Big Bird is one of the favorite Sesame Street characters. His big
size, yellow feathers and sweet personality draw children to him.
Big Bird party ideas will make planning your next birthday fun and
Big Bird Party Ideas
Send out yellow solid color note cards. Embellish with a
few yellow feathers glued to the top of each card.
Make Big Bird's face on the front of a solid yellow cards by
gluing two large white circles side by side in the middle of the card.
Then glue small black circles inside the white circles. Glue a
yellow rounded triangle underneath the white Bird Bird eyes.
Attach a few feathers to the top.
Along the path to the entrance make chalk drawings of Big
Bird's footprints. Or make the footprints out of paper or
board then tape them down.
Lay down some yellow feathers along the path for guests
to see as they are walking up towards the party.
Hang yellow feather boas around the doorway to the entrance of
the Big Bird party.
Decorate party tables in bright
yellow tablecloths and use solid orange and red plates, napkins, cups and
flatware. For a fun effect
fold yellow napkins into triangle shapes and place the flatware inside and if
possible buy square plates … you then have a circle (cup), triangle
(napkin) and square (plate) at each place setting.
You could also cover tables with white butcher block paper and sprinkle
lots of crayons across the table for children to draw with while they
Decorate the present table to look like a Big Bird's nest using shredded brown grocery sacks.
Big Bird Boa Frames
Buy several unpainted wooden picture frames (find them at craft stores
for about $1) and set them out on a table covered with newspaper or a
plastic disposable tablecloth. Along with the frames set out bowls
of yellow paint and paintbrushes or sponges. Have party guests paint and decorate
their wooden picture frame with yellow paint. When they are dry
hot glue yellow boa style feather to the top of the frame. See our
crafts for more fun party craft ideas.
Big Bird Party Games
Big Bird's Counting Game
A fun game to play when the kids are
arriving and waiting on everyone to get there. The children try and count the number of objects in a jar.
Then they write their guess down including their name. The winner is the
one whose guess is closer then anyone else. Before the party you will
need to buy yellow candies and some small toys. Count them while placing
them inside the jar then put the lid on. Write the number of items
down so you can refer back to it later. A see through plastic
container or jar works best. Announce the winner of the jar
towards the party's end when children are waiting on their parents to
pick them up.
Big Birds Balloon Bounce Game
You will need several yellow balloons that are blown up. Give each
party guest a yellow balloon and ask them to try and keep the balloon
off the ground by gently batting it into the air with only their hands.
If they drop the balloon they can pick it up and try again. For
older children you can change it up a little and ask them to only use
their feet, elbows or heads to keep the balloon in the air.
A relay style race where kids try and blow a feather from one
side of the party room and back. Before the party buy a package of
yellow feathers. Divide the kids into 2 teams. Then have them
stand one behind the other in line. Give teams a large fluffy
yellow feather and ask them to blow the feather to one side and then
back. When they get back to their line the next team player takes a turn
and so on until everyone from the team has finished the relay.
The idea of the Birdseed relay is for two teams to move Big Bird's birdseed from
one container to the next container in the fastest time. Buy one
or two large bags of birdseed and place them in a large container or
tub at one end of the playing field. Then set out two smaller
containers that are the same size at the other end of the playing field.
On the two smaller empty containers draw a line at
the same spot on both containers that will be the fill line. We've
found that using clear plastic containers work the best so that everyone
can see them filling up. Divide guests into 2 teams.
Give teams a small paper Dixie cup or plastic spoon. One by
one the teams
must take a scoop of Big Birds' birdseed, race to the empty
container, deposit the birdseed and then race back and hand the scoop to
the next child in line. The team that fills their container first
Big Birds Treasure Hunt Game
This game is played like a Treasure Hunt (Treasure hunt instructions).
Before guests arrive write down clues that will lead the kids from one clue
to the next as they solve them. You can ask questions about Big
Bird or any of the Sesame Street characters, ask them to count, recite
the alphabet or do little challenges like build a block tower before
they get their next clue.
Hide a basket of treasure (candies and small toys) and ask
the kids to go and find the hidden treasure. This game goes fast
and the kids love it so make up lots of clues and tasks for them to find
along the treasure hunt. You could also set out some yellow
feathers along the treasure hunt to help them find the clues.
Pin the Tail Feather on Big Bird
Pin the Tail Feather on Big Bird – use yellow feathers and a large
poster of Big Bird and see the party guests can pin the feather onto the
poster closest to a spot selected before the game.
Using cookie cutters with ABC or 123 shapes cut out fun shapes with any
of these items and place on trays ... fruit slices, hamburger patties,
Jello Jigglers, cookies, brownies, cheese, sandwiches. You can
also make individual pizzas and use the cookie cutters to make shapes
from slices of mozzarella cheese.
Oatmeal Big Seed Cookies
Lemon cake and icing
Large yellow feather pen
Bird Bird Character items
Yellow bottles of bubbles
Pens with yellow Big Bird feathers on the end
Bird feeder with birdseed
Sesame Street Goody
Bright yellow party bags with yellow feathers hot glues around the top
of the bag.
Fill with party favors and then add orange and pink
Bright yellow party bags with
two large white circles and two small black circles in the middle of the
white circles for Big Birds' eyes - glue on the yellow bags.