I love to throw parties. Birthday parties. Mother's Day teas. Oscar Parties. 4th of July neighborhood BBQs. If it needs food, decorations, and a game or two, I'm in!
Birthdays, especially, are fun to put on. I love to make my beautiful family feel special on their day of days and I guess using my interests and talents to throw a party is one way I show my love! For my kids, they know that when birthday time comes around, they get to pick a "theme" and mom will sort of just run with it. Now, I have a lot of help. I have the internet with all the world's great ideas at the touch of a button. And I have my Dad, who's great ideas have planned parties for my brother and me as we grew up and have continued now to his grandchildren. With such great resources, I was able to pull off an Angry Birds party for my wonderful eight year old girl! Specifically I've spent many an hour becoming as much an expert at piñata making as I could this past month.
If you are interested in piñata making, check out these pictures and tips but don't forget to stop by http://pinataboy.com where I got most of my tips to make this great Angry Birds Pig King piñata!
Using a large "bop" balloon, I taped on egg carton cups for ears
Removing the paper roll from a dry cleaner hanger,
I bent the hanger into a loop and taped it down the sides of the balloon
1 part water, 1 part flour for glue
(add salt and a bit of cinnamon to help preserve mix and make it smell nice!)
LOTS of newspaper strips in a variety of sizes
|Definitely an activity for the whole family!|
TIP: wear clothes you don't care about!
|and MORE paint!|
I bought 2 of these small paints
We painted with the first bottle, let it dry over night,
and repainted with the second bottle the next day.
It covered it pretty well.
I used a Sharpie to draw on the nose and eye brows.
Paper cut outs for the eyes and crown.
Pop balloon and pull out. Fill with candy and prizes!
We attached the piñata with bungee cords to our basketball hoop.
The pig was bounced for each kid to make it harder.
|The Birthday Girl goes first|
|Then we lined up smallest to tallest.|
Littlest ones got a few swings without a blindfold
|The older kids were blindfolded and given 3 whacks!|
|If they'd rather not have a blind fold, we let them have one whack|
|STAND BACK EVERYONE!|
|It was PERFECT! Everyone got to help whack open the piñata!|
|You have been defeated, Pig King!|
So there it is. Why my etsy store has been neglected :)