Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jake's 2nd Birthday Party

For Jake's 2nd birthday party I decided to go with a Cookie Monster theme. It was hard to find Cookie Monster party supplies. Everything is Elmo, Abby or Sesame Street. He loves Cookie Monster and that is when I found out that Cricut has a Sesame Street Font cartridge. I thought how perfect! I can make my own Cookie Monster party supplies. So I invested in a Cricut...well my dear husband bought it for me for my birthday, thanks hun...I love this gift, still use it :) I am now hooked!!!

I made the invitations using the Sesame Street Font cartridge for Cricut.

I made the banner using the Celebrations and the Sesame Street Font cartridges. Wall border, Cookie Monster cut outs and goodie bags were made using the Sesame Street Font cartridge.



I made these CM party hats! I bought the hats at Party City, pom poms online, fun fringe at party partners shop. I made the eyes and mouth using my SS Font cartridge.

Most kids wore the hats for a minute! I was able to get 2 pictures of my son wearing it. I remember wearing party hats when I was little all the time...how times have changed! Last time I invest time into making party hats.


I made Pin the Cookie on Cookie Monster, this was a great hit! Kids loved it!


My Cookie Monster bouquet. I love it!


Goodie Bags, these came out great! I tied them together with a blue "thank you" ribbon I found at Michael's.


The back of the goodie bags. I put this on the bags that way I knew which child the bag belonged to because of the personalized book marks and it also went with the Sesame Street theme.


Some of the goodies inside the bags...

Personalized bubbles! I removed the original label, printed labels I made on my computer and glued them on!


Stickers I got on ebay.


These are the cutest bookmarks! They were lots of fun to make too. I cut out the shadow of CM's face on foam...but I did not like the way it turned out so I ended up cutting out the next layer in blue card stock. It worked out because it gave his face some dimension. Added googly eyes and a large craft stick. I used my label maker to make a personalized label for each child.



I had my husband dress up as Cookie Monster.  I had him introduce the number (2) and letter of the day (J). He said it was pretty hot in that costume, thanks for the sacrifice! Jake eventually loved it! What??? I had to stick to the theme!!! hehehe



And of course here is the cake! Again, my friend Christine Morey made it for us...she is so wonderful and so talented! Can't wait till she makes my daughter's 1st year birthday cake!


Everything turned out beautiful and everyone loved the decorations. A lot of work but worth it!


Sly Booby Trapper said...

You forgot the picture of the cookie jar! That came out so good you definitely have to include it!

Jameela said...

I saw the cricut expression and wondered if it was worth the money. After seeing what you've done I just might invest in one. I love the cookie monster theme. Everything came out great. I may have to call you for ideas. You should start doing consulting for parties and weddings.

Jameela said...

i will love to see the cookie jar

Amanda said...

Everything is so cute. I love it all.

Anonymous said...

OMG..these are so amazing! I love the submarine ones too. Very creative! I saw on your invite you are in CT...me too. Have you taken the kids to Sesame Place in PA..it's a waterpark for kids...and they have great stuff for kids as young as 1...we have taken ours when they were a bit young (several times..like 3 years in a row)...they love it and you can have breakfast or dinner with the characters.
TFS you stuff. I really enjoyed them.

Ellen (Southbury, CT)

JeepinMaMa said...

this is so cute! You did an awesome job using your cricut to decorate for the party!

Dreama said...

What a great job on everything...I'm sure your 2 yr. older didn't know all that went into this, but you sb friends do.

Sara Mahoney said...

Excellent job! I love the bouquet and the bookmarks!! Thinking of doing something similiar for my son but with Elmo.
Thank you!

Michelle said...

How did you do the labels for the bubbles? I would love to do this for my son who is turning 2! You did a great job!

Joy said...

I LOVE pin the cookie on Cookie Monster and the hats, the cake...and...well, you get the idea. Everything was wonderful!!! You did a great job!!

MinaAriel said...

This is awesome! Love it!

Raven B said...

Cutest thing ever!

Jeannie said...

Where did you find the blue trim for the cookie monster hats?

jeannieschnur(at) gmail.com