Thomas celebrated his 5th birthday in happy-monster-style this past weekend, and I'm happy to report that all of the adopted monsters got a good night's sleep in their new homes :)
I thought I'd spotlight the food today, and show you our activities, decor, and favors tomorrow.
We had a bit of fun with googly eyes, popping them onto toothpicks, and into some of the food... our little pepper-turned-monster sent my birthday boy into a fit of giggles before the party.
I already showed off my googly-eyed cups, but aren't they even better with stripey straws? Yes, I thought so too.
Sorry for the wobbly shot, but it's the only one I got of the lunchtime table. We served everything a 5-year-old-loves-because-his-mommy-won't-let-him-eat-it-normally: hotdogs wrapped in crescent rolls, chicken nuggets, smiley-faced fries... and some veggies so the other moms wouldn't hate on me too much ;)
Oh, and the blackboard? hee. I had fun re-creating the scene from the "eek! a monster" stamp set that I used on all of the decor. (Full disclosure: I put Maia in the tub with some toys so that I could have 10 minutes alone to draw this masterpiece, and after about 15 minutes (oops), Maia was crying and Thomas was yelling: "you better come see, mom!" What I found was a whole lotta yucky mess...sigh.) Um, back to the food?
My favorite touches were the fry boxes with the pretzels inside. I got the template *here* and just gave it the same newsprint+monster treatment as our invitations.
The dessert table was so much fun to put together:
I like to keep things as unified as possible on the dessert tables: I popped some popcorn (my first time on the stove-top!) and drizzled candy coating over it. It was the perfect sweet-salty snack!
Hope you enjoyed a look at our monster party food! See you tomorrow for the rest of the party!