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Monster Fest! A Colorful, Modern Kids Party

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Monster Fest Kids Halloween Party

You’re not only going to FREAK OUT over at the fabulous details of this MONSTER FEST themed celebration created by Stephanie of Spaceships and Laserbeams (for under $100 total!) but you might just find yourself green with envy! This theme could work for both Halloween or birthday parties and is truly is like no other monster-themed party I’ve come across…. the brilliant colors, the bold graphics, the “eyeball” catching details, and the oh-so-clever use of budget-friendly brown paper bags used as serving vessels.  Yes…brown. paper. bags. WHAT?!

I especially love the ghoulishly gorgeous backdrop created for the playful dessert buffet – which is oozing with monstrous amounts of creative cakes and citrus-based delights sure to please even the most savage appetite.

Monster Fest Kids Halloween Party

BEWARE as you read on for more of the party details…you’ll more than likely be inspired to throw your own wickedly cute Monster Fest!!

Monster Fest Kids Halloween Party

Monster Fest Kids Halloween Party

Monster Fest Kids Halloween Party

Monster Fest Kids Halloween Party

Monster Fest Kids Halloween Party

PARTY DETAILS, as told by Stephanie…


“This party was designed to resemble a monster’s formal dining room. In terms of design, we repeated the eye/circle motif in several areas including on the napkins, the eyeballs of the monster crowns and the oranges.

We actually got the idea for some of the eyes on the monsters from Hostess with the Mostess.


At Spaceships and Laser Beams, we like to show parties that are accessible for every mom. Everything for this party can easily be accessed in a small city (I should know as I live in a city of 30,000!) and the entire budget was $100 including the desserts and printables.

We kept the costs low by using paper bags as serving vessels, finding fabric on sale, and keeping the dessert table menu in check.


Snacks included a mix of everyday healthier choices like popcorn, grapes and apple slices, which are relatively inexpensive and the candy was purchased in the bulk goods section of our local grocery store.


Catherine of Goodness Bakeshop made all the baked goods. There was an orange basil cake, the monster cakewas banana with strawberry icing and the monster cupcakes were vanilla with citrus icing.

Our Monster Fest Collection can be found in the Etsy Shop of Spaceships and Laser Beams.”

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  1. Hilary September 23, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Love the colors! Looks like fun

    Hilary {Bayside Bride}

  2. Mindy September 23, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I love the faux picture frame background! planning a girly monster party, pinning!

  3. lori September 23, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Too cute!!

  4. casie September 23, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Those cupcakes are so cute!! I just love this monster theme!! I showed my four year old and he thought it was the best!!!

  5. Stephanie @ Spaceships and Laser Beams September 23, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Thanks so much for the kind words and the awesome feature! Made our day!

  6. Latisha Horton (Eccentric Designs) September 23, 2011 at 11:31 am

    When I think Spaceships and Laser Beams cannot create anything cuter…they always show me they can! I love the orginality and the bright colors of this party – great job (as always)!

    xoxo, Latisha

  7. carla@invitingsmiles.com September 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    I love the cupcakes and oranges. Very nice.

  8. gogogoodie.com September 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    So cute, creative and colorful!

  9. Mindy September 23, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Question (for anyone really) – how do you keep your apples (or what type do you buy) from browning when having them cut and sitting out for a party? Thanks!

    • Stephanie September 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm

      Hi Mindy,

      Unfortunately, the only way I have found to do this is to purchase them already sliced from the grocery store. They have been treated in calcium ascorbate to keep them from discoloring.

      Hope this helps!

  10. Hollie September 27, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Adorable… all of it!

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