Sunday, January 8, 2012

Army Theme Birthday Party!

My little boy turned 7 this past week. He wanted an Army Themed birthday party, so we found a few good ideas to make everything nice for his day.  For the food, we had "Pigs in a Blanket", Pimento Cheese Sandwiches, Grapes, Sliced Apples, Caramel Dip, Broccoli, Carotts, Ranch Dip, Cheese Nips, Chips & Dip, Gummy Bears, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream, & Cake! 
I found some Camouflage tablecloths at Walmart for only $.97 each!  They weren't quite as long as the tables, but no one seemed to mind.

I took some of Creston's Army Men and hung them from strings over the main food table.  These turned out really cute!
I made Creston's chocolate cake and decorated it with a "dirt" road and some of his army toys he already had.   I wound up with an "Army Green" color for the cupcakes. 

We finished decorating with some Green Baloons and a big Tank Baloon from The Party Corner.

For the games, we started out with "Guess how many Army Men are in the Jar" ~ the prize?  All of the Army Men in the jar!  Our next game was an airplane contest where the kids made their own planes, and then "raced" them outside to see who could get theirs to fly the farthest.  Our third game was "Hot Grenade" (played with a Potato).  Our last fun thing was a Tank Pinata from The Party Corner! 

 The candy got a little stuck inside, so we had to "help" get it all out. 
It was a great party and we had great weather so the kids were able to go outside and play quite a bit.  I think they had the most fun just running around chasing each other with their play guns. 

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