I was so excited to get the request from my dear friend to create a Elmo themed party for one of my favorite little 2 year olds! I couldn’t have been more excited to be part of his big day even though I am more than 1500 miles away! So, here is the party I created, boxed up and shipped from Minnesota to Florida! My favorite place to start getting ideas for parties is Etsy! If you haven’t found Etsy, I recommend checking out all of the fantastic handmade products from some very creative individuals. When I went out to start my search for Elmo party ideas, I found this super cute Sesame Street printable collection from Shindig Parties (extra cool because of the awesome name)! Printables are a great way to create custom parties with really unique items.
I love these brightly colored lollipops! They add so much color and fun. It’s so simple to create containers to hold lollipops or cake pops. In the example above, I used an orange bucket, added some green foam, topped with shredded red paper and stuck the lollipops in. Done! I used this same technique on the other side of the table to create a container to hold the popcorn cones. The only difference is that you need to stick skewers into the foam, slip the cones over the skewers and add popcorn.
Favors for this party were simple. The Shindig Parties tags that said “Elmo loves his goldfish, Crayons too. Now so can you!” set us up for perfect favors. I simply printed the labels and taped them to bright blue bags. What’s in the bag? Well, crayons and goldfish!
I have been noodling ideas for cupcake stands and this gave me the perfect opportunity to try out a new idea. Whatever I did, it had to be inexpensive and easy to ship. This was super simple. I took it 2 cake boards, a cake dummy, ribbon and double sided tape. So simple! It took me about 15 minutes. The result was a cake stand that fit this table perfectly!
Cookies are a key menu item for any sesame street themed party. The ‘Me Love Cookies’ tags are so cute.
Keeping with the Elmo red, I found 12 x 12 sheets of paper, red paper cups, red square plate (Target), red and orange polka dot napkins (Target) and the icing on the cake – Elmo hat (Party City). To make the place settings pop, I kept the tablecloths white.
When I saw this adorable Elmo Lunchbox, I knew it had to have it! So, cute. A few red and orange balloons and the centerpiece was complete. On either side of the mailbox, I added a fishbowl that I filled with clear & blue rocks in honor of Dorothy!
Photography: Nicole Reyes Photography