Tuesday, February 26, 2013

An Angry Bird Birthday

Yesterday was my youngest son's 8th birthday. Hard to believe how fast time has flown by. He decided he wanted an Angry Birds theme for his party, so over the weekend we set off to the party store to get supplies.

When we got there, I went straight to the kids section and was immediately disappointed because I did not see any Angry Bird items whatsoever. Tons of Mickey Mouse, Barbie and of course my favorite, Hello Kitty, which I stared at longingly before I snapped back into reality and my reason for being there. So Carson and I continued looking through the store until we got to the back corner of the store and lo and behold there were the Angry Bird items.

We got the usual party supplies; plates, napkins, tablecloth, table decoration and the blower thingys. Carson really wanted a banner too but I just couldn't see spending $7 for something we would only use one time.  I told him I would make one for him myself. I will get to that in a moment.

We purchased the items and then headed home. The first thing I got started working on were his class treats and goodie bags.

I wanted to keep it Angry Bird themed so I decided to do pig cookies. Not the regular pink kind of pigs but the green silly looking pigs. I remembered I had a bear shaped cookie cutter that would be perfect for the face shape. I set to work making my usual butter cookie recipe and icing made from powdered sugar and tinted green.

Here is how the cookies turned out...

Pretty cute right?! I used the Wilton brand eyeballs and black gel for the snout and eyebrows. Carson loved them!

After I finished with the cookies, I got started on the goodie bags. I found some free online printables of Angry Birds and cut them out and added them to some scalloped circles that I outlined with faux stitching. I decided just to do candy instead of buying the little toys that are usually included in goodie bags.

Here is how they turned out....

Close up of a bag...

Yesterday morning, we took the cookies and bags into school where the kids all proceeded to ooh and ahh over them. Confirmation of a job well done...=)

When I got home, I got started on the cake. I wanted to wait until Carson was at school so that he would be surprised when he got home and saw it.  I made a two layer chocolate cake with my homemade buttercream frosting which I colored brown to make it look like dirt.

Here is the fabulous cake:

I used the frosting tip with all the tiny holes, not sure of the name..lol, to make the top look like grass. The birds and pigs are from a game that my son had received for Christmas but had not yet opened and the "blocks" are sugar wafers. I think it turned out pretty great.

Finally I set the table up with all the decorations.

You see that banner hanging on the wall? I found another printable online which I cut out and then added to yarn to make my very own banner. It was a free printable, thus saving me $7. Pretty thrifty of me, I must say.

When Carson got home, he was over the moon happy at the set up and loved the cake. He had a great birthday and his smile was worth all the work that went into it.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You did an awesome job!! I love your cake design. I know he was a happy kid.