While you may think that I would be into throwing totally elaborate, totally crafty, totally decorated, totally adorable parties for my kids, I really am not. I see the parties that people put together on other blogs, and I'm amazed at how wonderful they all are. But I know myself, and I know that I am a perfectionist, and a party like one of those would STRESS ME OUT to the max! So the two real parties I've thrown for my kids (by real, I mean someone other than family was invited) have been cute, but I've definitely not gone as "all out" as I could have.
Anyway, all that explanation was just a way to say that here was my simple, fairly easy solution to Noah's request for a "Silly Monster Party". It came out cute, somewhat crafty, and lots of fun for the kids!
At Target, we found these monster shirts for the boys to wear (Avery wore some monster pj's that we already had). Ugh, do you think we could clean our front door a little bit? I didn't realize how bad it looked until I saw these photos!
I googled "silly monsters" and found several cute monster images that I printed out and made into a banner.
We gathered every kid-sized seat in the house (and outside) and put them around the coffee table, along with monster sticker sheets for the kids to play with as they arrived.
My sister helped decorate a monster cake (inspired by this one). Isn't he cute?
We got a monster pinata at Target, which was a big hit, of course! Target has a really cute monster line in their party section- we got lucky with that!
And the funnest part was making their own silly monsters! I made the monsters from two pieces of felt, then stuffed them. They went pretty fast, maybe about 15 minutes for each monster. I cut out lots of items for the kids to glue on- eyes, mouths, noses, bows, hair, and of course, teeth!
I printed out the photo at the top of the post for them to get ideas. Grown-ups helped glue all the pieces together.
Avery loved hers, and carries around her "Baby Monster" all the time!
And here's the cutest picture of all- all the kids with their monsters! Aren't they cute? (Some of the kids had fake teeth in- they aren't in need of a dentist!)
It was a fun party overall. Noah had a great time, and so did the kids. And it wasn't too much work! But I still have to say that even though it wasn't a whole lot of work, I still was TOTALLY STRESSED OUT! So it's a good thing I don't get any more elaborate than this- ha ha!