Food Fight Birthday Party | Whitney Beth Photography | Family + Senior Photographer
Jones turned 7 last week! I can’t believe it! For his birthday party this year we had a food fight theme! He had been wanting it since last year and despite all his interests and options he could pick, by the time April rolled around, he still wanted it! So I scoured Amazon in search of bulk kids’ safety glasses and ponchos. We did presents and cake first and then had everyone suit up in their color of choice of poncho and safety glasses (which they got to keep.) Because I knew the food fight would take 5 seconds for the hoard of 6 and 7 year olds to go through, I added some pregame activities. My littlest brother was kind enough to let the kids spin the wheel and throw pie at his face. I found some cheap, mini pie tins and put expired Oreos in the bottom for weight and then sprayed whipped cream in the tin. The kids got a kick out of it, and Tyler was a good sport that he tried to have the pies hit him in the face. I had two other games planned – cupcake toss. Where the kids would try and throw cupcakes at a target and get a bullseye. And the donut game – tie a donut to a string and hang from a pole. Have a contest to see who can eat it all first with their hands behind their back. (And if it’s an older crowd, blind folded.) But by the time we cycled through all the kids putting pie in the face, they were getting pretty antsy, so we just decided to skip to the chase. We got all our food from the grocery store that was either expired, past date or bad and was on it’s way to the dumpster anyways. The only thing that we made that was “good” was the trays of jello and packets of instant mashed potatoes. I counted the kids off into two teams and told them to stay on the tarp (which they did a surprisingly good job at!) The food fight lasted long enough to where there was 15 minutes left in the party and we spent the remainder hosing kids off and drying out in the sun. For as hyped and excited as the kids were at the start, by the end I think we may have traumatized them to never have a food fight again. hahaha! If you’re planning on doing this – just a note, don’t use red jello! Everything else washed out no problem, but the red jello may have stained a few kids. Whoops!