My inspiration for A’s birthday party came from a pinterest picture that lead me the blog Nounces Design. I was also pleased to find many of the party supplies at Target with their new Spritz Monster Party line. To help A lead up to the party, we put up monsters throughout the week. So we started here:
My overall routine for decorating for A’s birthday is to put my effort in three areas, the mantle, the table and kitchen area, and then one other area (this time it was the hallway wall). I have to be able to organize it in my mind in order to make it work.
The mantle. One of my favorite finds for the party set-up was the Melissa and Doug Monster Bowling Set. I don’t like to go over board on decorations that I will have to throw away, and this was the perfect solution. I decorated with them and then A could play with them after the party.
The hallway. This turned out to be so fun for A and J to color during the party. I still have it up and A has been coloring it this week. I found cheap sticky note letters from Wal-Mart and used them throughout the designs (and here to spell happy birthday).
I used mason jars I already had from last year’s party and decorated them with a silly monster faces sticker set I found at Target (another benefit doing a monster party in October). I then used those to put the utensils and napkins on the table. The party hats were cheap one’s from Party City and I again just decorated them with the monster sticker set.
The treat bags included monster coloring books from the dollar store, monster stickers from target, a pack of crayons, and a silly straw. I was so pleased to find good monster coloring books, because I wanted the party to have fun, silly monsters, not the scary kind.
The cupcakes. I went very simple this year, because honestly A wanted cupcakes with sprinkles and ice cream. So that’s what I did. Oh and with the help of my sister we go them from Sam’s. Have you had their cupcakes?? They are fabulous, really. Definitely going that route again next year.
So that’s that! And no I was not endorsed in any way to provide my decor inspiration and details. Just sharing what I used. A really loved it!!