Glamping. What is it?
Glam + Camping = Glamping
Bottom line, glamping is for people like me. The ones who don’t want to “rough it” camping, who don’t want to eat hot dogs night after night, who wants to sleep in something similar to a bed with sheets, blankets and pillows and who wants their site to be clean and cute.
If you’re a real-life camper, you hate me right now.
Glamping sounds pretty perfect. You basically bring a kitschy look to a campsite. Decorate, bring DIY projects, cook great food, allow for luxuries and have a great time with friends. Seriously, how fun would a glamping trip be for all of us? Wanna go?
Let’s break it down on how to plan such a trip and look like you know what you’re doing (FYI, it’s all personal preference).
Here’s a checklist from GlampingGirl.com.
So, where do you go? First things first: Choose a location.
(You can even choose a Glamping-specific location. No, I’m not joking.)
Once you get to your location, you set up your glampsite. Make it cute. There are actually resources for glamping-specific decor and supplies. Like Glamping Holiday in the UK.
Set up an average tent (taller if you want to hang stuff from the “ceiling”) and add a double-decker type inflatable bed, sheets, pillows, blankets and some bedroom comforts from home.
Outside, you’ll want to add your touch of flair. Bring a chandelier and replace the bulbs with outdoor lights. Hang the chandelier from a tree and even add colored fabric to drape from the branches.
As far as the table-area goes, this is where you’ll be spending some time so make it simple to clean yet cute. Buying a pack of mason jars may work out great. Place silverware in a mason jar and then a silverware holder.
Retro dishes can be added to your picnic table. You can get all fancy retro or buy mismatched dishes from a second hand store. Get creative. Also, add a table runner (or wrapping paper) down the center of the table and litter with candles. Citronella candles are probably best.
Not just ANY citronella candle, though. Try the below DIY candle in a mason jar.
Now that you’ve got your site all set up, it’s time to rev up that outdoor kitchen.
Pack your spices in a pill organizer.
Start making your meals over the fire.
Oh wait, starting the fire. Have you ever tried this simple campfire starter?
There’s a quick guide to no mess campfire cooking HERE.
How about a walking taco?
Six Sisters Stuff also posted 25 recipes here (that includes the below banana instructions – I MEAN SERIOUSLY!!!)
Duh! You can go alcoholic or non alcoholic. The rule is to make it a bit fancy. Add sparkling water or champagne and you’re set.
The glass? Also fancy (and DIY)
Or not fancy.
(I’d totally fill this with a pre-made margarita or beer. I know, I’m super classy like that.
It’s not a camping (er…glamping) trip without s’mores.
Maybe individual packs for the girls? Add in a skewer and you’ve got yourself a complete s’mores-to-go pack.
Cheers to you and your glamping trip!
How CUTE would you look in this shirt, some worn jean shorts and Toms?
Have you ever gone glamping? We’re starting a Pinboard dedicated to it. You can pin to it, too. Just comment with your name on Pinterest and we’ll add you. Together, we’ll make the most epic-looking pinterest Glamping board EVER!
I love this! We are camping in a few weeks with friend and I’m going to glamp it up! Please add me to your Pinboard!
So cool Megan! Pleeeeease share pics! have fun!!