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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few. 

A Summer Backyard Camping Party with Free Printables


A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

“This post is sponsored by Sony Pictures in connection with the release of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

During the summer months I'm always on a lookout for easy ideas to keep my kids (and the whole family) busy and entertained. Are you the same?

Even if we plan a vacation trip somewhere, there are those days where I find it quite challenging planning and coming up with a new bucket-list of exciting and fun family adventure to embark upon. 


This is why I'm so excited to kick off our summer this year with a movie + backyard camping party for my whole gang!

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

A Summer Backyard Camping Party


School's out for summer and it's great to finally get to spend some quality family time outdoors with my kids!

A movie followed by a backyard campout is a winning combo as far as activities go, not to mention a super easy, affordable and very do-able summertime idea that kids will love! 

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

For the movie, we can't wait to watch  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION, out on July 13. It's a great film franchise that my kids and I absolutely LOVE (Drac's “Bleh, Bleh, Bleh” has become my signature catchphrase at home...lol), and it's the perfect summer movie to watch with the whole family!

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

After the movie, I thought it would be awesome to prolong the experience at home with a themed backyard campout, having monster treats and playing monster-themed games!

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

Backyard Campout Decor & DIY Monster Bowling

For our backyard camping party, we carried the movie's summer vacation theme into our décor and food with typical campsite S'mores, refreshing cold drinks and a fun bowling game - but all with a terrific monster twist!

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

For the snack table I used palm-leaves table mats (a nod to the summer vacation theme of the movie), decorated it with monster-inspired party printables that you can download here, and used plenty of bright decor in a blue, yellow, orange and green summery palette.

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

For our monster bowling game, I simply wrapped printable monster wrappers (download yours here) around clean, empty food cans (be sure they're safe to use and have no sharp edges!).

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

Monster S'Mores Station

It was SO fun to create a campsite S'mores station with “monster treats” (colorful sprinkles, candy eyes and ears) and “monster slime” (green melted chocolate) so the kids could build their own tasty “monster snacks”!

You know you're onto a winner with kids, when food doubles as play! 😉

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

Drac's Vampire Slushies

To wash it all down, I made Drac's Vampire Slushies (raspberry slushies) that the kids customized with edible candy worms, eyeballs and fangs. It was such a winner, even my husband loved it! 

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

Ingredients: serves 2

2 cups of frozen raspberries
2 cups of ice cubes
fizzy lemonade
½ cup of sugar

Directions:

1) Add raspberries, ice, sugar and 2 cups of lemonade to a blender.
2) Blend until smooth. Add more lemonade if needed to help blend the mixture.
3) Serve at once with edible worms, candy eyes and fangs to your liking!

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

Monster Photo-Booth & Free Party Printables

But of course, no campsite is complete without a fun camping tent! So we put up ours (DIY tutorial for the tent here) and decorated it with colorful, bright paper fans and honeycomb balls to add to the festive summer vibe! 

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

The tent is the perfect spot to chill out while enjoying all the campsite treats, to take shelter from the sun (so it's very vampire-friendly 😋) and it also doubles as a photo-booth backdrop to help us capture and immortalize those all-important family vacation snaps!

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

For the photo-booth props, I designed some themed printables with some popular characters and catchphrases from the first and second Hotel Transylvania movies. 

A Summer Backyard Camping Party - fun, easy ideas for a fun campout inspired by the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie! by BirdsParty.com #HotelT3: Summer Vacation is coming to theaters on July 13 | #sponsored content created by @birdsparty for @hotelt

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Free Printables



Hope you enjoy these ideas and feel inspired to re-create your own awesome summer movie + backyard campout party this summer!


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2 comments:

  1. This is such a fun idea! So cute!

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  2. I'm not a camper but this is my version of backyard fun! Very cool ideas.

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