This past weekend we had a fun 2 year old birthday party, complete with the whole Sesame street gang. Initially I was just going to do Elmo, but once I got to checking out the internet, a.k.a Pinterest, for ideas, I knew the whole gang should be invited.
Every single idea was stolen fair and square. I take no credit.
I bought this cute Sesame street skirt and top from an Etsy shop called Sweet Sophia Designs. There was about 3 seconds in my thought process where I thought I might attempt to make it, and then I quickly decided that my sanity was worth the price of the outfit.
I made the Welcome sign with cardboard letters wrapped in wrapping paper and hotglued with ribbon.
I decided to go with cupcakes instead of a cake. With the cupcakes we served a fruit tray, some goldfish, and some cookies. To fit the theme; you know…..cookies for cookie monster, goldfish because Elmo loves his goldfish.
This was an easy idea for making an Elmo face, except either my platter was too big or my strawberries were too sparse and it didn’t help that EK kept sneaking in the kitchen and stealing strawberries.
These cupcakes were deceptively easy. I watched several different methods and decided to go with the easiest. I was so stressed about the amount of time these would take, but once me and my niece Ashlynn sat down, we had these decorated in less than one hour. Probably 36 cupcakes. I made cupcakes from a box cake mix. Then I bought that canned colored icing like Cheez Whiz comes in. I think if you study them they are pretty self-explanatory. For the eyes, I used round white candy melts and we used a tube of black icing to draw on the pupils. Cookie monster has a half chocolate chip cookie for a mouth and Elmo and Oscar have half an oreo with gumdrop noses for Elmo. We also just did some cupcakes with white icing and sprinkles just to change things up.
The cupcake tower is made with three cardboard circles, size 8″, 10″, and 12″ inch (or you could buy cardboard cake circles but I’m cheap). I used styrofoam flower circles as the base, hotglued together, and green beans as the center dividers covered in cardstock paper. The circles are covered in wrapping paper and then ribbon is glued around the cardboard circles. Easy peasy, just a little time consuming.
We played a couple of games. One was pin the nose on Elmo, which was just hilarious since noses were put all over the place and then a cookie monster beanbag toss, sort of. They mostly just stood and placed the cookies into his mouth instead.
It is simply a cardboard box with a cookie monster face glued on with the mouth cut out. I made 3 beanbag cookies by hot glueing felt circles together partway, filling it with beans or you can use rice, and glueing it closed. Those little triangles on top of the cookies are supposed to be chocolate chips, hehe.
Emma had four 2 year old and three-year old friends come and I think they had a fun time.
The sweetest part was telling Emma to tell her friends “Thank you” for the gifts. Well, she was confused and thought the gift was FOR them instead of FROM them. So she would open the present and then try to give it back to the giver. So sweet.
I had also told her prior to the party that her friends would want to play with her toys and that it was okay and she needed to let them have their turns (she’s two remember?) She did real good and let everyone do as they pleased, but as soon as the door closed after the last guest left, she ran to her little pink jeep and yelled “Emma’s turn!”
Oh the fun we’re having!
Blogs where I stole ideas:
Oh Angel ..what an amazing job you did ! On EVERYTHING!! The first picture of her and the sign is adorable, with the shadow and all!!! You have really have set the bar high for birthday parties in your town! I love the “treat” table !! and thanks for sharing on how you made the cupcake stand. (I’ll be “stealing” that idea, for sure, for one of the great grandbabies’ birthdays coming up soon!) I think I can duplicate the decorated cupcakes, but just in case, could you and Ashlynn come and help? 🙂 Loved everything about this party, as I’m sure EK did as well. I just laughed out loud about the “shut the door .. Emma’s turn!! comment. She’s got to be ‘one in a million’ … until next time ..Donna H.
Oh Donna! Thank you!! I’m sure you can do so much more fabulous things in the cupcake department! You’re too kind, really.
Thanks for mentioning my blog! I’m glad it helped you find ideas. You did a great job on the party! : )
Thank you for the ideas!
This is so cute Angel!! I love her outfit and the cupcakes look great (as does everything else)!
Thank you so much. It was fun and not near as stressful as I had worked it up to be in my mind 🙂