Today’s party feature is a Sesame Street party! To celebrate her son’s first birthday, crafty mama Melissa went all out with polka dots, primary colors, and of course the classic characters we all know and love. How cute is Elmo, popping out of Cooper Cash’s cake?!

Melissa made the Elmo cake topper from scratch, using gumpaste. (She has a business making cakes and cupcakes called MELicious Creations!) The cupcakes are decorated with cupcake wrappers and toppers, plus straw flags used as toppers as well.

The water bottle labels look extra-cute with the matching green bottle caps! (These are Dasani PlantBottles, purchased at Wal-Mart.)

Cooper Cash’s banner hangs at the entrance to the party, and a homemade Oscar the Grouch sign tells guests to “drop your stinkin’ gifts here” before going out back to the party. : )

Buffet cards label all of Cooper Cash’s goodies, including Elmo’s goldfish and crayons.

There’s birthday boy Cooper Cash! He’s playing “Pin the Nose on the Elmo.” And are you ready for this family photo op??

Such a sweet family picture! Thank you so much for sharing, Melissa – happy birthday to Cooper Cash! : )

Elmo cake topper: MELicious Creations
Cooper Cash’s personalized birthday shirt: Art 2 Wear
Other Sesame Street t-shirts: Target & Sears
Printables & water bottle labels: Chickabug

Sesame Street theme party paper goods & printables from Chickabug

Shop for personalized Sesame Street theme party paper goods and printables here.
Or, check out more Sesame Street theme party ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!


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  1. 1
    Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 1:55 am
    Zi Zi says:
    very cute
  2. 2
    Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 4:39 am
    Taylor says:
    I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. 3
    Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    Chelsea says:
    Where did you find the dotted paper at? I love your ideas!
    • 3.1
      Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 10:27 pm
      Heather says:
      Thanks Chelsea! The polka dotted items are actually DIY printables that I designed and are for sale in my Etsy shop. You can view them here: www.etsy.me/sesame_street_theme
  4. 4
    Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    Tiana M. says:
    Did you make the Elmo cake topper? If so, do you have instructions or better yet, a template?
    • 4.1
      Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 3:28 pm
      Heather says:
      Tiana - Melissa from MELicious Creations created the cake topper. You can visit her at:

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/MELicious-Creations/195181903837853

      Thank you!