Monday, March 26, 2012

Monster Party

The party came and went in a matter of hours but all the crafting was worth it! The party was a success and  the monster theme was a big hit! Here is a round-up of all the monster crafts I worked on for the past couple weeks. And some party pictures as well!

Monster Cakes and Cupcakes:
I took the shortcut and ordered the cakes and cupcakes from Albertsons. But I did decorate the cupcakes with monster faces using the same technique as my Shamrock Cupcake Toppers. I melted Almond Bark (or Candiquick), put it in a pipping bag and traced an image of the mouth. I made circles for the eyes and used M&M's for the eyeballs.

Monster Goodie Bags:
You can read all about how I decorated and what I put inside the goodie bags HERE. At the last minute I found these awesome Monster Name Tags created by Will Strong who is giving these away for FREE on his blog! Thank you Will! I picked out a couple that I liked and colored them in Photoshop. Printed and cut them out and glued them to the back of the goodie bags. Now everyone had their own bag that wouldn't get confused with anyone else's. 
Monster Party Hats:
I never did get a picture of someone wearing a party hat, but I guarantee you they did! These were so easy and cheap to make! You can read all about them and find a tutorial HERE.
Monster Piñata:
Remind me to have a Piñata at every party! It was so fun to see the kids swinging and trying their hardest to smash it open. You can read about where I bought the piñata and how I transformed it into a monster HERE.
Monster Birthday Number Shirts (as seen above):
No need for a sewing machine with THESE easy DIY no-sew birthday number shirts, decked out in monsters of course!

Here are my boys with their matching monster shirts having some fun in the bounce house! Thank you Portland, OR for giving us a nice day to play outside!!

Monster Birthday Invites:
Not much to brag about HERE. But you may get a good laugh reading all about how this project went all wrong. I didn't mention this in my original post, but one reason I chose to send out invitations instead of an Evite or e-mail was because I wanted to included a note and pictures about a special boy and family friend named Hank. In lieu of gifts, we asked for small donations to 24 Hours for Hank, a nonprofit foundation established by friends and family of Hank Sturgis to raise money for Cystinosis research. You can read all about Hank and the rare genetic disease he lives with every day at www.24HoursforHank.org.


Monster Crochet Hats:
One of my first monster themed projects were crochet monster hats. I used a picture of my boys wearing their hats for the invitations. Check out how I made them and find links to the patterns I used HERE.


I hope you've enjoyed all of these monster crafts. Maybe I've inspired you to throw your own monster party!

18 comments:

  1. I love this party theme! All of the decorations and cakes were so adorable! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on now and we'd love for you to stop by and link up!

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  2. Super cute party! I love all of it!

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  3. Everything's just so cute! I especially like the pinata and the cupcakes :)

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  4. This is such a nice party. I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  5. This is just awesome!! Such a great idea for a party!

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  6. I just LOVE monster parties! You can do so many fun things! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday and shared your fun ideas with us. Thanks, I hope to see you there!
    ---Sheryl--- http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=26592

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  7. Oh my gosh Sarah, everything looks amazing! The party looks like it was fabulous and everything is sooo adorable :) It must have been a big hit! luv luv luv.

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  8. You always make the most wonderful things!!! Everything is just sooooo perfect... it makes my eyes happy! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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    1. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to link up Christine! Thanks for the sweet comment :o)

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  9. How in the world did you come with all these monster stuff?
    Really cheerful ambience, and the kids look having a grat time!

    Dropping in from Inspire Me Monday

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    1. I have to admit that all my inspiration came from Pinterest! There was so much more I wanted to do, but got burned out in the end. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  10. Looks like it was a monterous hit. :D Love the cupcakes and cakes. I wish I knew how to do this. The pinata would definitely be fun and all the hand made touches make this such a wonderfully memorable event. So glad you shared this on this week's party at BeColorful
    pam

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  11. This is an amazing party theme. It's very original and creative.

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  12. I am just getting started on my son's monster bash! please tell me how to download the name tags to photoshop so that I can start coloring them and printing them! thanks a bunch! chris dmvclv@gmail.com

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  13. Oh those party hats and favor bags are absolutely gorgeous. So bright and colourful...just perfect for this theme party. I love those shaggy monster cakes too....too cute!

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