Angry Birds Rio Party

He was very adamant. It started with the cake. When I asked him what he wanted for his party he just mentioned the cake. Or, cakes. It was “an angry birds cake, an angry birds Rio cake and a rainforest cake.” I wasn’t too keen on that idea. Like, really? So, finally after lots of asking he narrowed it down to an Angry Birds Rio cake.

That became the theme to his party. I had a lot of fun making the invites and preparing the activities.

I got the idea for these invitations online, but mostly created the whole thing myself. I was really happy with how they turned out.

The Birthday Banner.

Making bird feeders. They had fun with this one.

They turned out really cute.

Next we made Angry Birds masks. They glued and put them together mostly on their own.

So cute! I love how well they turned out. They liked wearing them too.

Then we played pin the tail on the Angry Bird. Mark made a poster of the red one and the kids took turns putting his tail on. Almost all of them peeked–or tried to–when they got close. But, what do you expect from 4-year-olds.

For “snack” I tried to tie it into the Rio theme as well, so I made traditional Brazilian foods of garlic/onion rice and cheese buns. Then added black beans, tropical fruit (mango, papaya, pineapple) and oranges and strawberries.

It seemed to be a hit!

The kids were having so much fun together and got along really well. I left the guest list up to Britton. He got to invite or not invite whomever he wanted. Unfortunately two friends on the list live far away, but we’ll get together in a couple of weeks!

They kept asking when it would be present time, so we did that after the food. I’m all about opening presents at parties. The kids are so excited to see their friend open what they picked out for them, and it also teaches them important life lessons–waiting your turn, being polite, being gracious etc.

So, whomever brought the present he was opening got to sit by him and be in a picture together. Pics weren’t working out so well–apparently the lens got a smudge, but here’s what we’ve got.

He said “this song makes me happy” when listening to this. It’s the They Might Be Giants 123s

He’s fascinated with these cars, Automoblox. They’re fully interchangeable. He’s having lots of fun with them.

It’s a Hot Wheels Splash toy for the bath tub. We usually have to drag him in there. After the party he said, “mom, I’m dirty. I need a bath.” Because he wanted to play. Later that night we could barely get him out!

He’s in love with this thing. First, it’s Cars, second, it’s a plane. LOVE.

He loved ALL of the things he got. He really has great gift picking friends.

We sang Happy Birthday and he blew out the candles. It was cute. This is theĀ  Angry Birds Rio Cake. The beach, city and rainforest. With some of the birds. The cake was Chocolate like he wanted–and it turned out soooo good! I got it here. We also used Marshmallow Fondant for the birds and to cover the cake.

I did the trees, fruit and frosting. Mark made all the birds and buildings. Good team effort.

Britton loved it and everyone was really impressed. And, even more impressive is the kids actually ate it!

These were the treat bags I made. They were for them to put their goodies they made, and also had a maraca and a string of beads for Rio’s Carnival.

I found the Angry Birds ribbon at the craft store and was excited about it!

Britton had a lot of fun with his friends, and they seemed to have a great time too. I’m so glad it turned out and everything went practically perfectly.

Happy 4th Birthday Britton! We love you!

2 Comments »

  1. Cori said,

    July 14, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    Hi there, stumbled upon your blog. My son is having an angry birds party, and we are doing masks as well…only I cannot find a template anywhere. Did you use one?
    Thanks, Cori

  2. Kirsten said,

    July 14, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    Hi. We didn’t use a template. I just looked at a bunch of pictures and drew it freehand.
    Feel free to enlarge an image and copy if you want. Good luck with the party!

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