4.01.2013

dart war party



And we're back...I've been on hiatus from my blog and thought I would come back with guns blazing--dart guns that is! For my son's 8th birthday party we headed to the park for a day of Dart Wars. His birthday is in October, which is risky to have an outdoor party in Colorado, but in years past it's been perfect weather. This year...not so perfect. Dart Wars Take One: Postponed due to weather. Dart Wars Take Two:  With a forecast of showers late in the day; the party must go on! What the forecast should have read was: rain during the hours of the party with sunshine immediately following. 
While I didn't get to set the scene like I had planned and many of our party decor was rained out--the boys had a blast! Each guest received an ammo pack which included a bandana, in team color orange or blue, a dart gun, darts and an ammo wristband to hold their darts. I made these using duct tape! Dart boards were made by placing printed bullseyes in a frame; the darts stuck perfectly to the glass. After lunch, they readied their forts and prepared for war. We used big packing boxes and painted one orange and one blue. Matching flags made of felt marked the team sides. As the rain fell, the  games began and the boys declared it the best party ever.












Since the rain didn't let up long enough to cut the cake, we sent guests home with cake pops and a favor bag filled with goodies then headed home to open gifts and have cake! Preston requested a standing dart board cake with fondant darts in his favorite flavor, German Chocolate. German chocolate cake pops declared his new age! This is such a fun theme and everyone had a great time, rain and all.Get the look with our Darts Will Fly Party Suite available now in our Etsy Shop.











11 comments:

  1. No wonder your son and his guests had a blast! Such a great theme with such cool details!

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  2. Thank you Bellenza Bistro, it really was a super fun party!

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  3. Wow - what a cool cake! I had to look at a few photos before I realized it wasn't a real target!!!

    Congrats on an awesome party!
    Elizabeth
    Swanky Press
    www.swankypress.com

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  4. LOVE IT. What boy wouldn't love this party:)

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  5. I am in love with this party, especially the cake. So good to see a post from you!

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  6. So adorable!!! The cake is so smart and creative!

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  7. Great Party! Love the cake!!

    Two Girls and a Card Shoppe

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  8. Perfect party for a little boy! Super creative and that cake, wow!

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  9. Love this party!!! My 6 year old would think he'd died and gone to boy heaven if we threw him this party - especially with a January birthday! He's DYING for an outside party!

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  10. Great party and what an awesome cake! It would be nice if we could schedule the rain so as not to interfere with any party plans!!!

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  11. Oh my goodness, I didn't realize the target was a cake either for a minute!! That is awesome! What a great theme and party- I know the boys had a blast!! So cute and creative!!

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