It’s funny how some content for Small Fry gets planned days, weeks, even months in advance, and then sometimes we’re scrambling to recreate a post after the magic already happened. This is one of those posts!

Jenna had her niece over for a sleep-over and decided to make it a little extra special. Using stuff around the house, like a family sized camping tent in their living room, twinkle lights (headed for storage with the rest of the Christmas decor) for a starry sky, adult-supervised s’mores over the stove, and tin foil dinners to make it all feel authentic. Although the uncontrollable giggling emitted from the thin tent walls was more than enough magic for the evening!

So after, the sun had already risen, Quinn and cousin Arleigh had already (surprisingly!) slept the night through, we had to come in a snap a few pictures for memory’s sake.

A fun addtion to the events, that also goes along with our camping theme, is this darling woodland game by Educational Insights called Sneaky Snacky Squirrel. It is a perfect pre-school aged game that teaches coordination, strategy, handwriting and motor skills. We highly recommend for your three-on-uppers!


  • Rachel
    January 3, 2013 at 6:50 am

    What a cute idea! Looks like it was a lot of fun!


  • heather
    January 3, 2013 at 7:52 am

    so fun!
    tents in the living room = always a good time.

    – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

    • Small Fry
      January 3, 2013 at 11:34 am

      Isn’t that the truth! xo -Emily

  • Michelle Botkin
    January 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

    so cute! and way to put the effort in. it could have easily been something so plain old normal but this i’m sure created some great times and memories!! love it! And heyy First time I’ve seen another girlie with my daughters name. Except we spell it Arli. so sweet

  • Ash Lee
    January 4, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Is every single one of your posts sponsored or just trying to plug a product? I was so excited to see this one wasn’t but then you through in that thing at the end about the sneaky snacky. I love the blog but I’m starting to feel like it’s just one big advertisement.

    • Small Fry
      January 4, 2013 at 10:12 am

      Thanks for your feedback. This post is not sponsored, we simply found a game that our toddlers enjoyed and wanted to share it with our readers because it is typically a hard age to find a game for. Overall, the feedback from our readers is that they like to know when we find products, books, clothing lines, food, that our kids enjoy, and that is why we share when we do. We will always note when posts are sponsored at the end of a post, otherwise we’re just sharing because we like it.


  • gaby
    January 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    blogging is funny like that, but these cute shots were totally worth it 🙂

  • jenna’s picks | Small Fry
    September 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    […] Campover: One night we had my niece Arleigh over for a sleepover. We pitched a tent in the living room, draped twinkle lights over it for stars & made s’mores over our gas stove. It was so last minute and the kids just completely died over the whole thing. The next morning I called Nicole (who was conveniently my neighbor at the time) and she shot them having fun & playing in the indoor camp grounds we had built. I love posts like this where something magical happens in your home & we get to remember it forever through Nicole’s incredible images. […]

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