22 Aug

Fabulous “Fuzzy Monster” First Birthday Party

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Get ready for a serious dose of CUTE! This bright & cheery FUZZY MONSTER Party has been invaded by tons of adorable, googly-eyed monsters… and there’s no need to worry about these guys scaring away your guests! Jaime incorporated so many fun details into her son’s monster themed first birthday party – from a yummy taco bar, fun activities, and “furry” decor to crazy treats that have their EYE(S) on you. ;)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– AMAZING invitations with adorable graphics & a QR code!
– “Rawr!!!” Milk bottles with orange chevron wrappers & blue striped straws
– Pinwheel centerpieces with fuzzy orange “monster fur” bases
– Monster munchies, googely eyeball cake pops & sugar cookies
– Make your own monster mask station

monster party milk bottles

monster welcome sign

monster masks with mom and dad

kids monster birthday party invitation

chevron food labels

monster cupcake tower

monster eyeball cake pops

monster cut out photo booth props

monster munchies and drinks

blue pretzel sticks

monster menu for a first birthday party

monster party sugar cookies

pinwheel monster decorations

monster mask activity

monster cupcakes for a first birthday smash cake

monster favor bags

monster party album


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jaime

I chose a fun, colorful monster theme for my son, Benjamin’s, 1st birthday. Once I picked the orange, teal, lime green and navy color palette, it was on! My dear friend and co-worker, Bevin Calnan, designed the 4 vibrant monsters that set the tone for the entire party. I decided to incorporate a chevron pattern to make it modern and more graphic. I added googely eyes to everything and anythingI could. We had tacos, monsters cupcakes and a make your own monster mask station- fun was had by all!


Designed by Bevin Calnan. I had two large 8′ long free-standing monster cut outs. One to greet the guests at the front door and one in the backyard for photo ops. It was the perfect back drop for singing happy birthday.


I designed this myself. Instead of gifts, we requested guests make donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my late Mother, Cookie.


I did most of the leg work here… I wrapped a lot of styrofoam with custom chevron printed paper and then wrapped the sides with brigh orange or green monster fur to create height. The navy cake stands were DIY – I bought plates at the .99 cent store and wooden candle sticks from Michael’s. My husband spray painted the candle sticks and then I epoxyed the plates to them. I also spray painted styrofoam balls and sat them in plastic martini glasses on top of styrofoam squares – I wanted Ben’s name to be the focal point and add height. All of the trays and stand were lined with chevron paper.

I hired Sweet Details to create the monster cake and monster eye cake pops, which were inspired by this. The monster cupcake idea came from here. They also took the 4 monster designs and printed them onto sugar cookies. I made the pretzel rods and rice krispie treats by dunking them into melted colored candy. I also filled mini milk bottles with milk and added striped paper straws and custom drink flags and bottle wraps – RAWR!


We hired a taco caterer, which was fabulous. I also set up a Mini Monster Munchies table for the younger kids. We had fruit packets, all sorts of munchies and pasta.


I bought 36″ troughs from OSH, spray painted them and then wrapped them in fur. I bought wheat grass from the flower mart and cut sections to fit into the troughs. LJ Events created the adorable pinwheels!


Both the Happy Birthday Ben and RAWR banners were designed by LJ Events. LOVE!


Leigh from LJ Events, created the adorable tag and wrapped the favors in chevron printed bags with orange cord. The children got small plush monster and monster bubbles to take home.



– Invite: Jaime Gorman
– Desserts (monster cake, cupcakes, cake pops, sugar cookies): Sweet Details 
– Banners/Printables: LJ Events 
– Chevron Table Runners: Jennifer Renee Wedding and Events
– Tissue Fans/Chevron Favor Bags: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Striped Paper Straws: Amazon
– Monster Fur: Fabric.com
– Chevron Fabric: Bobbie Lou Fabric
– Linens: Elegant Designs Specialty Linens 
– Monster Mask Craft Kits: Oriental Trading Company 
– Chevron Baskets/Penny jars: Target
– Frames: Ikea
– Photographer: Friend
– Taco Caterer: Nana’s Kitchen (818-644-1403)


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OMG, SO FREAKIN CUTE! Absolutely love it all.

August 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Jennifer Rosenberg SAYS:

I love it!! Will you be selling the invitation on etsy? I'm really interested!

August 26, 2012 at 3:26 am

Ariel SAYS:

I am in love with this – please tell me you’ll be selling these invites?! This would be PERFECT for our Ben:)!

September 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Stephanie SAYS:

Love your Monster Birthday theme :) Very cute and creative!

January 3, 2013 at 11:28 am

joe SAYS:

So fun!!! Where oh where did you get the clear buckets that your pretzel rods are in?!?

February 4, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Rammy SAYS:

I’m really interested in purchasing your invites or your monster designs. Are they available?

April 4, 2013 at 9:43 am

Lilliana SAYS:

Can I buy the invitations design?

October 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Mama Mac SAYS:

Is there any way i can purchase the monster design?

April 29, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Della SAYS:

Hi – would your friend be willing to sell his monster graphic for the 8′ standing signs?? I am planning my party real soon. Thanks

January 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm

Brittany SAYS:

I love this theme and party. Would you be willing to sell the file for the large monster printables?

April 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Rachel SAYS:

Are we able to buy your invite? It’s so cute

July 19, 2015 at 12:37 pm
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