Top Secret Mission: Plan the Ultimate Army Birthday Theme Party

Soldier, Tench Hut! Left, Right, Left...You want to throw the Ultimate Army Theme Party for your child? Then just follow these simple ideas and you'll have your child's friends marching over to his Ultimate Army Theme Party!

Don't keep searching around the Internet trying to find the best games, party favors and food ideas for your next Ultimate Army Party because it’s all right here!

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Now it’s time to start planning the Ultimate Child Theme Party, but the first question to answer is where do you have it? There are so many options and picking the “right” one can be difficult for some people. Just remember, as long as your child’s family and friends are there, the location really doesn’t matter to them. So pick somewhere that is convenient and easy for you to setup and clean up in a minimal amount of time. Now keep reading for an Ultimate Army Theme Party Idea.

* Barracks: Want to send your kid and guests through basic training? Then the best place to start is at the barracks. You don't know what they look like? Hot to decorate? Don't worry, by the time you get done reading all the ideas from this site, you'll be ready!!! First, I would suggest checking out our selection of Clip Art and Coloring Pages. You will find a ton of information and pictures that I know you won't be able to use it all!!! Now, what are the benefits of having a party at your home? You might be thinking NO WAY!!! But wait, first I know you won’t forget any crucial party items at your home (e.g. piñata bat). Second, that reservation won’t get screwed up…because you are already there! Finally, you know where everything is, how convenient. Now don’t get me wrong, you do run the risk of damage and such, so be sure to weigh the benefits and risks and pick what’s best for you and your child!

* Training Field: An excellent Theme Party Location is the local park. Now there are a lot of benefits of having the party outdoors...and I think the most obvious is the surroundings. You aren't at "your" home where something of "yours" could get broke. You have more opportunity to really decorate the area how "you" want. But to get started on selecting the "Ultimate Park", begin by making a list of all the local parks/water parks in the area and write down the key features of each one. For example, how much area is available? is there a playground? tennis court? trash can availability? bathrooms? covered areas? capacity of park? etc. You don’t want to show up at an overcrowded park, with no playground or bathrooms and it starts to rain. Spend some time in selecting the right park and I guarantee your party will run a lot smoother. Don't worry, you'll still be able to use a lot of the decorating ideas from this site, so don't stop here...keep reading for more kid theme party ideas!

*Field Training: Why not take your recruits to the field...By the field I am mean away from the barracks. Now why would you want to do that? Well, one great thing about renting an establishment is they sometimes provide you with invitations, discounts on food, a cake, etc. Make sure you find a decent place that provides you with enough stuff to balance out the rental cost. Don’t be afraid to ask for food discounts and other items, you will be surprised on what they will offer, but only if you ask! Also, ask if you can bring your own decorations...

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Picking out or designing the Ultimate Army invitation can either be a fun or challenging part of the party. It all depends on how much time you have, what type of planning you want to do and how much thought you put in to it. I want to help “you” create the Ultimate invitation that will represent your party theme perfectly and impress your party guests. How? Well, I know you'll find a theme party idea to get your creativity juices flowing. Take these ideas, as is, or alter them to fit “your” taste. I am sure if you pick a theme party idea listed below then you will be able to create the Ultimate Party Invitation!!! Enjoy…

* Store/Internet Bought: If you are reading this idea, it might be because you don't have enough time to create an Ultimate Invitation. Or maybe you just like store bought invitations better. It doesn’t really matter because I have found a couple of great Army theme party ideas for party invitations you can choose from that will fit your theme party perfectly. American Heroes Invitation or Camo Invitation.

* Invitation Help: As you start to create this Army invitation masterpiece, don't forget to check out the Army clip art for lots of different pictures. They will help you design the inside and out. Good Luck!

* Party Slogan: Before we get into the designing process, why don’t you pick out a party slogan? Pick something that your party could be developed around. Pick out a theme party slogan to help you:

1. "The Few, the proud...The Party Patrol!"

2. "We Want come to "child's name" Party!"

3. ""child's name" is our Birthday Hero!"

* Army Theme Party Invitation #1: On your computer create a recruiting notice to send out. The wording could be: You have been recruited!!! You must report to boot camp! Wear your camo gear (if you have any). Be prepared for food, fun and Army games. Chow will be served in the mess hall. Our mission is to celebrate (child’s name) (age) birthday. Report to the (insert location) at 1100-1400 (insert real time).

* Army Theme Party Invitation #2: Pick out a few different pictures from our clipart section. Put them on the front of the invitation and pick out a phrase to put on the inside.  

* Army Theme Party Invitation #3: Another invitation could start with buying some scrapbook paper with an American Flag in the background. Here is an example of what you could put: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to rendezvous with an elite force of young men to celebrate (child’s name) birthday. Arrival time: 1400 to 1600 hours, (insert date and address). On the bottom put, the kids will be going through “boot camp” so they’ll be crawling on the grass and will probably be hit by a few water grenades, during their missions. Have them wear green or tan or camouflage clothes, if you can. Call: (phone #) to sign on. Drill Sergeants: (parent’s names).

** Don't forget to add the RSVP, location, time, date, and other pertinent party information on the invitation. **

Printable Invitations, Certificates, Envelopes, And More!

Free Printable Kid Theme Parties

Click on over to the best selection of free printable Army designs on the web. They are all fillable, which allows you to type in the pertinent party information before printing. This way the invitations you print will be neat and professional. You will also find:

  • Free Invitations & Envelopes
  • Free Certificates
  • And More!!!

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Picking out, setting up and fine tuning the decorations can be a long tedious process. But, there is hope, because with a little planning and creativity, it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of the party. I have compiled a lot of theme party ideas that include both inside and outside decorations. You can use all, some or none of the ideas, but no matter which theme party ideas you choose, they will help turn your party location into the Ultimate Party Location.

Attach a bouquet of helium filled balloons to a light post or mailbox so there will be no mistaking where the fun will be that day!

The very first thing you should do is contact your local Army recruiter. Click here to locate one in your area. They can provide you, free of charge, items such as, pens, pencils, antenna balls, posters and a ton of other items. They can also provide you, on loan, life size cardboard army men, camo netting, sleeping bags and other military gear. Give them a call; you’d be surprised on what they will give you.

Hang a sign on the bathroom door that reads, “Latrine”. Put one on the shed, if you have one, which says, “The Brig”. Hang another around the kitchen for the “Mess Hall”. If you need to contain the kids in a specific area, hang signs that read, “DANGER KEEP OUT EXPLOSIVES” around the off-limit areas. Kids will love this special touch as it makes them really feel like they’re in the military.

How about the Ultimate Army Prop? Check out this Ultimate 3-D Tank. This would make a great background for photos. Also, check out your local Army Surplus store or 1st Army Supply to find some ammo boxes and other accessories.

If you’re having the Ultimate Party outside, try to get a camo net from your local recruiter or 1st Army Supply. The nets are very large and could cover part of the party area with it. Plus, it’s a great shade maker.

You could also make some paper airplanes and hang them around the house. Try and put some on a ceiling fan, the kids will love it! Also, check out these cool American Flags for decorating your house and Party Area. These flags will not only add to your theme, but also show your patriotism to our country and fellow war fighters. These few simple decorating tips will really help set the mood as you start playing the games and activities.

Need an Army Happy Birthday banner? Check out this Camouflaged Birthday Banner that will fit your theme perfectly.

Put a sign out front of your house that says your party slogan.

Here is an easy way to make a great birthday banner. Use a white vinyl shower liner and 10" black vinyl letters (you can purchase these from an officer supply store). On the banner you can write something like, Bikini Bottom or Rock Bottom. You can also let your children or guests draw Army characters all over it.

Tie helium balloons of different shades of green, brown, black, etc. in clusters of 3 or 5 to the back of chairs or tucked into corners. Don't forget to tie a bunch of balloons to the birthday child’s chair. If you choose not to use helium, tie balloons to varying lengths of curling ribbon, and hang them from the ceiling or from light fixtures throughout the house.

Next, let’s move on to another simple, yet familiar decorating item, Streamers. Streamers offer an economical way to splash lots of color around the site of the party. Create a fun and colorful effect by draping rainbow colored metallic streamers from the center of the ceiling to the walls on each side of the room. The streamers can be twisted after they are anchored to a ceiling wall or table for a more dimensional look. Two different colored streamers can be placed back to back and twisted for a unique look. After you are done, it should look like a spiral rainbow above the room! They also look terrific hanging from doorframes or cascading vertically down walls. Streamers are an excellent Army Theme Party Idea.

Clear out all toys and books, except for those related to the Army Theme.

Make collages of different Army stuff to hang around the party area. Check out our Free Clipart Section for ideas.

Enough about the decorations Sergeant, what about the Army Theme Party Tableware?

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Party Tableware

The colors of the party should be pretty simple. I would stick with green, brown, black, etc. After you have selected the party theme colors, decide on whether you will use either printed or solid color party tableware.

Here are some great Army Theme Party Tableware.

* Army Dessert plates
* Army Dinner plates
* Army Beverage Napkin
* Army Luncheon Napkin
* Army Plastic Tumbler
* Army Table cover
* Army Centerpiece

Going solo on your theme party? Can’t find any party theme tableware you like? Then take a look at the silverware, plates, napkins, etc in solid colors. You’re guaranteed to find a color that matches your Army Theme Party Idea.

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Now that you have picked out the location, selected a few decorations and picked the theme colors and party tableware, what is your child going to wear at their Ultimate Army Theme Party? Wouldn’t your child love to dress up as a Soldier? I know they would, so here is a perfect chance to let them. Here are a few Ultimate Theme Party costumes!!

First, check out these great Face Paint Crayons. You can decorate the children's faces however you want, with camo, tanks, airplanes, etc!!!

Army Theme Party Costume
Army Theme Party Costume

Here are 2 great Army Theme Party Costumes for your child to wear at their Ultimate Party. Just click on the image to view. Click here for all Army Costumes.

Have fun!!!

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Ice Breaker Activities

Trying to keep the guests attention until the party starts isn't an easy task. But with these kid theme party ideas listed below you won't have any problems!

Let those who’ve arrived early play with Bubbles while they wait for the other guests to arrive.

Don’t forget to check out the great collection of coloring pages I have compiled. A coloring activity is a great way to keep the children occupied until the party starts. Plus, you can send their pictures home in their goody bag.

Have the children decorate a large birthday banner in honor of your child that says, “Happy Birthday, Name”. You can get a large roll of paper from a store like Target. Give the children crayons, stickers, and other such items to use.

Story time with puppet show: Make the puppets by printing characters off web sites & laminating them.  Attach to Popsicle sticks.

* New Recruits: Right from the beginning, you need to gain control of the party and make sure everything flows smoothly. You need to get the children in the “Army” mood right away. But how you ask. Setup a table right by the front door. As they come in your home, have them “sign in” as if they were joining the Army. You can issue them dog tags, helmets or any other item to help get them into the Army spirit. The kids will love this and you will set the stage for the Ultimate Theme Party.

* War Paint: Your new recruits are going to need to transfer from “civilian” to “military”. There is not better way than to help them put on their War Paint. After they have “in-processed” send them over to the War Paint station. This will help keep their attention until the real party starts.

* Water Balloons: If you’re going to have a water balloon war later in the party, this would be a perfect time to get the balloons ready. Have the children fill up the balloons now and watch their anticipation grow, as they can’t wait to throw them at each other. Check out the games section for complete details on the game.

* Jet Fighter Training: Have the children construct different Jet Paper Planes and see whose plane will fly the farthest. This should keep them occupied until the real festivities start.

Remember, having a good plan from the start to end is critical in throwing the Ultimate Army Birthday Theme Party. If the kids are standing around with nothing to do, you have forgotten something. Try and keep them occupied at all times and the party will flow smoothly.

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Picking out the perfect food, refreshments, treats and cake should be a fun experience. Think of clever names for each item that relates back to the Army Theme. Pick out a birthday party idea or two to get started:

Army Theme Party Food:

If you are looking for a good food to serve and one that could give you a break, try old faithful, pizza and soda. Almost every kid loves pizza and soda, and this could earn you maybe 20-30 minutes of time to cleanup, setup or just sit down. You know every drill sergeant deserves a break.

You could also setup a mess line and serve simple items such as, Mac and Cheese, Hot Dogs, Chips and other items right out of your kitchen. If you have the room and equipment, setup a mess tent where the soldiers go and eat. They will feel just like the military eating in a tent.

Don’t want to give your soldiers a home cooked meal? Call the local Army Surplus store and buy some good old-fashioned MRE (Meals Ready to Eat). The party will definitely be a hit. Kids will be talking about it for months about how they ate MREs at their friends Ultimate Army Party.

Army Theme Party Refreshments:

Now we need some refreshments to wash down all this excellent food.

Try making the Swamp Punch. Take some light lemonade and add green food coloring. Kids will love it because of the color! Want to add your own special touch? Add two raisins to each cube in an ice cube tray. They will end up looking like little bugs in the punch. The soldiers will feel like they’re “roughing it” when they are eating “bugs”.

Army Theme Party Cake:

Deciding on whether you are going to make or buy the Ultimate cake is a tough decision. It mainly depends on how much time you have and how many guests are coming. I would suggest for a smaller party, you try and make that Ultimate cake. But if there is going to be a large number of guests, maybe a large cake made by the baker would be the best decision. It’s up to you, but here is a Birthday Theme Party Idea for making an Ultimate Army cake.

* Tank Cake: This is a simple yet awesome cake to make. Start out by using a 12x18 sheet pan and a half of a Wilton ball pan (can be found at many craft stores and Wal-Mart). Cut sheet cake in half and stack it, slice an angled wedge off of the front and then put the round part on top. You can use Juniper colored icing, a long thick pretzel covered in frosting for the cannon and Oreo halves for the wheels. You can also add a flag on a toothpick and decorate with Army men and crush Oreos and graham crackers for dirt. Not only will this cake taste good it will be the centerpiece of the party.

* Army Battle Field: Start out by making a sheet cake. Cut a small area out and turn it upside down to make a little hill. Fill the hole with blue tinted pudding to make a lake. Frost the rest of the cake with chocolate frosting. Crush some graham crackers and vanilla wafers for dirt and spread over the cake. Set up an Army battle using plastic army toys.

* Edible Army Logo: Want to really impress your soldiers? Check out this Ultimate Army Logo, which will turn any ordinary cake into the Ultimate Birthday Cake.

Click on these Ultimate Cakes for directions on how to make them.


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Party Favors

Putting together the Ultimate Party Favor bag is one of the funnest parts of the party. You can really get creative here!!! I have listed a few Army Theme Party Ideas for different favors you could give out. I hope you enjoy!

* Pre-made Army Party Favors
* Camo Helmet
* Visor Hats
* Army Stickers
* Ranking Stripes
* Decoder Kit
* Dog Tags
* Soldier and Accessories

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Here is a theme party idea for for an Ultimate Army toy. Need something besides an Army toy? Click here for the Ultimate Kid Theme Party Ideas for toys.

Army Theme Party Present
Army Theme Party Present


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Games and Activities

Looking for the Ultimate Army Theme Party Games and Activities? Good, I have dedicated a whole page for these games. I know you will find enough choices to fill the games section of your Ultimate Army Theme Party.

Before we get to those games, check out this Army Theme Party Pinata. Your child will definitely love it!!!

Army Theme Party Pinata

Does this piñata not quite fit your Army Theme Party? Click here for the Ultimate selection of birthday piñatas.

** Now here are the Ultimate Army Theme Party Games. Check them out here. **

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Thank You Notes

Now the parties over, what do you do? Writing down your theme party ideas and thoughts for next year? Sure, but you don’t want to forget about the guests that helped you celebrate your child’s birthday this year. Make sure to send out some type of Thank You note. Whether it is store/internet bought or hand made, just make sure to get them out no later than a week after the party. Also, if you took any pictures at the party, make sure to include one in each Thank You Note. I know any Thank You note you choose will end the best Army Theme Party ever! I hope you had fun because I sure did! Happy Partying!!!

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