Hi There, I am Katie J!
Welcome to my Blog, Parties by Katie J. I have a Passion for Creating Fun & Unique Parties; and Love Celebrating with Family & Friends. I am Fiancee to my Incredibly Patient & Supportive Partner, Beau. Together we have 3 Amazing Kiddos; Donte (11), Isla (7) and Baby Paige (2).
I have an Online Store, Katie J Design & Events where I Create & Sell Personalised Party Decorations & Supplies; Custom Wine Labels & Gifts. I have a Double Diploma in Events & Hospitality Management. This is my Little Space to Share the Fun Stuff that we do x
Donte's NERF Gun Themed 11th Birthday Party
The 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 Party Area & Setup
Donte chose Blue & Orange as the Colours for his Nerf Party. So all of the Tablecloths, Skirting, Napking & Plates were coordinated in these colours. All of the Party Decorations and Supplies were from Katie J Design and Events; the Bunting/Banners, Posters and Wall Displays.
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 than 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 Party Food
The NERF themed Party Food was Super Easy and the kids loved the quirky names given to all of the food.
- "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 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 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.
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 my page. Thankfully, I got the Party Boy to mock-up some shots for me the morning of the 'Big Day'.
Party Decorations & Supplies
All of the Party Decorations shown in the photos are from my Party Store, Katie J Design and Events. The NERF Party theme is Available in 3 x Colours - Orange/Yellow, Blue/Orange and Pink/Yellow. Check out the Range today - Click Here.
It was such a Fun day and I'm sure the Boys will have memories to last them for years to come.
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