A 75-year-old matriarch wanted to take her family camping for her birthday. The family wanted to stay in a hotel. The great compromise: GLAMPING. Turning a Florida beach-side hotel into a NW campground was fun. We made camp signs and tshirts, flags and banners representing Camp Oma. Family members were divided into teams for cabin competitions. Each guest receive a lanyard on which to write their "camper" name. The meet & greet dinner was served on the patio overlooking the beach. Buffet included hot dogs and hamburgers and baked beans served in a can! A small tent with clothesline kept the youngins busy. Everyone enjoyed campfire songs and s'mores over a real-looking fire. We kept the Glamping theme going with a National Parks party for the actual birthday celebration. A large, safari looking pop up tent was set up in the hotel banquet room. A chandelier of mason jars hung from the center of the tent casting a soft glow over the bar. Cocktail tables were adorned with lanterns, old maps, and moss; place settings featured national park medallions reresenting all the parks our birthday girl had visited. Succulents, logs and moss running down the tables created an organic, woodsy feel. We even fashioned a photo wall as a scenic overlook to her life. A row boat constructed out of cardboard and painted was the perfect backdrop for pictures at Camp Oma!