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Backyard Campout

Contributor: Ashley Smith

I was looking for an inexpensive party solution for my son turning 12. His birthday is at the beginning of the school year which is always such a hectic time, so we decided to put the celebration off until October when the weather was a little cooler.

He invited about 6 boys to his Campout party. We set up tents in the backyard, server hotdogs and bags of chips, roasted marshmallows in the fire pit, and set up the projector and speakers in the backyard so we could watch movies under the stars. Citronella torches kept the bugs away. Fresh donuts in the morning brought the party to a perfect end.

Here’s the invitation:

And here are some pictures from the evening: