Take a Hike!

My father’s birth­day takes place in the month of Jan­u­ary and in the past few years, we have been gift­ing him with activ­i­ties he has been try­ing to con­vince us to take part in through­out the year! For his last birth­day, we sur­prised him with a trip to Zion National Park in Utah with Are We There Yet? cup­cakes and the year prior, with a trip to the Grand Canyon! This year, we decided to grant his request for a pic­nic at nearby Red Rock Canyon (can you tell the con­stant theme?!), but decided to wait until the weather warmed up. So, here we are, four months later, com­mem­o­rat­ing my dad’s birth­day, in con­junc­tion with an early Father’s Day celebration!
For the invi­ta­tion design, I uti­lized clip art from Jes­sica Weible’s Boy Camp Trip col­lec­tion, paired with dig­i­tal scrap­book paper from dxpi Design’s Fall Plaids set to invite the fam­ily to “Take a Hike”!
As we made the trek to Red Rock Canyon, we found the most amaz­ing look­out spot to set up our hik­ing pic­nic! I set the table with a rus­tic, out­doorsy feel to dis­play the “GRUB”, inclu­sive of both lunch and dessert items. The neu­tral col­ors with pops of green and red, along with the wood, pine cones and horn decor cap­tured a more mas­cu­line, nat­ural feel and worked per­fectly with the setting.
One side of the table dis­played choco­late cup­cakes, embell­ished with hiking-themed fon­dant top­pers. I printed out faux wood cup­cake wrap­pers so gen­er­ously offered by my amaz­ingly tal­ented friend Bird of Bird’s Party that worked per­fectly! Cup­cake wrap­pers are such an easy way to dress up cup­cakes accord­ing to your theme. Other items included jumbo s’mores on a stick, rocky gra­nola bars, hik­ing trail rice treats and rock candy sticks.
In the cen­ter, I cre­ated a Trail Mix Bar and pro­vided lit­tle wood­land cello bags for guests to cre­ate their own blend of ingre­di­ents to take on their hike! There are so many pos­si­bil­i­ties for the ingre­di­ents for the mix and allows for an added activ­ity for guests.

The other side of the table included a few more dessert items, with choco­late wafer hik­ing sticks and com­pass oat­meal cook­ies. We made roast beef sand­wiches, com­ple­mented with potato chip leaves and peb­ble salad.
We made sure to stay hydrated with drinks poured into adorable small metal drink can­is­ters from the 99c Only store and offered water, iced tea and root beer.

This theme would be per­fect for a Father’s Day cel­e­bra­tion for any dads who love the “Great Out­doors” or even for kids who love to hike, camp and explore! I per­son­al­ized it with wooden let­ters enhanced with rope and a ban­ner with the word “DAD” across the front of the table.

The party favors included large metal drink can­is­ters filled with old-fashion root beer hard can­dies, along with other sup­plies use­ful for hik­ing and a tag wish­ing guests “Happy Trails”!
The day and the view could not have been more beau­ti­ful!!! The sun was out, the tem­per­a­ture was in the 80’s and there was a slight breeze that made it per­fect pic­nic and hik­ing weather! We had a won­der­ful time cel­e­brat­ing dad and enjoy­ing the gor­geous sur­round­ings we are so for­tu­nate to have nearby!

 

Comments

  1. LoVe. Once again you added a lil’ Lyn­lee magic to every detail! Adore the rus­tic and mas­cu­line touches and the food names! ♥HH

  2. Love it, Lyn­lee!! xo

  3. cutest hik­ing picnic/rest stop/party ever!!!!

  4. You are amaz­ing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I just adore this. Every sin­gle detail is so won­der­ful. It’s hard to find really great mas­cu­line party ideas, this takes the cake!!!

  5. So cool Lynlee!

  6. this is seri­ously so so adorable! ever­thing it so per­fect! i love the col­ors and my favorite is the trail mix bar! AND you are at once of my favorite national parks :)

  7. Absolutely stun­ning! The train mix bar, the mini bunting, those out­ra­geously awe­some cup­cake top­pers… I can’t decide what I like best! Magnificent.

  8. BEYOND cute, Lyn­lee! Love everything!

  9. WOWSER!!!! What a back­drop!! Fab­ric or wall paper just can’t com­pete with that! ;D
    Thanks you for using my free­bies!! Each detail of your party is inspir­ing and beau­ti­ful as always!! So cre­ative!! LOVE it!!

    • Muito obri­gada, amiga! The back­drop is indeed gor­geous and we’re just lucky to be liv­ing by it! Thank you so much for the adorable wrap­pers and as always, your incred­i­bly sweet words! ♥

  10. Love it all, Lynlee!!

  11. Love all the details and the set­ting is fabulous!

  12. Girl! You always AMAZE me with your tal­ent!! This party is awesome!

  13. I’m utterly, and totally speech­less! *pick­ing up jaw off floor — If I could describe your amaz­ing hike/party in one word, I would have to say it’s fabulouslytcreativeamazinglyfantastical!

  14. This is so awe­some Lyn­lee! I like the fam­ily tra­di­tion! Fan­tas­tic Table!!

  15. I just saw this and LOVE every­thing about this lit­tle party! Amaz­ing job as usual!

  16. Jamie Richardson says:

    Love all the detail!!! :)

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