How to Create an Amazing NERF themed Birthday Party - Katie J Design and Events

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Nerf Gun Birthday Party Ideas & Photos

How to Throw a Nerf Themed Party

Thinking about throwing an extra special NERF themed party for your little one? It can be tricky getting all of the elements to come together in time for the big day, especially when you’re throwing a themed party. Here is a guide to nailing a NERF themed party that the kids will remember for years to come.

Nerf Party Food Table

NERF Themed Party: The Basics

Hosting a NERF themed party may initially seem a little intimidating. But remember: all you’ll need is a backyard, a few supplies, and lots of creativity. I will share with you lots of fun and easy ideas for an Amazing Nerf Gun Party.

The most important thing you’ll need is a pretend battleground where the kids can run around and play. You’ll also need NERF guns, or something similar. Finally, a color scheme will help you to tie everything together and make the day feel extra special. I’d also recommend collaborating with a few adults who can help to supervise the event and keep everything running smoothly.

 

Nerf Gun Party Decorations

 

Donte's NERF Gun Themed 11th Birthday Party

If you’re thinking about throwing a NERF Gun themed party for your little one’s birthday, here is an example of how we created Decorations, Games, and snacks for Donte’s NERF themed 11th birthday.

This NERF gun themed Party definitely has to be one of the most fun and memorable parties that we have had. The party boy and his friends had so much fun running around with their NERF guns and getting muddy.

Nerf Gun Birthday Party Cake Table

NERF Party Area & Decorations

Donte chose blue & orange as the colours for his NERF Party. So, all of the Tablecloths, Skirting, Napkins & Plates were coordinated in these colours. All of the party decorations and supplies were from Katie J Design and Events.

We provide customisable Bunting, Banners, and Posters, so if you’re throwing a NERF themed party, we create unique, color coordinated decorations to give your party a more professional, pulled together feel.

I made the centre pieces from coffee jars by wrapping them in Blue Wrapping Paper and adding a picture of a NERF gun. They were then filled with shredded black cellophane and completed with an oval picture reading 'Donte's 11th Birthday Party' which was inserted into the jar using skewers.

Nerf Birthday Party Photos

NERF Party Food

The NERF themed party food was super easy and the kids loved the quirky names I gave to all of the food. Here are some ideas of what to make:

  • "Calibre Cupcakes" Orange Cupcakes with Blue Icing
  • "Jolt Jelly" Blue & Orange Layered Rainbow Jelly
  • "Gun Powder" Sherbet Sticks
  • "Cannon Balls" Gum Balls
  • "Bullets" Liquorice Bullets
  • "Grenade Candy" Popping Candy Sachets
  • "Shrapnel" Corn Chips
  • "Pellets" Cheetos
  • "Ammo" Popcorn
Nerf Birthday Party Food

NERF Birthday Cake

The birthday cake was awesome and so easy to make. Ice a plain chocolate sponge and create a border from fun size Kit Kats and secure with a satin ribbon bow. Decorate with blue, orange and yellow M & M's to create a target. Insert a wooden skewer into a NERF Bullet and position on the cake.

Nerf Birthday Cake

NERF Party Bag Table & Gifts for the Guests

Each of the party kids who attended got a NERF Gun, Bullets, Safety Glasses, a Camo Hat, Personalised Chocolate and a Party Bag. The Party Bag was small and included a Tattoo, Dog Tags (Necklace), Camo Party Whistle, Army Rubber Bracelet, an LCM bar, a Lollipop and a packet of chips. The kids loved taking a few treats home with them at the end of the day, so it will definitely earn you some extra points!

Nerf Party Bag Table & Favours

NERF Party Games

My partner set up the backyard for Donte's party and had lots of fun creating a NERF War area for the boys to play in. We used pellets with shredded camo material to create bunkers and hide-outs for the boys during combat. They played 'Capture the Flag'; which involved being split into 2 teams and trying to find all of their team's red or blue flags without being shot by the other team.

We also had Target Shooting Competitions where the boys had to shoot foam targets off a ladder and also into cups which had been nailed into a pellet.

I got some awesome shots of the boys in action but due to privacy I can't share them on our page. Thankfully, I got the party boy to mock-up some shots for me the morning of the 'Big Day'.

NERF Birthday Party Games

Nerf Party Decorations & Supplies

All of the Party Decorations shown in the photos are from our Party Store, Katie J Design and Events. If you’re planning on hosting your own NERF themed party, we’re here to help. Check out our range of Personalised Party Supplies to get started - Click Here!

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Katie Lynch

Katie Lynch

As the Owner of Katie J Design & Events, Katie Lynch provides Advice & DIY Tips on 'How to Create & Style an Amazing Party that Everyone Loves'. Katie shares her Easy & Affordable Party Foods, Cake Hacks, Decorating Ideas, Inspo & Photos from her 20 years of Experience as a Qualified Events Manager.

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