Last week, we celebrated K.C.'s 8th birthday! For his party this year, he kept going back and forth between Pokemon and Minecraft, but ultimately decided on a Nerf party a few weeks before his birthday. I have to say, the Nerf party was probably the easiest party we've done and according to K.C., his favorite party ever!
I ordered a bunch of balloons to be the main decor, but had to improvise when we woke up the next morning and nearly all of them were deflated! I used some blue and orange crepe paper from the light over our kitchen table to the windows to give it a party feel. I also hung a "Happy Birthday" banner in front of the dining room window. In my party supplies, I found a leftover orange pom pom, so that worked great over the dining room table. Kevin made a few targets using blue, red, and yellow poster board. We hung one on the mantle and another on the front door with "Happy Birthday, K.C.!" on it.
Having a mid-afternoon party gave me the chance to put together several different types of food. I used a kitchen counter as a buffet filled mostly with K.C.'s favorite things. We had watermelon, strawberries, powdered donuts, mini brownies, mini pizzas, Doritos, chips, and a dip with tortilla chips.
His cake was a three-layer chocolate cake iced with bright yellow icing and lined with Nerf darts. On top, I drew a target that his candle stood in. K.C. doesn't really like cake, so we also had an Oreo ice cream pie from Bruster's at his request.
The kids had a Nerf battle along with some of the adults. I'm not sure who had more fun either!
For treat bags, I picked up some blue and orange popcorn boxes from Party City. I filled them with white crinkle paper, some pixie sticks, a few small toys, and some Nerf darts.
No party is complete without a pinata, and Oriental Trading delivered with the cutest target pinata.
We had a great time celebrating our K.C.!