At Pottery Barn Kids, we are always on the lookout for fun and unique children’s party themes. So today we have partnered with Tara of One Stylish Party to share some ideas for hosting a Troop Beverly Hills inspired glamping party, complete with tropical greenery, a play tent, DIY details and lots of sweet treats!
See below for Tara’s tips on how to host a glamping party.
Find your inspiration. I thought it would be fun to put a unique spin on the popular glamping party theme, so I used the classic 1980’s Troop Beverly Hills movie as a jumping off point for the decor. I sourced linens, pillows and paper partyware in the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel banana leaf pattern and contrasted the lush greenery print with lots of pink – chairs, balloons, a dessert table and even a pink tent!
Serve themed snacks and treats. The food table included wildness girl snacks such as homemade trail mix, mint chocolate chip popcorn and of course girl scout cookies. And because no party is complete without cake, a hand painted palm leaf cake rounded out the treats on the table. Although most of the snacks were kept simple, individual treat cups, striped bags and colorful dessert pedestals helped tie everything together with the party theme.
Focus on the details. I wanted the space to have a lush, tropical feel similar to the Beverly Hills hotel, so I used lots of fresh greenery and palm leaves to transform an otherwise blank white space. I looked for unique ways to incorporate movie quotes, such as a retro letter board sign that read “it’s cookie time” and a survival kit party favors that read “in the wilderness of life you can never be too prepared.” To keep with the glamping theme, each of the girls received a pair of pink flannel pajamas and a custom Beverly Hills Hotel inspired doll to take home.
Provide ample opportunity to play. The glamping party consisted of three different areas for the girls to roam around: an area to eat, a tent to play in and a bed to jump on! The girls started by enjoying some snacks and treats together at a children’s dining table. Once they were done eating, they did some dancing to 80’s music, played in the tent (the peek-a-boo window was such a hit!) and ended the day with jumping on a bed and having a playful pillow fight!
Tara Berger is the stylist and owner of One Stylish Party, a creative studio and party boutique featuring designs and inspiration for entertaining in style.
Photography: Brittany Gidley Photography | Event Concept, Styling, DIY Balloon Garland Kit: One Stylish Party | Play Table, Chairs, Tent, Blanket, Pajamas: Pottery Barn Kids | Banana Leaf Table Runner, Napkins, Pillows: Minted | Wholesale Florals: Fifty Flowers | Pink Letterboard: Three Potato Four | Paper Plates, Favor Boxes, Baking Cups, Straws: Paper Eskimo | Cake: Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes | Marshmallows: Sweet Flos Candy | Cookies: Girl Scouts | Rose Gold Flatware: Webstaurant Store | Children’s Clothing Rentals: Rainey’s Closet | Custom Dolls: Sophie and Lillie | Sleep Masks: Goia Boutique.