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We had a PERFECT day to celebrate Annika's 2nd Birthday on Sesame Street.

After 3 months of non stop planning, creating decorations, making banners, assembling centerpieces and planning the food menu the day had finally arrived and it was a hit all the way around.

Our daughter was so excited to see all the fun Sesame Street characters everywhere and to have 10 of her little friends along with family to enjoy the fun day ahead.

From balloons, to music, to Pinata smashing she smiled and had a great time.

When Elmo arrived at her party to sing and dance with her she was in Heaven. It was the cutest thing and to just see her face light up because Elmo came to wish her a Happy Birthday was PRICELESS.

Enjoy the pictures. It was a fun day had by all :)

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Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    Auntie Polly wore her Elmo t-shirt, Grandma Ski & Grandma Bonnie wore their Oscar t-shirts and Mommy wore her Cookie Monster t-shirt

  • Desserts

    Cupcakes with all the characters on them

  • Activities / Games

    Oscar's Trash Can Toss, Ernie's rubber duckie game, Tattoos, Elmo Pinata, Chalk drawing, slide play set fun and balloons galore

  • Budget

    Almost all the decorations were colored and designed by Mommy so with supplies, food, Elmo Costume and presents about $700.00

  • Party Favors

    Buckets filled with flying discs made with character faces on them, bubbles with homemade sticker label for Peanut's big day, coloring book, Berty & Ernie book, Elmo wrist band, Sesame Street squeeze yogurt drink, Sesame Street card games and dominoes.

  • Best Moment

    Watching Annika's face light up with pure excitement when her Daddy dressed up as Elmo and surprised her with a visit. She hugged him and danced with him. It was just the BEST!

  • What People Ate

    Homemade mild and hot chili with all the fixins, pasta salad. For the kiddos: Chicken Fries, Sweet Potato and Seasoned Fries with Mac-n-Cheese

  • What People Drank

    Lemonade with Sprite Punch and water

  • Most Touching Moment

    After we first brought her outside to see that Sesame Street had come to her house and she first realized it was all for her

  • Funniest Moment

    Watching the kids play in the front yard with the airwalker Elmo balloon. They were all making him fly by hitting him up in the air and just laughing like kids should do

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13 comments

  • Behar Party Designs *

    Behar Party Designs * wrote:

    LOVE IT!

  • Marisol S

    Marisol S wrote:

    i love your centerpieces! How did you do the cutouts for them please?

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    Tracy S wrote:

    Hello Marisol. Glad you like the centerpieces. The whole party was lots of fun to make and put together. I actually found them on Etsy.com. FOUND tons of ideas out there and I ordered the faces and then attached them to the sticks and found my holders and made them up myself :) Good luck

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    Carleeta C wrote:

    This is so cute.

  • Judy V

    Judy V wrote:

    Great idea!!

  • Judy V

    Judy V wrote:

    How did you make these??

  • Judy V

    Judy V wrote:

    I think I'm going to copy this great idea of a centerpiece!!

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    Tracy S wrote:

    Hello Judy. I just bought Pretzel Rods at the store and then dipped them in White Chocolate and roled them in purple sugar. Leaving some with just the white chocolate. Then I bought the pretzel bags from Wilton cake supplies and bought the ribbon to tie on them. I bought the glass cookie jar at the dollar store and bought stickers from Michaels to put on the jar itself. Glad you enjoyed them. Hope this helps.

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    Tracy S wrote:

    Judy have fun with the party planning. I had a blast and made most of the decorations and stuff myself over several months. lol Let me know if I can help in any way. Glad you like the centerpieces. Enjoy

  • Amber D

    Amber D wrote:

    This is such a cute idea! Can you tell me how made them? How did you get Big Bird's feathers to come up like that?

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    Sue P wrote:

    Can you please tell me where you got these, i cant find them on etsy. Thank you

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    Tracy S wrote:

    Hello Sue. You can find the character faces on Etsy under Sesame Street Die Cuts. Then I put them on the sticks and made my own containers for them to stand in. Here is a link you can most likely find all of them at. http://www.etsy.com/shop/thepapercubby?ref=seller_info_count Good luck

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    Tiffany B wrote:

    Love love love it!!!!! Can you please email me the instructions on how you made those centerpieces. My little is turning 1 soon and I'm going to do Sesame Street and make everything myself. My email is taffbabers@gmail.com you did a fab job on everything!!!!"""

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