Thursday, May 17, 2012

Monster Party

We had a MONSTER of a party this weekend! It was SO much fun.

We decided to have a monster bash for Jonah's sixth birthday because monsters are always fun, right? We started off with just the right invitations:

Here are some of the envelopes that Jonah and I made. They are basically just a rectangle of felt that we sealed together on the sides with hot glue, and then closed with a bit of velcro. Next we added googly eyes, some teeth and-- ta-dah! Monsters!

The actual party invitation was inside the monster envelopes. We had so much fun delivering them to Jonah's friends.

The birthday party was awesome too! I had some little monsters who helped me set up the decorations and games:

Jonah and Eli cracked me up when they put the monster eyes on their own faces. Don't they look great?

We actually used the take-home bags as decorations, and I think they turned out great! Inside the bags were play-doh, bubbles and a monster ball like the purple one on the table. I wish I had taken a picture before I put the bags together because the play-doh and bubbles had monster eyes on them too.

Of course we also had cups with googly eyes on them, which the kids though was fun.

We had lots of great games. The first game we played was, "I Have a Little Monster and He Won't Bite You!". It is pretty much just like duck-duck-goose.

Then we had a "monster stomp". The object of this game was to pop the balloons tied to friend's ankles, while keeping yours safe.

As you probably guessed from the picture above, we played "Stick the Eye on the Monster".

My favorite activity was the monster races. We got some fun Monster Feet, which are like stilts. Then the kids used them to stomp across the yard. I tried to tell the kids it was easier with shoes on, but they had a blast regardless.

After the games wore everyone out, we paused to open presents and have our monster mouth photo booth. I was surprised how easy it was to get the kids to let me take their picture, especially if I showed it to them right after!

All that fun made the kids monstrously hungry! So we had some fun monster cupcakes and ice cream.

I was pretty pleased at how the cupcakes turned out. I found the idea on Pinterest and followed the tutorial from Annie's Eats. They were pretty easy to make and I have to say that they were a hit with the kids!

Jonah had a fabulous birthday! I can hardly believe that he is already six! What a big boy.

His actual birthday was on Mother's Day, so we saved the cake for the next day. I think it was pretty cool too.

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  1. Deb, the party looks like it was a ton of fun. It looks like it was a lot of work, but the kids all had smiles on their faces, so I'm sure it was worth it! Loved it!

  2. Beautiful cake! What a fun party. Great ideas! Happy birthday, Jonah.

  3. SUCH a cute party!!! Happy Birthday!!! :D

  4. This is such an adorable theme! I love EVERYTHING you did. And that cake is too cute :) I may have to borrow this idea next year. I have two boys too, the oldest of which is newly turned 6.

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  5. Everything is pure perfection! I am SO not a party planning person, which makes me admire and enjoy those of you who can do it so well!

  6. Love this idea and the party decorations rock! The kids look like they had a ball! Great pics too!

  7. Too cute! Monster parties are always fun. I love the pin the eye on the monster. ha ha! And your cupcakes/cake are adorable! Thanks for linking up!!