Another year has flown past and my first born is now six! This year was a big deal for us. We’ve always had birthday celebrations at home, but the birthday boy requested we have his party at a local bouncy house place, and after the pressure from last year of styling the party compounded with getting the house in order for entertaining, I readily gave in. I am used to having days (if I want or need) to hang things and play around with placement of party decor, but this year I’d have only 30 minutes. While I was making the decorations, I just kept repeating it to myself. 30 minutes. 30 minutes.
He wanted an Angry Birds party like his cousin had. Since there is not much available in the way of licensed partyware, I knew we’d be making a lot of it ourselves. I think this is what helped to make the party seem special and one-of-a-kind even though we were going the whole party package route. Here’s the invitation we used. You may know that I’m a sucker for a clever verse. This may be one of my favorites!
“Just who are these birds and why are they sore?
‘Cause those pigs stole their eggs! It’s happened before.
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Come celebrate! Reese is turning six years old!”
The entry to the bouncy place is a little hard to pick out, so we marked the doorway with these mylar balloons, AB-style. I thought these might hold up better outside than the standard latex ones.
There are two party rooms and two gift tables, so we made sure everyone knew where to go with these Angry Birds balloons I made using these downloadable templates from The Party Animal.
I made this sign for the party room with a small poster I scored at Dollar Tree.
We used bright Angry Birds colors for the paper plates chargers, napkins and drinks. The food went on smaller clear plates to let the birds’ and pig faces show through.
Polka dot napkins were done up Angry Birds-style with googly eyes, furrowed brows, and even a few pig noses.
Here’s the birthday boy’s special seat with a crown like the pig king’s.
At each place there was also a pair of Angry Bird or Pig glasses.
These turned out hilarious. The kids thought so too!
The party was mid-afternoon so we kept the food light, serving chicken nuggets, fruit skewers and these grody giant gummy fried eggs, the surprise hit of the party!
The fruit was skewered on these funny little guys.
They look more menacing in numbers, no?
Here’s our “Happy Angry Birdsday” banner above the main table.
The party table was set up with scenes from the game.
Here’s the awesome cake made by Kristen of Crumb Gourmet in Jackson.
There’s my big boy making his birthday wish. We found him a shirt with the black Angry Bird on it that said, “I’m the bomb!” Hehe. Angry Birds humor.
These were the other surprise hit of the day–WalMart bouncy balls that I drew Angry Birds faces on. We turned them loose in the jump area with these, and the kids were all over them!
We had an assortment of favors in these Angry Birds bags, which were also made with The Party Animal’s templates and printed on labels for easy application.
Each had some combination of the following favors included candy tubes filled with gumballs or mini gumball Angry Bird eggs, water bomb slingshots, wind-up toucans, stickers and golden egg silly putty. They also each got to take home their pair of bird of pig glasses.
Happy Angry Birdsday to my favorite 6-year-old!
If you like what you see here, check out this summertime Angry Birds Splash Party!