This past weekend we celebrated my sons 8th birthday with an Archery Birthday Party at the local archery range. It was an hour of shooting and a half hour for cake and ice cream and presents. The kids had a great time and I must admit, though it was hard for me to relinquish party duty, I enjoyed having time to relax and enjoy the party! I didn’t really have an option, since we moved everything out of the old house on Saturday. We literally only had mattresses, clothes and food in the house! Tomorrow we move all of that out and head to a friends house where we will be house sitting for the next three weeks. Here’s to hoping the new house stays on schedule and we can have a nice smooth move. But back to the party!
Since Ron, the owner of Pelkey’s Archery, located in Northern Vermont, handles the hour long shooting, I really didn’t have much to do for this party. But I couldn’t just throw a party without putting a little bit of creativeness into it, so I created the invites, some fun favors and enlisted a friend to make some delicious cupcakes. All available free printables will be at the end of this post.
For party favors I created some tags with the same target from the invites and I clipped them onto some paper bags. Inside the bags I placed a glowstick bracelet, a whistle (at my son’s request since his instructors use them during archery), personalized bubbles, an arrow pencil favor, and a fun plane with launcher, which was a huge hit!
The cupcakes were made by Cakes by Keeli. The kids thought they were the coolest and said they tasted AMAZING! Keeli also did the cake for my daughters Butterfly Party – she is super talented! If you’re in Northern Vermont, I definitely recommend her!
The kids played some really fun games during their shooting time, including archery tic tac toe and Survivor. Ron and his staff are amazing with the kids and make sure they have a great time, while still observing the safety rules. My son had a great day and mama wasn’t totally stressed out with having to plan a party and move a family of 5 out of their house of 9 years into temporary housing for a month!