So, my son had his 6th birthday this Saturday which we celebrated at our local pizza joint here in Carmichael CA. He had decided in December that he wanted to go with the Angry Birds theme. I thought, no problem! I'll just order some decorations, (plates, napkins, tablecloth, balloons, ect) from an internet store that specializes in birthday parties. Then I found some lovely Angry Birds fondant handmade pieces on Etsy that were well crafted although a little pricey. I decided to go ahead and order them. I ordered everything well in advance, at least two weeks ahead of the event date.
Unfortunately, when I called to check on the orders and make sure everything was shipping in time, I was told my orders weren't going to make it by his birthday. Devastated, I rushed to local party stores only to find out that everything in the angry birds theme was sold out.
Luckily, I was able to get the balloons in the characters and decided on solid colors for the rest of the decor. Then I researched on google a number of web sites with tutorials on how to make the angry birds characters from people who boasted that they had never done anything like this before. They had wonderful results. So, at the last minute, (took me all day) I went to work molding the birds, eyes, beaks, top notches, tails, pigs, nest, eggs, clouds, boards, bricks, and slingshot. It turned out to be so much fun and given more time I could have done even better. I have included a list of great tutorial sites at the end of this post. Here are my results:
And here's my boy with his cake. All turned out well. :)
Here are some helpful links that saved the day for us! Simply click on them to check them out. Have fun, too!