For Zayden’s 8th Birthday party this year we decided to have an all out “Military Laser War”!! This is basically a laser tag party, with a touch of military / camouflage flair!
Let me show you the awesome party details…
The party consisted of 32 kids (30 boys + 2 girls) and around 35 adults. The dress code was military camouflage attire.
Military “Party” Headquarters
All soldiers were to report to military headquarters (aka the party room) promptly at 2pm.
War Paint & Battle Armor
In order to get suited up for the battle, dog tags, tattoos and war paint were provided.
The Ammunition & Rations Table
Before a big battle every soldier needs to make sure they have enough ammunition and rations to help them gear up for the fight. The table included Oreo bombs, jelly bean bullets, marshmallow missiles, granola rations, worm rations and more.
Since this was an afternoon party and not overlapping with meal times, in addition to the sugar loaded treat table, we kept the pre-battle snacks simple with a veggie platter, some fruits and a variety of chips.
The Laser War
The laser tag portion was held out on the beach, which was the perfect rugged terrain for an all out battle. Tag Team came out with all their artillery and really got the party started for the kids. To read all awesome highlights of the Tag Team laser tag war, you can click here for the full article.
Military Rations & Drinks
Even soldiers need to eat! After the long battle had finished, it was back to the party room for some military style rations with “Meal Ready to Eat” individual boxes & drinks. Adult style food was also served for the parents.
Camouflage Battlefield Cake
The cake was chocolate & vanilla with a buttercream frosting. It was a massive eight pounds and in the shape of the number “8”. The design was a camouflaged military battlefield, with the brown vs. green soldiers fighting each other.
Solider Backpacks & Supplies
Inside the solider backpacks (aka goodie bags) were a wide range of camouflage supplies, including small NERF guns, compass, plastic grenades, torpedo blasters, paper airplanes, stickers, and much more (all military themed of course).
All the kids and parents had a blast. If you have any questions about this party just ask in the comment box below.
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I’m planning to do the same theme as yours-camo party for my son’s 1st birthday. May I know where do you purchase all the decorations from?
Hi! I purchased the majority of the items from Oriental Trading & Party City (both US online sites). I got the camouflage net cloth over the tables and the personalized hats & boys t-shirts from the military shops at Golden Mile. The netting covering the goodie bag table is actual military camouflage net that I borrowed from a friend that is an active SG serviceman.
Here is the link for the food labels: https://supermommy.com.sg/staging/camouflage-party-printables/ and the link for the water bottle labels: https://supermommy.com.sg/staging/camo-water-bottle-printable/ . If you want the meal ready to eat print-out, just email me – I still haven’t had time to put those up on the blog.
Hope this helps! Good luck party planning. xoxo
My son loved the look of the cake. Can I know where it was purchased from? Thanks
Hi! Anyone can make this cake, you will just need to instruct them on what to do. I ordered an 8lb cake (about 3.5kgs) in the shape of the number 8 from The American Club. The outside was normal frosting (not fondant). Four different colors of frosting were used to make the swirl pattern. I provided them with cookie crumbles for the dirt (you can purchase this from Phoon Huat) and the grenades & military men (you can get these from Daiso & Toys R Us). You can ask your baker to make the inside of the cake camouflage as well (which will look really awesome).
Hope that helps. Good luck. 🙂
Where did you get the rubber with paper insert dog tags? I have look all over online. Thanks
Would you please send the link to the printable MRE. Thank you! My grandson is turning 8 and he has chosen this theme for his 8th birthday. I was so happy to find you on Pinterest!
I am doing a similar party for my sons and was wondering if I could get the mre link and where did you find the camo bags with the big dog tags and where you got the little dog tags from
I am doing a similar party for my son and was wondering if I could get the mre link and wonder where you got the camo backpacks , the big dog tags and the little dog tags