Mission….. Army Theme Birthday Party

This party was originally hosted by Julie at Through My Eyes
(Julie’s blog is private, so you will not be able to visit her blog unless you are an invited reader.)

This has to be one of the BEST army themed parties I’ve seen! Julie went all out with this theme. She totally set the tone with her invitation envelopes alone! I’m sure when those little boys got their invites they couldn’t wait for the party!

The “enlistment desk”…..genius! The photo op wall…..brilliant!
The goodie bags…..oh so fun and creative!

Be sure to look this one over ladies! It’s one for the memory books!

Enjoy Julie’s party……

Otherwise known as Mission 4.120503 (Connor’s 4th Birthday, born on 12/5/03). We celebrated military style on Saturday and had a great time. I had such a great time with this theme! The invites looked like this…

The text read…
Department of Defense
ATTN: Pvt. Grandma and Grandpa

On this day, you are officially recruited to Pvt. Delamarter’s
Mission 4.120503.
If you choose to accept, please
arrive at promptly 1030 hours on
Saturday December 1st, 2007 at the Delamarter Barracks,
Recruits will perform necessary military tactics to complete the above named mission.
Camouflage fatigues would be
appropriate to avoid enemy fire but not required.
Please RSVP to
Base Commander

I sent them in Manila envelopes with Top Secret and Confidential written on it.

Each of the kids got their picture taken in front of our flag and camo material.

The enlistment desk, where they got their mission, helmet, tatoos, and dog tags.

The Mission Completion Bags….I got stickers and pencils from the local army recruiting store.

Their Mission….

The Cupcakes…

The place settings were pie tins with plates on top and I decorated the table with army soldiers. Food in the ‘mess hall’ was hot dogs, chips, baked beans, and veggies.

Some of our recruits…
We played ‘Sergeant Says’ to start…led by our Sergeants, Caleb and Levi. They look a little disappointed in their recruits…Drop and give me 20!

Tug of War. We then did an obstacle course in the garage that included a tunnel, army crawl, and crawling over furniture. I didn’t get any pictures of that.

I gave each of the kids a air-pop rocket and we had ‘Target Practice”…Ryan was the ‘moving target’!

Wounded Soldier…the kids were in two teams and had to wrap up their ‘wounded soldier’ and drag them across a line.

and finally, a pinata…

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