That being said, it should come as no shock to you that when I asked Elijah what kind of birthday party he wanted, he said, "Angry Birds!". As so it was...
The invites were sent out and the planning began
The prep took a little bit of work and imagination since they don't sell Angry Bird party kits.
For decorations we used:
A Banner - Made by Joyce at Scrap For Joy
Balloons from Party City
And different colored tableware
(I forgot to take a picture of the food table)
Once things looked festive, we were ready to get the party started:
Bird houses were set out for painting when the guests arrived
and smocks (purchased at the dollar store) were hanging, waiting to be used
Each child had his or her own paint
(this was in case any of them don't like their colors mixed)
Each child got to pick which bird house he or she wanted to paint
Then the painting started
Some were very precise and only used one color on each section
Some used more than one color on a section
Some didn't care and just mixed all the colors together for a nice effect
Delia and Caleb weren't old enough to
enjoy painting, yet, so they just watched
This is the finished product.
Don't they look great?
After the painting project, it was time to eat. We didn't really have any food named for anything. The closest were hot dogs (king pigs in a blanket). We also had chips, dip, potato and egg salad (half point), macaroni salad, chicken nuggets, fries and a lunch meat platter... that I like to refer to as "the aftermath".
Dessert was a little more festive.
I made cake pops in some of the Angry Birds colors.
(Joe helped me coat them)
I bought the red and green sticks from
ACMoore's Christmas clearance rack
The cake pop maker made so many I
had to have an overflow plate to display them
I also made Hershey bar wrappers as favors
These are the leftovers for the adults to enjoy
Everyone enjoyed the food
After we ate, it was time for the kids to burn off some energy
So we had an egg hunt
We put slips of paper with random numbers on the inside
(ranging from 5-15)
The orange eggs were the "golden eggs"
so they had higher numbers in them
(ranging from 20-45)
After all the eggs were found, my mom and I went into another room to add them up and find a winner.
Meanwhile the kids threw plush angry birds
to knock over these little guys
They were shaker boxes found at ACMoore (for $1.69)
Joe spray painted them light green and we cut out these Angry bird balloon faces
The eyes and snout were adhered them with permenant tape adhesive
The kids had sooo much fun knocking them over
Afterward I announced the winner... it was everybody! So each child got to pick a prize from the prize table in the order their score was in the egg hunt.
Then it was time for present opening and the kids could roam about
playing with whatever they wanted. The toy of choice
though, was the train table Elijah got for Christmas
Who would have known?
Caleb and Delia had a great time together
And Andre dropped in for a little while too
Before the kids left they got a bunch of goodies
and they also took the bird houses home
I tried to make the Hershey bar peep out through the bag
Even Caleb and Delia got one, but theirs had
special baby things in them.
I had a hard time coming up with favors
so I looked on Pinterest and found these
The kids are too little for gumballs, so I filled
them with multicolored M&Ms instead
Then we adhered the cut out circles from this printout
and glued them on with Tombo Mono
The tags on the bags are from that website too
The wrappers were made using an Angry Birds desktop
background that I edited to fit my purpose
After the party Elijah played with some of his toys
This picture composition was completely by accident
but I thought it summed up the party nicely
Angry Birds, the number 4 and nuggets.
He even received some Angry Birds to put on the wall in his room
They are removable, so he can switch them around anytime he wants
It seems like everyone had a great time
and we enjoyed having everyone over
I know Elijah had a wonderful day because he exclaimed that evening, "This was the best birthday day ever!". I can't believe my "baby" is 4 years old...