A 7TH BIRTHDAY PARTY LIKE NO OTHER
Every party planner and event stylist worth their salt know that they have to be jugglers too. Jugglers in the sense that in every planning stage of a party, a balance must be struck between what the parents want, and what the celebrant wants.
And the funny thing about it is, there never really is a balance. For 1 year olds, it’s the parents wishes that come true, while for 7 year olds, quite the opposite happens. And the reason for this is simple: 7 year olds already know what they want!
This is where difference in gender truly becomes apparent: whereas 7 year old girls would be perfectly content with a musical and perhaps a song-and-dance performance, 7 year old boys are so different they might as well be on another planet.
So after some brainstorming, my friend mommy Margie and I came up with this wild idea:
What if we could have all the kids participate in this huge battlefield, and have them duke it out, ala Hunger Games? Since these are kids, firearms ideally would have to be non-fatal. Maybe use Nerf guns?
It was still rough around the edges, but both of us knew we were on to something here.
This is just a small fraction of what would end up to be Eron’s Ultimate Nerf Battlezone. Are you ready?
Big big thank you to Delightful Little Darlings for all of these amazing images!
Are you ready to get Nerfed? Enter if you dare!
Eron and Mommy Margie, all smiles for this special day!
POLISHING THE BIG IDEA
So, a Nerf Battlefield, where kids “fight” each other. But to what end? How are they organized? Will there be teams? How will one team “win”? Will it be time-constrained? Questions abound.
So it was time for me to hit research mode.
And this brings me to a point that I’ve never really said before: the Party Magic team and I don’t view ourselves as just “event stylists”. We don’t just come in to a venue, decorate, then get out.
We are invested in the happiness of our clients so much that we are willing to dive deep to conceptualize AND execute not just a birthday party, but a real experience.
Now back to research:
From the interwebs, I basically saw two types of Nerf parties: one was where it was just an all-out, free-for-all shoot out,
The other type of Nerf party involved some obstacle course, or challenge that the kids need to overcome:
So an obstacle course, and a shoot-out. Why not combine the two?
Here’s how everything ended up.
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