I can’t believe it, but my oldest son turned five this weekend! He (like his father and brother) is addicted to Angry Birds so it was an obvious choice for the theme of the party. I have to say that I went a little crazy with this party because it was our first “real” birthday party. In the past we have had some of the boy’s friends and their families over for parties but this year we let the birthday boy pick five friends to be dropped off. (aaahhhhhh!)
I started by hand making the invitations. I found my idea on Pinterest and it linked back to this website.
When I made the invitation the birthday boy got very excited about making his own paper angry birds. Ok, so he was actually a little obsessed with it for a few day, but I am really glad that he loves to create. Here is a picture of him right before his party with all the decorations he made.
The first thing that we did when your guest were dropped off by their parents (a little scary) was to let them each have a turn playing angry birds on the ipad. A few of our guest had not played before and we wanted them to understand what the whole party was all about. Hopefully we did not send them home begging their parents to play angry birds all the time (like my boys do).
Then we play pin the beak on the parrot angry bird. This is one of the birthday boys favorite angry birds and it was his idea to play the game. My wonderful husband made the parrot angry bird.
Next up was an egg hunt. I explained to the boys that the angry birds were angry because the pigs stole their eggs and that we need to help get them back. I was so glad that it was warm enough for us to go outside for the egg hunt. I was also happy that I had been able to find angry bird tattoos to put in the eggs, because I knew the boy’s moms would not love to for me to send them home with lots of candy. I think the egg hunt was probably the hit of the party.
Once outside we broke out the sling shots that Josh made and my boys had painted and had a pig shoot out. I made these cute pig cans that I made based off the idea I found here.
After everyone had a turn with the sling shot the boys wanted to try throwing the angry birds. I had bought a few of the small stuffed back pack clip angry birds and cut off the plastic clip and they were the perfect ammo.
I found the idea for these here, and the boys were every excited about them.
Now the thing that I spent the most time on leading up to the party…masks. I found these adorable masks on Pinterest, but was not able to find the original source. I had felt left over from the fort that I made my youngest for his birthday so although it took me some time I was proud that I only had to spend $1.96 on elastic to make these.
It was a wonderful birthday and we survived out first “real” birthday party.