Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Our 1st Camping Adventure and Over 20 of the Best Camping Fun Food ideas for Kids!!

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We went on our 1st camping trip this past weekend in a vintage Serro Scotty Travel Trailer that my husband restored. I am not the camping type and never thought I would like it, but we had a blast! My husband owns a shop (Mills & Co) here in Marietta,GA & they build & restore old cars. He did such a awesome job on this camper! Even though I stepped on a frog (so gross) & got smacked in my face with a heavy board (thought I broke my nose) …I really had a great time and can’t wait to go back! The weather was perfect & no bugs!! Things like this make me realize how girly I can be, but I am going to have to toughen up having 3 wild little boys that love to get dirty!

Remember our homemade Camping Costumes from last Halloween! We recreated our little vintage trailer out of boxes! My boys loved them and they won 1st place in the city of Marietta, GA costume contest!

Here we all are with our cute little restored camper….

Here is the curb side…

Here is the street side….

Back side…

Here is the inside kitchen area. The table folds down & cushions lay down for the bed. The top comes out into a bunk bed….

I made the curtains with help from my husband. The fabric looked really cute with the camper….

The kitchen worked out great. The counter comes off for the stove & there is a microwave underneath it….

here is the Bathroom….

Even the light fixtures are vintage….

My 2 younger boys wanted to sleep together which is great so now we will use the top bunk area for more storage!

Here is the other bunk in use on the other side….

Here are the boys watching a movie before bed….

Here is my oldest setting up the awning….

This is our friend Burt who made our cushions & helped with the counter tops. He does the interior for the custom cars at my husbands shop & he is amazing! We just love how they turned out…thanks Burt!!

The boys had lots of fun playing with rolly pollies….

They also went on scavenger hunts…

We made Pine Cone People….

Went on lots of walks….

I got to spend some extra time with my oldest….

Everyone loved our lights on the awning. Little vintage cars & campers…super cute!

Nighttime camping….

We did have a little fun with our food and I had great little helpers….

We made Banana Boats & stuffed them with marshmallows, chocolate chips, & graham cereal. Thanks to one of our Facebook followers for suggesting this!

We also had Corn on a Stick (this is the only way my 2 year old will eat it). Break the corn in half and push a bamboo stick in the bottom….

We made Acorn Treats using a Hershey’s Kiss, Mini Wafer, & pinching off caramel bits into 3rd’s and pressing on the top. Attach the kiss to the cookie using chocolate cookie frosting!

Mommy…are these Acorns really edible..for real??

We also came up with these fun Animal S’more Toppers. We made a Bear, Racoon, & Bear Claw Feet. You can do all sorts of animals ahead of time & let the kids place them on top after they heat the marshmallows. We used the new Jet-Puffed S’moresMallows, a Hershey’s Chocolate Bar, & Graham Crackers. Cut the graham crackers into circles using a round cookie cutter or you can also just cut around the edges using kitchen scissors. Works great and will not break! We used edible eyes, chocolate cookies frosting, red sprinkles (tongue), white sprinkles (teeth), & mini marshmallows to decorate. Put them in a container before you leave and pull them out for a easy and fun s’mores treat for the kids! My boys loved them!

Here is my oldest with his Raccoon S’mores…..

We told lots of ghost stories….

Ate LOTS of S’mores!

& I also had lots of Camping Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons!:)

Such a fun trip and we are already planning another one! We have lots of fun food ideas for camping and can’t wait to try them out!

Here are some of our favorite Camping fun food finds to share with you!

I thought we would go crazy having all 5 of us in this little camper, but it was surprising at how well we all fit! There are 2 bunk beds & 2 other beds.

Campfire Cones from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Watermelon on a Stick from A Pretty Life in the Burbs….

Nutter Butter Camping Cookies from Party Pinching….

Love these Camp Pudgy Pies from Making Memories with your Kids….

Campfire Cookies from Our Best Bites

Campfire Mac & Cheese from Spoonful

Owl S’mores from Living Locurto (the original source)….

Tacos in a Bag from Camping with Gus….

Campfire Cake from Cake Decorating

Campfire Quesadillas from Dirty Gourmet….

Dutch Oven Caramel Apple Pie from Rhodes Bread….

Grilled Pizzas from Koakompass

Grill Cupcakes from The Peach Kitchen

Potato Boat Dinner from Echoes of Laughter….

Chocolate Skillet Cake from Content in the Cottage

Love this Camping Cake from Coolest Birthday Cakes

Apple Grill Snack from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Cinnamon Bread on a Stick from Farmgirl Recipes

Let kids fill baggies with Eggs & Toppings then Boil from Artwife Needs a Life….

Worm & Dirt Pie from Camping with Kids….

 

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30 comments

  1. What a great list! I can't wait to camping this year. =)

    BTW, I just wanted to let you know that your links to the Campfire Cones by Come Together Kids are pointed at a different website & post.

  2. What a fabulous restoration! I love the curtains too:) The trailer lights and awning are also perfect!

  3. Thank you! My husband found the lights & lots of people asked about them. Thanks for letting me know about the link..just fixed it!:)

  4. So many fun ideas! Your camper looks amazing!

  5. Thank you so much for featuring my potato boat dinner Jill! I really appreciate it! So glad you have a wonderful camping experience! I think camping is one of the best forms of family fun! Angie xo

  6. Oh, Jill, love your post, your s'more toppings are so cute, can you put up a closeup and tell us How Did You Cut Graham Crackers into rounds/ovals???!!! SSSoooo cute. Also, I wanted to let you know, I started making my own bug spray, it's awesome, you can google around or go to pinterest but I just basically mixed some soybean oil (bugs don't like it), glycerin (Walmart), witch hazel (Walmart), Bug Away essential oil I found on amazon (it's a natural mix of geranium, citronella, cedar, etc.), and some mint essential oil (health food store). It smells so much better than bug spray. I mixed it and put it into spritz bottles that my family keeps on their belts. Don't spray it on clothes, it might stain them (oil), but very natural and moisturizing. Good luck with your future camping endeavors!! So excited to hear how you made the s'more toppers! Thanks!!!

  7. Oh my gosh! I LOVE your little trailer. How fun would that be! Thanks so much for adding our Pudgy Pies to your camping line up. I'm pinned them all for us this summer. Thanks!

  8. Love the trailer … can I adopt your hubby? We need him at our house! My trailer needs a little help and my hubby has a 1968 Skylark that he is "working on" … LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Oh My Gosh, I love your little camper. It is really cute. I love camping, especially at the beach. I'll have to write down some of those recipes. My three year old will also only eat corn if it is on the cob too! I guess it is just more fun!

  10. Your curtains are just so cute!! We had a semi-camping adventure last week and stayed in a historic cabin that had a sleeping porch for the kids. You guys did a great job and I'm sure created some wonderful memories for the kids ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Got to this post via pinterest. Such a coincidence, I had to comment…my hubby, two preschoolers and i just this weekend had *our* first trip in our 1968 Scotty! And I'm a camping novice, too. Had a great three nights in PA and NY. Will check out your blog. Some great camp food ideas here, thanks!

  12. I love your camper and all your ideas! Looks like such fun:)

  13. Looks like a fun weekend. Just like you I'm a girly, girl with three boys. We've done the camping thing many times in a really nice motor home (which we no longer have). Lately the boys have been asking to go camping in a tent – I don't know if I game, but if we do I'll be borrowing some of these fun camping foods. Pinning this and following you via Pintrest and GFC. Please come share this post at Fluster Creative Muster Party

    Hugs, Smiles and Blessings,
    Robin

  14. I pinned this – great round up of camping stuff!

  15. Did you make that awning or purchase it? I love it and wanted to recreate or buy one for our next camping trip!
    Carrie

  16. I am visiting from Strut Your Stuff Saturday. I love these ideas and we are going camping in a month so perfect timing:)

    Nicole

  17. ABSOLUTELY LOVE your camper and your ideas!! Gonna start begging my hubby to restore a camper for me.

  18. Great post! I love the outdoors; from doing activities to just sitting around on outdoor furniture. The only problem is where I live is deep in mosquito territory so I need to use sector mosquito spray in order to keep them away. We also get a bunch of firefies, which are really cool.

  19. Your trailer is ADORABLE!! I love the curtains, the color, and that little Scottie dog on the back. So much fun! We're going camping this weekend. With four little boys, it's an adventure for sure!
    xoxo,
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  20. Your family is soooo cute. I love the shots of the different things you made with the kids and the trailer. Your kids are very lucky to have such creative parents. Love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Btw, I go camping all the time and will totally making some of your recipes.

    Thanks,
    Tori
    Alexandria, VA

  21. Love your camper! Is it a 69? I raised my three girls camping in tents. I have finally got old enough for them to let me get A camper. Looks like your but has not been restored yet. I have twin grandsons now that we took on their first camping trip this past summer in tents but will be in our little scotty this coming summer. Love the recipes!

  22. I love your camper and all your ideas! It seems there is so much fun here

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  29. Cookies, nut, chocolate, chips…..they sound so tasty !!!!! Should i prepare a big set of sweeties for my children ?????

  30. I am just inspired. Thinking to start a new journey with my beloved family like you. Feeling awesome by thinking the iusse… ๐Ÿ™‚