We had a family birthday party, an "Angry Birds" event. My family loves to play that game. Sometimes when I'm trying to cook dinner, I ask Brian to play with the kids, he pulls out his phone and they gather around quietly to watch him play the game. That's a game worth having around. Even Grace knows how to scroll down on my phone and get to the right screen to play all by herself.
It seemed like a good theme for a party!
I had a couple dozen boxes from the USPS. (The priority mailing boxes are free and I like to have some on hand for mailing out Milestone Month orders)
(Grace helped me put corn in the boxes and tape them up. It was like giant building blocks for her. )
I bought some plush angry birds and a water balloon sling shot from Amazon so we could set up a life sized version of the game in our backyard.
I bought a bunch of streamers, but I kinda hate streamers as decorations. I'm not good with that flimsy stuff. Instead, I had the kids grab a partner and design "angry bird" costumes. It was pretty entertaining. :) And the girls did WAAAAY better than the boys.
I can’t stand spending time making something that gets devoured in 2 minutes, but cake decorating is her creative outlet. And I’m happy to provide her with opportunities to be creative! ha
When I saw these cupcakes, I may have gasped and definitely squealed. Absolutely amazing, and the cutest thing I've ever eaten! They were a huge hit at the party (and I'm so glad that I wasn't the one chopping up candy and marshmallows into minuscule pieces. )
Check out Then Comes Life for more details on the "Angry Bird" cupcakes that Sara made for the party!
The boxes became a train and other fun things as the afternoon proceeded. We loved having friends and family over on a beautiful day to celebrate the Trager birthday week. (3 of us in 3 days)