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Free Army themed Birthday Party Guide
So, your little one wants to be a soldier for the day! Whether its Army, Navy or the Airforce you have to start at the same place - Basic Training. Here are some great ideas to turn your party into a successful mission!
By: Party Depot
Games & Activities: Boot Camp Drills - Set up some plastic army men or empty pop bottles and practice target skills with a Nerf or water gun at the "Shooting Range." In "Bombs Away" place a round target on the ground about 15 feet away from soldier and have him toss water balloons at the target. Make sure to rig the target with some sharp tacks so the explosion is big! A round of "Tug of War" can be made interesting with blowup pool filled with water in the middle. The game of "Landing Strip" involves 2 steps. First teach the kids how to make their own paper airplanes and then see who can fly their airplane with the most accuracy onto a designated landing strip. "Drill Sergeant Says" is a version of Simon Says, but the kids do army drills like jumping jacks and push ups. Marine Field Training - Set up an obstacle course made of boxes, ropes, cones and other items that kids can run, jump, crawl and climb through. For example your course can have barbwire (twine) to crawl under, a balance beam (2x4's) to cross, tire run (hoola hoops) and a minefield (water balloons) to cross. When these activities are completed, present each guest with a Certificate of Basic Training completion. Announce that they have moved up in rank to a Lieutenant and to celebrate it's time to eat!
Food: A classic menu of pizza or hamburgers with plenty of chips and pop is always a hit. For a unique twist try this: "Field Rations" out of tin cans. Save up all your cans (soup etc.) making sure there are no sharp edges. Serve the guests foods like kraft dinner or beans & wieners in the tin cans. In the "Mess Hall" of course! The cake can be made by simply colouring some icing and giving the cake a "camo print look" or by giving the cake a "rough terrain look" and applying some small plastic army vehicles. Another dessert option is cupcakes with green icing and a plastic soldier on top. They are certainly quick, easy and can be eaten on the go!
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Page Updated Last on: Jun 22, 2012