Army Party

Army birthday party

I’m in the middle of what I like to call birthday season. At the moment we have a family member’s birthday every two weeks, so I’ve been busy party planning, baking and crafting. Today I’m sharing my son’s 9th Birthday which was an Army party. We went one step further and incorporated a game of Laser skirmish which saw the boys running about the bush on secret missions. They had a blast.

Laser Skirmish offered various party packages and extras. As well as the two and a half hours of supervised mission activities and equipment, I added coveralls or shirts, a bandana and face paint. Then I created a base camp loaded up with a dessert buffet and drinks.

Army Party

To get inspired for this party I visited my local Army Disposals store, where I purchased the scrim netting, some ammo containers and a set of dog tags which I had engraved with Zavier’s name and date of birth. I could have spent a huge amount of money there, but tried to be a little more savvy so I reused a hessian bunting from christmas by just reversing it and topped the table with some green cotton fabric from spotlight.

Crafty Mama, has a fabulous Camo Cupcakes Tutorial on making camo cupcakes, which I followed and then applied the same principals to a full size cake. This double layered cake was a mix of sponge and mud cake with fudge icing in between the layers and topped with a layer of camo fondant. I learnt to make the camo fondant here. Then I just added the dog tags and some cute cute little soldiers which the boys already owned.

I also decided to save a little time by purchasing a set of army party printables. These are from Simone Made it and come in a pdf format. This allowed me to edit the text, then I just printed them out onto card stock and cut them out.

Army Party

Army Party cupcakes

Camo cupcakes

Army camo cookies

Army party camo cupcakes

Army Party Favours

Army Party

Army Party

Army Party

Army Party

Army party

Army Party

Due to the size of the guns and the physical activity, my littlest man was a bit too young to go into combat, but he still had fun playing dress ups and enjoying the party food.

Army Party

As my boys get older it’s becoming more challenging to create cool age appropriate and a little more grown up ideas and themes but I think I got this one spot on. The boys were in their element with non stop excitement and activity. I’m pretty sure there would have been no arguments about any of the boys going to bed that night.

10 Comments

  1. Kristen May 19, 2014

    Very cool. Lucky boys!

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  2. Susan May 19, 2014

    Wow what a fantastic party,the boys must have had a fantastic time. What a great mum you are.

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    • Sarah May 19, 2014

      Thank you so much, Zavier said it was his best party ever xxx

      Reply
  3. […] out this Army Birthday Party from Sarah over at Chai Days. Sarah’s son Zavier had his 9th birthday party with a laser skirmish Camo Birthday Party […]

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  4. Simone June 15, 2015

    Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for linking my Party Printables in your post. This looks like such a fun party and I love your creative touches! I would also like to feature this party on my blog – can you let me know if that’s ok?

    Simone

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  5. Keely Oswald August 21, 2015

    Could you please give me some details on games played and what was in the goody bags?

    Thanks!

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    • Sarah August 22, 2015

      Hi Keely,
      We didn’t play any party games as I held the party at a laser skirmish field and the missions took up most of the party time. As for the favour bags I kept it pretty simple including some of my sons favourite lollies and sweets as well as a camo pencil and one of those little army parachute men. Enjoy your planning and please let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to know.

      Sarah x

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  6. Yvonne June 14, 2016

    Its amazing.

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    • Sarah June 15, 2016

      Thanks so much Yvonne, it was a very fun party to create!

      Sarah x

      Reply

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