The Call of Duty franchise is one of the most successful in gaming history. The latest instalment, Black Ops III, sold a staggering 32,500,000 copies. So, whether you’re a fan or not, the chances are that you know at least one COD obsessive. And, if you’ve got a teenager in the house and keep hearing talk of M16s and claymore, don’t lose your cool. Just ask them what Soap McTavish would do the next time that they’re on the verge of losing their allowance. For those who do know a diehard Call of Duty fan with a birthday or other special occasion coming up, it is pretty easy to throw a cool themed party. All you need is some creative invitations, the right combination of gaming posters, an epic cake, and a bunch of good friends. You might even want to introduce a fancy dress code if you’re feeling extra adventurous. And, don’t forget to dig out all the old games for a classic COD marathon. Keep reading for some inventive advice on how to throw an unforgettable Call of Duty themed birthday party.

Putting Up the Décor

The best place to start is with some cool gaming posters, like the ones on offer at iPosters. This Advanced Warfare print poster is dark and moody, just the like franchise, so it is the perfect backdrop to a camo crazy, combat themed party. Whether the plan is to socialise and mingle or get right down to an afternoon long tournament, you’ve got to get the décor just right. Pick your favourite instalment – Infinite Warfare, Black Ops III, or Advanced Warfare – and introduce some cool to a bedroom, front room, or office.

Making a Memorable Cake

It is actually pretty easy to make yourself a COD themed cake. You just have to buy a readymade one – or, you can bake it yourself, if you have the time – and then find a suitable topper for the decoration. One of the best ideas is to use those little green army men that can be found in most toy stores. If you can find a little tank even better; stick them to the top of the cake with a generous blob of icing or butter cream. A lot of keen gamers even have COD action figures and bobble heads, but you might want to ask for permission first before you daub these in icing. Some are rare collectibles and need to be handled with care.

Setting Up Your Game Station

Once you’ve put up your gaming posters and made sure that there’s enough snacks and drinks to go around, all that is left is to dig out some of the best Call of Duty releases. Try and get a combination of old and new releases on the go, unless the birthday boy or girl has only got eyes for the biggest, baddest instalment on the block. You’ll want to sort out all your controllers before the party starts, so that nobody has to fiddle around with charging or changing batteries. Even if you only have Also, put plenty of soft cushions and throws on the floor, because it’s a nicer, more relaxed party environment if guests aren’t fighting for chairs. If you’ve got the time and the money, you could even pick up some little prizes to give the winners of the tournament. Why not browse our broad selection of themed prints, with everything from Halo to The Last of Us, Tomb Raider, Warcraft, and more on offer at affordable prices.