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Cookie Monster party ideas

Is this Cookie Monster cupcake by Nick^D & his friend Abby the cutest thing ever, or what?! I’ve been inspired to throw a Cookie Monster themed party every since stumbling upon it earlier this summer. This would be such a fun theme for a kids birthday party – or even a baby shower for a fun-loving mom-to-be!

I hope to have an excuse to host a party like this soon and really go all out with it… but until then here are a few ideas to kick things off:

Cookie Monster party ideas

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• Make cute CM-themed cups using blue paper party cups, “googly eyes” (available at most craft stores), and half of a small chocolate chip cookie or cookie sticker.

Use fuzzy turquoise blue marabou feather boa to dress up centerpieces, party favors, vases, etc. (For a baby shower or girl’s birthday party  it would even be fun to get blue chandel feather boas for the guest of honor and/or for guest photo opps!

Place Settings: Go for a fun mix of chocolate brown, blue, and white. Yes, it’s true that zebras have nothing to do with Cookie Monster, but I still thing the Brown Serengeti Plates (zebra-print) look adorable in this setting! Top them with Candy Dots Blue Lunch Napkins, folded in half. Wrap each napkin with a band of fabric ribbon or strip of white card stock + a small chocolate chip cookie to act a the “napkin ring”! (Something like Chips Ahoy would work great.) Turquoise blue or brown plastic cutlery will compliment the look as well.

Of course Cookie Monster himself definitely needs to make an appearance! This tall “Soft and Shaggy Cookie Monster Doll” by Gund would make for an adorable table centerpiece or dessert table addition!

If you’re hosting a baby shower with this theme, try serving up individual servings of ice-cold milk in tall shot glasses for a fun, adult-friendly presentation!

Cookie Monster party ideas

{shot glass image by: Rhee Bevere / via The Flirty Guide}

Individual milk cartons are a more kid-friendly way to go (several of which are available in bulk on Amazon)…although there are also some great packaging designs available that would work well for all ages, like these stylish Ronnybrook Farms bottles.

Cookie Monster party ideas

{Ronnybrook Farms image via Design Muse}

More ideas:

Set up a creative cookie buffet.

Line the edges of white serving trays or decorative blue charger plates with extra-large chocolate chips or unwrapped Hershey’s Kisses. (Use a tacky craft glue to secure.) Similar to this idea, but with chocolates instead of vase gems:

Cookie Monster party ideas

Create “cookie vases”. Wrap flower vases (cylinder or rectangular/cube shapes) with blue cardstock or gift wrap paper, then glue store-bought chocolate chip cookies in neat rows all the way around the vase. You could just to one row to create a “banded” look – or cover the entire thing! Fill the vase with pretty white flowers like mums or daisies.

If you have any more fun ideas for this theme, please share them with us in the comments!

By |2018-10-11T13:35:52-07:00September 2nd, 2009|Baby Showers, Kids Birthday|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Julie Wendell September 2, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    This is absolutely adorable!! I want to do this for my birthday, and I’m turning 28!

  2. HipMamaB September 2, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    oh my. I may need to quick change the theme of my daughter’s upcoming bday party.

  3. Nicola Horton September 2, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I have loved cookie monster since the age of 2. he is my mascot1 I’ll be using this theme for my next birthday party when I turn 32! I’ll replace the milk shooters with kahlua and creme shots!

  4. Aaron Greenwood September 2, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    I love this! I was already in the process of planning a cookies and milk bash for my daughters 1st birthday since its going to be in dec. I figured this would be a great idea. Babies can gum on some cookies and I plan to have a cookie bar/exchange and recipe exchange as well. I would love to send you photos of it after!

  5. Andrea September 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    That totally reminds me of the milk and cookies party that that was posted on another site. I’ve bookmarked the link


  6. Jessie September 2, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    love it.

  7. Hänni September 2, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I love this idea! I can’t wait to see how you’ve done it (when you get an opportunity to throw this type of party)

  8. Lisa September 2, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    This would be a cute theme for an annual Cookie Exchange around the holidays. The cupcakes could be put in cute boxes or little cookie jars as favors.

  9. Danitza September 2, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I swear. Obsessed. Obsessed with everything you guys do!!!! This is adorable. Especially coming from a mother of 2 girls under 3 years old who love Sesame Street.

  10. Kendall @ Entertaining Life September 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    This is ADORABLE! I wish I had someone to throw it for!

  11. southern hostess September 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    How cute! What a great idea.

  12. Kristine September 2, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    This is too crazy. I just signed up for the “c” snack for preschool…what could be more perfect than those Cookie Monster Cupcakes??? Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

  13. Beth September 2, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    That may be the cutest cupcake I have ever seen!

  14. Leslie Swan September 2, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    That would be a great shower idea for a fun loving mommy to be I know…especially if she is having a boy. Cookies and cupcakes, that is all a shower really needs anyway! (Well, maybe some skittles, too!)

  15. Down Pillow September 2, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Very cute idea :) Cookie Monster was my favorite Sesame Street character as a child.

  16. Shelley September 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I absolutely love this!! The milk shots are great…I was going to do that at a shower I am hosting!

  17. Jolaine September 2, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I’m loving this idea for my son’s first birthday!!!

  18. Lori Foote September 2, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Totally love it, great ideas here!

  19. MC September 3, 2009 at 6:34 am

    such a good idea. my daughter loves sesame street… but i am tired of elmo. i could make her birthday a cookie momster theme party and we would both be happy. any more ideas… please=)

  20. Becky September 3, 2009 at 7:15 am

    i am hungry now! me want cookie!

    but this is great – i wish i knew if my friend were having a boy, this would totally be my theme!

  21. Dove Chocolatier September 3, 2009 at 7:26 am

    I Loved your Ideas, They are supper,Will Share them at My Chocolate Tasting Party’s,
    Thank You

  22. Zebra Entertainment and Events September 4, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    These ideas are so cute! We’ll be sure to pass them on to our customers–they love to coordinate their food with their entertainment. Thanks!

  23. suzanne bolling September 6, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I love this! Do you know what was used to make this cookie? I want to give my 2 year old a party with this theme but haven’t seen anything this cute before! if you can tell me where to find this cupcake, that would be great! thanks!

  24. Dianne September 7, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    You can find a tutorial on how to make these cupcakes on Everyday Celebrating. She posted it back in June. http://www.everydaycelebrating.com/2009/06/cookie-monster-cupcakes.html

  25. Andrea September 8, 2009 at 6:17 am

    I wanted to know how to make the cupcakes and I googled it. I found how to make them here http://www.everydaycelebrating.com/2009/06/cookie-monster-cupcakes.html

  26. Julianne September 11, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Uber cute. Who doesn’t like cookies and the cookie monster! I love the cups, adorable!


  27. Maria September 16, 2009 at 6:22 am


    does anyone know of some good websites for kids birthday party games…but really good games?:)

  28. jenn s. September 16, 2009 at 9:20 am

    Hi Maria –

    Peppers and Pollywogs – – is a great site for kids birthday party games & activities. They’re usually tailored to a specific theme, but they have TONS of themes available. Hope that helps! :)

  29. Masha September 21, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Hi there,
    I want t throw a first birthday party for my little pumpkin. Can anyone recommend a good venue?

  30. Beth Ann October 13, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    SUPER CUTE! I have been looking for a treat to bring to my toddler children’s preschool class for halloween and this is it! Perfect! A MONSTER, but one that isn’t scary! To make it simpler, I am going to order blue sugar and heavily frost the cupcake and then dip it in blue sugar, rather than frost each one with a tip.

  31. Desiree November 6, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I love this. I had a Cookie Monster Party when I was little and will definitely do this for my son’s 1st B-day!!!

  32. candicita November 6, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Hi………We love cookie monster, and this is actually one of the firsts words my son said :)…….he will be 2 next month and I’m plannig a cookie mosnter party!……so far I am making the invitations and the party favors myself…….just have not yet decided between blue/orange or blue/green for decoration………I am picking up some great ideas from here and there…..

  33. ashley November 7, 2009 at 11:43 am

    we are throwing a “cookie monster” party for my daughters second birthday at a local ice cream place. about 10 kids, make your own ice cream sundae’s using oreo’s, choc. chip cookies and sprinkles. love the cup idea too! so cute!

  34. jessica December 10, 2009 at 9:34 am

    the people from pbs TURNED COOKIE MONSTER GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Laura January 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Done! Been trying to figure out what to do for my little monster’s 2nd birthday and this is perfection!

  36. Trish March 8, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Fabulous!!!! I have beatiful invitation to match theme this theme:


  37. annie May 8, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    the awesomest cupcakes i have ever seen!!!!!!!! cant wait to eat themmmm lol

  38. araceli November 3, 2010 at 6:49 am

    i am looking for ideas for my daughter babyshower her theme is baby cookie monster …thanks so much 4 the ideas if you have any more plz send them to my email..and again thank u so much

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  40. Gina Padilla January 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    What great ideas!

  41. brina February 8, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Im doing cookie monster for my sons 1st birthday! So excited, If anyone has anymore pictures of the cookie monster theme I would love to see them

  42. [email protected] kids bean bags September 29, 2011 at 8:10 am

    So cute! so adorable, this a great theme party to any kids parties, sure they’ll gonna love it. :)

  43. Merry Gram October 23, 2011 at 5:34 am

    My daughter has had the nickname “Monster” since she was little. It seemed only fitting that we should throw her a baby shower with monsters. The best part is it’s a BOY!! On the baby shower invite I wrote “prepare to bring your monster knowledge”. I have an untraditional baby shower quiz planned that includes questions about her and hubby, Sesame Street and Monsters, Inc. I should have copywrited that nickname years ago! : )

  44. Ieasha October 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Absolutely love the cookie monster cupcake! Might have to use this for my nephews birthday party He loves cookies monster and elmo!!!

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