William requested an Army Party for his 8th Birthday. We held it at our local reserve with a stream, which set the scene for an awesome party. We even made a short video of our party. You can see it here: http://mykidsparty.nz/2018/02/15/army-party/.
What People Ate
We packed individual Kraft boxes with savoury scrolls, cheese, popcorn, strawberries, pretzels and chips. This made transporting food to the reserve easier too.
What People Drank
Personalised bottles of Army Water.
The Dessert table had petite fudge, Army gummy men cupcakes, cool camo biscuits and ANZAC biscuits. These are a tradition here in New Zealand. New Zealand troops are called ANZACS and they ate these biscuits made from oats and golden syrup. We also had a few fun themed items like bombs.
We had an Enlistment Office where the boys each received an Army shirt, cap, bandana, bracelet, dog tag, tattoo and face paint. The guests also took home an Army satchel with an Army glow stick, camo paint and a camo aeroplane in it.
Activities / Games
We had a family member, who is in the Army, come and drill the guests to ensure they were ready to join the Army. They then kitted up in their Army gear before completing a gruelling assault course. The guests also played hide and seek type Army games, had a Nerf War and had fun with an adventurous river rope swing.
My Kid's Party
Party creator and host
I style my own three kid's parties for my blog at www.mykidsparty.nz. I don't offer any styling services to others I just like to do my own kid's and blog about them. I do however provide a list of awesome NZ vendors parent's could use. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mykidspartynz
Cake 2 the Rescue NZ
Cake 2 the Rescue provide cake kits which are delivered to your door with everything you need to create your own birthday cake at home. This kit even had the candles and an Army tank driver. https://www.cake2therescue.co.nz
Cake decorating Supplies
We got fantastic sprinkles and Army gummy men from Kiwicakes to decorate our Army Men cupcakes. http://www.kiwicakes.co.nz
The Party Box Company NZ
The Party Box Company gave us lots of fabulous items like the plates, camo net, table cloth and many of the party favour items. https://www.thepartyboxcompany.co.nz
Emma Smart Creative
Photographer and Videographer