Well it’s definitely been a while since I’ve posted on here. I love to write and share my creations and celebrations, but what can I say, life happens! We had a busy summer, so although we have celebrated 2 birthdays during my blogging hiatus, I need to share my 7 year old son’s birthday celebration since I have already shared my 2 other kids’ parties on here. Plus- I’m already planning his 8th birthday!!!!
As I’ve said before, all the themes are picked by the birthday boy or girl. I always allow them to choose. Jacob was maybe a little late on the Angry Bird train, but he loved Angry Birds for the last 2 years. He did start out with playing the actual game on the iPad, but the youtube videos of the kids playing with the plush toys is what really intrigued him. He has an extensive collection of those Plush Toys. I mean, this is just half of his collection lol!:
I started out with the invitations:
Jacob loves all the aspects of Angry Birds, the sling shots, the TNT, and I wanted to incorporate it all creatively.
I purchased a personalized shirt for him but because it’s cold in December, he also wanted to wear his “Red” sweatshirt. Here’s how it all came together:
For the decor, I wanted a 3D effect, so I decided to use cloud balloons, as like the setting in the game. And I ordered the “Angry Bird Jacob” in the Angry Bird font on etsy.
I also wanted to bring the grass element into the table, so I used a faux grass rug for the center of the table. I made that “dynamite” banner from ohhappyday.com. She used it for 4th of July inspiration but I remembered it and thought it would just be perfect for this Angry Bird party!
I adorned the table with everything Angry Birds inspired: the rustic wood, the dynamite boxes, wood slabs, wood crates, etc. After I set the stage, I dreamed up all the desserts!
Cookies are what started me on this sweet journey, so my brain always goes there first because that’s my signature dessert! Of course, I had to incorporate all the main characters in there:
I incorporated the pigs into cake pops and styled them on wooden “TNT” boxes:
JELLO is a kid favorite, and it’s an easy way to incorporate into any theme! This time, I made blue jello to mimic the sky from the setting of the Angry Birds game and topped with “cloud” whipped cream:
Rice krispies treats are also a favorite and is an easy dessert. Whether you homemake it or take a shortcut and buy the pre packaged ones, no one will judge!
I made ours and dipped it in chocolate and piped lines on them to mimic the TNT boxes. I ordered those TNT edible labels from Margaret from http://neverforgottendesigns.com
I tend to go to the same businesses. The ones that are reliable, with good products, and preferably small or local businesses. Margaret has made so many custom items for me.
There was so much candy that easily fit into this theme. I thought Pop Rocks would be fun because of all the crackling sound and I found it to go with all the “ammo” I included to the table:
Bird Food and Bird Eggs was also a must:
The sweets did not stop there lol! I also wanted to pay tribute to the PIGS which is just as important as the Angry Birds characters themselves. How to incorporate??? I made “Piggy Island” come to life! It’s definitely 2 fold since I made a donut wall to represent it ha! I used a peg board and spray painted it the signature green “Pig” color, and displayed it with the beverage bar. It is December, so I included coffee, hot chocolate, and a flavored milk bar. So fun!
Pinatas frequent our parties, and this one was no different. I always use the same local vendor that makes them so strong, she assures everyone will receive a turn. The best part? She can make anything I dream up!!!
I used it as decor before we hit it because why not? I set it by all the party bags I made and the character masks. Each kid was so cute with those but I did not get as many pictures of that as I wanted. I’m not on that “hire a photographer” level yet. I know I can be extravagant on some things, but most of this stuff, I make myself because I love to and to save on costs.
For the rest of entertainment, I set up an “ammo” station to fight the pigs. This included party poppers, sling shots, “pop its” and firework sparklers. The kids had a marshmallow fight with the sling shots, so we assured no one would get hurt. They loved it!
Unfortunately it rained that day, so although my husband worked tirelessly on a big sling shot for the kids to play with, only the “early birds” were able to play with it, and I didn’t get a picture. Reason 121 to get a photographer or someone just to read my mind and do it for me lol!
The weather didn’t stop us from having a great time! We ended the night singing Happy Birthday to my favorite 7 year old:
And can we talk about those bomb candles?! Thank you amazon.com!
What will he be into next? Well because mommy is so late on blog posts, you will not have to wait long! His birthday is already in a couple months! I can’t wait to see how this kid will challenge me with his next theme!