Invitation - Shutterfly
Montessori Birthday Shirt - made by drawstring, Etsy
If you don't get it, here's a description of the song children sing all over the country at various Montessori schools. There are many variations. At the Nugget's school, they start at their birth month and walk carefully around, matching their path around the sun to the tempo of the song so they wind up at their birth month again for each verse. I love that it contains a built-in science lesson too!
Paracord Bracelets - easy tutorial here. These take awhile, so I put them first in the party line up. I wouldn't try them with younger kids unless you plan to weave them all, but for this age group, they worked great. One party-goer even made two!
Mess Hall Menu
Firewood - Pretzel Rods
Wild Berries - Fresh blueberries and strawberries. It helps that the U-pick blueberry farm opens around the Nugget's birthday each year! I found that plastic berry basket at Target a few years ago; it's my favorite!
Catch of the Day - Goldfish crackers
Walking Tacos - taco meat in the crockpot, and assorted toppings in a bag of Fritos! Gosh, partying with 8-9yos is a dream. They have manners, they squealed over the food labels, they help themselves with serving utensils (mostly), and can ask if they need something! I love partying with preschoolers too, of course, it is just a bit more...effortless with the bigger kids!
Bug Juice - Limeade and ginger ale with lime sherbert on top
DIY trail mix
The paracord bracelet
Mini camp button - Distinct Designs Unltd. This seller was fantastic, willing to take out the RV designs and make a custom listing with the exact number of buttons I needed! I made little paper labels, "Thanks for camping with us!" and glued them to the leftover scrapbook paper from the food labels. I didn't have enough to mat them, so I just had them trimmed so a little bit of scrapbook paper peeked out from the left side of the label, like a mini flag.
Welcome to Camp Nugget sign - I simply wrote fat letters on posterboard and hot glued twigs from the backyard around the edges. It was too wide to hang with a single string, so I punched two holes at the top corners and made long yarn loops. I then attached two 3M hooks upside down on the opposite side of the door to hang the sign flat.
Food labels printed in Dionisia. We also rounded up all the woodland critters, both plastic and stuffed, as well as raided Spork and Tater's camping kits for decorations.
I borrowed my school's wonderful log holders for signage. Others I taped to clean bamboo skewers and stuck in the food dishes.