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Thursday
Aug012013

prepper themed 30th birthday party

My husband turned 30 earlier this year! And as you can see, I chose a slightly unusual theme for his birthday bash. Because I love a good creative challenge. And those that know him know this theme is oh so fitting.

What is a prepper you ask? It is an individual or group preparing for armageddon—in whichever form it comes. Common preparations in case of but not limited to natural disasters, chemical or nuclear war, economic collapse, global pandemic, and oppressive government.

Above right is staged a look out tower (so you can see the enemy far out) and a generator for power outages.

The party favors were mini fire starter kits in plastic test tubes. You. Never. Know.

Scattered around were these mylar bags (for long term food storage) that I labeled with titles such as "dehydrated ammo" and "dehydrated razorwire".

Weapons cache is a total must.

Other details include the canned food stacks, military trunks stacked as food tables, a jar of crisco as the birthday candle (which would burn for 45 DAYS), and bbq sauces labeled Pandemic Sweet Heat & Radioactive Hickory Smoke. Overall, the cost was relatively low (we owned most of the "decor") but the challenge was taking the theme from concept to party elements.

Does anyone know a conspiracy theorist that would appreciate this party? Too weird or kinda fun? If anything there is credit for ingenuity, right?!

1st & 3rd image by me, all other photography by Dustin Davis

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Reader Comments (6)

awesome ideas!

March 30, 2014 | Unregistered Commentereva

Prepper themed party that's a cool idea with a lot of fun. There is always some chances be being different when it comes to celebrate party, I always try to bring something different for my friends on my birthday last time I arranged a Flip movies for them as well as a Bobble Head game and they loved it. So its like being different on such occasions matters rather then being expensive.

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSmith

Prepper themed party that's a cool idea with a lot of fun. There is always some chances be being different when it comes to celebrate party, I always try to bring something different for my friends on my birthday last time I arranged a Flip movies for them as well as a Bobble Head game and they loved it. So its like being different on such occasions matters rather then being expensive.

March 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSmith

I love it! I'm definitely going to copy your idea. Thanks for sharing!

May 1, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterangiej

Hi! I love your idea. It would be perfect for my husband's 30th with it so close to Halloween. How did you make the invitation and where did you find the atom bomb photo? Any tips or ideas would be great.

Thanks,
Kristen

October 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

@Kristen Thanks so much! I designed the invitation myself and found the image on Google. My Etsy shop is etsy.com/shop/joyeverafter if you are interested in purchasing my stationery designs. I'll email you about it!

// Amanda Joy

October 27, 2014 | Registered CommenterAmanda Joy

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