I have said this countless times, “my son gets gypped on his birthday parties.” We are always in limbo during the summer either moving to a new country or traveling. I typically don’t have the time or access to plan a well designed birthday party. I typically hodgepodge it and this year was no different. Despite the limited design and make-shift activities, I would say that this birthday totally rocked!
Why is that?! Because this year, his party was at Grandma and Grandpa’s house in Kansas. It has been over 2 years since we’ve seen them and my sister’s family which includes his super cool, computer-techie, older cousins. He got to learn new tricks with computer games, hang with old friends from Okinawa, and eat his favorite cake – angel food. It was a total success.
As always, I start planning the party by determining a color scheme. Not only do these colors compliment a Nerf party but my mom had left over birthday supplies from a few years back. Win/Win.
I dressed up an angel food cake with grey whipped frosting and nerf bullets. Simple, easy with minimal effort.
They played with nerf guns for most of the day and then towards the end we pulled out some water balloons for them to cool off.
Below are a sequence of photos that I took while the dads snuck up on the kiddos to surprise attack them with large water balloons. It’s funny how the kids remained posing until they realized what was going on and scattered in defense.