I thought I'd begin at the beginning, as I share the details of the first annual Camp Cupcake with my Grands.
A Smokey The Bear sign greeted the campers on the front of the gate.
We used my side patio, as I call it (A used-to-be-carport now fenced in my back yard, with gates to be able rouse it as a carport if ever needed!) for our main eating and crafting area. It worked out perfectly, as it rained on and off all day, and Camp Cupcake was unaffected!
I created a just the right height for little guys table from an old door on top of my patio coffee table, covered in a painter's drop cloth. Seating was created by using bales of straw covered with scraps of plaid and solid wool.
Two vintage wooden folding rockers off to the side for the Camp Counselors (My yard-sale find about three summers ago, to use for sitting in at Classic Car shows when I take my old Blue truck) looked perfectly imperfect in the background...
...and my old enamel top table (which has made the rounds for parties at both of my daughters homes) housed bottled waters, craft supplies and all the needed items for the day.
My firewood stacked along the side there made for the perfect campsite-craft-area wall, wit my geraniums hanging above to complete the look. (Sorry, you can't really see the geraniums, I know. Just imagine them there.)
Details on the table included everyone's goodie bags, which were filled with a flashlight, trail snack mix, a magnifying glass, and the big hit of the day, a rubber snake.
I borrowed a friend's fire pit and staged my Farm-Chick's purchased camp stools around it in the area sandwiched between my back patio and the car-port-turned-patio area, and it felt like the space was always meant-to-be there.
(I love it when stuff like that happens!)
The bigger backyard area greater campers with a second banner, and was ready and waiting for the games I had planned; burlap sack races, and ring toss.
Next post I will share the fun...!