My Joren decided a long time ago that he wanted an Angry Birds birthday party. His birthday is so hard for me because it's right after Christmas (Jan. 3rd) and I always feel like I have so much other stuff going on... but, I want to make it just as important as all of my other kids' birthdays.
When we moved into our house, I was excited to be able to use my cute dresser in my kitchen. Even though it had to be in front of a window, I wanted to have it for decor, storage and for the dessert table for parties.
It turned out really cute. I found this free angry birds printable party pack at Shery K Designs... it was so nice to have! It made things much easier for me. I printed out the banner and of course, laminated it. I had the pinwheels from my float on the 4th of July. I made another black one and added the angry bird faces in the middle. I put a stuffed angry bird in a sling shot. And I wanted a dish of candy... I opted for gumballs.
Here's a close-up of the pinwheels.
For Joren's school class, I made each kid an Angry Birds Pig cake pop. I didn't want to make a bunch of fondant to decorate then with. I put a normal size m&m on the cake pop for the nose and mini m&ms for the ears. Then I dipped it in green candy melts. Before it cooled, I put the candy eyes on and brown sprinkles for the eyebrows and nostrils. It worked out pretty well... some were way better than others.
I made Joren's cake. It was just a simple 9x13 cake. I frosted it green and made a little grass. I stacked candy bars and put a few of the pig cake pops on the cake. The sling shot was tootsie rolls and licorice (the tootsie roll melted when it got too warm).
I made the pigs with green paper, clip art and #10 cans. I spray painted some of the boxes until I found wood grain contact paper at the dollar store.
Our pinata was kind of sad... but who cares, when it's going to get demolished any way. We made it with a balloon and just wrapped green crepe paper around it. I printed the face off my computer and glued it on. And I made a crown and ears out of card stock. I don't know if it even had time to completely dry, but it lasted through all of the kids!
On their way out the door, the kids got a treat bag with an angry birds 3D puzzle and an angry birds fruit snacks package. I love my cute striped bags from Pick Your Plum and the washi tape and stickers.