Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nerf Party

Are you ready to check out our Nerf party?
It is full of photos, so grab a cup of coffee, (a Twinkie,) and settle in...this is a long one!
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When the guests arrived, (SEE THE INVITE HERE,) they received their dart pouches and safety goggles.
Find more info on the pouches HERE.
If they didn't have a gun, we had extras at the welcome table, too.
Oh, don't want to forget the sign in sheet.  We always have one at drop-off parties.
Parents sign in their kids with their contact numbers.
Usually, there is never a problem, but it gives everyone peace of mind.
Since it is Winter and we're in TEXAS, we never know if we can play outside or not.  The day started off pretty cool, so we set up all of our games inside.
To warm up their marksmanship skills, we had different stations set up.
They rotated through them in groups of 2 or 3, then it was just a free for all.
This tin can challenge was probably one of the favorites.
We had helpers placed strategically through out the party to help with setting the stations back up.
Many times I noticed the boys helping set the cans back up themselves!
Shooting army men off the wall takes some serious skills!
The target test was not as exciting....
Shooting the monster's eyeballs (ping pong balls hanging from thin wires) was a blast!
Thanks to Uncle David for sitting behind the box and retrieving the darts!
So I snagged this picture from my MIL's collection of photos from the day.  For whatever reason, I didn't get a picture of this station.  It was a hula hoop hanging from the bridge above.  We would swing it gently back & forth and they had to shoot through it.
Simple decorations.
Pizza, salad, fruit & drinks were served to our hungry guests.
Then it was cake time!
(and ice cream...the boys don't think it's a party with out the ice cream, too!)
Once we got everyone all hopped up on sugar, we sent them outside with guns!!!
(Nerf guns of course...this is Texas, but seriously...they're only 6!!)
Forts made from refrigerator boxes.
Having fun!
We don't want our picture taken!!!
When the parents came back to retrieve their children, we passed out these little party favors...dollar store Nerf guns and Twinkies.  Yes, that right...Twinkies.
If you haven't heard, Hostess has filed bankruptcy for a 2nd time.
My children, along with most of the guests, had never even HEARD of a Twinkie.
I thought I'd do my part to save the company and to enlighten the children.
When was the last time YOU had a Twinkie?!!?


May link up our fun Nerf Party to some of the super fun parties in the side bar=>


  1. I cannot remember the last time I had a Twinkie, but that is ok. Cute idea for a Nerf favor though..they are kind of the same spongey consistency! :)
    That party was amazing!! How creative and fun!

  2. What a great idea. I may have use this idea for my up coming 10 year olds birthday!

  3. It was a great day, and I went home EXHAUSTED! LOL. Cherry Kay

  4. Well, my kids are all grown, but this party looks FUN. I'm thinking about doing it with the grown kids! LOL Thanks for the great idea!

  5. What a great party!! I love all of the fun games. The kids must have had a blast.

  6. Smart of you to set up targets and shooting games. Otherwise they would just end up shooting each other (I may or may not have experienced this). And extra smart for the safety glasses! That looked like a really fun party. And the last time I had a Twinkie I was pregnant with my daughter...about 5 yrs ago! It's time for some Hostess. My kids don't know about any of their desserts! yet

  7. they surely looked like they had lots of fun! love the theme! ^^)

  8. thanks for posting and sharing...we are getting ready for my nephew's 8th birthday. he said he wanted a nerf birthday and yours is perfect. we are casing many of your ideas, especially your cake :)

  9. We are having a nerf party for my son's 11th birthday this Saturday. I am so happy I found your blog. We will be playing some of these games! Thanks a lot for the great photos and descriptions!

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