Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A World War II Military Birthday Party

This year Rascal choose a "World War II Military" theme for his birthday.   I didn't have the time or energy to pull together a party like last year's Lego Party and had to keep it somewhat simple, but that didn't stop the kids from having a blast!

~ Kids in Camo ~ 


The boys decided that everyone needed to be wearing camouflage and searched for a few shirts to share with the girls.   I actually thought about trying to run into town for a couple last minute party supplies, but after taking a second look at the kids decided to skip.   I thought that they all looked cute, but can just imagine all the weird looks we would have gotten!

~ A Few Fun Activities ~ 

Before leaving for work, Hubby mentioned a History Documentary on Netflix to watch with the kids called Battlefield Detectives: The Guns of Point du Hoc.    We learned about the battalion of 200 U.S. Rangers that was charged with securing German artillery targets atop a 90-foot cliff in Normandy on D-Day.  When the guns were nowhere to be found, the troops kept up their search, despite being heavily outnumbered by their enemy.


Captain set up his Axis & Allies D-Day game for us to play...


... and while I was in the kitchen making Grenades, they had fun digging trenches to hide from the Squadrons of WWII!


Really, who needs mom to come up with party games anyways?!  They had it under control!


I did have some supplies for them to make Pretzel Bombs, as well as some Caramel Apple Kisses to use in addition to the Rolos.

Note to self:  Don't buy Caramel Apple Kisses in the future... They didn't work too well for making Pretzel Dots and pretty much looked like, well, that they had exploded already!


~ A Military Meal Ready to Eat For Dinner~ 


.: MRE Menu :.

Battle Beer
Mess Hall Mac n' Cheese
Soldier's Salad
Meaty Cannonballs
Military Munchies
Pretzel Bombs
Green Grenade Cake Pops
Point du Hoc Cake


Just before dinner my youngest brother (who just got his driver's license! Congratulations David!) arrived, followed by Aunt Julianna.  The birthday boy was very excited for the extra company!



~ Birthday Gifts ~ 


I haven't been getting out much this year, so I've been so thankful for Amazon Prime!  I did have a couple LEGO sets that I picked up on Black Friday and also ordered him Secrets of Siena and his very first watch! His Daddy also picked him up another pack of NHL Trading Cards. He was very excited!



~ The Cake ~ 


The "Point du Hoc" Birthday Cake (made by mom and named by dad) was a hit!

The boys (and Hubby) insisted that I cut a "cave" out of the back of the cake, for the first piece... And no one seemed to mind the multi-colored cake.  I didn't have enough of the "triple chocolate cake" requested by the birthday boy, and had to use a box of yellow cake to make a second square cake before decorating...  Oh well!   I was told it tasted great, though I was able to stick to my new diet and didn't even have one bite.  :)

Happy Birthday Rascal!  We sure love you!!

7 comments:

  1. Happy wonderful 10th birthday from "Max" and the rest of us!

    It looked like such a BLAST!!!

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    1. You know, "Max's" letter to Rascal arrived on his birthday! The first two gifts he choose to open were letters from pen-pals! It was so sweet! :) He will be writing back soon!

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  2. cool party!! They all looked very adorable in their army gear!! (but make sure to tell your boys that they looked "tough") ;)

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  3. Oh Jessica! You never cease to amaze me! A fussy baby, such little rest, a special diet and you still make everything so magical. God bless you and as always, thank you for everything.

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  4. i love your creativity and willingness to go all out for your family.

    may your children cherish you always, they're beyond blessed to have you.

    Ad Jesum per Mariam.

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  5. What a fabulous birthday party! That cake is awesome! And I must say...You have an impressive array of serving dishes and dinner plates. Storing it all must be quite a challenge!

    Katie

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  6. I love how even with it just family you made it a party...what a great day!!

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