Angry Birds Birthday Party

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on April 26, 2013

angry birds birthday party
angry birds birthday party decorations Ben’s 7th birthday was in January, but with so much going on his birthday party didn’t happen. Oh, I planned one. Then I postponed it, canceled it, changed it, and finally kinda gave up.

So, when Party City contacted me and told me that they wanted to send me a bunch of goodies for one of the kids’ birthday parties, I was stoked. Perhaps we could manage to put together a party for Ben after all. It didn’t matter that we would be celebrating three months late.

Did it?

Party City sent us two HUGE boxes of Angry Birds party supplies, gifts, and favors. Boy, were we all excited! Since we were so close to Josh’s birthday, he and Ben decided it would be fun to have one GIANT party and invite everyone. So, I put it on the calendar and sent out evites. It was really going to happen.

Or, was it?

Kids got sick. I got sick. Life got busy. And again, we had to postpone the party.

When we finally had the bash of the year, it did not dissapoint. We had a house full of laughter, fun, goodies, and games!

angry birds birthday party setup

angry birds birthday party goodies

We noshed on stolen eggs (deviled eggs), sipped on pig juice (green Kool-Aid), and nibbled on bird seed (sunflower seeds) and sweet treats…

  • bird eggs (gumballs)
  • beaks (gummy orange
  • worms (gummy worms)
  • bird poop (peanut M&Ms)

angry birds edible sling shots

The edible sling shots were a big hit… they were gone just after I snapped this photo!

Angry Birds Sling Shots ::

What you need…

  • Breadstick Dough (refigerated section)
  • Cinnamon and Sugar Mix
  • Fruit by the Foot

What to do…

Shape the dough for two breadsticks in to the shape of the sling shot. Roll in cinnamon sugar, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for the time indicated on the dough package. Once completely cooled, wrap with half of a roll of Fruit by the Foot. Watch them disappear.

angry birds birthday party favors and games

Thanks Party City!

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“Come look! I can do it, Mom!”

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 20, 2011

Not too long ago, we received a fabulous surprise for Noah. Well, we thought it would be Noah who would most enjoy the new Early Rider balance bike from

Guess what, though? Noah and Ben did nothing but fight over this bike for days. Now Noah has it all to himself… Ben can ride a two-wheeler, after just one week on the balance bike!

Stay tuned for our review and special discount code from


An Afternoon at The Fountains

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on April 28, 2011

Today was a beautiful Spring day here in our corner of the world. The sun was shining, there was a slight breeze, and the birds were chirping. A perfect kind of day.

It’s only once a week that we have a full day to just play, so after some chores around the house, I took Ben, Noah and Timmy out for some fun. Today happened to be the day that there are free train rides at The Fountains in Roseville, so that’s where we decided to head. (Free train rides change to Tuesdays next week!)

We arrived just as the train was coming in to the depot, so we had a bit of time to kill before it would be our turn. Apple juice, chocolate milk, tea and cookies were enjoyed as we strolled along the shops, window shopping, of course.

It was so much fun for me to hear the comments from the many strangers who don’t have a clue that four of my children were not with me. My favorite was “Three boys? My, do you have your hands full!” Today was a piece of cake, but if they only knew!

We stopped for a while by the big fountain to watch the water spurt about in fun directions to the beat of the music. Making a wish as they throw coins into the fountain water has become a favorite thing for Noah and Ben to do, so I gave them each a coin to make their wish.

Noah’s wish made me giggle – “I wish that another baby would come.” Yeah, so not gonna happen! I sorta feel bad that his wish won’t come true, but maybe he’ll forget about it…

The train ride was a hit! Noah and Ben were so excited to ride around the “tracks” that they just could not stop smiling. And, despite the fact that he looks a bit unsure, even Timmy was all grins and giggles!

Talk back!

Is there a similar place where you like to take your kiddos on days like today? I’d love to hear about a similar day of fun that you may have had with your little ones!


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by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on January 31, 2011


Happy 5th Birthday to our blondie!

We love you so much and have enjoyed seeing you come out of your quiet shell these past few months…
Can’t wait to walk alongside you as you learn and grow during this next year!


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