With Sesame Street being my son’s current favorite show, it was no wonder what theme we would use for his recent second birthday party. Due to his love of Elmo, I had originally planned just to do a party centered around the character, but I am glad that I decided to include the entire show. It was easier to decorate and plan when several characters were involved!
We didn’t get too elaborate with the decorations. To me, they aren’t really the highlight of the party – that award typically goes to the cake or games. For our Sesame Street birthday party, we simply hung streamers and balloons. Oh, and the table was covered with a character themed tablecloth.
This was probably the most fun part of the planning. There are so many ideas online for Sesame Street party games. I managed to find a “Pin the Nose on Elmo” game at Party City for just $0.50! We were originally going to make the game, freehanding Elmo on a poster board and using orange construction paper and double-sided tape for the noses. The store deal was too going to pass up though. For the other game, we did make it at home. It was called “Feed Cookie Monster” and it involved creating a box with a Cookie Monster head on it, mouth cut out to be where the kids threw in the cookies. The “cookies” were simply brown bean bags decorated with chocolate chips (done in 2 seconds with the help of a black Sharpie marker!). The original idea for this game was found on Pinterest.
I loved putting these party favor boxes together! I had seen the Elmo popcorn boxes on Pinterest, and decided to take the idea a few steps further. We incorporated Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and Oscar into the mix, using Chinese take out boxes also found at Party City. The boxes were the perfect colors for Sesame Street characters! The eyes and other features for each character were freehanded on construction paper. The boxes were filled with small items, including lollipops, Sesame Street party favors, and kazoos.