Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Indoor Camping

My middle two boys share a room and last weekend we gave the walls a much needed coat of paint.  This meant that they had to sleep in the lounge room for the night and so, to avoid any worries or complaints, we decided to make an evening of it and go Indoor Camping!

There are so many wonderful ideas for camping indoors online but, considering the effort already going into the redecorating process, we kept it simple.

We built a tent with our Crazy Forts and a sheet.  Torches are essential.
We had a super quick and easy dinner.  Hubby cooked some sausages on the barbeque while I tossed a quick coleslaw together.  Dinner had to be eaten by lantern light.  Mr 7 insisted on turning off every other light in the house.
We even put a few plastic insects on the table to add authenticity...  
After dinner we had to have our main reason for ever going camping- S'mores.  We like to make ours with choc chip cookies - the really good kind with lots of quality chocolate.  

To make them indoors we just popped them under the grill until golden and soft then put another cookie on top to squish 'em together.
Then with very full bellies we all cuddled up on the boys' beds on the floor in front of the TV and watched the only movie I could think of with camping in it - The Parent Trap.  The boys thought it was a bit too girly but that it had some redeeming features like a fencing scene and some very funny pranks.

Aside from the quality family time, the best part was they fell asleep almost instantly and I got to sleep in my beautiful, big, comfy bed!

Tell me, have you been indoor camping?  Know any good camping movies that aren't too girly?


  1. I love this!! I just found your blog and and loving all the fun things you do with your kids! love those kind of memories! :)

    1. Thanks so much, Marianna, and thank you for taking the time to comment too. It made my day!

  2. Indoor camping is the best!! On those ocassions they love watching Miyazaki movies (Castle in the sky, Howl´s moving castle, Spirited Away...) or Arriety. Have you tried those?


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