Little Monster Birthday Party

Create a little monster theme party for birthdays or Halloween parties. Follow these ideas for colorful decor and treats that the kids will love.

This monster party is so cute to look at. The colors are fun and vibrant, and the black & white chevron pattern adds a cool modern touch.

It was designed and sent to me by Jennifer of Nounces, and is full of great ideas.

Choosing a party theme is the easy part and helps you get started on pulling it all together. Here, the black and white chevron fabric gives a graphic base for all the colorful details.

Decoration Tips

Use various sizes of googly eyes from the craft store, and attach them to all kinds of items. Add 1 large eyeball, or lots of tiny ones for a monster effect.

Turn shaggy hand dusters into harry monsters! Attach the googly eyes and stand them upright on the table by slipping them over a sturdy base such as large cans or vases.

Add candy eyes to sweet treats for instant monsters.

What to Serve

When you’re hosting a birthday party for young kids or preschoolers, having an early start time works well with nap times. A brunch menu can be a great choice!

Activities

Cover a wall with long sheets of white craft paper and draw the outlines of monsters for the kids to color. It’s definitely the hit of the party!

Play pin-the-eye-on-the-monster game.

Have a craft table where the kids can make their own monster masks using foam shapes, googly eyes and stickers.

Party Favors

Favors are always fun to put together, especially when you continue the theme. My favorite ideas include something they will use, or eat!

  • The children can take home cute monster bags filled with an assortment of themed items. This bag includes monster sticker book, a box of crayons, a coloring book, pencil, tattoos, sucker, monster bowl and spoon set, monster mask and monster duckie.
  • Send the parents home with delicious homemade muffins.

Have fun creating your own little monster birthday party or kids Halloween party with these adorable ideas.

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37 Comments

  1. 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?

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    1. 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! ; )

    2. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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

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

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

  12. 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.:)

  13. 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

  14. This is such a refreshing take on this theme! How monstrous! 🙂

    1. 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!!!!!!

      1. 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!

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