Finn’s Angry Birds birthday (5 years old!)

I cannot believe our little guy turned five. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, it’s the natural progression, but I wasn’t quite ready. It’s no secret that the baby/toddler years kicked my butt. It wasn’t the most enjoyable time of my life. But, four was pretty sweet. Fortunately, five looks to be fun, too.

Now that Finn is five, I don’t get to pick the birthday party theme anymore. No more camping-themed parties, Finn wanted Angry Birds. I embraced the challenge.

Finn has specific desires. For breakfast he requested extra sugar in his pancakes (I added a couple chocolate chips). He didn’t want any singing (he hung up on Mogie when she tried to sing Happy Birthday over the phone). And he wanted to bring the Angry Birds computer game to life (H built a giant sling shot).

Slinging the bird into the wall.

Zach getting after it.

Buddies

I googled “Angry Birds cupcakes” and came up with these cute cupcakes.

Not to brag, but I did make these awesome cupcakes.

Finn didn’t want any singing at his party, but he was happy to dive into the cupcakes.

Henry bought Angry Birds tattoos and we plastered the kids in them. They were a huge hit.

Then I found this piñata online. I probably should have given myself more time, but no one seemed to notice the paint was a little damp when we launched it. I wanted to fill it with those tin foil-covered chocolate eggs that are sold around Easter. Eggs coming out of a bird, cute, right? Those are impossible to find in a small Montana town in August.

Not to brag, but I did make this piñata.

Launching the piñata.

The kids had a blast knocking down the pigs’ fortress with the big slingshot, running around, and being crazy. I still got in my eco-message by making everyone bring their own reusable cups, and serving cupcakes, watermelon, goldfish, and beer (no plates or forks).

Happy birthday to my favorite five-year-old. I can’t wait to see how this year unfolds.

Not to brag, but I did make that kid (with a little help from Henry).

Thanks to Hannah for some of these photos!

And a little video action from Henry to really get the feel of things.
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4 thoughts on “Finn’s Angry Birds birthday (5 years old!)

  1. Noelle

    What creativity! I love the piñata and giant sling shot. You did a fantastic job on the cupcakes! I get my eco in by asking for no gifts however if someone really wants to bring a gift we ask for a previously loved book or toy needing a new home.

  2. Brynn

    Oh Goodness! You are going to have your hands full when this one is 14. He is full of just the right amount of adorable and devilment all in one!

  3. Debi

    Looks like an awesome party! Can’t believe are littles aren’t so little anymore. I also love that Finn hung up on someone trying to sing him happy birthday. Now that’s spirit.

  4. Mel Post author

    @noelle- Thank you!! Good idea asking for used gifts.
    @brynn- You called it- that sums up Finn.
    @debi- If nothing else, that boy has spirit 🙂

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