All photo credits to Joel Ham Photography
Before I found out I was even pregnant, much-less with a BOY, I told my good friend and photographer for lots of stuff on my site, that I had the most fun party idea! Being a mom of 3 girls, I had never really dreamed in boy for parties, but the idea of a food fight party came to me and really got me pumped! We decided to do it for my friend’s son’s birthday and it was the perfect, affordable summer, boy-approved theme to date. All you need to achieve this is a water hose, clothes you can ruin, goggles, and some cheap throwing food!
I have a friend who can get perfectly good shirts for free that were considered slightly defective by the manufacturer, so I headed to him to get colorful over-size t-shirts that would be perfect for….destroying. Goggles are a necessity for a party like this to protect the eyes from flying who knows what. Each shirt was wrapped in, yes, dollar store goggles. Perfect to wear for the fight and perfect to toss when it’s done!
Hit up Aldi or any food discount store for cheap food fight weaponry. Boxed spaghetti, dry cereal, whipped cream, ketchup, mustard, rice, flour, chocolate sauce…the list goes on and on. A little goes a long way and you can get these things for next to nothing.
Line them up on the hose line, set 2 table food stations on each side for each team, count em’ down and let them go!
You really can’t help but smile when you are launching spaghetti at your friend’s heads….
Birthday boy for the win!!!!!!
They had a blast and they were quite the food tossers.
Have every guest bring a change of clothes, line them up, hose them off, and toss the goggles and shirts. So simple. Believe it or not, they got really really clean from the hose off.
The messiest of them all won the 1st Place Mess Bucket full of silly string, slime, water bombs, water balloons, and candy because….kids love it. Here I used a paper popcorn bowl from the dollar store that I spray painted gold and embellished. All of the items inside the bucket are from the dollar store as well. Easy peasy and cheap!
I was going to make a crazy cake for this party but 2 things happened: I was 37 weeks pregnant with crippling insomina in one of the hottest summers of my life and 2: I saw this hamburger cake at Meijer for 12 stinkin’ dollars!!!! What is better than a hamburger cake for a food fight party? Unique AND cute! Just stop it already…. If you have a Meijer in your town, this is cake they have that you can order year round, even if it isn’t in the display case or cake book.
Other fun party details were a taco pinata and napkins that looked like pepperoni pizza. The tablecloths and plates were yellows and reds to match the hamburger cake. Let’s break for a cell phone picture from Target. Either pinata is cute, but I used the taco one since the cake was a burger. 15 bucks doesn’t get much cuter!
You can use any hodge-podge of food looking products for a food fight party! I had a few party details that didn’t get done for this one because of the aforementioned about to give birth and not sleeping. Another party, another time… Lacking from this post are invites and the container idea I had to package the candy from the taco pinata. Just pretend like you saw it and it was everything you had hoped for.
If you have a little grass, a good hose, a small budget, and an adventurous boy…or girl…. I highly recommend recreating this food fight party! Please pin, share and enjoy!!