We celebrated the boys's birthdays last Friday with a combined party. The theme was army and so we decided to hold the party at the Army Museum. It turned out to be a great place for a party and we had amazing weather. So thankful.
As the kids arrived, I gave them an army shirt so they could get suited up. I had custom- made the shirts using freezer paper which turned out easier than expected. (Here's the DIY T-Shirt Tutorial for those interested.)
Then I handed them over to my husband who took charge of the games part of the party. This was held outdoors at the Adventure Park which is a mini obstacle course for kids. Here he is getting them to shout "Yes, Sir".
Then he sent them on a scavenger hunt.
I also prepared water for each kid and wrote their name on the bottle label for identification. I certainly didn't want any kids fainting from heat exhaustion.
After the games, we marched the little ones to the Army Cafe where I had set up the birthday cake and goodie bags. I had initially planned to bake 2 camouflage castle bundt cakes but it kept crumbling and wouldn't hold together. Thankfully, this peanut butter bundt cake recipe worked in the end.
I didn't want to let the crumbled camouflage cake go to waste so in the spur of the moment, I decided to make cake jars. My husband officially proclaimed me "party obsessed" when I stuck the spoon on horizontally to make it look like a tank. I thought it was cute. Ha!
Here they are guarding the goodie bags and cookies :)
Each kid took one cake jar home ...
and an iced cookie...
... and a goodie bag (left in the picture below).
When the party ended, the parents were welcome to take their kids for a tour of the museum where there were two short 8 minute shows as well as a chance to shoot a real rifle. Kids needed to be above 1.2m to handle the rifle but I heard a number of kids did try it.
I ended up prepping this party 2 weeks before the actual date and worked quite a few nights but it was definitely worth the effort having seen the happy grins on my sons' faces.
Wanna know what went in the goodie bag? Come back tomorrow and I will show you.