Sunday, April 17, 2011

Angry Bird Birthday

My son turned 5 this month! (how times flies!) And the joy of technology has finally reached the birthday party zone for us. My son wanted an "Angry Bird" birthday party. And this isn't some easy decoration theme I can pick up at walmart--not at all! So I spent all week working on this.

I'll show some of the details!

THE CAKE



I used the "Pampered Chef Cake-in-a-bowl" method for the big red bird. I have no idea how to use fondant--so everything is icing/candy. All the beaks are starbursts, eyes are M&Ms, pig noses and crowns are laffy taffy, red birds eyebrows are twizzlers, and the tail are feathers (the only non-edible thing)

DECORATIONS

I never got a great shot of all the balloons--but they all have angry bird faces or the pigs faces. They were SO funny--and easy! I just used construction paper and 2-sided tape. Make sure the balloons are pretty big, otherwise the weight of the paper will keep them from floating.

ACTIVITIES

I had these setting out for the kids to do as soon as they arrived. That way they'll be dry by the time they leave. They are craft visors, large googly eyes, and a package of craft feathers (all colors) and adhere them with elmer's glue.
These visors make for really cute photos!

We also did a "Play Angry Birds!" area. I made the birds and pigs out of pom-poms and foam paper. This took me all day! Then I got regular plastic drinking cups, stack up in fun ways with pigs around them, and the kids get to throw the birds at the cup to knock them over! Talk about funny....the adults wanted to play too! And when you were done, you got an "golden egg" (Easter egg with candy in it!)

Pom-Pom BIRDS/PIGS




For the "Party favors" I made bags with 3 colorful cups, 4 birds (different colors) and 1 pig, 2 mini eggs with candy and a few pieces of candy floating around in the bag. I wrote a "Thank You" note on the cups inside. This way all the kids could play when they got home!

I hoped this gives you plenty of details to throw you own "Angry Bird" party! If anyone want more details about one specific thing, let me know!

18 comments:

Kim McCallie said...

Love the cake! What great creativity you have!

Dora said...

Hi Carolyn,

Thanks for stopping by Show, Tell, Share and becoming our newest follower!

I have to say I love your 5 year old's imagination. I have never heard of an Angry Bird Birthday party, and you pulled it off beautifully! I will be back to try some of your recipes. I have some corn on hand so I am off to make your Zesty Italian Corn on the cob to go with dinner tonight.

http://showtellshare.blogspot.com/

Jen said...

I love that you made pom pom characters so the kids could play Angry Birds! You did a great job with everything!

Libby said...

My kids love that game! What a great job you did! It would never have occured to me to do all that ;)

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

This is so fun! ha ha... I love it!

I'd love to have you share this at my For the Kids Link Party! Stop on by and join the fun!!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/04/for-kids-friday-7.html

Lolly Jane said...

Aaaah! I stinkin LOVE that! I am currently addicted to AG Rio. lol We would ♥ for you to link this up :)

:)Lolly Jane
lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Okay, the whole party looks awesome and now my husband wants this cake and I can't decorate cakes. It is amazing. I featured you today on my favorite things :)

http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-favorite-thangs.html

Shelly said...

I'm a new follower from the Military bloghop. I love your blog and can use the inspiration to cook for my Captain ;) I love that a lot of your recipes seem like things I can make that are not too difficult. I'm always looking to try new recipes.

p.s. That birthday party looks awesome. The angry bird cake came out great.

Conni said...

Now THAT is FUNNY!!!!!! We love Angry Birds :-)

Melissa said...

OMG Angry Birds, this is so awesome!!!

I'm a new follower, btw! I came across your blog from the Military Monday blog hop. I also see you're at Fort Leonard Wood! This is my third time being here; my husband has been here for BOLC and he just graduated today!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Oh my gosh! How fun! I have never heard of an angry bird party.

Libby said...

I'm currently addicted to Angry Birds. I want an angry birds birthday party this fall:) All your decorations look great and the cake looks yummy!

Belinda said...

I love this one too! My son is already asking for an Angry Birds birthday cake! I have until August to plan it out!

Jessica said...

This is super cute! I'm following you back. utahcountymom.com

OhioMomPatriot said...

Adorable!!! My family gives it thumbs up!!!

Sarah E. said...

That is awesome! My 4 year old said he wants the Bird party. haha

BigBearswife said...

Cute cake!!! You did a great job on the party!

Janet said...

This is the cutest, most creative birthday party I have seen. I love it! Well done. ;)

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