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How to Throw the Perfect Party in the Woods

Camping is more fun with friends, and the outdoors can be a great place to celebrate. Here is your guide to throwing a brilliant party in the woods. America has 8% of the world’s forests. With their lush green trees, clear blue skies, and myriads of creatures, the woods can be an amazing place to spend your time in.

So why not gather with your friends for a fantastic time? If you’re thinking of throwing a party in the woods, then here’s how to make it an unforgettable night.

Have a Daytime Picnic

On your way up to the cabin, make your own food to reduce the amount of garbage you produce. Always pack out all the garbage and don’t negatively impact the woods. If you are having a barbecue, only use designated areas. Making fires outside of designated areas damages the woods and can cause forest fires.

Plan Ahead

Bring your own water, especially if you are dinking alcohol. It will help with the hangover! Avoid bottled water as all those plastic bottles are a strain on the environment. Take your own water bottles with water from home.

Always ensure you have sunscreen and bug spray. You want your party to be fun and bug free. Take extra as you can be sure one or two of your guests will have forgotten theirs.

Ensure you have enough flashlights or solar lights. You don’t want your guests stumbling around in the dark!

Make Indoor Plans Too

The weather doesn’t always cooperate, so you might want to have some backup indoor plans too. If you are camping, bring board games and cards that will make your tent time more fun.

End the Night with a Campfire

This campfire can serve two purposes. First, you can have a great barbecue for dinner. Second, you can use it for some warmth and lighting after it gets dark. Roast some marshmallows while you’re at it!

Buy local firewood. Bringing firewood from other areas can transport buys and fungi. Gathering deadwood is a great idea, but do not chop or damage live trees.

Don’t Forget to Thank Your Guests

You’re sure to have a blast together, so make sure your guests know that you appreciate the time spent at the party.

You don’t have to go all out on this; a free thank you card will suffice. Choose a template that reflects your party in the woods and your guests will have something to remember the day with.

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Nikki is an author and writer specializing in green living ideas and tips, adventure travel, upcycling, and all things eco-friendly. She's traveled the globe, swum with sharks and been bitten by a lion (fact). She lives with her husband and a very bad dog.

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