(This could be adapted for a girlie party by using pink camouflage, so cute!)
SETTING THE MOOD
I printed off poster for Briton wants you army recruitment posters and also Uncle Sam posters too.
Union Jake flags and U.S flags. (can also be strung together as bunting laminate if to used outside)
these army themed papers can be used for a multitude of things.
This was a last minute thought and next time it wouldn’t be left until midnight and I would print the name labels off and not hand write them but it saved me going threw lots of paper cups.
Also I only had alittle camouflage paper left.
FOOD & DRINKLiam had requested hot dogs so, as he was the birthday boy, that is what they had.
For desert they made their own ice cream sundaes (not very soldier like but never mind)
They had ice cream, squirty cream, raspberry sauce, sprinkles, chocolate flakes, smarties and they loved ever minute of it. They couldn’t eat all they had made but that doesn’t matter.
CUPCAKES & BISCUITS
This is what I wanted, BUT in green (Liam wouldn’t have been too happy with a pink cake)
I would have one layer and no beads
Which I had hidden up in the apple tree at the end of the garden.
More fun and games to come!!!!!
WATER BALLOON WAR
The backyard was decorated with camo nets and lots of random things to hide with buckets of filled water balloons behind each. And off to war they went.
Carrying homemade riffles, the boys had to:
climb the slide ladders and slide down
run through tires (fun inflatable pool tyres from the pound shop)
across a balance beam (a plank of wood on breeze blocks)
crawl under a camo net (or a pop up tunnel will do)
weave in and out of a row of swim foam noodles stood up right in buckets of sand
crawl under a table filled with black balloons (bombs)
RESCUE THE WOUNDED SOLDIER
Split them into the red and blue teams,
select one in each team to be the injured party.
get them to wrap the injured soldier using one full loo roll.
then they must carry the wounded soldier back home on a stretcher (a large beach towel)
first team home wins
CAPTURE THE FLAG
Place red and blue flags at two far corners of garden, you stand with your back to them between these flags.
The soldiers creep up whilst your back is turned, but have to freeze when you turn around,
if you catch them moving they are out. first team to get their flag wins.
FAVOUR BAGS & FAVOURS
THANK YOU NOTES
The thank you notes were yet again a photo memento of the day, a group photo in their camouflage jumpsuits for all children who attended. For people who sent Liam cards and presents a photo of just Liam, in gear.
Or each guest and birthday child could posed for individual pictures in front of a large flag.
They all were to stand at attention and salute for the photos.