Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ultimate Nerf Party and A HUGE GIveaway

The Ultimate Nerf Party
and a SUPER DUPER Giveaway

This past weekend was our son’s 8th Birthday Party !  In the past we have hosted a HUGE Summer party – See last year’s Beach Party HERE at Catch My Party…over 75 people..it was crazy and my biggest party ever as far as details go!

 However, our two little angels (daughters) caught on and realized they did not get a huge party…SO we decided to scale WAY down and let him invite a few friends over.  Just because the head count is less does not mean I did not put all my efforts into giving him the 

Ultimate Nerf Party!

The few Nerf Parties I have seen out there in blogland have been the current “Nerf” colors of Orange and Yellow and Black. However, having a son who is almost 24 years old….I remember when NERF was “old school” Colbalt Blue and Yellow and wanted to bring it back!  So my color scheme was Blue, Yellow, Orange and White. 

The original plan (Plan A) was to have it in the backyard. However, with thunderstorms in our area all day...I could not chance it. SO on Friday I decided to go with Plan B and have it indoors.  I also had a Plan C and have some of the activities still outside if the weather permitted...it turned out great - both indoor and outdoors came to be!

I love how it turned out and all the mixing of the colors. Bright and Bold, just like our son!

Indoor Obstacle Course

Our son and his friends are not huge Bieber Fans....they LOVED the idea of using him as a target...LOL

On our upper deck - this did not look this nice after a thunderstorm rolled in...LOL..but cleared up
and we were able to use the deck for our dinner and sundaes.

Each Boy received a personalize Obstacle Course Pass and NERF Safety Glasses along with a goodie box...that had some other fun treats in them!


Using Pool Noodles from our local Dollar Tree - hubby made up a hurdle course for them...

Of course "The Bieb" followed the boys outside (side note: my girls colored him for me)

Then time to get their karate kicks in...

Time to put the Bieb to rest in the pool...lol

Water balloon time...

What They Ate

They went crazy for their own "french fry" containers...lol - it's the little things...

After dinner...time for some sweet treats...

 “Make Your Own Sundae Bar” 

Time for Cake!

Strike a Pose...Photo Booth and more...

The girls were not forgotten...

I had a craft set up for our daughter's in the family room

They also received goodie bags (adorable petal boxes from Pamela Smerker)

I was happy that Zachary and his friends had a great time despite being inside for a lot of the party....

Linking to:

The CSI Project

Krafty Kat

ON to the Giveaway! 

So many generous vendors are offering up some goodies for you to win.   The giveaway goes from today (July 31st)  thru August 7th. Open to US addresses only. 

Winner will receive 1 Dozen Decadent Chocolate Covered Oreos
Winner can pick from any design that she has on her Etsy Shop

Winner will received A One-of-a-Kind Birthday Scrapbook from:

Winner will receive A Set of Paper Straws & Candy Cups

Winner will receive A set of adoreable Hair Accessories that match this Party and a Bonus 
Daisy Ring from her Etsy Shop!

D&P Celebrations

Winner will receive the following from d&p Celebrations:
printed and assembled:

-"Happy Birthday!" bunting

-12 qty Cupcake Picks

-12 qty Straws with Flags

-3 qty sheets (72 total stickers) of Candy Circle labels. (Perfect for the bottoms of Hershey 


Pamela Smerker Designs
Winner will receive -12 qty Mini Gable Boxes in the Swiss Dots pattern: 3 in yellow, 3 in orange, 3 in red and 3 in green.  

Thank you to all the vendors who are participating in this giveaway!  

Party Styling & Printables by: Melissa Newell
Orange & White Dotted Candy Cups :Fancy That
Melissa's headband and flowered blue hair pins: Skylar Raine
Ice Cream Cups & PopCorn boxes: Party On Designs
Chocolate covered Oreos: Sues Sweet Shop
Girl's Petal Boxes: Pamela Smerker Designs
Wooden Spoons (I handstamped) and French Fry containers: Garnish
Nerf Goggles: Amazon
Goodie Boxes: Oriental Trading

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  1. ohh my goodness what an awesome party!!!

  2. Another great party Melissa! Well done. Honestly, this is the first Nerf party I've seen. It looked like loads of fun! I love the color palette! And...I LOVE the Bieber target! Genius! Great job as always!!

  3. I like the Paperbag Scrapbook - Fun in the Sun

  4. From Sue's Sweet Shop I like Pirate Themed Chocolate Lollipops

  5. From Sue's sweet shop I think those mummy pops are adorable and the Caramel Peanut and Pretzle mix looks SCRUMPTIOUS!

  6. What another fun and beautifully decorated party! It looks like everyone had a blast! Love all the bright Nerf colors and the cake! Did you make the cake? You know I love decorated cakes! :)

  7. HI Tracy - Thanks so much....I did not make the cake, but I did decorate it somewhat....I had a local grocery store bakery do it.

  8. I've been a regular customer of Sue's Gift Box since the year she first opened... my favorite things from her shop are the chocolate covered pretzels... but, I'd LOVE to win the yummy looking decorated Oreos!

  9. Just showed my nine year old the party details ~ he LOVED the Bieber target!!!

  10. Amazing party.. my daughters would love this! And I'd love those oreos...

  11. The Halloween Mummy Chocolate Covered Oreo Pops from Sue's Sweet Shop are one of my faves!!!

  12. love the batman chocolate lollipops from Sue's Sweet Shop and the purse paperbag scrapbook:)

  13. This is fantastic! My boys aren't Beiber fans either! They would've loved using him as target practice too! You really did an awesome job on this party! Very inspiring and I love that you did something special for the girls too! Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty!

  14. By the way, I featured your amazing nerf party! Stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

  15. You are AMAZING! Grant and I looked at this, and we LOVE LOVE LOVE the Bieber target! so funny....

  16. I think Nerf parties are awesome. My kids started a business that rents nerf guns and other products for a fraction of the cost of buying the products. Just thought I would share it with you. www.nerfrental.com

  17. I think Nerf parties are awesome. My kids started a business that rents nerf guns and other products for a fraction of the cost of buying the products. Just thought I would share it with you. www.nerfrental.com

  18. I love your party decor! You truly did an amazing job! My son's 10th birthday is coming up in March and he wants a nerf party. I love the nerf tags. Where can I purchase those from?

    1. Thank you. It was a fun party to plan. I made those tags myself. If you are interested email me at parties@melissanewell.com 8)

    2. I would also LOVE to get some of those tags...are you selling them? Please let me know! nikkiwright525@yahoo.com

  19. Oh what fun! My little guy is a Nerf Maniac and will be turning 8 next year. This is such a great idea and the Bieber target is too funny! Awesome party :)


  20. What a great party! Love the little details and the photo shoot!

  21. How perfect! This is such a cute and creative theme!

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  23. Would you mind adding a link to www.NerfRental.com? I think people would appreciate knowing about us.

  24. This is so awesome. I'm trying to plan a Nerf party for my son and I love your ideas. Did you make the Nerf passes? And if so, do you have a link to the printable or could you tell me how you made them? Thanks!

    1. Hi Erin. I made them myself on the computer. nerf Parties are s much fun!

  25. I LOVE all your stuff! Can you tell me where you got your orange safety glasses? WE are having a nerf party in July! I can't wait!

    1. Hi. Thanks for stopping by. I bought them on Amazon.com Good luck with the par!