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REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

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Cookie Monster party ideas

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!

Cookie Monster party ideas

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


Cookie Monster party ideas

“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.

Cookie Monster party ideas

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.

Cookie Monster party ideas

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).

Cookie Monster party ideas

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

Cookie Monster party ideas

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.

Cookie Monster party ideas

Cookie Monster party ideas

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.

Cookie Monster party ideas

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!

Cookie Monster party ideas

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

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50 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday”

  1. jenn s. says:

    Chantall –
    The pillow is called the “Love & Nature Owl Pillow” by Circo®
    Here’s a link to the product on

    and if they don’t ship internationally, maybe Amazon will:

    Good luck! :)

  2. Lauren says:

    This is fantastic! Our son is turning 2 and ADORES cookie!!! Great ideas…thanks for sharing!

  3. anila asif says:

    all i can say is WOW!! was a great source of inspiration for my childs first birthday..thanku :)

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  5. aly says:

    How did you make these cupcakes? A lot of tutorials have his skin as shaved coconut but I really hate coconut and like that you have all frosting. It looks like there is an added level to his eyes.. can you explain? I am hoping to make these soon! LOVE the site!

  6. Shannon Love says:

    Thinking about doing the Cookie Monster themed 1st birthday party for my son

  7. clarin querimit says:

    would you still know the maker of the jar you used for the favors? i dont think the dollar store carries them anymore. i really loved your idea. thanks!

  8. shiela says:

    i love… i think i got an idea for my brother birthday …..

  9. Shiela Mae Sales Lacao says:

    very nice site /////.