Real Parties: Jake’s 1st birthday party at Camp Jake

Ah, summer camp: a truly magical place. Where crafting supplies and adventure opportunities abound, where kids make the best of friends and the best of friendship bracelets. While the weather’s still warm, why not embrace the creative, outdoorsy spirit of summer camp with a camp-themed birthday? See how Olivia (@oliviapollock on IG) turned her backyard into Camp Jake for her son’s 1st birthday bash.

Key details:

Name of party: Jake’s First Birthday

City: Sherman Oaks

Type of party: 1st Birthday Boy

Theme: Camp Jake

How the party came to life:

Evite invitation: Classic Camping Tent

Venue: Private home

Cake: Susie Cakes “Retro Blue Vanilla Celebration Cake”

Food: Bay Cities Sandwiches + Pasta Salad, Deep River Chips from Amazon

Beverages: Rosé, High Noons, Topico, Honest Kids Juice Boxes

Activities: Set up a table with Oriental Trading Camping Bags for older siblings to draw and create their own camp bags, bought a bounce house from Amazon, had music from Creative Seeds for little ones and face painting from LA Face Painting

Decor: Custom signs from BlingPainting on Etsy and InkPixi as well as a cozy blanket area made with a few Ikea Sheepskins, blankets from Amazon and tree cushions from Target

Surprise hit: Custom Camp Jake t-shirts and hats we created for the family to wear as the “counselors”

Favors: Curious George Goes Camping for the little ones and Rock Painting Kit for the older ones

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