Friday, April 13, 2012

epic angry birds party

birthday bunting

I think Joshua's Angry Birds party is the most elaborate (behind the scenes anyway) party I've done to date. I guess it's only fitting seeing as how he turned a decade. The kid has every single Angry Birds app there is. He loves that game, so it was no surprise that he chose an Angry Birds party. Thankfully, he decided on it several weeks before the party so I could plan. The sewing machine got a workout, that's for sure. I sewed 22 angry birds (19 for party favors and 3 for launching), 10 baby pigs, and one queen. Impressed?

queenie and her piggies

I put out a Facebook plea for empty boxes and within minutes had what I needed. (Thanks, friends, by the way!) I wrapped all the boxes in brown Kraft paper so they looked like the game. Yes, it was time consuming, but it's those little touches that I love. The boys built their game and then used water balloon slingshots to launch the birds. Three of the birds I filled with beans so they would be heavier. It was so fun watching the kids build their structure and launch their birds!

building the game

 launch time

 For the kids not playing the game, I printed out some coloring sheets from Squidoo (thanks, Amy, for the link!). There's a whole slew of Angry Birds stuff on that site including the angry birds font which I used for the invitations. The Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game was also available for entertainment.

coloring angry birds

It was a nice, breezy day. Nice in the sense that it kept things cool but not nice in the sense that we were constantly chasing plates and napkins, and Joshua had to blow out unlit candles. I really don't think he minded one bit.

about to blow out candles

blowing out candles

With the epic Angry Birds party behind me, I have visions of some re-purposing projects that I had to put on the back burner. First, I'm giving my sewing muscles a little rest. :)

What's your favorite birthday party you've ever hosted?


StudioJRU 
  
Linking up with Jennifer @ Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday.

Angry Birds sewing tutorials can be found at Obsessively Stitching. To see a close up of my Angry Birds, visit here, and to see my birthday bunting, visit here.

17 comments :

Bren said...

Wow! You get the award for best party planner. Your son and his friends are going to remember this one for a long time. Great photos, though he may not like having his picture taken, he sure does look good in them :-)

Cindy said...

Sweet Tweener's birthday is coming up, and she is an Angry Birds fan as well - she might be changing from a Japanese themed "history" party to this!

Renee! said...

Absolutely fabulous party!!!! My little ones aren't so little anymore and I really miss those days... sigh. I just followed you and would love it if you'd follow me too!
www.fussitup.blogspot.com
I can't wait to check out some of your recipes!!!
Happy weekend!
Renee
xoxo

Erin said...

What a great mama you are! I love overboard (in a good way) birthday parties. Looks like a memorable party.

Visiting from StudioJRU, Erin

Sherri A. Ohler said...

Coming over from www.thepaintedlife.com and the JRU link up!

I really LOVE this-especially the Giant game! SO cute! Thanks for sharing your great idea :)
Sherri@sdgartistry

Stephanie said...

Seriously Jen, WOW! I love your inspiration and imagination!

Lindsey V said...

You ROCK! Seriously! I love this! And it looks like Josh did too! Amazing job!

Desiree said...

That is AWESOME!!!!

eggthoughts said...

This is so fun!! Great game ideas! :) My roommie and I made spur of the moment angry birds cupcakes for her fiancee last year, and they turned out to be some of the most awesome things we've ever made! http://eggthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/angry-birds-cupcakes/

MaryAnne said...

That's a lot of angry birds to sew! Sounds like a very fun party, though!!!

Beautiful photos :)

Elisa | blissfulE said...

Looks amazing! Love all the details you nailed. Very special way to celebrate your boy!

Jennifer said...

Great job, Jen! I know he will always remember how you made his celebration so awesome :) I have many happy memories of handmade parties for my kids. They are the best, don't you think?

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Jen... that looks like the most fun birthday party ever!! He is going to remember this birthday forever. What a great mom you are to make such a special party!! My mom or grandma always made us a special from scratch cake. We always remembered the great cakes! :)

{amy} said...

Oh my goodness! The party turned out SO cute!!

Alisha said...

Very creative Jen! I'm sure he will never forget it and what a special party you planned for him :)

Brandi said...

Great job on the party, Jen! I bet your son and his friends loved every minute of it.

The Mandatory Mooch said...

I'm featuring this party on my blog today. My followers were asking for Angry Bird ideas. I came across your party. So fun. Thanks, Nich - The Mandatory Mooch

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