Doesn’t every little boy seem to think that they are rough and tough and could take on any task at hand?! Well this awesomely creative Boys vs. Wild Birthday Party submitted by Pernilla Meyer of Pip Pip Hooray out of Louisville, KY might be just the key to help them prove it!
Boys vs. Wild Birthday Party
From the fun Army man parachuting invitation to the fun grub and fabulous activities, this is a party that every adventure loving boy will love! Don’t miss it!
Here are some party ideas + elements included in this fun birthday bash that will help you survive in this wild wilderness:
- Wood “Boy vs Wild” food table, backdrop, sign covered in brush
- Food placed in metal buckets + cans
- Mini MRE meals – SRE (Snack Ready to Eat) Packs
- Wilderness survival activities
- And simple yet fun, knot tying, thank you cards!
Party design + styling: Pip Pip Hooray
Boys vs. Wild Party Details:
This is what Pernilla shared about planning the party- “Each of my three boys has a birthday…every…single…year. Sound familiar?
Im always excited to create a special birthday celebration for them, but I also believe that celebrating creatively should be easy! Thats why Ive created PipPipHOORAY Party Plans from my favorite kids parties so that anyone can easily host an original party. Each Party Plan includes COMPLETE instructions, pictures, shopping and to do lists to cover every detail of the party from start to finish. There are a variety of simple ideas for you to choose from. Feel like doing 3 or 4 of the options? Great! Inspired to tackle them all? Go for it! Either way, awesome really can be easy.]
Today Im sharing the BOY vs. WILD party I recently hosted for my 8 year old son and his friends. This party is perfect for hosting outdoors for those boys who think they might have what it takes to defeat the daunting wilderness!
I like to use the invitation as a way to get the party started and give a taste for whats still to come. For this party, I created a fun, printable invitation that unfolds to become the landing pad for the plastic paratrooper and reads: Youve landed in the middle of nowhere. Your only resource is your wits. How will you survive? (complete instructions and printable for the invitation in the BOY vs. WILD party plan at Pip Pip Hooray)
The decor for this party was very minimal since nature provided most of the backdrop. I created a Base Camp to use during the party with a small table for serving the party food (more to come about that), and some big branches arranged on the ground for seating. I created the food table by using sawhorses and a leftover board I found in my basement (but any table will work), and then covering it with burlap, various branches and sticks, Spanish moss, and then draping the front with some paracord. I also made a simple BOY vs. WILD sign (complete instructions for the food table in the BOY vs. WILD party plan atPip Pip Hooray).
Boys get hungry, even during parties, so I made mini MRE meals – SRE (Snack Ready to Eat) PACKS – which were great to make ahead and contained all finger foods. Using ordinary kraft paper lunch bags, I created the SRE PACK and filled it with a protein bar, fruit jerky (roll up), crackers, emergency water (caprisun), a small napkin, and of course – toilet paper! The boys intentionally found these during a scouting challenge, so that they could take a short break and refuel before moving on to other challenges. I also served TRAIL GRUB made with deer droppings (chocolate covered raisins), twigs (pretzel sticks), ants (raisins), and rocks (rock candy), CHOCOLATE STICKS, and a DIRT CAKE at the end of the party (complete instructions and printables for all food items in the BOY vs. WILD party plan at Pip Pip Hooray).
The party activities were all wilderness challenges created to test the boys survival skills. Team challenges included TEAM TUG OF WAR, FIRST AID TREK (treating an injured team member and then helping them continue their trek), TRAIL THE HARE (practice for tracking animals and their trails in order to secure food), SHELTER BUILDING CHALLENGE (building a shelter using items found in the wilderness), and a FORAGED FOOD CHALLENGE (trying unusual foods found in the wild that could be eaten if necessary for survival). The boys had a blast and really got into these challenges – I was especially impressed by the shelters they built from sticks and grass! (complete instructions for all challenges in the BOY vs. WILD party plan at Pip Pip Hooray)
Each boy went home with a SURVIVAL KIT containing everyday objects that become essentials in the wilderness, as well as a KNOT TYING THANK YOU CARD with instructions and pieces of paracord to learn how to tie some basic knots (complete instructions and printable for all prizes in the BOY vs. WILD party plan at Pip Pip Hooray).
I can honestly say that the boys DEFINITELY BEAT THE WILDNERNESS this time!
(The BOY vs. WILD Party Plan contains complete instructions and printables for all aspects of the party shared today, and is available at Pip Pip Hooray as a digital download for $14.99).”
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