23 Sep

Monster Fest! A Colorful, Modern Kids Party

Monster Fest! A Colorful, Modern Kids Party

You’re not only going to FREAK OUT over at the fabulous details of this MONSTER FEST themed celebration created by Stephanie of Spaceships and Laserbeams (for under $100 total!) but you might just find yourself green with envy! This theme could work for both Halloween or birthday parties and is truly is like no other monster-themed party I’ve come across…. the brilliant colors, the bold graphics, theeyeball” catching details, and the oh-so-clever use of budget-friendly brown paper bags used as serving vessels.  Yes…brown. paper. bags. WHAT?!

I especially love the ghoulishly gorgeous backdrop created for the playful dessert buffet – which is oozing with monstrous amounts of creative cakes and citrus-based delights sure to please even the most savage appetite.

Monster Fest! A Colorful, Modern Kids Party

BEWARE as you read on for more of the party details…you’ll more than likely be inspired to throw your own wickedly cute Monster Fest!!

Monster Fest! A Colorful, Modern Kids Party

Monster Fest! A Colorful, Modern Kids Party

Monster Fest! A Colorful, Modern Kids Party

Monster Fest! A Colorful, Modern Kids Party

Monster Fest! A Colorful, Modern Kids Party

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Stephanie

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INSPIRATION

“This party was designed to resemble a monster’s formal dining room. In terms of design, we repeated the eye/circle motif in several areas including on the napkins, the eyeballs of the monster crowns and the oranges.

We actually got the idea for some of the eyes on the monsters from Hostess with the Mostess.

BUDGET-FRIENDLY
At Spaceships and Laser Beams, we like to show parties that are accessible for every mom. Everything for this party can easily be accessed in a small city (I should know as I live in a city of 30,000!) and the entire budget was $100 including the desserts and printables.

We kept the costs low by using paper bags as serving vessels, finding fabric on sale, and keeping the dessert table menu in check.

FOOD
Snacks included a mix of everyday healthier choices like popcorn, grapes and apple slices, which are relatively inexpensive and the candy was purchased in the bulk goods section of our local grocery store.

DESSERTS
Catherine of Goodness Bakeshop made all the baked goods. There was an orange basil cake, the monster cakewas banana with strawberry icing and the monster cupcakes were vanilla with citrus icing.

Our Monster Fest Collection can be found in the Etsy Shop of Spaceships and Laser Beams.”

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VENDOR CREDITS:

– Printables, Photography and Styling: Spaceships and Laser Beams
– Printable Designer: Andrew Kolb
– Baked Goods: Goodness Bakeshop

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11Comments

1
Hilary SAYS:

Love the colors! Looks like fun

Hilary {Bayside Bride}

Reply September 23, 2011 at 7:40 am

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Mindy SAYS:

I love the faux picture frame background! planning a girly monster party, pinning!

Reply September 23, 2011 at 8:08 am

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lori SAYS:

Too cute!!

Reply September 23, 2011 at 9:22 am

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casie SAYS:

Those cupcakes are so cute!! I just love this monster theme!! I showed my four year old and he thought it was the best!!!

Reply September 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

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Stephanie @ Spaceships and Laser Beams SAYS:

Thanks so much for the kind words and the awesome feature! Made our day!

Reply September 23, 2011 at 9:34 am

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Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) SAYS:

When I think Spaceships and Laser Beams cannot create anything cuter…they always show me they can! I love the orginality and the bright colors of this party – great job (as always)!

xoxo, Latisha

Reply September 23, 2011 at 11:31 am

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carla@invitingsmiles.com SAYS:

I love the cupcakes and oranges. Very nice.

Reply September 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

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gogogoodie.com SAYS:

So cute, creative and colorful!

Reply September 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm

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Mindy SAYS:

Question (for anyone really) – how do you keep your apples (or what type do you buy) from browning when having them cut and sitting out for a party? Thanks!

Reply September 23, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Stephanie SAYS:

Hi Mindy,

Unfortunately, the only way I have found to do this is to purchase them already sliced from the grocery store. They have been treated in calcium ascorbate to keep them from discoloring. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_ascorbate)

Hope this helps!

September 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm

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Hollie SAYS:

Adorable… all of it!

Reply September 27, 2011 at 7:11 am

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