an army birthday party

Camp requested an Army birthday party...months ago! :) He also requested that we invite BOYS ONLY. I really tried to push for inviting girls, but he wasn't having it!! I decided to scale back on the guest list and only invite a few friends from school. It was a much more manageable party! :) Camp had a lot of fun and that's always my main goal in throwing birthday parties! I want the birthday boys to have FUN! 
I made the cupcakes again this year and they couldn't have been easier. I made homemade buttercream frosting and put a few tablespoons of cocoa powder to turn it brown. The army guy toppers were the perfect touch. I found the camo liners at Hobby Lobby.

If we only had to have one thing at the party, it could have been water balloons!! I bought a pack of water grenade balloons from Hobby Lobby and I should have bought about 10 packs!!! The kids had so much fun throwing them and they were gone within the first 3 minutes of the party! I ended up finding a stash of water balloons in the cabinet so Bebe and I started filling up a second batch...well, the boys were throwing them faster than we could fill them! Note for the next party...fill more water balloons! :)

water guns

the awesome army jump jump jump arrived an hour before the party and I had two excited boys!

We had to use our side fence gate for party entrance since our construction dumpster is blocking the other gate so I made this "ghetto" camo arrow to lead the way! :) I thought it ended up turning out pretty cute and all of our party guests knew where to go! 

party food table...donut holes, chicken minis, fruit, and camo crunch! We gave out the Army helmets as party favors!

One happy boy!

The camo crunch...I ended up finding this at the Piggly Wiggly in Port St. Joe when we were there Labor Day weekend. I just couldn't resist!

piƱata time

It sure was a fun Army party!! Camp says he wants another Army party when he turns 6! :) 

Bebe came to town last week and I was so thankful that she was here to help with all of the party prep. 
Thanks to all who came out to celebrate our sweet 5 year old boy!


Bebe said...

Thank you for allowing Bebe to come to your no girls allowed birthday party. And thanks for sharing your room with me!
What a fun party with a sweet bunch of boys. You have nice friends, Camp!!

yaya said...

what an amazingly awesome party!!!such a happy birthday boy!!!!Happy birthday CAMP!!!!!