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Ricki Maynard’s “Glam Camping” Birthday Party

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ricki maynard's glam camping birthday party

HWTM contributor Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff here! I’m thrilled to share one of our recent exciting projects for The Bachelorette herself, Emily Maynard!  Emily’s daughter, Ricki, celebrated her 7th birthday “Glamping Style“.  {Glam + Camping = Glamping.} We were there to style her very own “Glamp Out” in shades of pink, purple, lime with plenty of ruffles, poms, pennants and of course your favorite camping (turned glam) favorites.

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

  • Marshmallow Pop Flowers {Easy DIY!}
  • 3 tier chevron cake with whimsical flowers  + a wood texture
  • Individual S’mores Kits & reusable water bottles
  • Custom made “Glam” Tent and Pillows with pendant flag bunting details

glam camping party dessert table

emily maynard's daughter has a glam camping party

glamping party invitations

glam camping party chevron cake

glam camping party cupcake toppersglam camping party trail mix favors

emily maynard's daughter, Ricki had a glam camping party s'mores cupcakes

glam camping party s'mores kits and drink wraps

glam camping party sugar cookies

glam camping party gumballs

glam camping party chevron cake

glam camping party pretzels

glamping party cupcakes

glam camping party custom pink chevron tent

glam camping party outfits

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glam camping party headband

glam camping party favors

glam camping party hair accessories

glam camping birthday party lanterns

glam camping party activities

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glam camping party for emily maynard's daughter Ricki

anders ruff and emily maynard



Adria and I recently got to work on an inspiring and exciting project a couple weeks ago.  We got to style Emily’s Maynard’s daughter’s Birthday Party! Ricki turned 7 and chose to have a Glam Camping themed party. We have been wanting to style a party using our glam camping printable line for a long time and this was the perfect reason!

Emily sent out our glam camping invitation to Ricki’s closest friends.

We had literally 5 days to pull together props, designs, decor, fabric and round up vendors for the party.  Adria and I knew that there were several elements we wanted to include in the party decor throughout. Yarn, twine, ric rac, chevron print and ruffles.  Nothing cuter!

We spray painted kerosene lanterns and used white washed logs and 4x4s to add height and dimension to the table. We mixed in our girlie pink milk glass cake stands and glass domes to soften it up. Yarn, twine, ripped fabric buntings and ruffles were used throughout. Yarn was the perfect trim (Jenn’s favorite!) to wrap soup cans to use for vessels for the cookie pops.  Talk about a cheap transformation.

Printables with colorful graphics of faux bois, ric rac, stitching, and camping elements (from our Glamping Printable Collection) were shown throughout the entire party.

Bright and gorgeous french macarons (from Cupcrazed) were placed on a whitewashed log slice that was lined with our patterned paper. Cupcrazed also made the yummy and irresistible s’mores cupcakes (regular and minis). We topped them with ruffle backed printable cupcake toppers (Ruff Draft Tutorial here). Polka Dot Market provided the adorable liners.

We worked closely with Mandie of Got What It Cakes, who created the most beautifully crafted cake for the table. We loved doing a non-symmetrical table for this theme and the cake fit perfectly within the setting under the fun printable bunting banner and yarn pom garlands.

The cookies were made by the incredible Firefly Confections to match the printables – she has some incredible detail work!

We set up adorable terrariums with marshmallow flowers (tutorial found here) and homemade meringue mushrooms (inspired by Kiss Me Kate‘s Red Riding Hood party.)

We used Ricki’s initial (patterned printable) as part of the focal point to the table. We used our matting/twine wrapping technique to make it pop. (See the Ruff Draft 3d Mongoram Letter tutorial here)

We made Trail mix and labeled cute jars with our printable “trail mix” label from the printable collection. Twine (The Twinery) was used to wrap the cute label around the jar. We slipped in a wooden spoon (with chevron print embellishment) from Sucre Shop.

We packaged up individual S’mores kits for the girls using containers from Nashville Wraps and twine from Twinery along with our printable tags.

I made chocolate dipped pretzels with fun zig zag purple chocolate embellishments.  These were displayed on patterned paper and tied a cute printable party flag to each “bundle”. I also made chocolate zig zag dipped apples.  Green apples, of course!) White and purple chocolate helped tie in the desserts with the decor. Printable bunting flags from the glamping printable collection were added to the stick.

We were so inspired by the adorable tents that photographer Wendy Updegraff made for her daughter’s party, and what little girl wouldn’t love a tent for their room?  We had Made by Morgan sew up a custom tents and Adria’s husband built the frame. (Thanks “Matt!”)  The “Camp Ricki” pillowcase was made by Polka Dot Market.

We shopped at our local adorable fabric store in Concord, We’re Sew Creative, for the fabulous and gorgeous fabrics used in the tent and pillows. Morgan also made adorable matching pillows that we gave to Ricki to keep for her bedroom.

Nancy of A to Zebra Celebrations happened to have a lime green chevron runner that we also used on the buffet. Everything coordinated perfectly!

Emily had an ADORABLE setup out back.  She had precious lanterns for the girls as well as butterfly catchers and some activities.  She set up a tent for the girls to play in as well.  They had so much fun (even though it was 100+ degrees out!)  Becca captured some precious photos.

Emily had adorable wooden bird houses outside for the girls to paint.

Ricki and her guests all received custom precious lounge wear that is available from Polka Dot Market (custom made by Lila & G). Her hair accessories were all from Evelyn’s Whim and Two Lucky Cats sent precious felted flower cuffs for Ricki and her guests to wear on their wrists.

Clarabelle and the Hen made custom canteens for Ricki’s party for all of the guests.  Aren’t they just precious!? They also sent Ricki a special tote and blanket with personalization.

The girls all enjoyed the custom tent and were greeted with a gorgeous tote bag from SookEe Designs. Monica even added a removable custom rosette pin on the bags so the girls can use it on their shirts or as an accessory elsewhere after the party.

The Glam Camping (Glamping) invitation design and all of the shown coordinating graphic printables are available in our shop!

Visit our Pinterest board for more Glamping Party inspiration!

Vendor Credit
By |2018-04-05T15:31:00-07:00July 30th, 2012|Kids Birthday, Parties for Girls|

About the Author:

MAUREEN ANDERS is the owner and creative director of Anders Ruff Custom Designs, the ”go to” shop for unique and stylish printable invitations, decor and party accessories.  Anders Ruff equips the modern hostess with the beautiful details needed to make their events memorable. They also offer inspiration for the entire party planning process via their blog.

Maureen’s degree is in Engineering, but her true passion is designing and creating.  When she left her career in medical sales to stay home with her first son, she was drawn to styling parties, and particularly to adding the small details that take parties over the top.  Self taught in graphic design and business driven, Maureen has watched her business flourish because of hard work, passion and an eye for detail. She enjoys the challenge of keeping her designs fresh and unique in the ever changing party industry.

Anders Ruff has been commissioned by Better Homes and Gardens, Universal Studios, and Target; and has also been featured on Access Hollywood, Brides Magazine, Hostess With The Mostess, Amy Atlas and more.


  1. Ava Houston Castleberry July 31, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Wendy White Updegraff….Go Wendy! Adorable party!

  2. Tessa July 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm
  3. Sheila Rasmussen July 30, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    LOVE IT!

    • Patti Cardona June 8, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Where have you’ve been all my life !

  4. Jenny Raulli July 31, 2012 at 8:01 am

    So many adorable and unique details. I just love it!

  5. MonogrammedEverything! July 31, 2012 at 5:31 am

    This is just too cute!!! What a creative idea!

  6. Windy City Novelties July 31, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I loved watching The Bachelorette, so this was an exciting post to look at! It looks like such a fun birthday party! I love that all the girls are in cute outfits that match the decor and theme of the party!

  7. Niki July 31, 2012 at 10:09 am

    So cute! Can you please tell me where you got the trailmix glass containers?

  8. Tammie July 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    What a cute little party. This is every little girls dream.

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  10. Paula Callejas August 2, 2012 at 3:10 am

    SO pretty! how did u make the zig zag design on the apples?

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    What a fun kids birthday party idea!! The decorations and cake looked so nice. And looks like the girls had a great time :) -Dani

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    Can someone share the link with me on the tent? Thanks!!

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