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We are big fans of Angry Birds in this family. My husband plays it all the time (even when he tries to be sneaky and pretends he isn’t), it was the first actual app that Judah ever played, and he’s been a fan ever since. He is actually pretty skillful at knocking down the towers, and he loves all the different themed games that they have come out with at this point. He turned six last week, and even though he already had a party with his friends, we always do something small and special for the kids on the actual days their birthdays fall on. So this year Judah wanted to see the new Angry Birds movie.
Since I wanted to do something more than just rent the movie, my husband and I put together a few amazing activities, set out some snacks, and made a day of it – complete with a life sized Angry Birds tower to get everyone out of the screen and IN the game! Cute? YOU BET!
I was pretty impressed with how well we pulled this movie watching party off in just a day, and I just have to show it off because some of the details are too awesome not to.
The obvious snack choice was popcorn since this was going with a movie, but any old popcorn wouldn’t do so I created an entire bar full of drizzles, sprinkles, candies, butters, and more. We don’t normally do a lot of decadent snacks or sweets, but I firmly believe that birthdays don’t count in that, so why not indulge?
The kids loved loading up their popcorn cartons for the movie, and I have to admit – it was delicious! Besides the popcorn, I had juice boxes wrapped in Angry Bird printables, some cute TNT boxes, some plush baddies, and my most favorite thing of all – DIY dynamite bundles.
Seriously adorable, right? They are super easy to make, too – all you do is spray paint 3 toilet paper rolls, glue them together, wrap some black construction paper strips around, stick a twig in the middle of them all, then tape on some fringed yellow tissue paper.
For the activity, we had a life sized tower for them to throw balls at, and as an additional element I made them some t-shirts with iron on birds so they could do a bird vs. bird challenge. They each chose their bird, and of course Judah picked red because it is his favorite color, but truly he has a bit touch of red in him. Kaia chose yellow, which is true to form with her too because she is a little chatterbox who lives on her impulses.
We let red and yellow duke it out to see who could cause the most destruction and topple the tower the quickest, and it was the absolute highlight of our day! I wish I would have captured the look on Judah’s face when he walked outside and saw it standing there!
We rolled, built, rolled, and built into the sunset and the kids had a blast.
Lastly, since it was his birthday, we gave him a a couple of small gifts. We don’t do huge presents on birthdays, but he did get something, and one of them was Robert’s old phone since we replaced his with a Samsung Galaxy On5 from Walmart Family Mobile for $119.00. The one we gave Judah doesn’t have service, and doesn’t work all that well, but he can play around on it and even (occasionally) play Angry Birds when we give him a few minutes of device time.
You are probably wondering why he is already on a new phone after just getting one a few months ago, but the man is forever dropping, losing, or just plain messing up his phones. A few years ago it was a real problem, seeing as how any device or carrier available cost a fortune, but now with the rise of low cost carriers like Walmart Family Mobile, we don’t have to break the bank for it.
He is on the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS plan, where PLUS = Unlimited Talk, Text, Data; 10GB 4G LTE plus a free movie (rental, new release = $7 value) on VUDU every month, per line for $49.88. So he basically gets everything I get with my service, plus a bonus free movie each month to watch on a Smart TV, ROKU(R), Chromecast(R), VUDU Spark(TM), or other compatible devices, for about half the price. How’s that for awesome? He loves the larger bucket of data, plus having a free movie each month is something to look forward to.
If you are thinking about trying it out, you should. Not just because of the amazing features and cool phones, but because it also costs WAY less to start than regular contract services. With Walmart Family Mobile plans, your initial costs are the phone you choose and your Starter Kit for $19.88 (on Rollback from $25). Still not sure? Check out this list to find an in-store event, where you can meet a representative PLUS score a code for a free power up for the Endless Runner Game on the Angry Birds Action! Also, Scan the Angry Birds code on the displays to unlock a selfie augmented reality experience with the Hatchlings. Walmart Family Mobile is available at your local Walmart store.
All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/4q-u1 or your local Walmart for current pricing.