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{Real Parties} Monster Party!!

For me, choosing a party theme is the easy part.  Then I get started on pulling it all together.  When I was working on the monster theme, it just wasn’t coming together like I had in my mind.  Until I found the black and white chevron fabric!

Food
Since we had 17 kids under the age of 4 (CRAZY!), we decided an early party time would work well with nap times.  While a brunch menu can be challenging for a large party, everything turned out perfect!  We served cereal, french toast sticks, a couple quiches, potato casserole, donuts, fruit, etc.

Drinks include, milk, orange juice,  water, and a green smoothie (recipe courtesy of One Charming Party http://onecharmingparty.com/2011/03/10/st-pattys-day-smoothie/).

Decorations
Streamers and the numbers 3 and 4 were created using tutorials from http://jordanferney.blogspot.com/

Activities
I created a huge wall with the outlines of the monsters from the invite for the kids to color.  It was definitely the hit of the party!  I also created a pin the eye on the monster and had a table for the kids to make their own masks.

Favors
Favors are always fun for me to put together.  I like to send guests home with something they will end up using….or eating!  Favor bags included cute monster bags (created loosely from this tutorial http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2011/02/crayon-monster-art-tote-tutorial.html
Inside the bags were,  a monster sticker book, a box of crayons, a coloring book I created, pencil, tattoos, sucker, bowl and spoon set.

Adults for sent home with delicious blueberry muffins using this recipe, http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/08/dairy-contest-finalist-recipe-the-awesome-est-blueberry-muffins

Awww!!  Happy Birthday to my little monsters!!

The Printable Monster Party Collection is available here.

Shopping Resources
Stitch-n-Lounge – Chevron Fabric
Shop Sweet Lulu – Straws, milk bottles, mini chevron print bags, tissue decorations
IsaKay Boutique – orange straws
Banana Bear Boutique – birthday boys shirts
Think Garnish – favor box for muffins
Kitchen Stuff Plus – monster bowls
Photography - Kevin Oelke


  • http://www.partyfrosting.com Kim

    Just fantastic! I am loving every detail! The wall of monsters is genius!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  • http://Website karen

    wow! this is fantastic!! lucky kiddos you got!

  • http://iamnotadowner.com/ nata

    I adore this party – monsters are the best! Where on earth did you find (what looks like) chevron wrapping paper?? I’ve been dying to find some!

  • http://r8chel.wordpress.com r8chel

    Those marshmallow pops and the mural wall are great!

  • http://divinepartyconcepts.com/ Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts

    Such an adorable party!!!

  • http://www.partyaccessories.blogspot.com Sheila

    What a darling little party. You did a great job on the details which made it extra special.

  • http://lifeasachefswife.blogspot.com Ada in Coastal Cali

    wow! I love this party, all of it. Colors, theme, patterns & all the many ways you put it together…. especially the pops & are those “monsters” car wash mits??….or dusters?? Fantastic.
    Truly OTT!
    thanks for sharing!

  • http://nounces.com Jennifer

    Thanks for the kind words everyone! Nata, I actually printed the paper and wrapped it around the box….I couldn’t find chevron wrapping paper anywhere!!

  • http://www.chocolatepolkadots.blogspot.com robyn

    Love it!! Where did you find the little monsters in the middle of the table? Did you make them? Or find them somewhere? You did an incredible party!!!

  • http://www.chocolatepolkadots.blogspot.com robyn

    Hi! It’s me again! :) Do you mind tell me how you made the monster bags? It looks like you made them from a premade bag…but if so – how were you able to sew on the monster face? Thanks!!!!

  • http://Website Kristen

    Love it!! Where did you find the monster centerpieces? They are great!!

  • http://Website bab8808@aol.com

    HI,
    I am also interested in knowing where you got the monster shag centerpieces! Love them! Thanks!

  • http://nounces.com Jennifer

    The monsters are made from car wash mitts. I found them at the dollar stores, Walmart, Target and auto supply stores.

  • http://www.fromsuitstodiapers.com Lauren

    Any chance you would be interested in selling some of your monster bowls?

    • http://nounces.com Jennifer

      Sorry Lauren, those were the favors for the kids. I don’t have any left, besides the ones my kids use.