Monday, August 15, 2011

It was a monster of a party!

So, I've been a bit MIA (again), but this time I have the best excuse ever! I was getting everything ready for my kids' Birthday party, which was Saturday! All 3 kids have B-days so close to each other that we always have one party. Sometimes it's hard to pick a theme that everyone agrees on, but this year all of the kids said they wanted a monster party. The hunt for all things monster was on!

I was able to find monster invitations at Wal-Mart for 97cents a pack! They also had matching plates, cups, and paper table clothes. They were not in the same section as the name brand characters, they were in a different section of the party/craft area.

And, while out doing some B-day shopping I found some monster wrapping paper at Target! They also had gift bags and a pinata! I got cupcake paper for my daughter. I remembered to take a quick pic before the unwrapping began!

I have to admit that I hate when my kids come home with a goody bag. They are usually filled with junk and most of it ends up getting thrown away. Instead of goody bags I made sewn monsters, from the Max the Monster pattern by Rebecca Danger, for each kid to take home! I had a basket for girls, and a basket for boys. I made 2 extra for each basket so that no kid was stuck with the last one and not like it. They were a HUGE hit!

Of course we had cakes! My sister-in-law is an amazing cake decorator! We emailed her pics of the monster the kids wanted on their cakes and here's what she came up with! They tasted even better than they looked!

The fun didn't stop there! After the party goers went home the Mr. and I had a couple couples over for a dinner party. It was an amazing day! The weather couldn't have been better, the food couldn't have been better, and the company couldn't have been better! The day was a complete success, but Sunday I was wiped out and I slept in!


  1. I'm sure this seems silly but do you have any other tips/ideas that you could pass on. My sons birthday is in 1.5 weeks and I still have no idea what I'm going to do and I absolutely LOVE this theme that you've done! (And may steal the idea, if you don't mind)
    Beautiful cakes too! They remind me of the cakes my grandmother made for my brothers and I when we were kids.

  2. I think my biggest tip is to just keep it simple! We had hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and watermelon. I didn't buy the matching cups and plates, I bought what ever was the cheapest in the paper plates isle at the grocery store.

    But, I have to say you need to get those invitations sent out very soon! Don't feel like you need to invite everyone. The smaller the party the less stressful it is and the more fun it will be for everyone!

  3. Jenna -- you rock as #1 Mom!

  4. Wow! Amazing monster party Jenna!! Nice job! And I love all your sewn monsters...and the cakes are amazing!