Saturday, May 12, 2012

Army Birthday Party

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The Army goes rolling along.......  yes that song is stuck in my head.  But let me tell you, it is so worth it!!

We had 12, 9 year old boys that were in awe over the details of the party.

I will do detailed posts in the weeks to come, so for now, just sit back and enjoy the pictures!











When the boys arrived to the party, they were each given a custom t-shirt, personalized dog tag, army helmet and a bag for their own belongings.  Then they each had their faces painted in camo. Click here for the DIY Screen Printing tutorial.

After everyone arrived and were all geared up, we took them on a ride in the back of the hummer through the neighborhood.  It was so cute to hear their excitement.  They had cute chants like "U-S-A, U-S-A", "You are safe" and the most favorite one was "VICTORY"!  

Sadly though, this mom forgot  to bring the camera along for the ride... so hopefully I did a good enough job to fill your imagination.



The MRE's consisted of "build your own" sandwich kits, a bag of chips, granola bar, applesauce packet, mayo, mustard and a wet ones wipe! Click here to download a FREE MRE printable.


Each child was given a real military canteen.  I used a sharpie to write their names on them, and kept them filled with ice cold water throughout the day!  It was finally 80 degrees here in Oregon!!!






The goodie bags for the party were these cute little bags full of plastic army men.  A MUST have for this theme... right??

After the ride, it was off to boot camp.  Here are the boys just before they started drills...  oh boy were they having a blast!

Sargent Zach with my niece and his daughter Brooklyn.  She was even dressed for the occasion.


After drills it was off to the backyard to hit the ropes course!





And then of course break time........








The party was such a hit, and the boys had a blast!  I owe a big thanks to Daneille for getting the Army stickers for the party (thank you to her sister and brother in-law who is in the Army) and thank you to Rachel for helping me get my backyard all ready for the party!  

And thanks to Heather for the help with designing the invitations!!

I could not have done it without any of you.


Thank you to my readers for stopping by today.   Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Pinterest, and you can find me on Instagram, and Periscope @OneThriftyChick. And find me on Twitter @JennJSheffler


Here are links to all of the products used for this party:

 

You can also find a very extensive Army party collection here at birthday express!
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35 comments:

Rose Jesky said...

Looks like a fun party. you did a great job on it. Thanks for coming and sharing this with us at The Sunday Round Up.
Rose

Unknown said...

Looks like a great party!
Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Round Up! Can't wait to see what you have for us next weekend. Have a GREAT week!
xoxo
Heather

TeresaK said...

Wow...what a fun and amazing party! Great job!

teachermom5 said...

Great ideas! Wow what an amazing party. I found you over at Sarah's Pink Cricut Link up Tuesday.

Laura said...

Amazing! You thought of everything! Great job!

Melissa said...

Wow!!! This looks like an awesome party! There were so many details. It's obvious you put a lot of love into it. Thanks for linking up!

Have a great weekend!

{Hugs}

Froggie said...

That is awesome. What hard work you put into the party.

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

oh my! this is quite the party. how awesome for the birthday boy and his guests.

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Looks like quite the awesome party and like a good time was had by all.

Taylor-Ann said...

This is the cutest boys party i think I have ever seen. I love it. Thanks for linking up at "show Off Mondays".

~Taylor
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sharing this on FB and twitter and of course pinning this....

Kathe said...

You are one incredible mom! I was lucky to pick up a cake at the store when my sons were young lol! No detailed missed. Your son and his friends had to have had a blast? That is one special memory for him to keep and tell his children about! Thanks for sharing this at You're Gonna Love It Tuesday! See you next week?

Unknown said...

Great party, it turned out awesome. Thanks for linking it up. :)

Unknown said...

Great party, it turned out awesome. Thanks for linking it up. :)

Unknown said...

Great party, it turned out awesome. Thanks for linking it up. :)

Unknown said...

Great party, it turned out awesome. Thanks for linking it up. :)

Unknown said...

Great party, it turned out awesome. Thanks for linking it up. :)

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

What an amazing party! Just featured it on our FB page!

Take care,

Trish

Shannon Fox said...

That is a killer party! LOVE it. My son is 15 and he would have dug an Army party. So cool.

Unknown said...

This is too cool! What a great theme, and such fun details! No wonder they all had such a wonderful time. I think the army man cupcakes are my favorite part. :)
Thanks for sharing at last week's Shine on Fridays party!!

~TastyTravels~ said...

Awesome job! I bet your son was thrilled. You did good!

KatieBelle said...

You. Are. Amazing. I did a theme like this for my son-actually several times-but never had this much imagination! Excellent! This needs to be featured in the Family Fun magazine or something!!!

ullash said...

I love it!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!!! hugs


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Unknown said...

One of the coolest birthday theme! The kids even get to do some army drills. Bet they had so much fun!
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Tracy Snyder said...

What a great party!!! Love that the boys were doing drills!!!

Bliss said...

Awesome. Had to stop by to tell you we hosted a back to school boot camp party for my 9 year old. Complete with big Marine brother and calisthenics. The boys and girls from his class talked about it all school year. Your props are fantastic.

Bliss

Kelly said...

Where did you get the boxes for the MREs. Such a fun idea! I'm throwing an army party for my 5 year old in April.

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Unknown said...

That is a killer party! LOVE it. My child is 15 and he would have dug an Army party. So cool.It turned out awesome. Thanks for linking it up.kids birthday parties nyc

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Unknown said...

This must be a unique and awesome birthday party. My husband, who is in army, has told me many times about army theme birthday parties. I really want to attend such a party.
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Unknown said...

Just out of curiosity how did you get the army hummer?

Mayapandit said...

amazing article on kids army party ideas. I would certainly like to organize a party like that...

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