This is a blog post about a Sesame Street Birthday Party- get ideas for your next Sesame Street or Elmo birthday party below. Read my birthday letter to Anderson- here.
Our son Anderson is what I like to call a Sesame Street Fanatic. He has to watch his favorite show every morning- it’s like his version of a cup of coffee. And you know what? I don’t mind. There’s a reason this show has been around since before I was a kid- it’s just good.
Anderson is learning to count and more because of Sesame Street (video here), so I’m just as big of a fan as he is. There was no question about his birthday party theme this year- the only question was how to make it happen. Anderson is a New Year’s Eve baby. Since we were gone for Christmas, we had to throw the party at my brother’s house.
All it took was a couple of Pinterest searches, a trip to two stores and a handful of helpers the morning of the party and voila– we ended up pulling this thing off!
Let’s start with the main area. We used punch balloons instead of real balloons to hang over the island. I loved how this turned out! It saved money from buying a bunch of real balloons and the kids ended up playing with them later in the day. We also used a green polka-dot tablecloth and blue polka dot napkins and red-striped straws.
We also turned the food into decorations. We made these adorable Elmo and Cookie Monser Cupcakes using orange gumballs for the nose, halved Oreos for the mouth and googly eyes for both characters.
We made an Elmo Face fruit tray with strawberries, yogurt dip and blueberries. We taped a party hat on top of the plate.
The next part is my favorite- the games. My mom happened to buy Anderson a stuffed Count Von Count for Christmas. So, I made “The Count’s Number Toss Game”.
We cheated on the next one. I wasn’t sure how to do a “Pin the nose on Elmo” with a limited amount of time. My mom saw this Nylon balloon, we bought it without getting it inflated, taped it to poster board and used orange plates for the kids to pin on.
That’s it! I wasn’t sure how it would all turn out since we put it together pretty quickly, but I was thrilled with the final product. Anderson enjoyed his third birthday party and so did all of his cousins and that’s really all we could have asked for!