July 29, 2013 · Posted under Birthday Parties, parties for boys, Sesame Street
Today’s featured party is a Sesame Street theme party that was brought to you by the letter L and the number 2! Oh – and by one very creative and crafty customer of mine, Lauren! Lauren was featured last year for her son Liam’s golf theme first birthday, and she and Liam are back again this year with another great party. Some fun details to watch for: pretzel “crayons,” Elmo’s goldfish, and the birthday guestbook (it’s a really sweet idea!).
Liam’s adorable backdrop was – surprisingly – homemade! Lauren says, “My future brother-in-law designed the sign and we printed it on my father’s blueprint printer!”
Instead of serving a birthday cake, Lauren made a colorful trifle. She says, “I made 4 cakes in the theme colors (red, blue, yellow and green) and layered them with Cool Whip mixed with cream cheese, plus layers of white chocolate chips. It was super yummy! Actually, I could go for some now!”
Liam’s cookies were all homemade, including the “L” and “2” cookies, and the chocolate chip “Monster Cookies” in the jar.
Green-frosted chocolate push-up pops were labeled as “Oscar’s Trash.”
Even the cheese was cut out in letters and numbers!
The “crayons” were a big hit at the party! Lauren made them by dipping Rold Gold honey wheat pretzels in tinted chocolate, then adding paper wrappers.
The fondant cupcake toppers were made by Sweeten Your Day. Lauren says, “They were awesome!”
Liam’s birthday banner is a personalized printable from Chickabug. To snazz it up, Lauren hung it using four colors of curling ribbon (red, blue, orange and green).
The personalized water bottle labels are from Chickabug.
How cute is this idea! To make the crayon serving bowl (serving Elmo’s goldfish, of course!), Lauren taped a piece of paper around a Pyrex dish, then hot-glued the crayons to the paper.
V is for veggie and F is for fruit! Elmo is made from tomatoes, olives, and carrots; Big Bird is made from pineapple; Oscar the Grouch is made from broccoli, carrots, green peppers, and olives; and Cookie Monster is made from blueberries and blackberries.
I love this idea! Lauren purchased a copy of “When Is MY Birthday?” and had guests sign it. The homemade sign reads:
WAIT! Stop here you see,
And write a very special message to me!
A birthday wish or just say hi,
To your favorite TWO year old guy.
On the front, the back, or any pages,
It’s something I will treasure all my ages.
At the end of the party, each child took home a large goody bag filled with Sesame Street books and goodies. The printable favor tags are from Chickabug, and the individually personalized Sesame Street signs were homemade.
Besides the big goody bags, Lauren also gave out bags of alphabet cookies labeled with personalized tags.
What a great party!! Thank you for sharing, Lauren! Happy birthday to Liam! : )
Sesame Street sign backdrop – Homemade (not available for sale)
Character centerpiece cut-outs – Cutting Up Texas
Fondant cupcake toppers – Sweeten Your Day
Chocolate “crayons” – Homemade
Guest book – “When Is MY Birthday?”
Individually personalized Sesame Street signs (on gift bags) – Homemade (not available for sale)
Balloon wreath – Tutorial
Frames used for decoration (spelling Liam’s name) – Ikea
Sesame Street water labels and personalized printables – Chickabug