Monster food is fun! It just is. So we definitely had fun with it and found some great kid favorites!
As soon as we picked the theme, I knew it would feature the Mummy Dogs because who doesn’t love a Mummy Dog. These are really simple and ALWAYS a crowd pleaser. All you need to do is take a refrigerated breadstick and stretch it out. Wrap around a hot dog and bake in the over.
Mummy Pizza Faces
These are also great for parties and who doesn’t love pizza? We used English muffins, sliced mozzarella, pizza sauce and sliced olives. First, cut the cheese into strips about ½” wide. Spread pizza sauce on an English muffin and top with mozzarella cheese slices arranged like mummy wrap. Add 2 sliced olives for eyes and bake.
Monster Watermelon & Fruit Salad
I loved this one. Simple, healthy and cute! This was the same idea as carving a pumpkin and frankly it’s a bit easier to cut. I cut off the bottom of the watermelon, scooped out insides and set aside in a bowl. Next, is take a marker and draw on a large monster mouth because you will need to get a large serving spoon in it. Carve the mouth. We used a watermelon ball and a blueberry for eye balls and a few strawberry slices for ears. Next, cut up some additional fruit of your choice like blueberries, strawberries and grapes and mix with watermelon. Serve the watermelon monster on a large tray. Place the monster watermelon on the tray. Surround and fill the watermelon with the fruit salad.
String Cheese Monster Fingers
This was easy. Cut string chese into 2 pieces crosswise. Add a green pepper finger nail and cut some lines to look like knuckles. There you go! Monster finger cheese!.
I am going to start with my favorite. I was so excited include slime making into the plan and there were a lot great recipes online. Because I wanted the kids to be really hands on, I did some tweaking to let the kids be more hands on. I’ll share this soon.
Monster Face Bags
I love using sticker sets combined with bags as an activity. It’s simple for all ages and provides the kids a place to put their goodies. Oriental trading has a large selection of sticker sheets including the silly monster faces I used and are very inexpensive – generally about $3/dozen.
These were a must for the party. I found great masks at Oriental trading, loaded up on glue sticks and they were off to create their own silly monster masks! These were so cute.
Mummy (Toilet Paper) Wrap Race
Yes, this was a mess…a huge mess! But it was a HUGE Hit with the kids. We also paid a few kids a dollar to clean it up and it was like it was never there. J What is mummy wrap race? Give 2 kids a roll of toilet paper (just trust me it’s worth it)! Have them pick one mummy and one mummy wrapper. On your mark, gets set, go! And the fun begins!! The mummy wrapper must use the entire roll of toilet paper to wrap up the mummy. Whichever team does it first, wins!
Monster Head Toss
I have to say that this one was so inexpensive and so easy. We found some of those crazy monster balls that are rubbery and look like they have a lot of hair. I told the birthday boy that I’d incorporate them into the party, so had to figure out a way. What did we do? I took 6 large plastic cups that I had on hand and stacked them – 3 green, 2 orange and 1 green. Perfect. The kids used the monster balls (Target $1) and tried to knock over the cups.
This always feels like the worst kid party activity EVER…and it probably is. Needless to say it’s a kid favorite and my kids begged for years to have a piñata at their party. The last 2 times we did it, we did not think it through ahead of time. This time, we thought it through a little better. As a funny side story, my mom saw this idea to not put cheap candy in the piñata but larger items. So she purchased a variety of kid treats including things like snack cakes. It didn’t occur to us that when you take a bat to a piñata with snack cakes inside the cakes get smashed like a piñata…live and learn.
Hope you enjoyed this Monster Bash. Please check out the other details
Monster Bash Part 1: Treat Table
Monster Bash Part 2: Kid & Beverage Tables