Little Monster Birthday Party {Guest Feature}

Oh my goodness, this little monster party is so cute to look at, even if I’m not throwing one of my own!  The colors are fun and vibrant, and the black & white chevron pattern adds a cool graphic punch.  Sent to me by Jennifer of Nounces, this monster party designed for her 2 sons (1 year apart in age) is full of great ideas.  Read on for Jennifer’s description…
“For me, choosing a party theme is the easy part.  Then I get started on pulling it all together.  When I was working on the monster theme, it just wasn’t coming together like I had in my mind.  Until I found the black and white chevron fabric!
Since we had 17 kids under the age of 4 (CRAZY!), we decided an early party time would work well with nap times. While a brunch menu can be challenging for a large party, everything turned out perfect! We served cereal, french toast sticks, a couple quiches, potato casserole, donuts, fruit, etc. 
Drinks include, milk, orange juice,  water, and a green smoothie recipe courtesy of One Charming Party.”  
“Streamers and the numbers 3 and 4 were created using tutorials from Oh Happy Day.
I created a huge wall with the outlines of the monsters from the invite for the kids to color. It was definitely the hit of the party! I also created a pin-the-eye-on-the-monster, and had a table for the kids to make their own masks.”

“{For the invitation} I like to include a picture of the boys….it’s a great keepsake!   Luckily, the boys cooperated and I was able to get great pictures to use.  Of course, I had to incorporate the black and white chevron pattern too.  I used a 5×5 tri-fold design.
Favors are always fun for me to put together.  I like to send guests home with something they will end up using….or eating!  Favors included cute monster bags (created loosely from this tutorial.
Inside the bags were, a monster sticker book, a box of crayons, a coloring book I created, pencil, tattoos, sucker, monster bowl and spoon set, monster mask and monster duckie.
Adults were sent home with delicious blueberry muffins using the recipe {from The Pioneer Woman}.”
Like I said, this party is just so fun to look at!  If you’d like to create your own monster theme, you can find this printable party set in Jennifer’s etsy shop.
Vendor List:
Printable Party – Nounces
Photography – Kevin Oelke & Jennifer Kielp
Straws, milk bottles, mini chevron print bags, tissue decorations – Shop Sweet Lulu
Birthday boy’s shirts – Banana Bear Boutique
Favor box for muffins – Think Garnish
Monster bowls – Kitchen Stuff Plus
Orange straws – IsaKay Boutique
Chevron Fabric – Stitch-n-Lounge
 
About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. Frog Prince Paperie says:

    This is such a refreshing take on this theme! How monstrous! :)

    • Will you please tell me where you found the dust balls you used for the monsters. I found the dust mops at the dollar store but cannot find the round balls. Thank You!!!!!!

      • Hi Amber! You may want to contact Jennifer directly (her link is in the post) for more information. I’m not sure if she’ll see this comment thread or not. I hope she can direct you to her resource.
        Good luck!

  2. Susan Crabtree says:

    so monsterously cute!

  3. A Blissful Nest says:

    Of course LOVE that chevron stripe!! Darling party.

  4. Adriana says:

    Such a cute monster party! I love all the details!

  5. Brittany @GreyGreyDesigns says:

    PRECIOUS! LOVE the chevron!

  6. colleen says:

    I have a daughter who is older, what a crazy thing to do for her friends, a few tweaks to make the monsters gruesome, but oh so much fun!! colleen

  7. Could you please tell me the author of the monster book next to the bags at the bottom of your post? Thanks! You did a great job, mama.:)

  8. Jennifer says:

    Thanks again for featuring the party, Chris!! Thank you for all the nice comments too! The books are from Play Bac Publishing. I was lucky enough to find them on clearance for $2.50 each. They're here too, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1602141053?SubscriptionId=0QCHRJVSKG6F3BRGBNG2&tag=pbs_00005-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=1602141053

  9. La Dinette says:

    How fun!

  10. feelincrafty says:

    This is just great! All the details are just perfect. I love how bright and colorful everything is. And all the coordination!!

  11. Hi
    I just love this party. There are so many details !!! You did an amazing job.
    May I ask where you found the monster cushions/soft toys (on the table) ? thanks

    • Hi Virginie, Jennifer made those little “monsters” out of hand mops & craft googly eyes. Aren’t they perfect!

  12. Wow!!! Absolutely LOVE it all. Very impressive!

  13. I have to say I fell in love this- I’m going to mimic it for my little one’s 1st birthday. I’m wondering where you got your little furry monsters you put on the tables. I’d love to track them down. thanks!

  14. Hi! I absolutely love the theme. I know you speak about the invites but it doesnt say where you got them. Do you have a vendor? Thank you!

    • Hi Sara – they are part of the printable party set link from Nounces. See bottom of post under “Vendors” for the direct link : )

  15. Sabrinawilkung says:

    How did yiu do the pics for coloring on the wall. My sons 1st
    bday is in a pretty big place and this would be perfect. I am not
    good at drawing though! Love every piece so glad I found it!

  16. Lacie Barrett says:

    I was just wondering if you made or bought those little orange and blue monster decorations that kinda look like mops I suppose lol? Thanks

  17. Carrie Lauck says:

    Just wanted to send some kudos to this party- it is the best Little Monster party out there. I am planning one for my own monsters in March and keep finding myself wandering back to your site for the most creative and unique ideas and inspiration. Thanks for posting it, I bow down to your party styling skills!

  18. LindseyReese says:

    Someone PLEASE help. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this birthday party theme and doing my best to use a lot of the ideas. I am very un-creative when it comes to these kind of things but I am having fun getting different ideas. I can’t find the chevron table cloths ANYWHERE. The vendor on this website is no longer open or something. where can I find this table cloth?! without spending 100.00
    actually ideally id like to find a disposable tablecloth because we are going to need 4 or 5

    • Hi Lindsey,
      The designer simply used fabric off the bolt for the table covering. Look at your local fabric store or an online search for “chevron fabric.”
      I’m sure you can pull this together! ; )

    • Hi Lindsey,

      I am mimicking this party idea for my son’s 1st birthday this summer. I found some black/white chevron fabric online at Carousel Designs – under the “Fabric” tab. It’s $7.50/yard which was the best deal I found compared to all the Etsy vendors. I think I spent about $60 for one long continuous cut. I plan to divide it and use it for the gift/favor table and one for the cake table maybe. The other tables I am just using plain black and white plastic tablecloths. Here is the link: http://www.babybedding.com/black-and-white-zig-zag-fabric

      Good Luck!

  19. I would love to know where you got the little arts and crafts mask. I’m doing a party for my sons first birthday. It’s gonna be monsters inc theme.

  20. hi, i would like to know where i can find the dust balls for the little mosters. i really like the idea of your party theme and i am trying to do a similar one for my son.
    please let me know where to find them .
    thank you

  21. How do you make the monster marshmallows?

  22. olha isso says:

    Is copy !!!!

  23. Love the cupcakes. Thanks for sharing.
    Kristti @http://www.specialbirthdaypartyideas.com/

  24. Hi! Love all the decorations, colors and ideas. I’m wondering where or how the monster wall art or monster photos w/chevron print came from?

  25. kayleen rivera says:

    how did you stand up the dusters/mop ?

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