March 27th, 2012 |

Stylized Cookie Monster Party

We are talking {and sharing ideas and inspiration} about stylized character birthday parties this week on the blog, and to kick it off, I am here with photos from P is for Party’s Modern Cookie Monster Party that she hosted recently for her son’s birthday.  It’s always a pleasure to work with Christi (see some of the other parties we have done together here, here and here just to name a few….and another one is coming up on the blog on Friday!) and we are always thrilled to see how flawlessly she executes parties! Read on for the details of Conrad’s Cookie Monster Party as told by Christi:

“Conrad LOVES cookies, so it was almost a no-brainer when I was trying to come up with a theme for his third birthday party!  The funny thing is that he does not even watch Sesame Street, but every time he sees Cookie Monster, he can’t help but laugh.  I love a challenge and even though I was going with a commercialized theme, I wanted to make the party as unique and chic as I could.  I immediately went to Kelly of WH Hostess to design a non traditional Cookie Monster invitation for me.  We went with the colors of blue, chocolate brown and pops of green.  I was thrilled with the design and all of the coordinating paper goods.

I was so pleased with the custom fabric that I ordered from WH Hostess to serve as runners on the kids tables, as well as the dessert table backdrop.  I also ordered small galvanized tins from Lime Tree Gifts and had a different wording on each.  For example, some tins said, “C is for Cookie” and another said, “I Want Cookie”.  I placed a centerpiece stick in each tin and filled them with Famous Amos cookies.  This was a simple and fairly inexpensive centerpiece that was perfect for the little ones!

 

Other small decor details that made an impact were the darling Cookie Monster piñata, festive banner, and adorable Sesame Street signs custom made by I DO Invitations by Michelle.  Michelle hand paints the base and can create the street sign to say whatever you wish.  I chose the signs to say “Cookie Way” which was placed by the cookie table and the second sign said, “Conrad’s Street” and was placed by the outdoor fireplace.  I also brought in a handful of 3 foot balloons along with smaller polka dotted balloons ordered from Sandra Downie’s new party shop, Pretty Little Party Shop. This age group loved seeing the balloons surrounding the party area!

Since the party was centered around Cookie Monster, we of course had to serve LOTS of cookie.  I created a cookie bar with a large variety of cookies for guests to choose from.  We had everything from chocolate chip to snicker doodles to cookie-wiches with blue filling and sprinkles.  I placed each cookie in a glass cookie jar on top of blue tissue paper.  Kelly made coordinating jar wraps and labels for the buffet.  To give the jars heights, I placed them on white lacquered trays from West Elm and even had Kelly make tray liners for the tops of the trays.  I also ordered custom fabric from Kelly’s line and hung a sign from ribbon that said, “Conrad’s Cookie Bar”.

The cake was another focal point and was made by one of my favorite Houston bakeries, Who Made the Cake.  Divine! I also had brownies with fondant toppers from Two Sugar Babies that matched the petal pattern from the paper goods.

To wash down all of those cookies, the kids had their choice of mini milkshake shooters or bottled water with coordinating labels on them.

For the favors, I had Kelly package a bundle of crayons tied with ribbon and small Cookie Monster coloring pages in cellophane bags.  Each bag came with a tag that said “C is for Crayons.” Since I had served so many sweets at the party, I wanted to send guests home with a non-edible favor and this was perfect!

We had so much fun celebrating our little cookie monster turning 3!”

Images via Ellenzilla Photography


 

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