08 Dec

REAL PARTIES: Cookie Monster Birthday

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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Elisa SAYS:

Oh I love this. I’ve been planning a cookie monster party for my daughter in July, also inspired from HWTM, so it’s great to see it come to life.

Reply December 9, 2009 at 4:05 pm

ouadgrad SAYS:

i am throwing a Sesame Street First Birthday soon. any other creative (read as: inexpensive) ideas out there? thanks!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Liss SAYS:

HAhA lol i am 17 going on 18 next year and i am a HUGE cookie monster fan, i collect cookie monster everything! I’m Actually considering this idea! It probably won’t be so detailed because i don’t have too much money but anyway lol!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Natasha SAYS:

Using cookie crisp cereal as the vase filler is a great idea!! Super cute party!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

Adorable!! Fabulous details!!

Reply December 9, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Christine SAYS:

So many great ideas here! I love the flowers in the vase with the cookie cereal. Unfortunately, we don’t get that kind of cereal here in Canada, so I might pick some up next time I head over the border.

Reply December 10, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Elisha Akram SAYS:

I absolutely think this party is just way too cute! I love it love it! You are so inspiring…. ! Thanks for the inspiration!

Reply December 10, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Diana SAYS:

I love all of the party ideas. I can spend hours on this website. My son is turning 2 in March and this is a really cute idea but I would love to do something sports affliated. I haven’t seen anything on this site with sports decor. Has anyone ever done or seen a really chic sports birthday party?

Reply December 10, 2009 at 11:20 pm

postcardsandpretties SAYS:

love love love… especially love
Favor message “Alex’s Birthday was brought to you today by the letter A and the number 3.

Moms are AMAZING !!!

Reply December 11, 2009 at 8:21 am

Wendy Leung SAYS:

I’ve always loved cookie monster – he’s my fav!!! I especially love the cupcakes – how cute is that?!

Reply December 11, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Janick SAYS:

The pictures are sooo cute of your little cookie monster. I love all the different ways you displayed all of your choclick chip cookies…especially the take home boxes for the kids. The hats were adorable too. Congrats on a great party!!

Reply December 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm

down pillow SAYS:

Those cupcakes are too cute!

Reply December 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm

fancy nancy birthday party supplies SAYS:

that cupcake with Cookie Monster’s head is surely looks fun to stare rather than eat it… it looks so cute… if someone’s going to give a cupcake like that, how i wish it won’t be spoiled coz i will surely stare it rather than eat the ver cute cupcake….

Reply December 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Lorell SAYS:

Super cute party! I love character parties with style!

Reply December 18, 2009 at 11:16 am

Rochelle SAYS:

Cute theme! Great job!

Reply December 21, 2009 at 5:49 pm

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