- Seymour, TN
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Party in the Swamp (24 photos)
My son, Noah, is a huge fan of the History Channel's "Swamp People". So, this year he chose a swamp theme for his party. I knew I had my work cut out for me, but I had so much fun with all the rustic elements! I designed the invitation & all the paper goods for the party.
The party was held at a nearby park that overlooks a lake. It was the perfect backdrop for the party! We rented a pavilion with 6 tables. I used two of the tables for my food table and covered them in a cream colored muslin fabric with a camo hunting blind (from Walmart) as an overlay. For serving dishes, I used antique wooden coke boxes, handmade tree stump cake stands, diy ceramic pedestals, camo bait buckets, & baskets. I propped my beverage dispensers up on an antique stool from my husband's family farm. The birthday boy's cupcake, perched in a toy boat, set high on a tall tree stump.
For the table backdrop, I hung a fish net from two curtain rods anchored in tall buckets filled with sand. I used mini clothespins to hang several 5x7 photos of my son as well as his banner. It provided texture and visual appeal to the table. The other tables were covered in kraft paper. My centerpieces were small tin buckets filled with green Easter grass and alligator crayons. I wanted the little ones to use the crayons to color on the tables during dinner.
I found camo sipper cups at Hobby Lobby for the Little Gator Hunters to drink from. The younger guests also ate from alligator plates we had been collecting from many packs of Zoo Pal Safari plates. The menu consisted of Gator Bait (chicken nuggets) Chomp Chips, Swamp Sauce (applesauce), Red Beans & Rice (to give some cajun flair), Gator Tails (green grapes on skewers), Swamp Pops (cake pops), & Choot 'Em Cakes (cupcakes). All the food and beverages was all-natural, even the green food coloring on the desserts was organic!
We borrowed a canoe from our neighbors to use as a photo booth. I made several props on sticks for guests to use in their photos. Guests could also choose a hat to wear. For favors, we ordered each of the little guests a copy of Noah's favorite book, Petite Rouge Riding Hood, as well as treat bags (with organic sweets). The party was so fun and Noah had a "chomping good" time at his 4th birthday Swamp Party!
-Photography by Temple Photography
-Noah's birthday shirt by Sha Bebe
-Alligator crayons by Red Elm Designs
-Paper goods by Moo Moo's & Tutus
-all food & desserts prepared by me and my sweet family