Monday, January 9, 2012

Boys Camoflauge Birthday Party Part 1

I mentioned in my last post that my son's birthday was last week and in blogger style I went a little overboard with decorations!  We had a fun and crazy group of 17 kids!! 
My husband is a hunter and my oldest son loves to go with him on deer and elk hunts.  So there really wasn't a better party theme for his 8th birthday.  We were careful however, to keep the hunting theme really tame so we would not offend any parents.

We started by brainstorming typical hunting/camping gear and settled on backpacks.  I found some camoflauge fabric and we made all 17 kids a mini drawstring backpack.  This was the most time consuming part.  We (my little sis and I) followed a tutorial on Youtube to learn how to make them and they were really easy.  The only thing that I did differently was to surge all of my edges and the straps we used were just heavy fabric folded and surged on one side.  The eyelets that we used on the bottom were from Wal-Mart.  I would definitely reinforce these if you aren't using a heavy duty fabric.

The backpacks were a huge hit!!  The kids of all ages loved them. 
On to the rest of the decorations...

Minutes before the party started I arranged everything on our buffet and took a few shots.  Unfortunately, I wish I could go back and tweak a few things but, being the procrastinator that I am this is what I got!

I made and printed all of the banners, labels, and cupcake tags myself on the computer and printed them. 

Cupcake tags printed on paper and glued to toothpicks. 

To make the banner I just trimmed down some sheets of construction paper to fit in my printer and printed directly on it.  Then I cut out the letters and taped them around a strand of twine.  I loved how the construction paper curled a little more than regular paper.  I think it gave the banner a little more dimension. 

I also made little labels for the mini water bottles.  I wanted them to write their name on each one.  If I could go back I would just type the name on each, it's much faster!!

We played lots of games and for every game that the children played they earned goodies to take home.   Like these pencils and notepads

Stay tuned for part 2 of this party and I will tell you all of the games that we played and other fun activities!

It was so much fun!! 

PS.  You can read more in part 2 here

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  1. It takes a very crafty mom to make camo look so cute! Thanks for all of the great ideas.

  2. its nice to hear about your seems some thing different to go for hunt at birthday.
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  3. What a cool, creative party Britt! So glad I clicked your link at the CSI Project!

    Wishing you best of luck in this week's challenge!

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  4. The party looks beautifully well decorated.After having part-1 i became very anxious about is also lovely and good ending.
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