- A Project For: Ella
- Age: 2
- Location: Los Angeles
Ella loves Elmo and I wanted her to enjoy her birthday party more this year thank she did her first birthday, so I decided to run with the little red monster theme. We had an Elmo performer (her dad), Elmo cakes pops and even a red carpet for guests to have their photo taken on; each family got a professional photo as the party favor. I also set up a craft table with some tactile and sensory activities for the really young kids (we had kids from 6-mos-6-years attending).
Elmo was the inspiration, but I also wanted it to be a party that went beyond Sesame Street plates and cups. Ella had eye surgery in December 2011 and her eye no longer crossed so I also wanted some professional photos of the family now that her eye was better. That's when I decided to go with the "monster red carpet" idea.
I love colorful, modern and classy.
Red Carpet: Partycheap.com
Backdrop: Sign Art Etc
Invitations: Anders Ruff - Etsy
Decor: Party City
Photographer: Toki Lee Photography
Elmo Cake Pops: Christine Oppenheim - Veggie Fixation
Fruit Cups: Pinterest
The Step & Repeat Backdrop for the photos and the fruit cups in the ice cream cones
Look on Pinterest for ideas and buy a bouncy house -- we use ours for any party (including SuperBowl) where people bring their kids. I also bought a dozen children's aprons for the craft table - they were pretty inexpensive (came in a pack) from Amazon, and this way my craft table wasn't responsible for any ruined clothing.
Posted on May 8, 2012 3,165 views
Mother of two, obsessive shopper, compulsive exerciser, and reality TV producer. I am a WAHM who thought that having two kids would cramp my style and I’d end up in a mom fashion rut (sweatpants). So I started blogging to keep my passion for fashion, jewelry and retail therapy alive and well.> more projects by giltmom
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