Happy Angry Bird Day

So this year for my son’s 5th birthday he requested to have an Angry Birds theme. I was honestly not sure where it came from because he had been most recently obsessed with Pokemon and I fully expected to be planning a Pokemon party and was prepared for that one! So I took to Pinterest and put together a party that he will never forget. It obviously took a little more effort to put it together myself then to just purchase everything pre-made but saving the money was the bomb.

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Welcome to the party! Our party was held in the backyard and we hung this homemade sign from the fence. I purchased paper for this party. A lot of paper. I purchased my paper from Hobby Lobby at 30% off which is a sale that I’m pretty sure is permanent there but it makes me feel better to buy things that are on sale! In the picture, there is red, yellow, green, blue and black cardstock, white cardstock on top. For the letters, if you are incredibly talented and have a super steady hand you can write the letters, but I typed mine and then cut them out. Hole punched the sides and tied them together with tulle.

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I purchased my gift bags from Zurchers for under 50 cents a piece and then cut out all of the faces and glued them on!

I also used the same faces for the party hats.

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You can find the link for the faces that I used here. She used it for faces on balloons which are adorable too! You’ll just click on the link that says free printable Angry Birds Balloon Template.

After picking up their party hat we let them pick out a tattoo! The super tough kind that you put on with a rag and some water!

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We started the party off by letting the kids color! Who doesn’t have a million crayons, colored pencils, and markers in their house? Oh just us? Well, we have a million. So we let the kids sit in the shade on the deck and color angry birds coloring pages which you can literally just google “angry birds coloring pages, free printables” and come up with endless options!

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We followed this activity with some good ole’ fashion pin the beak on the bird! For this activity, I purchased a white poster board, a red poster board (you can get them super cheap at Walmart) and I used those for the birds body, his white tummy, and his eyes. I then hand sketched his eyebrows and the thing on his head, whatever that is called.

I printed a bunch of the red bird faces from the link above which can be found here again and I cut out JUST the nose for the game!

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The biggest hit of our party was the real life angry birds game we had set up! I asked my dad to bring home boxes from his work, but I’m sure that you could ask for some from people you know, they aren’t too hard to find! I was going to print out the numbers that we used and print out TNT signs but with a little less time than I planned I wrote them and taped them on, the kids didn’t notice the difference.

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If you look closely you can see that I spray painted some cans green that represented the pigs but you could use anything! I just saved the cans from our dinners each night!

We purchased a water balloon sling shot on Amazon.com for under $10.00 and we used it to shoot the birds or the balls whatever you wanna call them. I spray painted 3 tennis balls blue to represent the blue bird and then used black, red and yellow birds for the others.

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We drank green and red juice and put the Red bird’s face on the red juice dispenser and the pig on the green juice dispenser.

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I looked at prices for cakes all over the place and couldn’t justify the price, but I am NOT the best baker. Especially when I don’t have the time to cook them, and then try again if I mess up! I ended up settling on this fun cupcake recipe and they turned out awesome!

Here is the pin that shows you how to make them! And then because I’m not creative enough to make the faces on them I used these cupcake toppers stuck on toothpicks for the cupcakes!

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If you’ve never made tissue paper pom poms you are in for an experience. They are time-consuming but can be used for so many things!

Here are the directions, but you can also google multiple tutorials that show step by step instructions!

STEPS
1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist.
3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

I AGAIN used the bird faces to make the pom’s that we hung from the trees above the gift bag and treat table!

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For our gift bags, we had the treats out on the table and let the kids pick their bag and then fill it with one of each treat. Here are the treats that we put together.

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The first treat was the easiest to put together. I placed gummy worms into small party/treat bags, I ordered 200 of them off of amazon for $2.50. I typed up the label “Bird Food” and the little pictures of the red bird and stapled them closed.

The next treat is “BIRD SEED POPS.” You can use any rice crispy treat recipe you want and replace the rice crispies with Fruity Pebbles and then place a lollipop stick in them. Wrap them up, type, print and cut out the labels, I attached a tiny picture of the yellow bird and tied them closed.

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The last treat is “Baby Blues Popcorn.” Here is the recipe for candied corn.

For the candied popcorn I used the following recipe, but you are more than welcome to use your own.

INGREDIENTS:

Popcorn air popped or microwaved, I microwaved mine.
Melting White Chocolate
Blue Food Coloring
Blue Sprinkles

STEPS:

Place popcorn in a large bowl
1. Melt white chocolate
2. Dye chocolate blue by adding blue food coloring
3. Add chocolate mixture to the popcorn bowl and mix well.
4. Add blue sprinkles
5. Spread out on wax paper and wait for it to dry. Mine took a few hours.
6. Place popcorn balls into clear treat/party bags.
7. Type up the label, cut it out, stable the blue bird picture and then use blue tulle to tie it closed.

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All in all my 5-year-old had a party that required me to invest some time and effort but aside from A BUNCH OF PAPER, I didn’t need many other supplies that I didn’t already have on hand! The last thing that I wanted to provide you with is some free printables that you can use however you see fit! The link is here! Have a Happy Bird Day!

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