Gage turned 8!
He requested an army theme for this party.
Every year we love to go all out, and celebrate our kids with a big party! This year was one of my favorites.
I gathered a mix of vintage pieces to add to a few new items for an authentic feeling army party.
I love to thrift, DIY and buy decor pieces at the dollar store to use. The thrill of the hunt is so much fun.
The MESS HALL sign was a quick and easy DIY. My husband cut a scrap board to size, and I stenciled on the letters. Hung on our IKEA clothing rack with floral wire and hooks.
I try to cater the food to the adult guests. The kids are always too busy to eat anyways! That's what cake and donuts are for!
- Spinach Dip with French Baguette
- Charcuterie Board
- Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
- Veggie platter with antipasto skewers
- Homemade apple pie
- Camo Birthday Cake
- Sprinkled Donuts
Favors this year: Each child received a personalized dog tag and dollar store gun upon arrival, to take home - their service officially began. I purchased the blank dog tags and chains off Amazon. Used a 45% coupon to get the metal stamp letters from Michaels.
The GAGE name letters were also a DIY. Cut the letters from cereal boxes. Tapped them together with duct tape. Spray painted them the colors (orange and silver), then added some sand and distressed them on the concrete.
What People Ate
- Spinach Dip with French Baguette - Charcuterie Board - Chocolate Dipped Strawberries - Veggie platter with antipasto skewers - Homemade apple pie - Camo Birthday Cake - Sprinkled Donuts
What People Drank
- Iced Tea - Coffee - Water
- Custom Dog Tags and Guns
Activities / Games
- Bouncy Slide