June 22, 2015 by 2princessees
My nephew turned ten a couple of weeks ago. He picked to have a Halo party for his big day. Growing up with a sister and having two girls myself, I know nothing about Halo! He was insistent, and we can’t let the big boy down.
As usual, our parties are mostly handmade. I think all the guests would agree that this party was the “best ever!” Even my girls said they loved it!
We rented a building to host the party this time. The building has a nice covered porch and a little yard, which was perfect for the obstacle course that we wanted to set up. The invitation was made in Office Publisher this time around.
The big activity for this party was the obstacle course. We decided to do this first since it looked like it was going to rain. I’m glad we did, because as soon as we were done it started pouring! This was by far the favorite activity of the day.
The course included (top right to bottom left in picture collage) a lot of items we already had:
- pyramid climb (climb over hay bales)
- zig zag run (run through cones)
- jungle feet (walking with cans on feet)
- tire run (pool noodles from Dollar Tree)
- army crawl (through free box from appliance store)
- ropes course (ropes and paint cans)
- flight landing (styrofoam airplane in laundry basket)
- balance beam (walk across board)
- sack run (free sacks from feed store)
- stepping stones (used paint can, step stool, and wii game)
- road rage (hot wheels track)
Other indoor activities included a themed word search and a Pin the Plane on a bullseye game.
The snacks were simple for this party. The hand grenade cake pops made by a local bakery turned out awesome! That was definitely the talk of the party.
- Cannonballs (meatballs in crock pot)
- Camo fruit
- Trail mix
- Rescue rope (twizzlers)
- hand grenades (cake pops)
- chocolate swamp (milk)
- army juice (punch)
Like always, we made the majority of the decorations to save a little bit of money. Most of the decor was camo themed. The banner was made in Publisher and the figures were just printed off the computer. You can’t see in any of these pictures, but the tables were also set up in two rows of chevron. The kids didn’t even notice, but we like to go all in even with the smallest details! A couple of bags of sloppy joe mix from the army surplus store were placed on the food table along with my grandpas old metal box. Cheap camo helmets and plastic dog tags were purchased as party favors.