“Birthday Monsters” party by Sandra Boynton
A while back, I shared the Birthday Monsters! invitation I made for Mini Me’s 2nd birthday party. I just realized that I hadn’t share with you some of the final party decorations and the cake!
First, the beverages. I found some Jones Soda in colors that coordinated with the party theme, and then I made new labels for them with our Birthday Monsters bottle wrap template. I adhered the new label to the bottle with packing tape that I put on top of the printed labels. Covering the whole label with tape also protects the labels if you wanted to put the bottles into ice.
I also made some cute little Birthday Monsters signs that coordinated with the invitation, for labeling everything at the party. With my template, you can easily customize the text on each sign. For example, in front of the party favors, I put a sign that said “Thank You!”
For snacks, I filled paper cones with our colored kettle corn. I used another of my cute labels and called it “monster confetti”! Guess what is holding the cones up? Snow cone cup holders! How fun are those? And, conveniently, they came in colors that coordinated perfectly with my party theme.
For the main wall decoration, I employed my projector trick to project the image of the hippo with his cake onto a piece of large white paper. Then we used crayons to color it in. Little Jo loved helping me with this part.
The final touches to the cake table were the balloons, coordinating ribbons, and the table cloth. I found blue striped fabric that matched the hippo’s pajamas to cover the table. The ribbon colors match the bow ties that all of monsters are wearing.
Chica said she made the ugliest cake she has ever made to match the one in the book. It might not have been as impressive-looking as some of her other cakes, but it was by FAR the best tasting. The peanut butter filling she made was phenomenal! And the white icing, divine! I’ll talk her in to sharing with you guys how she did it.
Mini Me loved her Birthday Monsters! party. I hope this gives you a few more resources to throw a Sandra Boynton party, since I couldn’t find anything when I went searching the web. If you have other ideas, we would love to hear them!