GCParty obviously more effort needs to be made.   “Or does it?” I hear you ask. Well, if it was a simple slumber party then perhaps not but as this is the mother of all slumber parties then it has to be SPECTACULAR.

Okay, so we’ve already done the popcorn bar so I’ll make it easy for you.  Just swap everything for a pancake bar.  Too easy.  Fill jars with maple syrup, blue berries, strawberries, whipped cream, nutella and can you believe this, I know a kid who pastes vegemite on her pancakes! So a tiny vegemite jar as well.

Step 7

The Goodie Box

Sadly, the party has come to an end.  But you can’t send the girls home empty handed.  Oh no that would not do, they must have a goodie bag full of wonderful, special keepsakes such as Metallic tattoos, a Princess Crown Eyes eye mask, bars of Cute Icecream soap and Chupa Chup lib balm.

As you wave bye bye quickly shut the door firmly behind you and pour yourself a glass of bubbly because, I have no doubt the party was a huge success.  Bravo and a round of applause. Now to start planning next years glamorous, gala event. Perhaps you could suggest bowling ……..

We have more ideas on  Pinterest and would love you to follow us there.

Renee and Prue xx

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