Here are my highlights on a DIY Angry Birds party:
- Angry Birds birthday cake. While I had to "remodel" mine after an engineering failure (damn you gravity!) I made a pair of "TNT" boxes (iced with butter cream icing) with a fondant icing Red bird crashing into them (icing wrapped around a foam ball). I used Chocolate Wafer biscuits to make the box appear damaged. Master 5 took one look at the cake and said "What the heck!", which I will take as a compliment!
- Games included "Pin the beak on the Bird" a variation on an oldie but a goodie.
- The children play "life sized" Angry Birds in our backyard. We made a slingshot from an old bicycle tire and a couple of star pickets hammered into the ground. The kids then flung toy plush Angry birds at a tower of cardboard boxes we had collected. This was the most popular activity.
- Angry bird shaped biscuits were beyond me, but these gingerbread cookies with Royal icing and sprinkles were a hit.
- We had streamers and decorations fluttering from the trees and also from rafters over the party table. We used the pinata as a center piece on the table decorations. The children also played "rescue the eggs" where they had to go through an obstacle course of streamers and collect a toy egg (you can just see this set up in the background).
Our party went for 1 1/2 hours.
This was an ideal length of time for a party with pre-schoolers.