Army Birthday Party Ideas

Army Birthday Party Ideas


Army Birthday Party Ideas for Every Kid

Every Boy Loves to Play Army!

I do consider myself an expert on boys. I have 2 boys and 8 grandsons and 2 brothers.  Boys I know.  Do I need to say more?


My grandson had requested that I plan a birthday party for him at my house.  He is into GI Joe and any army action figure.

He is Army Man Obsessed !

I wanted to have it unique to his likes and it had to be an active boy style party. Outdoors is a must!!!

We had to have yummy birthday treats!

We had to have prizes for everyone to take home!

Invitations were not an issue because it was just family who were invited so I just picked up the phone and called everyone. No need to waste the time or money creating a cutesy invitation for cousins who can’t read was my philosophy.


With the help of my husband we created a few active games in our backyard.

Army Recruit Obstacle Course

These are some of the things that we put up around the yard. 

Take one of those spider web bungee truck covers and stake it down with 2 ft high spikes. (We used rebar and covered it with some pvc pipe so it was easy to see ) It turns out to be about 6 feet long. Make it tall enough so the  tallest kid can crawl under it.

Dollar Store inflatable pool toys that look like tires were placed so they could run in and out of them.

2 IKEA tunnels were placed back to back to make one long tunnel to crawl through

Next they had to throw the Army paratrooper into the air and have him land in a hoola hoop target.  (Army guys come with the parachute.)

The last obstacle was to launch a water balloon bomb.  Water balloon was already made in a bucket so they just had to throw it across the yard and land in a plastic bin.  We timed each of them and gave a medal for each kid completing the course.

MIA Search & Rescue

This game was a seek out the missing army men hidden around the yard in the flower beds.  (We used the green army men that you can buy in the bag or the bucket which were about 2 inches tall) The kid who rescued the most army men got a medal of honor.  

They had a great time but now and then we still find an army guy in the flower bed while weeding. At least they don’t rot like an Easter egg.

Impromptu Water Balloon Fight

Because we had water balloons it soon ended in a huge water balloon fight with everyone participating including adults.


Army Birthday Party Ideas

Water fight for all



We then had ice cream & a Camouflaged Army Helmet Cake- made by me.



Everyone had a blast! Even the adults. 

Army Birthday Party Ideas


Army Helmet Birthday Cake
Serves 16
Camouflaged cake shaped to look like an Army helmet for a fun boys birthday cake.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
265 calories
46 g
1 g
9 g
1 g
1 g
63 g
270 g
18 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 265
Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 270mg
Total Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 18g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 yellow cake mix
  2. Green food coloring, brown food coloring
  3. Brown frosting
  4. Green sprinkles
  5. 1 graham cracker
  6. 1 plastic medal
  1. Follow the cake mix according to directions on the box. Divide the dough by placing it in 2 bowls. Add green food coloring to one bowl and the brown to another. Grease and flour a large glass oven ready bowl. Add colors alternating similar to marbling. Run a knife through the colors to make sure it has all colors throughout the bowl. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Invert and cool. Remove from bowl. Set on a plate and frost the cake. Using the graham cracker make a brim by covering it with frosting and shoving it into the edge of the cake. Top with sprinkles and place the medal in the front of the hat.
  1. I used a cake mix and canned frosting for this one. It can be made from scratch. Medal can be purchased at a party store.
Pantry Friendly Cooking

 Army Birthday Party Ideas


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LeAnn teaches cooking classes throughout the Salt Lake City area. Recently featured in Taste of Home Magazine, runner up in the Cache Valley Cheese Signature dish contest and Winner of Better Recipes Best Blogger Potluck Recipe. Created customed recipes for Hi Grade Meats to use in their promotions, She has been a frequent guest on Good Things Utah, featured chef on Studio 5, the CW 30 and at the Salt Lake Tribune Home and Garden Show. She recently auditioned for the Fox 13 show Master Chef. She hopes her passion and love of cooking will inspire you to cook from your pantry and create your own cuisine traditions. Her cookbook "Pantry Friendly Mexican Cooking is available at She is currently working on a 2nd book titled Pantry-Friendly Anti-Aging Cooking and a video series called Cook Away Hunger.

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