Army Theme Party Ideas for a Ten Year Old

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Army Theme Party Ideas for a Ten Year Old
Create an army-themed birthday party for your ten year old. (army helicopter image by JASON WINTER from

Army basic training usually doesn't conjure up fun memories, but if it's a basic training birthday party, a lot of ten year old kids will have a great time. Whether you're a military veteran or you've never worn a uniform, you can create a party for your army-loving child's birthday. Round up your recruits, stock up on supplies and issue orders for fun.


Create invitations on your printer that look like induction papers. Place an official-looking fancy seal at the top of the page. Post orders for the "recruits" to appear for active duty on the date and time of the party. Inform the "recruits" that the uniform of the day will be camouflage clothing, or tan, green or brown clothes. Inform the mothers that there will be water play, and have them send a towel.


Purchase blank sheets of sticker paper for uniform stickers. Find military clip art to print onto the sticker paper. Make rank insignia and name tags with army nicknames like Tank, Viper and Bomber. Buy bags of army-green water balloons. Create a page with lines for the boys to sign for an induction sheet.


When each guest arrives, paint his face in army camo paint and give him a camo bandanna for his head. Put his rank insignia on his shirt and give him a tough military name. Have each boy sign the induction sheet and hang it on the wall during the party.


Play for prizes like military medals and army ball caps. Set up an obstacle course in the backyard for basic training. Have foam glider races for airborne training. Use water balloons for grenade training. Split up the party into two teams, and have them race to wrap one of them, the wounded soldier, in an entire roll of toilet paper.


Make a basic sheet cake in any flavour. Cover the cake in white frosting and coat the frosting with crushed vanilla wafers, for sand. Pipe green frosting around the edge of the cake and make green frosting letters for the cake's greeting. Add plastic army men and supplies to the top of the cake. Serve the cake with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, and "bug juice," which is mixed fruit juice.

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