Sesame Street 2nd Birthday Party
by Let's Have a Ball! Parties & Events
The birthday girl, Addison, loves Sesame Street, and Addison’s mommy and mimi loved the look of the Hostess with the Mostess’s own Girly Elmo Birthday Party, so using that party as inspiration, I got to work.
I started by ordering several chevron printed fabrics, including a beautiful Riley Blake multi-colored chevron print. I used these fabrics to create table runners, fabric strip garlands, the fabric covered Styrofoam “A” decoration, party hat, bib, and the adorable little party dress.
For each party I style, I always like to include a welcome table situated close to the entrance to greet guests, setting the tone for the party. For the centerpiece of Addison’s table, I used stacked colorful suitcases with the fabric chevron print “A” on top. There were framed pictures of the birthday girl, a framed welcome sign, and some delicious chocolate covered treats with elmo face toppers. I created a personalized cardstock banner and hung it on the front of the table.
My favorite part of a party is the sweets table, and this table was truly so much fun to design! I created the backdrop using blue chevron print mixed in with a solid yellow fabric. I then hung hot pink custom painted frames with pictures of Addison on each side of a large “2” that I cut from styrofoam and covered in a hot pink satin fabric. I topped the backdrop off with 2 fabric garlands. I then made the colorful ruffled tablecloth using a mix of solid and polka dots in hot pink, orange, blue, yellow, green, red, and purple. Using candlesticks and wooden circle plaques painted pink, I made several stands for the treats. I incorporated the chevron print onto the candy labels and cupcake toppers, as well as my custom “Sweets” sign. The centerpiece of the table was the cute cake topped with Elmo. There were cupcakes, mini cupcakes, gumballs, chevron print iced sugar cookies, lollipops, chocolate Elmo pops, chocolate covered oreos with sesame street character and chevron print toppers, cake pops, striped candy sticks, and pixie sticks.
I kept the table centerpieces simple, but cute. I used chevron print runners and fabric squares on each table. Some centerpieces were candy filled suitcases or bowls, and the others were like an oversized cupcake topper that I made out of cardstock which read “Happy 2nd Birthday, Addison” and accented with an Elmo face graphic. I placed these into colored glass bottles or colorful striped tin pails. Each table was then accented with tissue poms in various colors.
There were several activity stations for the children to enjoy. Each has a custom sign placed inside wooden frames which I painted blue. At “Zoe’s Jewelry Station” children created their own edible necklaces and bracelets using gummy lifesavers, fruit loops, cheerios, etc. Addison’s favorite was “Abby Cadabby’s Flying Fairy Dress Up” which was filled with necklaces, bracelets, hair accessories, rings, sunglasses, tutus, and all sorts of cute little dress up items which the children could take home as party favors. There were several more stations including “Addison’s World Facepainting”, “Big Bird’s Bird Seed Treasure Hunt”, and “Bert and Ernie’s Rubber Duckie Pond”. Another adorable feature was a custom made photo prop board, handmade by one of the birthday girl’s family members, where kids could get their picture taken with Elmo.
-Party Styling and Decorations as well as cake pops, chocolate Elmo pops, Chocolate covered oreos, and mini cupcakes by Julia Shultz of Let’s Have a Ball! Parties and Events
-Iced Sugar Cookies – TSCookies on etsy www.etsy.com/shop/TSCookies
-Fondant Toppers – YesMaamSweets on etsy www.etsy.com/shop/YesMaamSweets
-Cake and large cupcakes by Nora Fitzgerald
Activities / Games
Zoe's Jewelry Making Station, Bert & Ernie's Rubber Duckie Pond, Abby Cadabby's Flying Fairy Dress Up, Big Bird's Bird Seed Treasure Hunt, Cookie Monster Guessing Game
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