Monster Theme 1st Birthday Party
|The Birthday Boy! I can't believe my baby is already one. I wanted to share what I did for his first birthday party.|
Outfit- I ordered the iron-on decal from Etsy and got the white tee-shirt from Walmart.
The cake was just made in a round glass mixing bowl I had and I put dollops of icing all around and made a silly looking mouth. I didn't take much time doing this because we all know what is happening to this cake.
The Birthday Hat- This I made out of stuff I already had laying around in my craft bin. I cut out poster board and made it into a hat shape and glued it on the seam. I then lined it with frayed tissue garland. I glued this all around until it covered the poster board. I then glued on buttons and cut out the same ribbon from the dollar store that I used to make the birthday banner. Finally, I glued on a pompom on the top and some elastic on the bottom.
My favorite thing I did was make little monsters for all of the kids (thanks to the help of my sister Colleen). We cut circles, squares and oblong shapes out of felt and fill them with crinkly papers (packaging from different things I bought that made crinkly noise when balled up). We sewed them together with ribbon tag arms and legs and yarn hair. I then used different color thread to make a mouth and sewed on button eyes. They turned out so cute and I am so mad at myself that I didn't take more pictures of them. Each one was different and the kids had fun picking out their monster to take home. I put them in a basket with a sign that read "Adopt a Monster".
Overall, I thought the party was a huge success. I had so much fun making everything and trying to spend as little money as possible without making it look like it!
"The little monsters on the wall are waiting in line"- my 3 year old daughter, lol.
-Post by Leanne