08 Dec

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

Me want cookies! And you will too after checking out this adorable Cookie Monster-themed Real Party that Stephanie Stach created for her son Alex’s 3rd birthday.

From adorable cups, party hats, and cupcakes inspired by our favorite sugar-loving monster to cookie-jar favors and giant cookies on sticks, this party is loaded with tons of sweet & super creative details!

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

Read on for all the details, as told by Stephanie…

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REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

“I saw the adorable cookie monster cupcakes on HWTM, and immediately knew that it would be the perfect theme for our son Alex’s third birthday.  It was so much fun to use the inspiration board as a starting point and build a party around it.

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

To make things easier to coordinate, I chose to go with many different shades of blue… it isn’t that easy to find the perfect cookie-monster blue!  I made blue pom-poms from Martha’s tutorial to hang over the buffet, found a cookie monster pinata at the local Party City, and even found bright blue spider-mums at the local farmer’s market.

To add a little extra fun, I put the mums in a vase filled with Cookie-Krisp Cereal, and wrapped it in blue striped scrapbook paper.

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

I made cookie monster party hats that the kids loved by embellishing a basic blue hat with a felt mouth, googly eyes and a pom-pom and fuzzy boa (inspired found here).

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

For drinks, I made the Cooking Monster cups from the HWTM inspiration board by hot gluing cookies and googly eyes to blue paper cups.

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

The food was all chosen to resemble cookies… we had round cinnamon toast topped with cream cheese and bananas, sausage biscuits, blueberry scones, and mini pizzas on the main buffet; and a separate cookie buffet with oatmeal sandwich cookies, M&M cookies, chocolate crinkle cookies, triple chocolate cookies, and chocolate chip cookies on a stick.

The highlight was still the Cookie Monster cupcakes, which my local bakery, Sweet N’ Sinful, did a fabulous job of replicating.

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

For a craft activity, the kids each made a Cookie Monster paper bag puppet out of bright blue bags and white and black construction paper that I precut for them.  The bags were perfect for taking home their loot from the pinata.

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

For party favors, each child got a cookie jar filled with an assortment of cookies.

I found the jars at the dollar store, and embellished them with scrapbook paper, a pom-pom, and a tag that said “Alex’s Birthday was brought to you today by the letter A and the number 3.  Thanks for Celebrating with Us!

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

It was a great party. Thanks so much for the inspiration!”

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1
Karli SAYS:

I love your site! I’ve gotten so many ideas from you! In fact, I threw a New Moon party a few weeks ago and use a lot of your ideas. But I forgot to mention where I got them all from. :( Anyway, I posted on my blog about your cool site just to make sure I gave you the credit. :)

Reply December 8, 2009 at 10:45 pm

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Prachi ( purplehomes) SAYS:

just love all the details…so creative, Alex is a lucky child to have such a sweet mommy!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 1:20 am

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poshpartygal SAYS:

ADORABLE!!!! and so creative!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 4:35 am

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{Ms. P} SAYS:

OMG! Blue is my fav color & Cookie Monster is 1 of my fav Sesame Street characters. I might have to snatch this idea for my own birthday party.

(I’ll be 32 next year.)

Reply December 9, 2009 at 6:44 am

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Nikki Marfori SAYS:

This is such an adorable party! What a fun idea!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 7:28 am

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amy@stem SAYS:

You had me at cookie crisp in the vase. FABULOUS job!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 7:36 am

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Destini SAYS:

This is just too cute!!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 7:36 am

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shelly SAYS:

Love all the blue details, what a great party!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 7:37 am

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Shelley@divinepartyconcepts SAYS:

What a cute party and I love all of the blue details!!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 7:45 am

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LaChrisa SAYS:

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
SO PASSED THIS ON TO MY MOMMY FRIENDS FOR ONE OF THEM TO DO THIS THEME FOR THEIR SONS’ BIRTHDAY NEXT YEAR!!!!!!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 8:35 am

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maria @ ritzy bee SAYS:

Adorable!!!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 9:15 am

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bella SAYS:

That is too cute, you did an awesome job.

Reply December 9, 2009 at 9:21 am

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Julianne SAYS:

Oh my goodness so adorable, well done!!!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 9:37 am

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Tamara G SAYS:

SO CUTE! Great ideas!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 10:55 am

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Diapers and Divas SAYS:

That is adorable! What a great theme and it turned out so perfect! I love all of the cookie touches!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 11:53 am

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