Monday, September 29, 2014

Army Birthday Party

Are you looking for a Birthday Party theme for a little boy?  I have the perfect idea for you- a US Army themed party is the perfect party idea for any boy celebrating a birthday!
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US Army themed birthday party for little boys

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An Army themed party is the perfect theme for a little boy.  My little guy LOVES anything Army since his dad was in the Army.  He was so excited for all of the details in this party!


US Army party for little boys birthday

Food for Army Party

The most important part of any party is the food! We served simple foods that the party goers were able to grab themselves.

  • BBQ and PB & J sandwiches
  • grapes and apples(in individual bags) with apple dip
  • chips
  • soldier snack mix
  • capri sun and water


Decorations and food for US Army party for little boys birthday


I used paper bags with MRE instructions on how to fill them up so the boys could help themselves.


Decorations and food for US Army party for little boys birthday




Decorations and food for US Army party for little boys birthday


We had camouflage cupcakes- recipe here


Cupcakes for US Army party for little boys birthday

Activities for Army Party

After eating, we started the fun part- the mission training!  


Activities for US Army party for little boys birthday


Physical Training
The boys all had to do PT. Since my husband was in the army, he really got into his roll as a drill sergeant. He ran them through drills of jumping jacks, push ups and sit ups.


Activities for US Army party for little boys birthday


Basic Training
After PT, the recruits did basic training, which included an agility run, which was a garden hose placed into circle patterns to run.


Activities for US Army party for little boys birthday


Basic Training also included a belly crawl under barbed wire, which was rope and stakes pushed into the ground.


Activities for US Army party for little boys birthday


The recruits also did balance training, which was a 1 x 6 balanced over 2 milk crates.


Activities for US Army party for little boys birthday


Search and Rescue
Then it was time for Search and Rescue.  We placed about 300 small army men onto the lawn.  The recruits were given a bag and had to collect all of the army guys.


Activities for US Army party for little boys birthday


Target Practice
After that was Target Practice.  The boys had to shoot 3 bullets with a nerf gun to hit the target as many times as they could.


Activities for US Army party for little boys birthday


Pinata
After that they did a pinata. I followed this tutorial to make my own pinata.  It worked out very  well!!  I will absolutely do all of our party pinatas this way from now on.  I spent only $3 to make this pinata vs. $20 to purchase a premade one.



DIY Pinata for US Army party for little boys birthday


Once the pinata was done, we did water grenade disposal.  I think this was everyone's favorite part.  We blew up about 200 water grenades and let everyone go crazy.


water balloon grenades for US Army party for little boys birthday


My big kids were a target for all of the boys. They loved it!!


water balloon grenades for US Army party for little boys birthday


Supply list
chalkboards
gift bag


A US Army Party was such a fun party for our little boy.  He and his friends had a total blast!  




1 comment:

  1. What a great party idea. I love how you made the boys work for their entertainment. Such a fun and clever idea. I think any dad would love to play "drill sergeant" and be able to boss the kids around without them rolling their eyes! Thanks for sharing such a fun theme. I love to see how other DIY their parties.

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