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Birthday Party Planning Guide
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BirthdayExpress.com is every host’s secret for making birthday wishes come true! Our Angry Birds party planning guide offers step-by-step instruction to help you plan, prepare and execute a memorable day for the birthday guest of honor. The helpful checklist ensures that no detail is forgotten, while the themed games and recipes take the guesswork out of finding treats and activities that complement your décor. And we know you’re busy, so the entire guide is printable – keeping you organized on the fly, from balloon blow-up to confetti clean-up!
4-6 Weeks Before the Party
Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.
Create Guest List
Just fill out the handy list in this guide!
BirthdayExpress.com is the place! You’ll find over 150 party themes, with party pack options for all of them. Expecting more guests? Choose our Pack Add-On option
Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts
BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.
Book Entertainment (optional)
2 Weeks Before the Party
Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.
Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.
Create List of Parent Phone Numbers
Keep on hand in case of emergency.
Plan Party Menu
Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.
Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies
This guide has ideas that match your party theme!
2-3 Days Before the Party
1 Day Before the Party
Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice
Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.
Childproof & Decorate Party Area
Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.
Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas
Invite your party child to help!
Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium
After the Party
Include party photos!
Angry Bird Pass
This is a great game for a younger crowd, and loads of fun! !
Angry Bird Pass is a party game guaranteed to get the kids and grown-ups laughing. Arrange the children sitting in a circle. Pass the Angry Bird with sound around the circle to the music, when the music stops the person holding the Angry Bird is out. The music starts again and the remaining children pass the Angry Bird until the music stops. The last person in the circle is the winner. As a prize for being the last you may give them the Angry Bird.
Knock that Angry Bird Game
A fun knock-em down game for all kids. Take the plastic cups and turn upside down, use the stickers to decorate the cups. Place the cups on a table and put 4 on the bottom then stack a row of 3 on top. Stack 2 on top of the 3 and then place 1 cup on top of the 2 to make a pyramid. Once set up have child use the Angry Bird foam ball to knock down the pyramid.
Angry Birds Toss Game
The kids will run to the line to participate in this fun Angry Birds bean bag toss game. This game includes the game toss board and 3 Angry Birds bean bags. The object is to toss the birds through the holes marked with points. Whoever gets the most points wins! This is an officially licensed Angry Birds product.
Angry Birds Piñata
Piñatas are always a hit at birthday parties. Give your little ones a treat with the Angry Birds piñata, which perfectly matches your party theme! Each child takes a turn hitting the piñata with a stick while blindfolded. Remember to add the piñata fillers and let the festivities begin!
Angry Bird Pretzels
Estimated Total Time: 20 minutes
- 10 oz. pretzel rods
- 14 oz. white chocolate chopped
- 1 tbsp. shortening
- red, green, yellow, blue sprinkles
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
- heatproof bowl
- cooking pot
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Place the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Melt the white chocolate, stirring occasionally, until it is smooth and completely melted.
Dip the pretzel rods in the white chocolate and, using a spoon to help, coat the pretzel rod ¾ of the way up. Carefully place the white chocolate pretzel onto the parchment paper. Immediately cover the white chocolate with sprinkles. Make some red, some green, some yellow, some blue so they match your birds. Repeat with remaining pretzel rods. Let the white chocolate pretzels harden completely before carefully peeling them off the parchment paper.
Green Pigs in a Blanket
Estimated Total Time: 30 minutes
- 2 cans (8 oz. each) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 48 cocktail-size smoked link sausages or hot dogs (from two 14 oz. packages)
Heat oven to 375 degrees, unroll both cans of the dough; separate into 16 triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles.
Place sausage on shortest side of each triangle. Roll up each, starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point; place point side down on 2 ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, switching position of cookie sheets halfway through baking. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.
Bird Food Trail Mix
Estimated Total Time: 10 minutes
- box of Fruit Loops
- package of M&M’s
- package of raisins
- peanuts (if food allergy can use pretzels)
(All ingredients should be same amount used for each ingredient depending on party size, can increase or decrease)
Mix all together in a big bowl, put in cupcake wrappers to put on plate or by table setting and label as bird food. Makes a great colorful snack in a fun cupcake wrapper.
Birdy Fruit Dip (works with sour cream or yogurt)
Estimated Total Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup lowfat or nonfat sour cream or 1 cup plain yogurt
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
Kids love dipping their food. This sweet and simple dip will encourage even finicky kids to eat lots of healthy fruit. Mix until the brown sugar dissolves. Serve with a platter of fruit. (sliced apples, strawberries, grapes, sliced kiwi fruit, mandarin orange slices, cantaloupe, pear slices.