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Birthday Cake Alternatives

I recently posted about the Brownie Dessert Pizza I made for my husbands birthday. If you’ve got a birthday headed your way and the person you’re celebrating doesn’t care for cake or can’t have it because of dietary restrictions, I’ve got some really great birthday cake alternatives they’ll be sure to love!

I think you’ll find that they won’t feel like an “alternative” at all, and you may just find yourself a new tradition!

10 Birthday Cake Alternatives

1- Dessert Pizza

I made this decadent brownie dessert pizza for my husbands birthday and it was amazing. It had a homemade chocolate buttercream, homemade quick caramel sauce and M&M’s® Crispy on top. It was awesome! You could do a sugar cookie base, cream cheese frosting and lots of fresh berries for a fruit pizza too – that’d be perfect for spring!

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2 – Waffle Cake

If you’re hosting a slumber party for your birthday boy or girl, this would be the ultimate way to wake them up! I love that Rachel at Eazy Peazy Meals used a boxed cake mix in hers. Genius!  

10 Birthday Cake Alternatives - eventstocelebrate.netWaffle Cake from Eazy Peazy Meals

3- Cookie Tower

Whether your favorite cookie is an Oreo, Chips Ahoy or something else, pile them up and call it good! Serve with ice cold milk and you’ve really got a party going. The Birthday Cake Oreo Cookies would be perfect for this! 10 Birthday Cake Alternatives - eventstocelebrate.netOreo Cookie Tower from Fab You Bliss

4- Ice Cream Sandwiches

These homemade peanut butter cookies are only made better by one thing – the homemade strawberry ice cream sandwiched between them. Perfect for any size party because you can make the cookies large or small and pre-scoop the ice cream and keep them in muffin tins until you’re ready to use them!  

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5- Dipped Fruit

This is the perfect solution for kids with allergies or even if your looking for a healthier alternative. Set up a chocolate fondu station with lots of fruit options to dip or make chocolate (or yogurt) dipped bananas with lots of topping choices. 

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6- Ice Cream Bar

I absolutely love this option. It let’s guests customize their own dessert. Simply offer a few ice cream flavors and lots of topping and sauce options and you’re all set! 

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7- Cookie Cake

I still remember when I saw Kelsey Nixon post this on Instagram when she made it for her son’s birthday. It’s brilliant, and she has step by step instructions on her website so yours can look (and taste) just as good! I love that you could totally customize this by using chopped candy bars instead of chocolate chips. 

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 8- Build Your Own Pie

I’ve seen this idea done at showers, but using the snack packs really makes it kid friendly! 

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9 – Rice Krispie Cake

I happen to be one of those people that can eat an entire pan of rice krispie treats. So, for me, this “cake” would be heaven! Layers of treats are sandwiched with lots of frosting and sprinkles!

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Rice Krispie Cake by Sprinkle Bakes

 10 – Donut Tower 

II agree with them, that it is more striking when you have one type of donut, but mixing it up will make the most guests happy. No time to bake? Just pick up some donuts at the grocery store bakery. This would be the perfect solution to the no-cake-conundrum. 

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Donut Tower by Talkin Chow Playin House

And since these ideas look so much better, especially for a birthday party, served on a cake stand, I thought I would link you to my favorite. Its a simple white porcelain cake stand that is super versatile! You can buy it here: Porcelain Round Cake Stand

Homemade Almond Joy

This recipe for homemade Almond Joy is super simple and they turn out amazing! Almond Joy happens to be one of my favorite candy bars and so to have a homemade version is a little bit dangerous because I want to eat the entire recipe! It’s got some versatility so you can add more of the things you love (like I did). I adapted the recipe from this one I used for my Big Hero 6 party and they are divine!

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For some reason when it is spring I want anything with coconut in it. I have visions of dyed shredded coconut mimicking the grass in Easter desserts. These add three of my favorite things: almonds, chocolate and coconut. There’s not too far you can go wrong with that!

Step 1: 
Follow the recipe below and scoop 1-2 tablespoons at a time onto a Parchment Paper lined baking sheet. You can form them into whatever shape you want, but I “tried” to get them into the shape of an oval. If you’re really particular about it, you could pack them into a small cookie cutter. Allow to chill in the freezer for 45 minutes. You want them really firm and cold when you dip them. 

(side note: I add sliced almonds to the recipe because I like almond in every bite. If you want to be more authentic, you can omit them from the recipe and place a whole almond on top of each mound before you chill them)

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Step 2:
Melt 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds until fully melted. Dip the bottom of each coconut mound and return to the baking sheet. Chill in the freezer for an additional 30 minutes.

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Step 3: 
Melt an additional 1/2 cup of chocolate chips  and dip the top half of the coconut mounds to cover the entire surface. Return to baking sheet and chill until you are ready to serve. 

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Homemade Almond Joy
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Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbsp Salted Butter
  2. 2 Tbsp Milk
  3. 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  4. Pinch of Salt
  5. 1 cup Confectioners Sugar
  6. 1 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut (sweetened)
  7. 1/4 cup sliced Almonds
  8. 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips - divided
Instructions
  1. In a dry pan on medium heat, toast the almonds until they just start to get a nice tan color. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool while you proceed.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter on low heat. Remove from the heat and stir in the milk and vanilla and a pinch of salt (to counter all the sweetness). Add the confectioners sugar in three batches stirring until smooth each time. Add in the coconut and almonds and mix well to combine.
  3. Scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet and chill in the freezer for 45 minutes. Dip the bottom half of each mound in 1/2 cup of the melted chocolate chips. Chill an additional 20 - 30 minutes. Dip the top half of each mound in the other 1/2 cup of melted chocolate chips and chill until ready to serve.
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M&M’s® Crispy Dessert Pizza

With my husbands birthday coming up I was delighted to develop a recipe for Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser to celebrate him and the return of M&M’s® Crispy! This post may contain affiliate links. I receive a small commission if you purchase through these links. M&M's® Crispy Dessert Pizza #CrispyIsBack #ad

My husband is a tough one when it comes to his birthday. If you’ve spent any time around this blog you know how much I love to throw a themed party, but that just isn’t his thing. Instead, all he wants is really good food. He’s not much of a cake person (don’t get me wrong, he’ll eat it, but he prefers other treats) so this year I was so excited to make him this decadent M&M’s® Crispy dessert pizza. It’s out of this world delicious. There may be a couple of steps, but they are WORTH IT! Trust me!M&M's® Crispy Dessert Pizza #CrispyIsBack #ad

The M&M’s® Crispy add something to this dessert that you’ll really appreciate. You see, you’ve got the soft, chewy brownie, the silky frosting and smooth luxurious caramel. It needed a crunchy bite to add dimension – and load on even more chocolate. The crispy rice center really makes it a match made in heaven!

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1- Bake the brownies. I used a 10″ spring form pan but a pizza pan would work great too.

2- Whip up that chocolate buttercream – you want it light and fluffy! Don’t be stingy when putting it on the brownie. Make sure you get lots of peaks and valleys too, that’s where the caramel can pool and it turns into a little caramel Jacuzzi for the bits of candy.

3- Drizzle on the caramel. Remember all those valleys you created in the frosting? Fill ’em up! You may not use it all, and you may find yourself eating it with a spoon at midnight when you are up editing photos of the dessert pizza you put it on. 🙂 Thank me later.

4- Top it with the candy. You can leave them whole, I decided to cut them in half with a serrated knife just to make sure everyone knew the crispy goodness they were about to partake of. 

M&M's® Crispy Dessert Pizza
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A decadent brownie crusted dessert pizza topped with M&M's® Crispy!
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Brownies
  1. ½ c. butter (1 stick) melted
  2. ¼ c. Cocoa powder
  3. 1 c. Granulated Sugar
  4. 2 Eggs – beaten slightly
  5. ½ tsp. Vanilla
  6. ¼ tsp. Salt
  7. ¾ c. Flour – all purpose
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  1. 1/2 c. Butter - room temperature
  2. 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  3. 1 c. Powdered Sugar
  4. 2 - 4 Tbsp. Milk
  5. 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
Caramel
  1. 4 Tbsp. Butter (I use salted, if not just add a pinch of salt)
  2. 1/2 c. Brown Sugar
  3. 2 Tbsp. Light Corn Syrup
  4. 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla
  5. 1/4 c. Heavy Cream
Topping
  1. 3/4 - 1 cup M&M's® Crispy
Brownies
  1. Melt butter in a microwave safe dish. Add sugar, vanilla, eggs and cocoa powder and mix well with a rubber spatula. Add flour and salt and mix to combine. Don't over mix. Pour into a greased spring form pan that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350. Allow to cool completely before adding frosting.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  1. In a mixer with the wisk attachment whip butter for a few seconds. Add vanilla, powdered sugar and 2 Tbsp. of milk and mix together well. Add cocoa powder and additional milk and whip for 1-2 minutes until fluffy and smooth.
Caramel
  1. In a microwave safe bowl add the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Microwave 30 seconds and stir. Microwave an additional 90 seconds and stir. Microwave a final 90 seconds and remove. Add vanilla and cream and stir well to combine.
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Big Hero 6 Birthday Party

This Big Hero 6 Birthday Party was a blast to put together for my nephew! What made it even better was to have it sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser! This post may contain affiliate links. I am paid a small commission if you purchase through these links. 

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 Big Hero 6 really captured my heart. The movie is funny, sweet, emotional and exciting all packaged up! I loved planning this Big Hero 6 birthday party for my nephew. 

 BIG HERO 6 PARTY ACTIVITIES

Knowing I was entertaining six tween boys, I tried to come up with activities they would enjoy. What tween boy doesn’t want to spray paint (responsibly)? And, ironing may not be for the younger kids, but it they were the perfect age to try it out!

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DIY BAYMAX T-SHIRTS

Supplies you’ll need:

I followed this fabric applique tutorial I’ve posted about, and just left the last step of ironing on the applique onto the t-shirts for the boys. I got their sizes from their mom’s ahead of time and they turned out really cute!!

GO-GO’S FLYING MAG-LEV DISCS 

Supplies you’ll need:

To mimic the magnetic levitation discs Go-Go uses in the movie we spray painted Frisbee’s yellow and once they had dried a little we added a red dot in the center with red craft paint. By the time the movie was over they were dry and the boys went outside and played Frisbee with them. Ironically, some of the boy’s last name is Frisby and they were joking the whole time that the Frisby’s were painting Frisbee’s. 

HOT POTATO – BAYMAX STYLE

The plush Baymax was turned in to a Hot Potato for this game. We had the boys sit in a circle and picked a category – like Super Hero’s. They had to toss the Baymax to another player and that person would have to quickly shout a Super Hero and toss it. If they hesitated or repeated one, they were out!

BIG HERO 6 DECORATIONS

The decorations were REALLY fun to make, but if you’re not up for it, there are so many great Big Hero 6 party supplies out there. I especially love the big Baymax mylar balloons! My kids wanted one SO bad the last time we went to Disneyland!

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Baymax Backdrop

I used a red and a white plastic table cover and some spray adhesive to create the big Baymax Backdrop. It was $2 and really made an impact on the party space. I just cut the Baymax head, body and arms out separately and then used my spray adhesive to adhere him to the red table cover. 

Big Hero 6 Garlands

I made a garland for each of the supporting characters in the movie. I used my Silhouette cutting machine to cut out the yellow and red discs for Go-Go, Plasma Swords for Wasabi and Fire/Flames for Fred. I added glitter craft paint on all of them to add some dimension and sparkle. Then I painted 1 1/2″ styrofoam balls with craft paint to make Chem Balls for Honey Lemon. I used hot glue to adhere them to embroidery floss and hung them from the food table.

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Baymax Balloons

This is about as easy as party decorations get. I just used a black marker to draw a Baymax face on the white balloons. I taped them to the archway leading into the party space and put them down the center of the table where the boys ate dinner.  

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 BIG HERO 6 FOOD

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If you’ve been around my blog, you know how much I love themed party food! It’s probably my favorite thing about parties. I did a different food/treat for each character and created really cute food labels for each one. I’ve even got them as a FREE PRINTABLE for you down at the bottom. 

Hiro’s Hero Sandwiches:

Hero Sandwiches from Jimmy Johns – the deliver, which is amazing!

Honey Lemon’s Coconut Chem Balls:

These were really delicious. Just melt 4 TBSP of butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Once it’s melted turn off the heat and add 1/4 c. milk and 1 tsp. of Vanilla extract. Stir it all up and add 2 cups of Confectioners Sugar in 1/2 cup increments stirring each time until smooth (this is where I added the food coloring). Then add in 3 cups of shredded sweetened coconut, mix it to combine and scoop them onto a parchment lined baking sheet and cool. I put mine in the refrigerator to help them set up. 

Fred’s Flamin’ Hot Candy:

Hot Tamales, Red Hots & Atomic Fire Balls

Wasabi’s Chocolate Dreds: 

Assorted Tootsie Rolls

Baymax Mallow Pops:

The giant marshmallows with some black frosting piped on them for Baymax’s face.

Go-Go Tomago’s Mag-Lev Disc Cookies:

I used a Lemon flavored cake mix and added 2 eggs and 6 TBSP melted butter. I stirred it all together, scooped onto a cookie sheet and baked at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Then I added 1/2 of a maraschino cherry for the red center. 

Baymax popcorn:

I used my Silhouette cutting machine to cut out white popcorn boxes and the pieces to make a Baymax face on them – simple and so perfect for watching the movie!

Baymax Drinks:

I purchased white cups and used a black marker to add the face. They were deliciously filled with Black Cherry soda.  

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Baymax Mallow PopsFreds Flamin Hot CandyWasabis Chocolate DredsHoney Lemon Coconut Chem BallsGo-Go Tomagos Mag-Lev Disc CookiesHiros Hero Sandwiches

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Are you hosting your own BIG HERO 6 Birthday Party? I’d love to know if you find any of these ideas helpful!

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cookies

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The books by Dr. Seuss have always been a favorite. Whether you’re looking for ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day (March 2nd) or are planning a Thing 1 & Thing 2 Birthday party – these cookies are the perfect fit!

The base is a red velvet cake mix cookie and then they are topped with aqua blue vanilla frosting and a tuft of blue cotton candy. They would also work great as cupcakes, but I find kids have a much easier time eating a cookie vs a cupcake. 

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Cookies

Supplies Needed:
1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix
2 eggs
6 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 jar of Pillsbury Aqua Blue Frosting
1 pouf of Blue Raspberry Cotton Candy

Directions;

Add the melted butter, eggs and vanilla to the cake mix and mix well. Once combined roll into 1 1/2″ balls and place onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely.

Frost each cookie and top with a tuft of cotton candy. Pull very gently on the cotton candy – trying not to pinch it to keep it as fluffy as possible. 

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Looking for some cute Thing 1 & Thing 2 Party Favors? I’ve got a great idea right here. Enjoy! Want lots of fun ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day – see this post!

Disney Frozen Dessert Ideas

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Disney Frozen Dessert Ideas:

We love the movie Frozen! These soft sugar cookies adorned with marshmallow fondant snowflakes are really simple to make and will make a big impact at a Frozen birthday party! The same technique could easily be done on cupcakes or a full size cake. 

I’ve always been too scared to try making fondant, but after making it my first time for these delicate snowflakes, I’m not sure why I was so scared! It was simple! I followed the Wilton recipe for the Marshmallow Fondant and did about 1/4 the recipe (it made a ball of fondant about the size of a softball). But if you’re  not up for it, most grocery store bakeries sell it by the pound and I’ve even seen it sold premade at craft stores that sell cake supplies.

Supplies Needed:

Sugar Cookie Recipe (see below)
Pillsbury Aqua Blue Vanilla Frosting

Pastry Bag and Large Star Tip
Marshmallow Fondant
Granulated Sugar
Snowflake Fondant Plungers (you can buy them here for less than $3)

Here are a few tips:

– Roll the fondant out to 1/8″ – 1/4″. If it’s too thin the delicate snowflakes will stretch too much.

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– When rolling out the fondant, I tend to press harder as I get out to the edges. You want to maintain pressure or even ease up as you near the edges so your fondant has an even thickness.

– The fondant snowflake cutter has a plunger to help remove the snowflake. If you press into the fondant without pressing the plunger to cut the outside, you can then press on the plunger to imprint a snowflake image, lift the plunger and pull up off the cutting surface. Then press the plunger again to release the snowflake onto your plate (sometimes it helps to tap it on the side of the plate). If you don’t want the imprinted snowflake image, just press to cut and plunge onto the plate. 

– Place the snowflakes on a plate covered in plastic wrap so you can easily remove them by lifting the plastic wrap and peeling them off.

– Once you’ve cut out as many as you like, tightly wrap the plate in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. If they are cold, they are much easier to handle without the delicate pieces wilting or getting smushed.

– After you’ve frosted your cookies/cupcakes/cake place it in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up the frosting. That way, when you place the snowflakes on top they won’t flatten the ridges in your swirled frosting. 

– I sprinkled one plate with granulated sugar to give them a frosted look. I gently tapped each one after sprinkling to help the sprinkled sugar stick. Frozen Desserts - Marshmallow Fondant Snowflakes - eventstocelebrate.net

– I made my snowflakes and sugar cookies about 3 days in advance and kept them wrapped up in my fridge. That made them super quick for the day of the party because all I had to do was frost and decorate! I love make-ahead things when planning a party!

Once you’ve made the sugar cookies and allowed them to cool, simply pipe the frosting on, decorate with fondant snowflakes and sprinkle with additional sugar (to give it a frosted look). 

I hope this helps you have a perfect Frozen Birthday Party!!

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For more Frozen Birthday Party ideas including Games, Decor, Activities, Treats & Crafts see these posts: Frozen 1, Frozen 2

Kathy's Sugar Cookies
Yields 24
A soft and delicious sugar cookie that is the perfect base for lots of frosting!
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Prep Time
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Prep Time
10 min
In a mixer whip the following ingredients for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy
  1. 2/3 cup Vegetable Shortening
  2. 2 large Eggs
  3. 2 tsp Baking Powder
  4. 1 cup Granulated Sugar
Then add and mix to combine
  1. 1/3 cup Milk
  2. 1 tsp Vanilla
  3. 2 1/2 cups Flour
  4. 1/2 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes.
Notes
  1. I know it isn't the traditional order of adding ingredients, but this is my mother in-laws recipe and they turn out perfectly each time - so I go with it! Trust me!
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Jake and the Neverland Pirates Party Food

I love trying to come up with themed food for parties. I kept this food really simple since I was trying to appeal to 3 and 4 year olds, but I’ll include other things I thought of that you can use as well. 

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Keeping with the characters from the show, I did a food item based around each of them.

JAKE AND THE NEVERLAND PIRATES PARTY FOOD:

Here are SCULLY’S CRACKERS and CUBBY’S CHEESE MAPS. I just used a sharpie pen to draw the map details on each string cheese.  

Jake and the Neverland Pirates - Scullys Crackers and Cubbys Cheese Maps

I ordered these Plastic Sword Picks to make JAKE’S FRUIT SWORDS, and just added a small bite of cantaloupe, apple and a grape to each one.

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Fruit Swords

 IZZY’S FIZZY SEA WATER is some sprite with a small amount of blue food coloring added. 

Jake and the Neverland Pirates - Izzys Fizzy Sea Water

For dessert we let the kids pick out a YO HO HO (Hostess Ho Ho’s) or AHOY THAR MATEYS (Chips Ahoy cookies) to go along with their cupcake. 

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Desserts

Are you dying at how cute these JAKE AND THE NEVERLAND PIRATES CUPCAKE WRAPS are? I know, right?! They are just a few dollars from Laura at Party Games Plus. They came as a printable set, then I just cut them out and added them to the cupcakes! It really made a box of cake mix and a jar of frosting look incredible! 

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Cupcakes

See? Simple but fun and themed! 

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Party Food

 Other food items I came up with that would be fun to use:
ARRRG-tichoke Dip: Artichoke Dip
Canon Balls: Whoppers/Grapes/Gumballs
Catch of the Day: Goldfish crackers/gummy fish
Pirates Brew: Bottled Root beer
Peg Legs: Pretzel sticks or Corn Dogs
Bones: Candy Shaped Bones
Pirate Ships: Hot Dogs (with a sail added)

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For details on all the fun GAMES AND CRAFTS  we did – click here.

Army Birthday Party

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My friend Amy always does a fantastic job with themed party and I’m so excited to share one of her latest today. This Army Birthday Party for her son Carter is totally awesome, and she only spent $52.00 (minus the cake) which is a party for a BARGAIN! She got inventive and I love all the details. Let’s take a look at them:

Army Birthday Party Favors:

For the favors she purchased some holiday tins at the dollar store and spray painted them, wrapped them in camo duct tape and scuffed them up a bit. Here’s where you can get some Scotch Duct Tape – Camo.

To fill them she headed to the local recruiting station and asked for any free stickers or things they would let her have. They hooked her up! They gave her stickers, pens and a little football for EACH child’s favor box! Then she went to a specialty supply store called Uncle Sams where she found the REAL army patches and used shotgun shells for $1.00 each! 

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Army Birthday Party Cake:

Isn’t that cake fantastic? She had our neighbor make it. I’ve just discovered that this neighbor does cakes, and I’m stoked about it! Now my cakes don’t have to look awful at parties I host! This camouflage cake adds the perfect centerpiece. 

She wrapped more camouflage duct tape around water bottles. 

Army Birthday Party Cake

Army Birthday Party Decorations: 

Using various shades of green fabric, she draped some across the ceiling, and more on the table accenting with lots of rope and twine. 

She purchased a Camo Pennant Banner to hang from the ceiling as well. 

The American Flag was a must to display at the party. 

She printed an Army advertisement off the internet and framed it and flanked it with some “medals” she her boys had from participating in various activities. 

Army Birthday Party Decor

Army Birthday Party Activities:

Now, this is what I love most about the party! These boys are just too cute and I can just picture how much fun they had with the creative activities she planned for them.

They had a Tug-O-War and other relay races. 

Army Birthday Party Activities - Tug-o-war

They played Wounded Soldier and through giggles, dressed each others “wounds” in toilet paper. 

They also had a push up contest – hilarious!!

Army Birthday Party Activities - Dress the wound

 

Army Birthday Party Invitations:

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Here are some FREE PRINTABLE Army Birthday Party Invitations I designed that would work perfectly with this party! Simply open the link and print at home or send to your local print shop (recommended). 
Amy and her darling family of boys are hoping to adopt a little girl. If you want more information about their family search for a sister, go here. 

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