1, 2, 3, 4… I Declare A Nerf War Party!!!

When we told Jayden that he could have a birthday party with friends over this year he immediately chose a Nerf Party theme! His new obsession made it easy to plan the perfect backyard party for him and his friends.

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We don’t have big birthday parties every year in our house. Let’s face it… With six kids in our family, it’s a party every day! Ha!

Our deal with the kids is we rotate who gets the “big” birthday party each year with special guests.
We always make a big deal out of each birthday for each child and make sure they feel very special.

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A Nerf War Birthday Party

Jayden’s latest obsession is all things Nerf Guns! It was an easy decision to turn his birthday into an epic battle with all of his new friends he has made since we moved here last year. 

At first Jay asked for 45 invitations for all of his friends. Ummmmm???? NO! 

We settled on 25 invitations and we had 12 kids come.

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We asked all of the guests to bring their guns and we provided all of the bullets. Jon found a sweet deal on bullets online that we couldn’t resist. 

Every guest had to wear protective safety goggles during the battles and challenges. Safety first!

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Our backyard was the perfect place to set up an obstacle course for all of the kids to run. We pulled out all of our moving boxes we had leftover and set them up as targets and let the kids use them to build bases and forts. 

The obstacle course was a huge hit with all of the kids. They loved plowing through the wall of boxes after shooting their targets! Kids love to destroy things, so we figured let’s make it a part of the game!

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They lined up with their loaded weapons and were timed on their speed completing the course. I love how they all cheered each other on!

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After the obstacle course, we let the kids build a fort out of the boxes and stage an epic battle of forces. 

Rules were: no head shots, not close shots, and first team to shoot down the other teams cone won the round. 

The children chose to battle boys against girls the first round. The girls won!!! HA!

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Second round was more evenly matched. And the final round was parents vs. kids. 

This of course, was the best battle! Give your kids permission to come at you… And they most certainly will!

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I believe in keeping things simple when it comes to kids. We grilled hot dogs and brats, offered chips, carrots, and sweet tea for lunch. And I stuck a ton of Nerf bullets into Jayden’s cake to make it officially a Nerf party!

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The kids lunged for the bullets in the cake and they were all licked clean by the time I could take a picture!

I have to say that our Epic Nerf Birthday party was a success and my nine year old, not-so-little boy was very happy with his day. 

Now the rest of the brothers want a Nerf War birthday party when it’s their turn… Which is fine by me. And next time the twins and I will join in on the battle with our own guns!

Happy Birthday Buddy!

Nerf Party

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12 thoughts on “1, 2, 3, 4… I Declare A Nerf War Party!!!

  • May 22, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    What a great idea!!! I always remember having fun nerf wars as a child.

  • May 22, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Now that is one awesome Nerf party. Grabbing my Nerf and joining the fun. I know my son and his friends would love this. May consider it as a graduation party idea.

  • May 22, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    What an awesome idea for a party. I bet everyone had a wonderful time. I love Nerf and I definitely would love to get in on the action.

  • May 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    This looks like an awesome party. I think I want a Nerf war party!

  • May 23, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Now this is the kind of party my kids would have loved. Yours looked so fun! Your setup was great and the safety glasses were a good idea!

  • May 23, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Wow. My sons would probably still love this and they are both grown. What can I say? Boys don’t grow up. LOL. I love your targets with big boxes.

  • May 23, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Happy Birthday, Jayden 🙂 This looks like one extremely cool birthday party! I know my Oscar would love something like this.

    Louise x

  • May 23, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    That is so much fun! I am anxiously counting down the days until summer. Planning a nerf party will make the waiting easier.

  • October 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Where did you get the invitations?!

    • October 13, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      I designed them myself. If you are interested, I can customize them for your party! You can email me at keikijackson@ gmail.com for more information.


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