Can you karate chop an angry bird?

I have no idea.  But if I were going to find out it would have been today at Bauer’s angry bird karate birthday party!

We decided to mix things up a little this year after two years of swim birthday parties and try out a party at the place Bauer takes karate, Impact America.  He was all over the idea after spying on another karate party earlier this year.

About a week ago, I asked him what the theme of his party was going to be?  He stared at me with blank eyes that showed me he is obviously not on Pinterest.  I named a few of his favorite things and angry birds came out the big winner.

Luckily, Target is clearing out all their angry bird toys and party goods at the store near us.  I assume this is just because they love me.  So between clearance items at Target, the office printer and Pinterest, this theme came together like a dream.

We actually started the day off early up at Impact America with Bauer’s belt test.  He scored an awesome new “coffee” colored striped belt to wear to his birthday party!

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We then headed home to frost and taste test some cupcakes!  I’m so glad in the past year Bauer has embraced the yumminess of cupcakes.  I thought for a few weeks I was going to have to figure out how to make a candle stand up using Oreos…his favorite sweet!

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A couple hours later, we headed back to Impact America to get our party on.  The final decorations turned out better than I had envisioned.  Pinterest never fails to give me way too many ideas!

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All Bauer’s favorite food/drink:  yellow lemonade, grapes, strawberries, cheese puffs, cool ranch Doritos and regular Doritos!

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This just makes me laugh…it’s a giant yellow angry bird!

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Favor bags complete with hand clappers, dinosaur airplane gliders, angry bird pencils, tiny coloring books, angry bird stickers and plastic spiders!  All picked out by Bauer!

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Those tasty cupcakes – I don’t think I remember Bauer eating one :)

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Talking angry birds telling us about Bauer!  This was all Bree’s idea!

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Mr. Justin, Bauer’s karate teacher, took over from there!  He did a short karate lesson and then Bauer got to pick and help lead all the games for over an hour.  This was a middle kid’s dream come true.  Everything was his idea!  It was really fun to watch!

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Then it was time to blow out some candles…

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And get our grub on…

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Oh an there were those noise makers that the kids LOVED!

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This guy has done wonders for Bauer through karate…it was great to celebrate another milestone with him!  We love Mr. Justin!

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As always, I couldn’t have pulled off the party without these amazing party helpers!  Jennifer, Grammy and Audrey

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And we can’t forget, Bauer’s self proclaimed favorite memory of the party! PRESENTS! Angry birds and Legos galore.  This kid is in heaven!

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Such a great group of friends came to celebrate our red headed wonder boy!

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Hey grown up Bauer, where did  you come from??!!!!

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He definitely continues to complete this family in a way that is just impossible to describe!  Love that his shirt is practically falling off in this pic!

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What an incredible afternoon celebrating our Bauer!

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