Today’s party feature is a Cookie Monster party that is totally, 100% homemade. Crafty mama Kelcie created this charming party for her son, Troy, and has some really inventive DIY ideas to share!

Cookie Monster’s footprints show the way to the party. (And who wouldn’t follow a sign that means “cookies this way”?) ; ) Kelcie says, “I made most of the paper projects with my Silhouette Cameo, such as the take a cake labels, clock pieces, foot prints, etc.”

The cake stand was made from an old chandelier – so clever! Kelcie took the wires out and spray painted it aqua, then glued serving plates on with 9001 glue.

The Cookie Monster of top of the cake was made from Rice Krispy Treats. Toothpicks were used to hold the eyes, head, and arms in place. Once the basic shape came together, Kelcie covered it with frosting and added a Cookie Crisp cookie as the final touch.

Samoa cakes in a jar – yum! Each jar lid was personalized with Troy’s initial and decorated with ribbon (glued on using Mod Podge), and the Samoa cake recipe was Kelcie’s own invention. She says, “I used butter chocolate fudge cake mix and baked it in a pan. After the cake cooled, I used a 6 ounce baby food jar to cut circles out of the cake. Inside of each jar, I placed one layer of cake, Smuckers caramel ice cream topping, a layer of toasted coconut, then another layer of the cake, buttercream icing, and another drizzle of caramel topping. Then I topped it all off with a half of a Samoa cookie.”

Kelcie made gift bags in blue, with Cookie Monster faces, and brown, with “chocolate chip” polka dots. The tag inscription is the sweetest thing: Cookie Monster once said, “Sometimes me think what is love, and then me think love is what last chocolate cookie is for. Me give up the last chocolate cookie for you.”

Thank you so much for sharing, Kelcie! Happy birthday to Troy!

Everything in the above post is homemade.

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  1. 1
    Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    Cindy says:
    That is so sweet! I love that the mom's outfit matches the party theme. The cookie monster in the dome unable to reach the cookie made me laugh. And how clever is the chandelier treat stand!? Not to forget about the adorable footprints out front. Really cute ideas here. That is one lucky baby boy!
    • 1.1
      Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 5:16 pm
      Heather says:
      Good catch!! I didn't even notice Kelcie's color-coordinated outfit, and I usually notice every last detail (or so I thought!). ; )
  2. 2
    Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    Jennifer @ Double the Fun Parties says:
    Cookie Monster trapped under the cake lid cracks me up. Great job, mom!
    • 2.1
      Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 5:12 pm
      Heather says:
      Me too1! : ) The look on his face is just perfect. Makes me laugh EVERY time I look at him!
  3. 3
    Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    The Partiologist says:
    What a cute party - I can tell alot of love and "cookies" went into it!
  4. 4
    Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 3:29 am
    Louise says:
    I LOVE the upcycled chandelier!!! Already planning a trip to the thrift store! Cute Party!
  5. 5
    Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Mama Kelcie says:
    Thank you! I had so much fun making everything. :)
    • 5.1
      Saturday, March 10th, 2012 at 9:19 pm
      Heather says:
      You did such a fab job Kelcie!! Thanks for submitting your party, I'm so glad to be able to feature it! : )
    • 5.2
      Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 at 7:57 pm
      maria says:
      hi this party looks so amazing,how were the bags made?
      • 5.2.1
        Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 11:34 am
        Heather says:
        Hi Maria! Kelcie made the bags from scratch using colored bags and markers/paints.
  6. 6
    Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    Ann says:
    Awesome job! Great inspiration! I've seen monthly pics displayed before but never as a clock. Just one of your many great ideas.
  7. 7
    Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 10:17 am
    marcia cook says:
    I'm using some of these cute ideas for my new grandsons baby shower! Thank you. Love the thank you, going to tie them on a big chocolate chip cookie to take home. mc
    • 7.1
      Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 9:57 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Marcia! I'm so glad you like the ideas! : )