One of the things I am notoriously bad at here on this little blog of mine, is posting my children's birthday parties relatively soon after the event. My son Owen turned three last September...and we had a fun Monster's Inc. party for him. He is obsessed with Monster's Inc. and Monster's University! I wish I had shared this sooner, but alas...better late than never, right?
Making party decorations is hands down one of my favorite things to do. I absolutely love creating a themed event and getting it all "just so" with lots of fun details for my little ones.
I collected a lot of ideas on Pinterest for this party and planned to make as much as I could. Then my mom went out and bought up just about every Monster's Inc. and Monster's University related item she could find, so it was a combination of easy diy projects and store bought decorations.
the movie, he says he is Mike and my husband is Sully (the big cuddly bear like monster). So we had to have Mike and Sully all over the place.
I made a "monster" paper sign spelling out his name, which he loved. The "O" worked out great for being Mike. Then I did a "W" similar to the "M" in the Monster's Inc. logo. The "E" and the "N" were just made up monsters that I got creative with. I used a pad of K&Company scrapbook paper with bright colors and geometric patterns that I found at Target, along with some googly eyes.
a pack of green hanging lanterns and I added a "Mike like" face to the center one.
At the last minute, I decided to whip up a "Scarer of the Month" poster with photos of Owen from each month of the previous year. I found this pack of poster boards at Target with one piece in green and blue which was a perfect fit for the colors. And thank goodness for Walmart and their super quick photo turnaround. My husband picked them up the morning of the party and then I embellished the poster board with some stickers and cut-out Monster's Inc. wrapping paper.
Hazel made her own drawing of Mike (shown in some of the other photos) which prompted Owen to do his own. These were just so cute, I had to display them at the party.
neon food coloring to match Mike's skin color and then we put the sugared eyes on with green icing around and a small black mouth.
For the "Sully" cupcakes, we combined two different colors of batter, again using the neon food coloring to make purple and aqua and then topped them with white frosting. I was so excited when I found Chocomaker Candy Shred in in the exact colors we needed! It gave the effect of fur. I love when stuff works out like that!
The favor bags were put in a plastic container and filled with goodies like monster eye glasses, monster rings, and some store bought Monster's University goods my mom found at Party City.
Owen loved the whole party and had a great time being our little monster for the day (and every day really!).
Sundays at Home!
Till next time...
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