Celebrate all of life’s moments in your RV
Life doesn’t stop because you’re RVing. RVers have the same ups and downs as everyone else, which includes moments in life that we want to celebrate. There are many reasons to celebrate. Sometimes the reason is nothing more than needing to let loose and enjoy life and the people you’re sharing it with. It may be impossible to imagine throwing a party in your RV, but that’s why we don’t throw them inside. We have RVs to reconnect with nature and that which surrounds us. Why not take our celebrations outside as well?
Throwing a party at a campground is also a great way to show your at-home friends and family what life is like for you on the road. You can showcase your newly acquired skills as well as giving them a glimpse into what life is like for you now.
Decorations and munchies
Throwing a party outside doesn’t mean you can’t decorate. It’s important to take into consideration the weather and the trash. Whatever you take with you is going to have to go back out with you. If it’s going to be rainy, you won’t want to have a lot of decorations that will get damaged, look terrible, and be a pain to clean up. Consider if you need a tent large enough for your guests, and how you will protect your decorations from the wind if there is any.
When planning the food, simpler is better. Here’s your chance to flex your barbecuing muscle. Make fun, light cuisine so your guests don’t feel bogged down. Since storage is an issue in RVs, why not have a potluck where all the guests bring something to contribute and you won’t have to worry about keeping all the food cold in your small refrigerator?
How will you entertain your guests?
Think of where the campground is situated. Does the campground offer any fun activities such as swimming? You’re going to be outside, and there’s a ton of great things you can do outside, like volleyball, horseshoes, and football to name a few. There’s plenty to be seen and collected in the area. If kids are part of the party, why not have a scavenger hunt or use the beauty of nature around you and create an arts and crafts table? How long is the party running? Will you have to plan for a bonfire as well? What kind of snacks will you have then?
Are all your outdoor needs covered? Think of all the things you’d use for a day at the beach. Are bugs going to be an issue? If so, you will want to bring bug spray. The sun is always an issue, so make sure there’s plenty of sunscreen for you and your guests.
Speaking of guests…
One of the trickiest parts of throwing a party when you’re an RVer is finding people to invite. If you’re planning your party close to home, you can take advantage of your friends and family. Send out invitations early enough so they know that you’re planning a party and where it’s going to happen. If you’re not around home, consider the people in the campground that you’ve made friends with and invite them along. Maybe there are a few old RV friends you’ve made along the way camping nearby. A party is a great chance to reconnect with them and enjoy a night of frivolity.
You’re in nature, and it’s our duty to keep nature beautiful. When throwing a party, be sure to party responsibly. Make sure you take down all the decorations, clean up all the trash, and leave the campsite just as clean as it was when you arrived. Cleanliness is also a safety measure. All sorts of wild animals – including bears – are attracted to the scent of food. The last thing you want is a bear crashing the party, snooping around your RV at night, or putting your slumbering guests in danger. You’ve had your fun, just make sure the next guests are able to enjoy the campsite, and wildlife is kept out of danger from litter once you leave.
Choosing the right campground is just as important as your guest list. Don’t get stuck in a campground that ruins the fun! As members of The RV Advisor, we have great campgrounds just waiting for you to visit.