Category Archives: Games

Pig Pop

5 Great Angry Birds Party Games

Pig PopAngry Birds is SURE to please as a party theme, and here’s 5 more good game ideas in addition to all the others we’ve posted here in the past:

5 Great Angry Birds Birthday Party Games | Angry Birds 365

If they’re old enough to know about Angry Birds, they’re old enough to use darts (with adult supervision) to play the Piggie Pop game pictured here. If not, or your nervous, make it Angry Birds Bowling instead. They don’t have to be real bowling pins, use anything they can knock down by rolling a ball such as beer cups, tin cans. Just dress them up like Angry Birds.

Or turn punch balloons, without their rubber band ‘handles’, into Angry Birds for a rousing game of outdoor volleyball! If, like me. you’re not familiar with punch balloons- check them out here.

Come to think of it- wouldn’t these punch balloons make terrific party favors for the younger set? After they’ve entertained themselves with them at your party for a while, that is. You can decorate them (draw on them with markers) to match your theme, or just leave them plain and colorful- your choice.

 

Angry Birds Mask

Angry Birds Masks and Bowling Game

Angry Birds MaskThe Angry Birds continues to be a hit, so the Angry Bird themed parties keep happening. Here’s a new Angry Birds idea that takes a little time, but not much, and  gives you a unique take home party favor for all your guests at minimal cost.

All you need are the colored felt, elastic. scissors and fabric glue– you can sew instead if that’s your thing. See the complete tutorial on funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com – scroll down for the how-to section.

This mom had another great idea for Angry Birds party- using these coloring pages from Cartoon.Jr as both an activity for the kids and as own-made decorations for their goody bags containing the masks she made for each of them.

Angry Birds Favor Bags

And one more Angry Birds game idea for you- bottle bowling. Paint some empty liter soda bottles piggie green, even add the snout if you’re so inclined, and get an angry bird colored ball, painted (or markers) to be an angry bird. Weight the bottles with a little sand or pebbles, and you’ve got another fun party activity.

There are so many things you can do with thisAngry Birds  theme, and they’re all fun.

Angry Birds Pinata

Angry Birds Pinata

Angry Birds PinataEasily make this Angry Bird Pinata or any other round, balloon shaped pinata for your next party. It’s very easy to do, requires minimal artistic talent and if your birthday child is old enough they’ll love doing it with you. Getting a little help with the party prep is always a bonus!

First off, big thanks to allthingsthrifty.com for sharing the inspiration for this simple project. They also found the cupcakes I posted about the other day- great minds think alike!

About.com has a full tutorial for you on making a balloon based pinata, and it’s just not hard to do. You do need to give yourself several days or a week before the party so it gets all dry and rigid.

All you need are the balloon, newspaper ripped into like 2″ squares, water and flour (2 to 1 ratio) for the paste, crepe paper for stuffing (and decorating if it’s not an Angry Bird or other character piñata), the candy, string to hang it and paint for the Angry Birds. I’d recommend acrylic paint from the craft store to fully cover the print on the newspaper- probably more than one coat will be required.

This good looking guy in the graphic above appears to have been painted in the red and white, with paper facial features glued or taped on. These could also be painted on or you could use  these FREE Printable Angry Birds Balloons Template from tip junkie.com. Just glue them on to your painted piñata and you’re all done.

Kids love to play the piñata game, and with these easy instructions there’s no reason to spend a bunch of money to buy one ready made.

Angry Birds Construction

Angry Birds Slingshot Game

Angry Birds ConstructionFinally- an inexpensive Angry Birds slingshot game that you don’t have to be a carpenter to construct. Thanks to geekmom.com for this one and for creative use of foam board.

This construction uses 20″x 10″ and 10″ x 10″ pieces of foam board; the larger ones partially cut in half and ‘folded’ to make the ‘V’ shapes you see. These are then topped with a 10′ x10″ piece. One standard 20″ x 30″ piece of foam board will make either 3 of the ‘V’ shapes or 6 of the squares, so purchase enough pieces for your sized tower.

You need either parent helpers ready to set up and re-build every time the game is played, or kids old enough to do it.  If kids, one team shoots, the other rebuilds.

Where to get your piglets and your Angry Birds? If you sew and are so inclined, here’s terrific instructions for the plush pigs and a blue bird. You’ll obviously have your take-home party favors if you choose to make these piglets. Otherwise, you can purchase plush Angry Birds on Amazon and just use bright green paper plates with a drawn on piglet face as the targets. The kids can either throw the plush Angry Birds or launch them from an exercise band slingshot with the two ends held by adults. Or, paint some old tennis balls the requisite Angry Bird colors, draw on beaks and eyebrows and use those in the slingshot.

However this silly game is played, it’s fun and it makes a marvelous addition to your Angry Birds party. Enjoy!

Angry Bird

Angry Birds Dodgeball

Angry BirdShort of launching your party guests in a giant slingshot, an Angry Birds themed dodge ball game is the next best thing. Problem is, inexpensive lightweight playground balls aren’t so easy to find. One parent was lucky to find red and green ones at her grocery store, so start your search there.

There is an alternative and that’s to use red and green balloons. Don’t blow them up past about 6″ in diameter, and weight them with beans or rice. Experiment on your own dodge ball field to get the right weighting for the distances your party kids will be throwing.

Follow these directions for making your Angry Bird balls or balloons. You’ll need primer, acrylic paints and brushes, a sealer, a dry erase marker  and black paint pens- all available at your local craft store. Use these templates for your Angry Birds and no artistic talent is required.

Clearly, dodge ball works best outdoors. Lay out your playing field with garden hose or rope (clothesline), and include a center line that neither team can cross. Once all properly sized for your available space and number of kids, use washable spray paint to draw the lines on your grass. [Krylon makes a line marking paint- check your local sporting goods store].

To play, divide the kids into 2 teams, one on each half of the field, and distribute those Angry Bird balls to one team. The other team will be the piglets- targets. Any piglet that gets hit by an Angry Bird is out. Time how long it takes the Angry Birds to eliminate all the piglets. Then, switch the teams around for revenge! You can complicate the game by putting up a few barriers on the piglet side of the field. This also makes the game more like the actual video game. Here’s a shout out to angrybirdspartysuppliet.net for this game idea!

This Angry Birds version of a dodge ball birthday party game will run some energy off your party guests. Remember, you can always move the kids outdoors so long as it’s not totally frigid or precipitating, with jackets as necessary, for even just one active game. Then bring them back inside for your remaining indoor angry birds games.