Ellie's Monster Bash was such a blast to plan! I went with this theme, because we lovingly call our daughter lil "Elliemonster." I have really enjoyed putting all of the monster decor together. Hopefully you will enjoy our lil Monster Bash as much as we did! One reason I wanted to share our party was because I had difficulty finding a girlie monster birthday with decor and ideas I really liked. Hopefully this gives other Mommy Monsters some inspiration. Monster Decor such as: the boa monsters, wooden Monster kid size cutouts, Monster watermelon, monster cake, and monster cookies added the finishing touches to make this party a fun, festive, and Monsterific 1st Birthday Bash!
What People Ate
Our Menu was simple in the 100 degree heat. LOL! We had Jimmy Johns subs, chips, monster eyes (cheesballs), goldfish (for the kids), pretzel crisps, a watermelon monster full of fruit, monster face cookies, eyeball cake pops, and chocolate and white monster cakes.
What People Drank
We had monster punch (Hawaiian punch- Berry Blue Typhoon), Capri Suns (for the kids), Sweet Tea, Soda, & bottles of water. I puts eyeball stickers on each multi-colored plastic cup to add a fun detail to every sip!
I got pails from Michaels in a variety of colors, and filled them with candy, monster water bottles, squishy monster balls, a monster craft, monster pencils, and play-doh. We found the cutest one-eyed monster baggies for all the candy.
Activities / Games
We had a sweet gal come and paint the kids faces, and make balloon animals. It was fun to see her creative painting. She made the kiddos into some pretty cute monsters! We had a baby pool full of eyeball balloons for the kids. My buddy Clint provided many monster pieces for the kids to make veggie monsters. We put veggies of various shapes and sizes into Ellie's water table. Then the kids could push the eyes and mouths into the veggies to make monster faces. It was a fun activity. We also borrowed our cousins bounce house for some added jumping fun!
One of the Best Moments for me was watching Ellie dive into her smash cake. It was so much fun to see her smiling little face. Having family and close friends together is always a blessing!
Ellie wore a cute embroidered shirt and bloomer set from Etsy Shop "LilyBellasBoutique." She wore a gathered tutu from Etsy shop "twinsietutus." Both shop owners did a beautiful job. They were great to work with!
For dessert we ate monster face cookies, eyeball cake pops, and white and chocolate flavored monster cakes. Who knew monsters could taste so good?!
Dale- Family Friend
Dale enjoys taking pictures for fun! He is a close family friend who captured all the great moments from the day! Thanks Dale!
JW Illustrations- Jessica Weible
I got the monster face clipart from Jessica's site. She also has an ETSY shop. JW Illustrationshttp://www.jessicaweible.com/
Kirsten McGrath- kpmdoodles
I got the monster clip art from kpmdoodles for the monster invite design. http://www.etsy.com/shop/kpmdoodles
Josh constructed and painted our wooden kid size standing monsters for the party. He made them to look like the invite! Awesome Job! Thanks Josh!!