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