I think it's about damn time I feature my kid's "Military Man" party!
His birthday was in freakin December!!!
What can I say, I'm a posting SLACKER!
The party was a ridiculous success and bottom line, that's what matters!
I'm happy to report that in Niko's eyes, this event qualified me for a "Mom Of The Year" award!
He was ALL SMILES the entire day and thanked me profusely... for weeks!
What more could a mom ask for?!
Whoop! Whoop! Yay ME!
Looking back, it's hard to believe he stomped his feet at the mere mention of the words "theme" and "decorations"!
Niko: Mom, I'm to old for a "theme".
Me: But baby, you're only 9!
Niko: My friends'll laugh at me. (mean face)
Me: Honey, it's gonna rock, TRUST ME!
Niko: Fine, but NO decorations.
I chose a “Military Man” theme for TWO reasons.
1- Clearly, Mr. "I'm too old for a theme"' is a total war/army, Nerf gun & paint ball FREAK!
2- The color palette was a NO BRAINER! Greens and browns were a must… w/ a “camouflage” print of course! Done!
EASY. RUGGED. MATURE.
This is the "sneak peek" a leaked months ago!
I purchased both “authentic” and “faux” deco elements! The ammunition boxes, camo netting and old bullets were totally REAL!
The boys LOVED that!!!! I found them at an Army surplus store for way cheap!
The hats, plastic grenades, paper products and masks were bought at my local party store!
Niko's Treats Table!
The "smash" cake was store bought ($7) and pimped up with simple chocolate chips! I used my Kandy Kones™ minis as crazy cool cake toppers!
YES! I hand painted each ball to mimic camo!
NEVER AGAIN! Just puttin that out there! lol
These INSANELY GORGEOUS cookies blew me away! I mean for the love of Jack, look at'm!!!!
Sara Dandy from Dandy Delights has EPIC talent and will forever be my "go to" cookie girl!
Guests enjoyed "hot chocolate" cupcakes baked by my gf Stacy Brennan from Scrumptious Swirls!
Kristy Stephenson from Posh Pixels Design Studio created my kickass printables!!! K's a totall rockstar and was so much fun to work with!
I used old crates to display the spectacular cupcakes! The look was PERFECT! No way a traditional cupcake stand would have worked here!
Think outside the box superchicks! It's always worth it!
Helmets turned upside down made perfect snack bowls! I also used galvanized buckets!
Camo colored jelly beans! Genius I know!!! The kids got lucky with watermelon & root beer flavors cuz if the flavors had been snot and puke, oh well! It was all about the palette!
Kandy Kones aren't just for candy! I filled them with these tiny Dough a Deer donuts!
These lollies were too freakin cool NOT to be included!
I have soooo much more to share so make sure to come back Sunday April 3rd for Part TWO!
Part 2 will include location pics, favors, activities/entertainment and more!