Angry Birds Birthday Party

Long time no see.

I won’t give you a long, waxing sob story about why I’ve been gone so long. Pretty much, I’ve been lazy. Yes, yes, I know. I missed Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and Star Wars Day. I’m sorry!

Kid turned 3 and requested an Angry Birds party. Sadly, we are past the stage where he has no interest in his birthday and I get to do whatever the fuck I want. Luckily, we are behind on the Angry Birds trend and we got most of the party supplies on the cheap.

So if you are technologically handy cap and behind on trends, unlike high school, this works to your advantage.

Cake!

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The cake is made from buttercream stiffened with meringue powder. I think it gave the buttercream a strange flavor so I’m not going to share the recipe. It was easy to worked with and the cake turned out much better than then Unicorn Baby Shower Cake fiasco.

Pizza! (based from a Pin by The Joy of Boys)

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A Little Decor!

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The cake stand that held the cupcakes and cake is from Oriental Trading Company. I decorated it to suit my theme. I was going to make my own but decided why not try this first. I thought for $10 if was worth a shot. Very sturdy and I am going to be able to reuse it multiple times (if not forever).

Most of the decorations are also from Oriental Trading Company. Except the balloons were from Party City.

And yes, those are all horribly crappy cell phone pictures. What? I’m the only one who runs out of time and barely has the last decoration up before people start to arrive?

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Racing Themed Birthday Party

I love birthdays. For other people, not for myself.

I really LOVE children’s birthdays and the parties that go along with them. If I were able to make money while throwing birthday parties, I totally would.

Luckily for me,  I have a kid. Who has birthdays.

He just turned 2 and had a birthday party based on his favorite phrase “Ready, Set, Go!” and one of his favorite toys:

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So… here’s a birthday cake for you.

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And some cookies:

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The favors:

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And a little décor:

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Most everyone knows I’m a frugal (okay, okay CHEAP) person. Would anyone be interested in a “Budget Birthday Party” type post? Or do you want me to stick to crappy pictures of pretty baked goods?