I used this website for free Angry Bird Balloon templates that are great! I used them for the party bags as well. We hung them all over the living room and dining room.
When the guests arrived, we all sat down and had lunch together. We put out a sandwich bar, fruit salad, and chips. A perk of living over here in Germany are the bakeries! Frank grabbed these rolls/breads from a local bakery in the morning.
To make the party a little more fun for the kids, I decided it would be fund to make a story/scavenger hunt out of the whole party. When the kids arrived, they each picked an Angry Bird to be, and a power, and grabbed their masks. I made the masks out of foam sheets from the craft store and sewing elastic bands, and used hot glue to glue them on. The black foam leaves dye when we found out (see Lily's mouth below).
The kids then ran around the house with my lead searching for their golden eggs. In each room, pigs were in our way and we had to destroy them. Here are the clues I made for the hunt. I hid one in a pig for each game we played.
The first clue lead us to the hallway where the kids had to squash the pigs with their feet or bottoms (no hands). This took a lot longer than I expected! We didn't blow the balloons up tight enough so they were NOT easy to pop. It was still a lot of fun for the kids. Clue 2 was in a balloon and lead us to the next game.
We played a version of Life Size Angry Birds! I didn't have too many boxes, but this was plenty for the kids. We threw angry bird balls at the pigs over and over and they really enjoyed this game. You can see it snowing outside. It snowed about 4 inches while guests were at the party.
Our next clue lead us back to the living room to open gifts (where another clue was hidden in a gift). Cooper was so excited!
After presents, the kids ate cupcakes. I made the cupcakes the night before using this Tutorial as best I could. I only did red birds and pigs though to simplify the process. The bellies and the eyes are marshmallows, the beaks are Starbursts, and the black eyes are sometimes chocolate chips (if they would stay on) and some are black icing. The little red thing on the top of the bird is from the tail of a Swedish fish. I didn't have jelly beans.
I had the kids grab their party bags and head back out into the hallway to find this big pig they all got to take turns beating. I made this pinata with Cooper and my mom painted on the face while I was at work. She added the cute spiral tail on back. Each kid was able to take a turn at hitting the pig 3 times before it cracked open fortunately.
Happy Birthday Cooper!