Chica and Jo
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Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo
9
AUG
2011

“Birthday Monsters” party by Sandra Boynton

by: Jo

“Birthday Monsters” party by Sandra Boynton
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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!

Birthday Monsters

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.

Birthday Monsters party Sandra Boynton

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!”

Birthday Monsters party Sandra Boynton

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.

Birthday Monsters party Sandra Boynton

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.

Birthday Monsters party Sandra Boynton

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.

Birthday Monsters party Sandra Boynton

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!

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6 comments so far:

  • 1
    April 08/10/2011 at 6:21 pm

    I am a HUGE Sandra Boynton fan. What an ingenious idea for a Monster party! Im contemplating my little guy’s 2nd as well…. I thougt about Elmo since I’ve seen so many cute parties surrounding him but, I love to be a little more original than that! I may have to expand on this idea! Too fun!

  • 2
    Maya 03/02/2012 at 3:41 pm

    I am just planning my son’s own sandra boynton birthday party and came across your wall decoration poster. I was hoping to create a poster that invited guests can sign but haven’t been able to find a picture with high enough resolution that I can use. I was wondering if you have a higher resolution picture that you would be willing to share (a request from one artistically challenged mom).

  • 3
    Chica 03/02/2012 at 5:44 pm

    Maya, I’m afraid we don’t have any hi-res pictures from the book. For this party decoration, Jo used a projector to project the image onto a piece of paper and then traced and colored it.

  • 4
    Emily 07/06/2013 at 3:15 pm

    How cute! We decided to plan a 1st birthday party for our twins with this theme as well and I love your creative ideas. Thanks for sharing the table tags. We will definitely be using those!

  • 5
    Helen 09/07/2013 at 2:28 am

    Any luck getting her to share her peanut butter filling recipe?

  • 6
    Chica 09/07/2013 at 10:33 am

    Hi Helen! This filling is sort of a throw-together recipe, but here’s a good guess at measurements: Put one stick of real butter (not margarine) and about a cup of peanut butter in the mixer and whip until smooth, then added a teaspoon of vanilla. Add a half a block of cream cheese, and mix again. Add some powdered sugar until it looks right. Add a couple of tablespoons of shortening at the end to smooth it out, then optionally stir in some chopped up Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips. Enjoy!

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