Matt Johnson

7 Fun and Creative Glamping Birthday Party Ideas

Author: Matt JohnsonPhotos/Graphics: Mike HawthornePublished: Apr 6, 2023Updated: Jan 5, 2024

Putting together a glamping party is a great way to celebrate a birthday. From tents to decorations, there are many fun and creative ideas that can make your glamping party unique and memorable.

Fortunately, we’ve put together some extra fun and creative glamping birthday party ideas to help you get started.

Luxury Tent SleepoverSet up luxurious tents in the backyard for an overnight glamping experience.$$$
Outdoor Movie NightProject a movie outdoors for a unique cinema experience.$$
Bonfire and S’moresCreate a classic camping experience with a bonfire for roasting marshmallows.$
Glamorous PicnicOrganize an elegant outdoor picnic with blankets and gourmet snacks.$$
Canopy BeddingSet up canopy beds for luxurious and comfortable outdoor sleeping arrangements.$$$
Spa TimeCreate a spa area with treatments like nail polish, face masks, and beauty supplies.$$
Treasure HuntOrganize a treasure hunt with hidden trinkets and prizes in the backyard.$

Throwing a camping birthday party?

When you absolutely want to throw one of the most exciting birthday parties for your little one, why not consider the option of a glamping birthday party? Glamping is a great way for kids to enjoy some outdoor fun without sacrificing comfort and luxury.

Most parents won’t let their kids go out on an overnight camping trip for a birthday party, but a sleepover that makes use of glamping can achieve the same effect.

Choose your glamping party theme.

Before we get into the party ideas, the first thing you want to do is come up with a party theme.

This will set the tone for your entire event and will serve as inspiration for all of the details of the decorations, activities, and food that you’ll be serving.

You might want to have a safari-themed party with an animal-shaped cake, or you could go for a beach bonfire theme.

Perhaps you want to go more of the traditional route with the a-frame style tents and make it more of a indoor glamorous camping party.

Get creative and let your imagination run wild. The sky’s the limit when it comes to crafting a glamping party theme.

Put together the glamping party decorations.

One of the best and most fun parts of planning a party is putting together the decorations. For your glamping birthday party, you’ll want to create an atmosphere that feels like you are actually camping in nature.

Start by setting up some tents, either in the backyard or in the living room. You can also set up some fairy lights and string them around the tent for an extra special touch.

Also, don’t forget to set up some cozy chairs and blankets for your partygoers. For a really nice touch, you can also hang some dream catchers around the room or backyard. These decorations will help create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort that will be perfect for your glamping birthday bash.

Be sure to set up and decorate a table for party favors and refreshments. You can fill the table with snacks, drinks, and glamping-inspired gifts for your guests.

7 unique ideas to make your glamping birthday party memorable.

You’ve decided on your glamping theme and have all of the decor set up and ready to go.

Now we’re going to go over 7 unique ideas that you can use to make your glamping birthday party one of the most memorable events ever.

Luxury tent sleepover.

  • Estimated cost: $200 – $500
  • Ease of setup: Complex
Decorated Glamping Tents for an Indoor Kids Glamping Birthday Party

Most kids’ birthday parties involve a sleepover at some point. Why not make it a glamping sleepover instead? Set up some luxurious tents in the backyard and let the kids spend the night under the stars.

Create a memorable glamping experience by setting up multiple luxury tents in your backyard, adorning them with fairy lights and beautiful bedding, and letting your little one have a sleepover with their closest friends.

Sure, you can put up a camper or a generic 6-person tent or some other regular tent, but when you’re glamping, you want to make sure that you’re going all out with luxury tents.

Outdoor movie night.

  • Estimated cost: $100 – $300
  • Ease of setup: Moderate
Outdoor Movie Night for a Glamping Party

While we’re on the idea of a sleepover, why not take it a step further and set up an outdoor movie night? Set up a projector in the backyard or living room and let your little one choose their favorite movie for everyone to watch.

It’s sure to be a hit as all of the kids have some fun watching their favorite film together. You can even add some extra touches by serving popcorn and other snacks like trail mix to make it feel like a real movie theater experience.

Bonfire and s’mores.

  • Estimated cost: $25 – $50
  • Ease of setup: Easy
Smores Camping Treat

This idea is super easy and it’s a staple of any camping trip, so why not include it in your glamping birthday party?

Set up a small bonfire in the backyard, grab some graham crackers, and let the kids roast marshmallows and make s’mores.

It’s sure to be a hit with both adults and kids alike, as everyone enjoys roasting marshmallows and some classic campfire snacks.

Glamorous picnic.

  • Estimated cost: $100 – $250
  • Ease of setup: Moderate

Maybe a sleepover is out of the picture. That’s fine as well. Instead, why not organize a glamorous picnic? Set up some gorgeous picnic blankets in the backyard and let your little one invite their friends and family over for a special outdoor gathering.

You can add some rustic touches to the scene by setting out some lanterns or fairy lights. Then, fill up your picnic basket with delicious snacks like cheese and crackers, sandwiches, and fruit.

It’s sure to be a hit and you can even get a little creative by asking your guests to dress up in their finest picnic attire!

Canopy bedding.

  • Estimated cost: $150 – $400
  • Ease of setup: Complex

One of the best parts about glamping is getting to sleep in luxurious and comfortable beds. So, why not make sure that your little one’s birthday party has a bit of luxury too?

Set up some cozy canopy beds filled with beautiful bedding and let your guests enjoy a night of relaxation under the stars.

You can also add some adorable extra touches to the beds, like throw pillows, blankets, and even some dream catchers for a magical touch.

Remember, you’re going for an unforgettable experience with this party so the more colorful and more elegant touches you can add to it, the better. Especially if the party is for a little girl.

Spa time.

  • Estimated cost: $75 – $200
  • Ease of setup: Moderate
Girls Spa Party

One of our favorite ideas and you won’t get any complaints from the birthday girl, is to set up a spa area.

You can use the same canopy beds from earlier, or you can just set up some chairs and let your guests enjoy a bit of pampering.

Set out some mini bottles of nail polish, face masks, and other beauty supplies so that everyone can have a little bit of spa time during the party.

You can also have a few adults on hand to help out with the treatments and make sure that everyone has a good time!

Treasure hunt.

  • Estimated cost: $300 – $100
  • Ease of setup: Easy
Treasure Hunt

If you have the space to do it, one of the most fun activities and games we’ve seen at glamping parties for kids is a treasure hunt.

Hide little trinkets and prizes throughout the backyard and let your guests search for them. It’s sure to be a hit with all of the kids, as they’ll have a blast trying to find the hidden treasures.

You can also add some extra flair to it by giving each of your guests their own map to follow. It’s sure to be a lot of fun, and your little one is sure to love it!

Tips for throwing together your own glamping party!

We’ve thrown tons of glamping parties over the past few years and we’ve picked up a few tips along the way. Keep these in mind when planning your own glamping party—

Don’t forget the older kids.

Whenever you throw a party for the smaller ones, make sure to add something special for the older kids too. There are plenty of activities that can appeal to both age groups, and it’s important to make sure your guests of all ages feel included.

Cupcakes over cakes.

Cakes are a lot of work, but cupcakes are easy and cute. Plus, they’re more portable if you have an outdoor party. You can also decorate them with the cutest cupcake wrappers and cupcake toppers to go perfectly with your glamping-inspired birthday party.

It’s okay to have hot dogs.

Sure, it’s a glamping party, but at it’s also a camping birthday party. Not every camp meal needs to be a gourmet feast. Hot dogs are always a hit and they’re easy to make. Plus, you can dress them up with all sorts of fun toppings for an extra-special touch. This is a quick win for the adults too.

Be careful if you have too much space.

While most of the time, we’re concerned if we have enough room for the glamping party. However, another consideration is having too much room. When setting up the camping birthday party, we recommend identifying a designated activity area and making sure to set up your camping tents around it. This will help create a sense of coziness and intimacy while still allowing everyone plenty of room to move around.

Have plenty of glow sticks!

If your glamping party is an overnight event, you’re going to want to make sure that everyone can see. Glow sticks are a great way to add some light without being too bright. Plus, they’ll look super cool when the lights go out! They’re fairly cheap at just about any dollar store. So you can buy several packs and place them all over the campsite.

You’re ready to start decorating.

These are some of the best glamping birthday party ideas we’ve had the pleasure of seeing. The key to pulling off a great glamping party is to be creative and have fun with it.

You can find all sorts of decorations, from tents, lights, balloons and comfy floor pillows to faux campfire pits and lanterns. Make sure to add plenty of cozy touches like blankets and sleeping bags for an extra special touch.

Once you have everything in place, you’re ready to start enjoying your glamping party.

Do you have any glamping party ideas?

Have you tried any of these glamping party ideas? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear about your own experiences and any tips you have for creating a memorable glamping birthday party.


Matt Johnson

Senior Content Writer

Matt is an experienced camper and glamping enthusiast with a Master's degree in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University. Authoring posts for GlamperGear, he shares his wealth of knowledge on picturesque campsites, luxurious accommodations, and the best gear for outdoor adventures. His passion for nature and knack for comfort in the wilderness make him an expert guide for your next camping endeavor.

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