Camp Gus | @DeetsandThings


Our talented friends over at @DeetsandThings shared this amazing Camping themed Birthday party with us and we couldn’t wait ti share with our readers! Scroll down for all of the fun details!


I’ve always thought black buffalo print was understatedly classic so when Sandra asked me to throw a camping themed first birthday for her son Augustus, I knew it was my chance to run with it.

For me, CAKE comes before everything, so I mocked up my design with the sweets and backdrop at the forefront.  I kept the cake simple and refined but felt that the two-tiered all print cake  still packed a lot of punch against a simple mountain backdrop.  Paired with an adorable 3d bear smash cake and fun themed desserts like campfire macs, they were the idyllic muse for the rest of the party design.

The scenic backyard, with it’s lush foliage  was the perfect setting for a campsite vibe.  For the adults, I dressed picnic tables with eco friendly hexagon plates and finished them with my handmade ombre napkins and melamine twig cutlery from Michael Aram’s Madhouse line.   DIY Jade colored felt flags jetted out the wildflower centerpieces to give the look a splash of color. 

To carry on the theme from the dessert table backdrop, I crafted matching wooden mountain centerpieces for the kids table.  I love a good diecut napkin, and Meri Meri’s adorable bear shaped ones are no exception.  They were just the pop of fun needed to break up the patterned plates. Each tiny camper got a handmade felt Field Notebook full  of fun activities and a camping cup I stenciled as a favor. 

Over in the FunZone,  guests were welcomed to ‘camp out’ among pine trees, and play in the cutest trio of tents I built.  They also enjoyed face painting and ballooning as well as a puppet show and sing-a-long camp songs.  It was such a pleasure to see the guests enjoy the space, make memories and eat cake!


Photography: Tiffany Amber Photography

Event Design/Decor/Backdrop: Deets & Things

Cake Topper/Drink Stirrers

Florals -  Pluck Florals

Calligraphy: With Love Calligraphy

Rentals – Orbit rentals

Cake and Desserts: JenTeeBakes

Cutlery: Michael Aram 


Event Design/Decor/Backdrop: @deetsandthings // Photography: @tiffanyamberphotography // Cake topper/drink stirrers: @dearheartsigns // Florals: @pluckfloral // Calligraphy: @withlovecalligraphy // Cake/ Desserts: @jenteebakes // Rentals: @orbiteventrentals // Cutlery @MichaelAram