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Monster Birthday Party (27 photos)
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!
I like to include a picture of the boys on the invite....it's a great keepsake! Luckily, the boys cooperated and I was able to get great pictures to use. Of course, I had to incorporate the black and white chevron pattern too. I used a 5x5 tri-fold design.
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 and Activities
Streamers and the numbers 3 and 4 were created using tutorials from http://jordanferney.blogspot.com/
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 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, monster bowl and spoon set, monster mask and monster duckie.
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/
Stitch-n-Lounge - Chevron Fabric http://www.stitchnlounge.com/
Shop Sweet Lulu - Straws, milk bottles, mini chevron print bags, tissue decorations http://www.shopsweetlulu.com/
IsaKay Boutique - orange straws http://www.etsy.com/shop/isakayboutique
Banana Bear Boutique - birthday boys shirts http://www.etsy.com/shop/bananabearboutique
Think Garnish - favor box for muffins http://www.thinkgarnish.com/store/Scripts/default.asp
Kitchen Stuff Plus - monster bowls http://www.kitchenstuffplus.com/home/index.php
Photography - Kevin Oelke https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1132335971&ref=ts#!/kevinoelkephotography?sk=app_4949752878 <https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1132335971&ref=ts#%21/kevinoelkephotography?sk=app_4949752878> and Jennifer Kielp