Sunday, July 15, 2012

Angry Birds Party Ideas




When my son told me he wanted an Angry Birds party I thought it would be the easiest party to throw. After all, every store you walk into Angry Bird toys, t-shirts, candies, and every other imaginable item fills the shelves. I walked into Party City expecting a quick in and out, instead I stood in front of the minuscule section of Angry Birds items, unable to believe all they had was invitations, thank you cards, table clothes, and overly priced plates and cups.
I purchased the table cloth (at the insistence of my son) and the thank you cards. I created 3 bouquets of balloons in red, black, baby blue, and yellow with Angry Bird foil balloon as the focal point. On a side note, if you are preparing for the party in advance, there are many additional items on the Party City website. But if you're like me and have waited until the last minute, below is a breakdown of what I did. Many of the things were homemade, and in actuality, came out rather nice. It was fun to do and I received many compliments.

I did a lot of research online, just like you are right now. The best blog I found that had some great ideas was Simply Styled Home. If you have a moment stop by her blog and check out her party. But I didn't have time for a lot of her ideas so I improvised and/or came up with some ideas of my own.

The first thing we were certain we wanted to do was a live sized Angry Birds game. It was the one requirement my son insisted on so most of our time went on that. My husband brought home a ton of empty boxes from work, the problem was that they were all different colors and most were liquor and wine boxes. We couldn't have that, the guests would probably think we were alcoholics and it just didn't seem appropriate for a child's party, plus the Angry Bird game boxes are brown and I didn't have time to paint each box. My solution? I turned the boxes inside out.


I then went to Walmart and purchased 4 small green balls, 1 large green ball, 2 small balls baby blue and yellow, and 1 large Red ball. These would make up our pigs and birds. The small balls were about $1.50 and the large balls $2.50.


 I purchased acrylic paint, black, white, red, brown, and green to paint on the faces of our pigs and birds. My husband and son drew each ball freehand and they came out pretty good. If you are not an artist like myself, you can get free coloring pages to use as templates from Cartoon Jr.


I purchased a 3 person water balloon slingshot from Sports Authority for $25 and the kids had a blast. Even the adults joined in on the fun! The only other game we had was an outdoor blowup bowling game I purchased at Walmart for about $11. The bowling was supposed to supplement while the children waited for the Angry Birds game, but they had so much fun watching everyone else that very few of them played with the bowling game, but I liked it.


For decorations I purchased some red and orange metal tins at Walmart on sale for $7 each and a couple of magnets and this made up the cooler for the kids drinks. They sat on top of the pig table clothes I purchased at Party City and with that and the balloon bouquets it was enough.


I purchased the cake from Publix which took multiple phone calls. Apparently not all Publix's are caring the Angry Birds cake, so be prepared to call around. The alternative for me was to purchase cupcakes with the varying colors and  use an Angry Birds clip art. To tape on toothpicks and put on top of each cupcake.


 The last thing I did was make goodie bags for the kids to take home. I purchased lime green bags for each child from Walmart for less than a quarter each. I bought wiggly eyes, black poster marker, and a lighter green colored paper for the nose. I used the King Pig template from Cartoon Jr. and designed the bags. I purchased a bag of candy, bubbles, whoopee cushions, draw stick papers, and some mini Angry Birds kites I found at Walmart for about a dollar each. I also had some left over eggs from Easter so I filled each one with fifty-cents and added them to the bags.


 It took a little bit of work, but the kids had a blast and even the adults enjoyed the party. I received compliments on everything I homemade and in the end, I was glad that Party City didn't have much of what I needed because it put my creative mind to work.


2 comments:

  1. We're a gaggle of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with valuable info to paintings on. You've performed an impressive task and our entire community will be grateful to you.

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  2. So glad I could be of help. I'll be posting more projects and activities for children so be sure to check back frequently.

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