Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One Angry (Bird) Birthday Party!

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For my daughter's 11th birthday, she wanted an Angry Birds theme.  If you aren't familiar with Angry Birds....well, there's an app for that, is all I can tell you.  It is some game that my kids love to play on their iPOD.  I have never played it, but apparently it has something to do with pissed off birds.

I found store bought Angry Bird cupcakes at Wal-Mart and Sam's, but they were just plain cupcakes with the plastic picture of a bird on top.  Ghetto.  My kid didn't want that. Noooo, she wanted it to be more 'authentic'.  Thank goodness someone craftier than I had already done a post on how to make Angry Bird cupcakes!  Thank you to The Crafting Chicks for the excellent tutorial!
I started in the wee hours of the morning (b/c I'm never real on top of things) and divided up my (store bought) frosting...hey, it was just easier okay?!  I did make homemade egg free cupcakes, but we'll get to those later. I added food coloring to the frosting to make shades of green, red, yellow and blue.  I didn't worry about the color too much, b/c I knew I was going to cover them in colored sugar.
 (please excuse poor lighting and cell phone pics!)
After frosting the cupcakes, I dipped them in red, blue, yellow and green sprinkles. Apparently there are green pigs in the game.  My husband decorated the pigs! 

For the birds, I cut up black licorice twists to make the eyebrows.  The eyes are mini marshmallows, cut in half, with mini chocolate chips stuck in them.  The beaks are made from orange 'jelly' slices, and the 'belly' is a  slice of a large white marshmallow.  The red bird also has two red skittles stuck in the top.

Even though Angry Birds are quite popular, I couldn't find any themed plates/napkins/party favors.  Oddly enough, I happen to have a couple of balloon craft sets that had been reduced at Wal-Mart a good while ago, that contained birds and a pig that could easily be used as decorations.  My daughter and her friend decorated the balloons the night before.  They turned out pretty cute.
I just went with primary colors for plates, etc.  All of the plates, napkins, etc. were in the party section at Wal-Mart. Can you tell I do a lot of shopping at wally world?  I also filled a couple of mason jars with Skittles candy, because they looked pretty :)

Overall, the decorations and cupcakes looked really cute.  I think I have more pictures on my 'real' camera, but, of course, I can't load them on the computer right now.  I'll update this post if I have more pics later on.

Check out The Crafting Chicks for a step-by-step on decorating the cupcakes.

I'm linking up with It's a Blog Party, All the Small Stuff, 33 Shades of Green, Blessed with Grace, From Mess Hall to Bistro, Lady Behind the Curtain, Gingersnap Crafts, Cherished Handmade Treasures, I Should Be Mopping the Floor


  1. Okay so...these are AMAZING!!! I am SO making them for my lab!

  2. these turned out really good. and so "authentic"! i would like to eat one right now.

  3. I made the mistake of showing your post to my youngest this morning. She asked if I was going to Wally on the way home so she could try to make these herself. I think I'll pin this for an Easter break activity... if I have the patience to hear her ask every day until then.

  4. Good job on the Angry Bird cupcakes - they look hard!

  5. My son would freak over these! I'm pinning now for inspiration for his bday in November. Thanks for sharing! :)



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