Saturday, June 23, 2012

Angry Bird Birthday Party today's post belongs more under the blog Parenting without Tears, but as I've been busy replanning my son's birthday party...he last minute decided to go with an Angry Birds theme instead of Legos...I decided to go ahead and blog about that today.

While waiting for his cupcakes to mix, here's my boy announcing to the world that he's 5! Yes, 5! Note the Angry Bird shirt!

Back up a moment...and here he is pouring the ingredients in the mixer bowl for his cupcakes...

The flag that I was going to hang up outside, but then upon further reflection realized we wouldn't be in the front yard, so we wouldn't see it. Alas, we hung it up in the dining room and will be hanging it on his new Angry Birds wall in his room (he currently has a Cars wall and a Super Hero wall).

Some other decorations....Angry Bird balloons and a banner....there was a white balloon, too, but the kids had played with them and I couldn't find it when I went to take the picture. Needless to say, it was found later and my husband snapped a picture for me.

Here's one of the games we played. This game was Pin the Beak on the Angry Bird. It was SOOOO easy and would work for any theme. I went to Walmart, bought a poster, and went to the teacher store to laminate it (only $0.75!). Then I scanned the beak part of the poster, added the kids' names in the Angry Bird font (incidentally it's called Feast of Flesh - REALLY?!), printed the beaks, and cut them out. Then we threw the poster up on the wall (using painter's tape) and we were good to go. We'll be putting this up in his room on his new Angry Bird wall, too!

Here's the life size Angry Birds game we played in the backyard. We had boxes set up on the other side of the yard that they aimed at.

Favor bags were very easy - I bought the hard plastic cups (we have a ton of these and my kids love them) and filled them with a small Angry Birds kite, a frisbee flier (which wasn't Angry Birds so I printed small circles with Angry Birds in them and glued them over what was there), a bottle of bubbles (which I wanted to print a label for to put over the original one and just ran out of time to do so), and Angry Bird tattoos.

Here's our watermelon we filled with fruit. I had thought about printing pieces to put on the watermelon to make it look like the pig (kind of like I did with the balloons above) but could never come up with a way to attach them to the watermelon that I liked. In fairness, it wasn't really that important to me, so I really didn't brainstorm all that much.

Ok...last picture...this is the red Angry Bird cupcake the kids decorated. They used jelly beans, black licorice, monster eyes, jellied orange fruit slices, and a sliced marshmallow.


  1. Love this!!! Passing this on to another little munchkin I know who LOVES Angry Birds! Any game ideas?

  2. Activity/Game Ideas:
    We did Pin the Beak on the Angry Birds, I also had coloring sheets (which I was surprised how much time they spent doing this!), the Life Size Angry Bird game (they have 3 board games and a "tossing" game at Walmart/Target/etc.). In addition, I had thought about decorating masks, but opted not to do that.

    Hope this helps!