This past Saturday we had Zachary's birthday bash. It was supposed to be at our local park, just like last year, and was rained out, just like last year.
Z man had a nerf gun based party. So of course the colors were nerf colors of yellow and orange. I did the birthday boy's fav cupcake, chocolate on chocolate.
The space we used is our church building fellowship hall and gym. Because of last year's rain out and that I got luck that the gym was empty last minute, this year I reserved it ahead of time for just in case.
Food was simple. Z requested hotdogs. I added some fresh veggies, fruit, salsa and chips and cheese balls (Target had this ginormous container of them.)
I made each boy a nerf dart pouch belt (tutorial here) and had youth sized safety glasses for them as well.
Favors were these yellow water bottles from Target and I wrote their names with an orange Sharpie.
And a small bag of candy.
Z is a little embarrassed with the loud birthday song singing.
These were our invitations. I used scrap book and card stock papers from Hobby Lobby. I used a shorp pencil to stab holes in the nines from the back to look like they were shot.
Everyone seemed to have a blast.
I got a lot of 5 used guns off eBay to have extras on hand in case someone didn't have one to bring. And I bought a bunch of used darts off eBay as well. I stuffed each pouch with 10 and let them take them home too.
I did try to have some organized games. I made targets out of cereal boxes and we did a relay race with them, but the boys got impatient and frustrated with it and just wanted to go back to running amuck shooting each other. I never even bothered to set up the little coke cans that I saved to shoot. And there was football playing too. It was a yucky rainy day and the boys all came bursting with energy!!
Oh and some dads even donned the belts and glasses and ran around playing with them. I don't think the male species ever grows out of this type of play. ;)
I just love having boys! There is never a dull moment!