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My son Zach is all boy and loves playing with toy
soldiers. For his birthday party we settled on a camo party with a
mess hall, war games and a fun craft using tanks.

FOOD & DRINK

Meal time is Zach’s favorite part of the day, so I decided to give
our party a Mess Hall spin by serving a selection of his favorite
foods—sandwiches, broccoli and carrots, homemade trail mix, gummy
soldiers, juice, and some pretty amazing desserts. Guests were given
lunch trays to fill up to reinforce that mess hall theme.

To save myself some time on the desserts, I ordered a chocolate cake
and vanilla cupcakes from my local Whole Foods market. I ordered them
“plain”, and dressed them up with chocolate rocks and a large toy
soldier. I dressed the cupcakes up with toppers I made and then placed
the store bought cupcake in a camo cupcake wrapper.

Samantha of The New York Cakepopery Inc made adorable grenade cake
pops. Watch out, these babies are the bomb. (OK, I couldn’t resist a
pun.)

Chloe of Chlobugs Cookies made the cute camo cookies. It was hard to
eat just one … or two. I’m telling you, icing. Mmmm.

DECOR

My backdrop is a faux mess hall tent made out of camouflage fabric
suspended from some 3M Command Hooks. I also strung up two layers of
camouflage netting behind it and covered the table with canvas drop
cloths and a vintage army blanket I found in a thrift shop. Then I
made a small gold star bunting and strung some barbed wire garland
along the front of the table.

Ammo boxes and vintage crates and boxes were used as risers to add
height and visual interest.

ACTIVITIES

To keep the kids and adults entertained, I came up with three fun
activities—tank painting, a water grenade fight, and I also set up a
tent to play in.

My friend Jessica of Everyday Party Magazine made me an A-frame tent,
which I set up in the backyard with a blanket, camo pillows my mom
made, some toys and a bucket of soldiers. It made a really fun area
for the kids to rest and play.

The tank painting activity was so much fun. I set out some art paper,
paints and cute little Tanks from U.S Toy. The kids dipped their tanks
in the paint, and then drove them across their canvases. The wheels
made interesting patterns.

But by far, the favorite activity of the day was the water grenade
fight. I built two bunkers out of boxes and covered them with
camouflage netting. The adults couldn’t resist diving in too. Each
group was given a basket of water balloons and a white flag when ready
to surrender. We had to reload the bucket of water balloons several
times because everyone wanted to keep going. So much fun.

This was definitely one of the most fun parties we’ve ever had. Hope
you enjoy it!


Vendor Credits: _ Printables, Styling & Photography | Three Little
Monkeys Studio (http://threelittlemonkeysstudio.com)

- Bucket of Toy Soldiers, Camo Bucket, Magnetic Toy Compasses, Large
Toy Soldier, Pull Back Tanks, Binoculars, Pull String Grenades,
Plastic Canteens, Dog Tags, Camo Blowouts, Camouflage Helmets, Grenade
Water Guns, Water Balloons, Paratroopers, Camouflage Cups and Napkins
| U.S. Toy
- Camo Cookies | Chlobugs Cookies
- Grenade Cake Pops | The New York Cakepopery Inc
- Chocolate Cake and Cupcakes | Whole Foods
- Tent | Everyday Party Magazine
- Biodegradable Lunch Trays | Shop Sweet Lulu
- Gummy Soldiers and Chocolate Rocks | Amazon.com
- Barbed Wire Garland and Camouflage Netting | Hobby Lobby
- Camouflage Fabric | Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store


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