It seems like just yesterday that my younger daughter turned two and had a Minnie Mouse themed birthday party. Now I have a three-year-old and we celebrated her birthday in Sesame Street Style. My mother-in-law is simply the best and helped tremendously with the party. It is so easy to have a great inexpensive birthday party when you use a little creativity….and have a little bit of help!
I recently realized that I would be completely lost without my Circle Cutters. I use them all.the.time. Notice how many circles you see in the this post.
For invitations I made a circular, folded Elmo with eyes that peeked from the top. Inside was a circular piece of paper with all the details. The girls loved the invitations so much that I made them little notecards that did not fold.
We made the party favor bags out of primary colored bags from Party City. With a few (circular) eyes, noses, and mouths we achieved perfection in the forms of Cookie Monster, Elmo, Bert, and Oscar. The purple monster was supposed to be Abby Cadabby. I didn’t realize she was pink! So we turned her in to our own version of a monster and she was the birthday girl’s favorite.
Each morning when the girls wake up on their birthday I have their presents displayed on the mantel with a birthday banner. This is by far my favorite birthday banner. The extra ribbons were the wow factor.
This party was brought to you by the Letter A and the Number 3. The “A” stencil was easy with my Sizzix machine (yep, totally old school). I do not have a number die cut so we used some black gel I had on hand. In hindsight, that was a bad idea. The gel stuck to the bags and had to be peeled off.
While at Michael’s we found bags of white gum balls on clearance for 20¢. We immediately knew that they would be eyes for Elmo. Aren’t these cupcakes adorable?
Inside the party bags the favors included: Goldfish (Elmo’s loves his goldfish), a homemade Sesame Street scarf, the cookies, and some play-doh.
For the birthday party game we played “Pin the Nose on Elmo.” My husband bought a wall sticker Elmo a long time ago and I put it on thick poster board. I covered the kids’ eyes with a sesame street scarf. They had fun!
A birthday wouldn’t be complete without a special birthday outfit. This year Grandma made the outfit and it was absolutely adorable! The pants had a white ruffle at the bottom while the top had an Elmo patch.
Every birthday at our house means we get out the “Special Plate.” This year I used some of the cupcake toppers (purchased from Etsy and printed at home) and decorated the birthday plate before breakfast. It was a hit!
I love making birthdays special for the girls. With a little bit of creativity anything is possible!
cute! we had a cookie monster themed party for my lil mans 2nd bday.
SO cute! My son loves Elmo and Sesame Street in general. We did an Elmo themed party last year (for his 2nd), but your decorations are way more awesome!