This party was so fun to create. I imagine a little boy with unruly curls wearing an argyle bowtie to match the decorations. Sidebar: I don't usually create parties that have absolutely nothing to do with my kids, so this one had them entirely confused. Who's turning one? Is this for someone's birthday? Do we still get to eat the cupcakes?
First off, the invite. It's for a wee little one, so why shouldn't the invite be tiny as well? It's only 3x5 inches and perfectly whimsical. I chose to handwrite all of the labels, but you could always design and print something on your computer. All of the decorations feature the same focal design: the frame from sweater weather (where I hand-cut the inside oval, since the dies hadn't arrived at the time!) and the 3-eyed monster from monster mash, decked out in a party hat and bow-tie.
Wondering what to serve at a preppy monster party?
Stinky feet sandwiches. Bonus points if you use a foot cookie cutter. I folded a journaling card die in half for all of the food labels.
Tip: I stamped an entire sheet of white cardstock with the argyle pattern and then die-cut the best parts for all of my decorations. My shaky hands mean that lining up patterns isn't always the easiest thing for me to do!
For dessert, eyeball cupcakes.
I stuck a few blue smarties for eyes on top of the frosting - nothing easier:
A few drops of blue food coloring to jazz up the bottles of water help to add some pops of color to the party table.
The label that goes with the water bottles reads monster slime. The kids loved that one!
For the favors, I slipped blue and yellow gumballs into plastic tubes and tied them together with a monster thanks tag.
My favorite part of this whole party is the banner. I didn't have the dies yet, so I had to resort to masking to create the look I wanted. (Did I say resort to masking? I think we all know this was my first choice all along, haha.)
I'm on the lawn fawn blog today too, and if you click there you'll find a photo tutorial for how to create the banner panels, with the cute little monster peeking out from behind the frame.
I hope you like this month's party! Thanks for stopping by!