Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A's 12th Birthday Bird Party

 A painting her bird house.

I can't believe it but A is now 12 and has been for over a month!  Life has been pretty crazy with my latest pregnancy.  I have been feeling unwell most of the time and then I developed a posterior vitreous detachment in my left eye (it took awhile to diagnose) but the long and short is that I am okay.  I now have a retina specialist, who by the way is awesome!  I am slowly getting more energy but I always feel like I am ten things behind if that makes sense. 

A had a lovely themed bird birthday party at our house.  When she picked a bird theme I thought it might be difficult but it was fairly easy to put together and all the guests had a great time painting a miniature bird house.  Hope you enjoy the photos and ideas below.

We served cheese, crackers, fruit, goldfish, various chips, gummy worms, sunflower seeds, cookies, brownies and of course cake and ice cream!

 A's Bird Cake, A actually made the chocolate bird for the nest!

 Side view of the cake

Close up of bird and nest

singing and blowing out candles
A wanted to have a painting craft at her party.  We found super cute miniature bird houses at Michael's for only $1/ea.  They had lots of cute designs to choose from.  We also picked up some small wooden birds for the littler kids to paint.

 Our painting table set-up for the party.

Here you can see the paint and brushes as well.

 D loved making a bird house.

Painting Fun

I loved watching all the kids paint.  It is so fun for me to see creativity in action and this was a fabulous activity for watching that happen.  I was able to take photos of several of the bird houses.  I love the variety and diversity.

 blue and yellow house

 sparkle house

 green and yellow house (complete with birdseed)

 multi-color house

 several houses

A had a bigger house to decorate.

If you have a birthday party coming up and you need a theme, consider birds!  There is a lot you can do with it and the kids will have a great time.  I also like that this theme will work for a variety of ages including tween!

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