Attention all campers: we’re excited to welcome you back to Camp Campbell for another season of Camp Camp!
To get you primed for another summer of dysfunction, we’ve got a short guide on how to throw the PERFECT Camp Camp Watch Party. (I know it sounds hard to believe, but this ain't hyperbole.)
What’s a party without a little decor? Fortunately, decorating for a camp party is easy. Grab your camping gear (mugs, lantern, plaid tablecloth, sleeping bags), some leaves, branches, logs, or pine cones. Nature is a cornucopia of free decoration! Set the mood for the great outdoors with a picnic basket, binoculars, and string lights.
Speaking of strings lights, haven’t put your Christmas tree away yet? You’re such a visionary. How clever people will think you are for using it as a perfect backdrop for the viewing area or snack bar. If you have room, pitch a small tent or decorate with canvas! See our Camp Camp Party pics for inspiration!
What’s a party without some grub? We’ve got some special recipes for you- and if you’re up early to watch as it airs, you’ll have some fun decorating a not-quite-brunch-but-it’ll-do spread. We’ve got some options that aren’t only fun, but they’ll take some of the decorating work off your hands.
Flower Scout Campfire Cookies
-Mini Rod Pretzels
-Mini Tootsie Rolls
1. Arrange Sugar Cookies for decorating
2. Spread layer of green icing over the top
3. Separate red, orange and yellow gummy bears from other colors
4. Cut red, orange and yellow gummy bears into dices
5. Top icing in center of cookies with a crumble of diced gummys
6. Take 3 mini stick pretzels-nestle them in icing and balance them above gummy flame effect in a "tipi" arrangement. Allow to set. This may take some patience and shoring up with tootsie rolls!
7. Top with miniature marshmallow
8. Present on a nice plate or display across your serving table!
*If necesssry, use icing or a small dab of melted chocolate to maintain pretzel structure
*Bonus for slightly toasted mini mallows!
Pinot Roar Sangria
-Pinot Noir (or Gris... or other favorite wine!)
-Chopped strawberries with stems removed
Select favorite Pinot noir or Pinot Gris
1. Chop strawberries, cantaloupe and pineapple
2. Place fruit in layers, starting with strawberries, then cantaloupe and pineapple, in base of pitcher. Try to keep fruit to roughly 50% of pitcher volume!
3. Pour wine into pitcher
4. Top with ice and server; keep refrigerated for refreshing outdoor drink!
Gwen's "Do It Yourself You Mother****ers!" B.M. ( DIY Bloody Mary Bar)
There is no greater debate at brunch than the best place to get a B.M.- so put your friends On The Spot and make them show you just how to make the perfect Bloody Mary. All you need is to provide the ingredients (let your imagination run wild) and some long skewers. Makes for a great alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink! (Serve with ice!) Arrange ingredients jars or dishes. Compare YOUR weirdest Bloody Mary concoctions and share with the world and tag on social.
-Horseradish (we recommend creamy)
-Assortment of hot sauces (including Tabasco)
-Mini dill pickles
-Uncooked ramen noodles
-A rack of spare ribs
-A shoe insert
-Don’t put a shoe insert in your Bloody Mary
David's "Let's Do It Together Campers!" S’more Bar
Think the same as DIY Bloody Mary's, but less judgement from your friends for putting your shoe insert in your drink! For a fun twist on a s'more, consider having giant marshmallows prepped on skewers for dipping into melted chocolate(low-heat is easiest!) ready to dip into traditional ingredients like crushed graham crackers or drizzle with caramel or sprinkles!
-Mini chocolate bars (try dark chocolate or specialty chocolates!) melt in advance for a fresh twist
Camp Campbell Classic Trail Mix
Sweet. Salty. Crunchy. Chewy. Filling. Trail Mix is great for setup in the viewing area or makes a neat parting gift. It's cheap, easy to make, and can be stored for your summer outdoor adventures. There are so many different takes on how to make a great Trail Mix, but consider these options!
-Assorted nuts (peanuts and cashews are go-tos!)
-Assorted dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, mango, pineapple, etc.)
-Assorted miniature chocolate candies (chocolate chips morsels)
-Crunchy cereal (try Chex mix!)
-Mini pretzels and crisps
Consider your own take on other brunch items... pancakes or waffle bar, bagels, or egg casserole. Most are very hands off or easy to prepare the night before, which makes it easy for the host or hostess to focus on activities for guests like pictionary, Watch Party Bingo, or coming up with that secret handshake for your friend group.
Season 4 of Camp Camp premieres Saturday, June 1 with 18 episodes so you have plenty of excuses to get together all season for brunch or sleepover themed Camp Camp get-togethers. Need to prepare? Catch our Camp Camp mini-marathon after the Off-Topic Podcast on Friday May, 31 with a selection of our favorite episodes!
Don't forget to drink and Camp Camp responsibly.