Backyard Camping

Nothing says summer quite like camping. Summertime holds longer days and warmer nights, making it the perfect time for a little overnight excursion. Keep the adventure in your own backyard for a fun and sweet memory of summer activities outside – without the “roughing it” that true camping requires!

Setting: Your own backyard! Find a nice grassy area to pitch that tent (we got ours from TipTop Teepee Shop) – add a few cozy blankets and pillows and you’ve got yourself a nice little campground.

Menu: Good ol’ pb&j sandwiches are a hit with kids and grownups alike. Add some Jiffy Pop, chocolate milk and fresh watermelon slices and your camping feast is perfect.

Decor: Brightly-colored blankets and pillows add a pop of color to our adorable tent, and a quick felt-arrow garland adds a touch of whimsy to your campsite!

Activities: Pop some Jiffy Pop over the fire, play a little kid-friendly dart throwing, then try some stargazing with this constellation guide. What better time to talk about the little dipper than while snuggling with your little one?

 

Photography by Heather Kinkel

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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