Most people have heard of Angry birds these days and for quite a while they were quit the craze in our household. Even with video game time that must be purchased and video game time being limited, each of my boys loved to play this game when the chance arose.
With birthdays each year my boys get to pick a theme (that is reasonable) and and we try to make birthday decorations, food, games and presents in relation to the theme. For my sons 9th birthday he chose an Angry Birds theme.
I enjoy putting together themed parties. This birthday was complete with Angry Bird wrapped presents, pigs in a blanket as one of our appetizers, put the tail on the Red Bird game, life size Angry Birds game and a simple Angry Birds cake.
I like to surprise my kids the day of their birthday with the decorations so they don’t know in advance what to expect. Here is my son with excitement after seeing his wrapped presents. There is even a “golden egg” in there. I used a Charming Charlies gold gift card holder. It worked out perfectly. I got the templates for the Angry Bird faces here. I purchased the solid colored wrapping paper at my local party store. They have rolls of colors you can purchase by the yard and has come in handy for many birthday parties.
For this party I decided to do simple food – cut veggies and cauliflower hummus, fruit and strawberry lemonade (recipe to come) with one exception. I made Paleo Mini Pigs in a blanket. Our local natural store sells clean mini hot dogs that fit the bill for this yummy appetizer. Here is the recipe I used.
We played Put the Tail on the Red Bird with a game set I bought at the party store. It was enjoyable. We were just hoping that nobody, when blindfolded, fell down our stairs that were to the left! Everyone was safe thankfully.
We also played a life sized Angry Birds game outside. I collected boxes over a few months and then for the game set them up just like an Angry Bird course. We happened to have some stuffed Angry Birds and one stuffed pig. The pig made his debut in the boxes and we threw the stuffed Angry Birds at the pig and other animals we hid in the boxes. It was a big hit and was actually pretty challenging.
I kept the cake pretty simple this time. I made this Paleo Chocolate cake in a sheet pan and I did not use stevia as called for. For the frosting this Paleo Chocolate Frosting worked perfectly except I did not use butter- I used half coconut oil and half palm shortening instead. Corbin loved the cake and he is pretty picky. To decorate it I used our Angry Birds game pieces and put them on the cake. For the pieces that weren’t actually sticking in the cake I used sticky tack to keep them from falling all over the place.
Themed parties can be really fun and as extravagant or as simple as you want. Have fun!
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