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5 Ways To Decorate a Campsite For Any Holiday

Published on October 27th, 2022 by Carol Carimi Acutt

Are you celebrating a holiday in the outdoors? Why not decorate a campsite? Here are 5 ways to elevate your holiday campsite theme.

Decorating a Campsite Can Add a Touch of Home, and Fun to Any RV Trip

Camping and RVing has become one of America’s favorite pastimes, nearly 48 million of us go camping every year.   Camping is so popular that campsites are even sold out over the holidays for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmastime in climates where it doesn’t snow. 

#1 Decorate Your Campsite with Lights

Lights, lights and more lights.  These days you can find amazing LED string lights that are battery operated and controlled by a remote that allows you to change the colors! Halloween? Orange or purple. Thanksgiving ? Perhaps Yellow, Green or white? Christmas holidays? Red and Green. These lights offer a rainbow of colors to choose from, so choose the color that best suits your mood.

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holiday christmas lights adorn a travel trailer
Change your outdoor light theme with the push of a button.

#2 Use a Stylish Outdoor Tablecloth

Nothing sets the stage like decorating a campsite with a stylish tablecloth for your camping picnic table. The table is always the anchor of a campsite, it’s where everyone hangs out (just like the kitchen in a house).  So it’s important that it not only looks good but that it’s also easy to keep it clean. We prefer the LITOCLOTH, our favorite camping tablecloth that comes with straps to keep it in place on windy days and a backpack to store it. It’s durable, wipeable, and has sophisticated designs.  With over a dozen styles to choose from, this is a must for any camping holiday weekend.  

#3  Fun Holiday Decorations for Your Table 

Hit the dollar store a month or two before your holiday camping trip, because they tend to sell out early. Pick up fun items for decorating a campsite like ceramic pumpkins for Halloween, or a cute basket to keep table condiments, flatware and napkins inside for Thanksgiving, or pick up a Santa Claus or two.  While you are there, pick up some cute holiday plates or napkins to match your tablecloth. 

decorating a campsite with two small pumpkins and a voodoo skull planter
Little campsite holiday touches make a big difference.

#4 Decorating a Campsite with Solar Lanterns

Having lights on the table are not only pretty, but they are also a practical way to decorate a campsite.  You can find stylish solar lanterns that will keep your table lit and set the stage for a lovely dining experience.  Camping doesn’t mean you can’t be fancy or make those dinners feel special. After all, dining in the outdoors among the trees or in the desert or mountains is pretty magical, so celebrate those moments with a beautifully lit table.

picnic table with centerpiece and two solar lanterns.
Solar table lights are practical and pretty.

#5 Decorate a Holiday Campsite with Matching Drinkware 

Many say the glass your drink out of affects how the drink tastes.  We couldn’t agree more.  So no drinking out of plastic because it really does affect the taste of whatever you are imbibing.  We like to use stainless tumblers. Buy cute matching drinkware for your holiday gathering and use them for the rest of the year. They are a long term purchase that increases the festive spirit.

Holiday RV drinkware adds a festive touch for any celebration!

About the Author

When Carol isn’t producing television shows, or running Luxury in the Outdoors, she’s exploring the U.S. with her family in their Shasta Airflyte Trailer. She loves hiking in nature and cooking with friends around the campfire.

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