DIY: Army Themed Birthday Party

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Last year, my son turned five and wanted an army themed party. Almost every other year, we throw a themed party for him. He was very interested with soldiers, so it was not a surprise he wanted one on his special day.

The Planning Stage

So, I wanted to have simple details on his party that would showcase his love for the army. Planning it was easy. I just have a few checklists in mind: Party Invites, Loot Bags, Dessert, Cake, and Clothes. We also chose to just have one party at his school. It is his first time in school so it was special for him.

The Party Details

It’s simple to create an army themed party. I had to just think of specific detail to incorporate in everything. To get an army feel, put a camouflage detail.

The Party Invite

I made the party invitation using Canva. I also got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and just went on and do it! Tip: So easy to create anything in Canva, really!

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For the loot bags, I also DIY-ed everything from the bag to the loots itself. Special thanks to my friend, Portia for turning all the gift wrappers into loot bags. I only searched for a camouflage gift wrapper and luckily found one in a nearby grocery.

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DIY Lootbags using camouflage gift wrapper

I included a special sticker tag which I made using Canva.

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Inside the bags, are loots I got online through Shopee. It was a breeze ordering online and I made sure it is consistent with our theme. I bought a soldier parachute toy, whistle and flashlight, paper aircraft, Double Mint candies, and a dog tag.

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Contents of loot bags from Shopee

Here’s the canva link I used for the sticker tag: Army sticker tag


What is a party without some sweets, right? In addition, to the loot bags, we also gave some army themed cookies to his classmate. We ordered some cookies from The Pastry House in three flavors: Kitkat, Nutella, and Oreo. I just named them Kitkat Grenade, Oreo Bombs, and Nutella Bazooka. It was a hit with Enzo and his classmates.

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Army Inspired Cupcake Topper

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Army Themed Cupcakes from The Pastry House Manila


I kept his birthday cake simple and just chose a toy topper. I bought a chocolate cake from Goldilocks and found an army tank toys in Toys ‘R Us. It was a good surprise for him because he did not know I was going to put a topper in it.

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Army Tank as Cake Topper


For his clothes, we just bought an army shirt from Camp Crame for P250 and a hand me down camouflage pants from his cousin. It really made him feel like a soldier when he entered the room.

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DIY Army costume for the birthday boy

The party ended well, and it was Enzo’s smile that made everything worth it. I hope you got some useful tips for your own army themed party! Have a blast! The icing on the cake is his Dad’s birthday gift!


Btw, do you have your own DIY Parties? Please comment them down. I’d love to read them.


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12 thoughts on “DIY: Army Themed Birthday Party”

  1. Jasmin Binarao says:

    Wow. I got an idea because of the canva app. Thank you

    1. jhoanna says:

      You are welcome! 🙂 Good Luck on your party!

  2. Lani says:

    can’t wait to DIY stuffs for my son’s 2nd birthday. thanks for the ideas.

    1. jhoanna says:

      Yehey! Ganda din nung party ni Ralo ah!!!! Exciting magparty noh hihi!:)

  3. Cassie Mac says:

    First Enzo is so handsome! You saved a lot of money while creating such a well-prepared 5th birthday celebration and I loved it! See, if more people (including myself) would utilize their time better we all could save funds while creating a spectacular event thanks to social media!

  4. John Mulindi says:

    This is a very creative way for Do It Yourself party ideas. They are beautiful and easy for any person to make.

    1. jhoanna says:

      Thank you! I really make sure its easy to do so it can save a lot of time and money too!:)

  5. Aww, happy b-day to your son and loved the Army theme. Just recently, did a unicorn theme for my daughter.

    1. jhoanna says:

      Wow! I would love a unicorn party too! Hopefully, I’ll have a little baby girl on my next pregnancy. hihi

  6. Angelie Namindang says:

    Wow!! Ang cute din pala ng Army Theme.. Thanks for this momsh.. Binigyan niyo po ako ng idea.. Hahah Bet ko po ito.. Ang ganda lang po.. Simple lang..

  7. Che says:

    Hello sis. Any idea po kung saan pa pwede makabili ng camouflage gift wrapper? I am from nueva ecija pa po kasi. 😔

    1. jhoanna says:

      Hi sis! alam mo natyempuhan ko lang siya sa isang store malapit sa school na pinagtuturuan ko eh. Need mo ba sis? Check ko dito kung meron pa 🙂

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