How to host a NERF themed kids birthday party
For our latest LENZO editorial, we discovered that when it comes to kids parties, other themes ain’t got nothin’ on this one. We’re no stranger to a kids party at LENZO, but never have we styled one that was - quite literally - such a blast!
With the birthday boy and his guests anticipating a fun-filled day, we called on our friends at Poppies For Grace, Sweet Bakes, PAPERplayground and of course, NERF, to throw an action-packed party that well and truly hit the mark. LENZO and the team delivered NERF fan fever!
Join us as we relive every exciting detail from the day, and in doing so, try your hardest not to begin planning your own NERF party – we dare you!
Working alongside such a decorative dream team, not a single event element was overlooked.
Each supplier took inspiration from NERF when party planning. Our party took place outdoors to allow for high-energy, fast-paced action!
The adrenaline-pumping adventure began where all great battles begin … on the battlefield! But before the epic showdown took shape, it was time for each kid to equip themselves with NERF gear.
Attention to detail was the name of the game at our NERF supplies station. Each child was made to feel as special as the birthday boy with their own personalised bucket filled with darts and blasters. Completing the customisation, each child received a VIP Party Guest tag to record their stats and revel in their battleground antics post-party.
Our team turned the lawn on location into an arena fit for a tiny army by transforming tired tyres and barrels with a lick of fresh paint, and turning a wheelbarrow into a dart re-fill station.
With blasters in tow, party guests journeyed to the battlefield where they competed in challenges, tested their skills at a tumbling cup game and dashed between darts with the birthday boy!
Thoroughly working up an appetite, it was time to retire their rivalry and refuel!
Paired with painted blue chairs, we topped our party table with NERF partyware, décor and edible delights in shades that mimicked the NERF blasters, from the milkshakes with bendy straws, to the balloon garland and bunting. A NERF dart piñata and dart-inspired lolly jars were a fanciful finishing touch.
It’s impossible not to love the combination of royal blue, orange and yellow – the NERF theme lending itself to any gender.
The colourful celebration culminated in a culinary creation like no other – a crowd-pleasing cake straight from the battlefield.
An onslaught of darts decorated the cake and had mouths watering before mum helped the birthday boy cut it open. Complete with fondant logo cake decal and tumbling dart target cake toppers, bright coloured candies burst from the centre – a fun finishing touch!
With cake in their bellies, the kids were ready to pounce on their party prey - their next target … a NERF dart piñata!
Getting into the swing of it, it was time for guests to bring down the loot filled hanging dart. Ready, set, swing!
After cutting the cake and breaking the piñata, it was time for the pièce de résistance – the dessert bar.
A complete feast for the eyes, a decadent bar laden with colourful candy creations and epic desserts was the perfect place to regroup at the end of the day! Featuring donuts for days, we don’t need to sugar-coat the success of the delectable donut target or how eager everyone was to get stuck into the dart-topped cones and cupcakes!
And as there’s nothin’ like a NERF party, guests were given the ultimate take-home gift … their own NERF blasters, darts and accessories to relive the epic adventure in their own backyards! Everyone felt like a winner at the NERF prize station.
Is your NERF superfan celebrating a birthday soon? LENZO’s got you covered! Stay tuned to The EDIT over the next few weeks as we show you how to recreate an epic NERF party just like ours with a series of DIY videos.
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