Our 1st Camping Adventure and Over 20 of the Best Camping Fun Food ideas for Kids!!
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….
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!
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….
Campfire Mac & Cheese from Spoonful…
Dutch Oven Caramel Apple Pie from Rhodes Bread….
Potato Boat Dinner from Echoes of Laughter….
Apple Grill Snack from Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons…
Worm & Dirt Pie from Camping with Kids….