I can’t believe Trent is 4!
We were pretty surprised at how quickly we came up with this year’s theme of Angry Birds compared to prior years. We had several ideas, but since he just saw the Angry Birds movie and Brett had an idea for an outdoor game that went great with the theme, our decision was pretty easy. Since we were going to be headed to Disney World the very next day after his party, we wanted to keep it simple but fun. What would kids like at a party when it’s Florida and super hot out? A BOUNCE HOUSE/WATER SLIDE COMBO!
It was bigger than I thought it would be based on the photo – this should help you see the size.
Brett stumbled upon an inflatables company on Facebook that had this “toddler-appropriate” slide for a reasonable price and would deliver/set-up at our location. Trent loved the bounce house at the activities area when we went to see the Blue Angels in Jacksonville, so we thought he would love this one too. I loved how they put down a sturdy tarp around the entire thing…much better than running on grass/dirt with wet feet.
He loved it for a little bit, then freaked himself out by being scared of a bug and heights and then didn’t really want anything to do with it. I did force him on it twice, thinking he would see how fun it was and change his mind…do you think I was successful?
No…no I was not. He wouldn’t let me come near him for a while after I did that. Bad mommy.
At least the other kids enjoyed it.
And Aubrey loved it for a little while too, before the bigger kids took over. I put her down the slide once, and she reacted better than Trent, but she was perfectly fine splashing in the smaller pool we set up next to the bigger one.
A big hit was the catapult Brett built to launch water balloons at the Pig like Angry Birds. He used the Monster Toss from Trent’s 1st birthday and painted a pig over it, then built the catapult with wood and stretchy gym bands. It worked out really well.
For the balloons, we got a couple of HUGE packs of the Bunch o Balloons from Costco….SUCH A GOOD DEAL! If you haven’t seen them yet, these water balloons are so much easier than the old-fashioned ones since the kids fly through water balloons so fast. They are now on Amazon too. I highly recommend them.
Inside, we kept the decorations to a corner in the main room…but it was a very fun corner!
Brett made TNT boxes to hold chips and the favor bags.
My one semi-sorta craft project for this party was the Angry Birds Favor Bags.
I simply bought some blank paper favor bags in a few colors, bought printable Angry Birds faces on Etsy, imported them into Silhouette and cut them on the machine. They were filled with a “favor bag pack” from Amazon and some candy.
And guess what? We forgot to pass them out! We ALWAYS forget!
Some more decorations.
We also took the easy route on the cake this year too…Brett got a pre-made sheet cake from Publix and then used Nutty Bars to build up a set from the Angry Birds Game and used skewers to make the Angry Birds “fly” at the cake. So easy and fun!
Happy 4th birthday, Trent! We love you!