Dad had given him the option - rent a boat and go fishing with his aunties, visiting from the UK, or a party. My boy, who LOVES fishing, opted for the first, which left us the room for a SURPRISE!
He loves Angry Birds, too - doesn't really play the game much (we don't have an iPad or anything like that), but loves the birds, especially the Red Bird, so I thought it'd be a great party theme.
His closest friends (aged 9-12) from school and church would get together to play a wet & wild live version of Angry Birds on our church field!
Water guns, which the boys could take home instead of all that stupid junk usually in party bags
Water balloons & launcher
In addition to the water guns, the boys would get some homemade goodies to enjoy!
THE PIGS FORT
Empty boxes from the grocery store to build their own forts to be knocked down with water balloons.
When my oldest arrived with dad and little bro, his friends attacked him with water guns!
WATER BALLOON WAR
The boys (and aunties) all had an absolute ball throwing them at each other, so much so that only a few got shot at the boxes!
These lovely confetti cupcakes were decorated with red and white icing, white coconut M&Ms (marked with the black dot using a food pen), cuts of Candy Corn for the beaks, and slices of black Twizzlers for the eyebrows.
Tip - I decorated my cupcakes the day before out of necessity, but the M&Ms didn't seem to like being in the fridge overnight. However, the icing was nice and firm (especially for a hot day), so everything stayed on nicely without sliding off when the kids tried to eat them.
THE GOODIES - GREEN PIG CAKE POPS
Baked in my cake pop maker, they were dipped in green candy melts. The eyes are Wilton candy eyes and the noses were green coconut M&Ms. Again, because of the humidity, they were sweating in the fridge, and so needed to go in the freezer, which discoloured everything a little...
THE GOODIES - YELLOW BIRD MARSHMALLOWS
These were so easy! Stick in the big marshmallows and dipped into yellow candy melts. Stuck on Wilton candy eyes and slices of Candy Corn for the beaks. Yummy too!
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