We recently celebrated our Emma’s 12th birthday, then a couple weeks later we hosted her friends for a backyard birthday blowout!  There ended up being 12 girls to mark Emma turning 12 and the day couldn’t have been better!

This amazing mid-December day was sunny, with a high of around 70 degrees – no one could believe it!  The girls enjoyed a camping + glamour = glamping theme courtesy of Oriental Trading.  My awesome husband even set up a projector for an outdoor movie, set up a tent for the kids to spread out in, and built a bonfire for the girls to roast marshmallows.  Emma knew just what a lucky girl she was!!


Both my girls have always loved camping with their dad and grandparents (I’m more of a glamper myself – I love being outside but I also love my cozy bed)  😉  When we picked this theme for the birthday party, we had backup plans for improvising inside if the weather wasn’t conducive to being outdoors, but we got to throw those plans out the window and revel in the great outdoors!

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This may not be an ultra cheap birthday party to throw, but overall we definitely found it to be economical and quite worth it, all things considered!  Just look at the quality and fun color in these pieces!

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If you’re in need of a great selection for fun & creative birthday party theme options, I highly recommend Oriental Trading – we have shopped with them for years and plan to continue to do so.  The price, customer service, and shipping time is always just right!

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Thank you to Oriental Trading for our birthday review items and thanks to all who came and helped make Emma’s 12 birthday party one that she will never forget!