Little Monster 1st Birthday Party

  • Mold a Monster fun!!1/26
  • Pin the Eye on the Monster2/26
  • Mold a Monster3/26
  • Food table with 1st year photo banner4/26
  • Thumbprint platter5/26
  • Pin the Eye on the Monster game6/26
  • Monster cupcakes and monster utensil box7/26
  • Our little monster8/26
  • Monster cake9/26
  • 4 ft monster made of foamboard insulation10/26
  • Burlap wall hanger11/26
  • Door wreath12/26
  • Foamboard photo opp!13/26
  • 1st Year photo banner14/26
  • Party Favor Bags15/26
  • Arts and Crafts!16/26
  • Monster mouths17/26
  • Party favor table18/26
  • Tabletop closeup19/26
  • Closeup of table centerpieces20/26
  • Water with custom labels21/26
  • Mini Monster Snack table sign22/26
  • Mini Monster Snack table23/26
  • Adopt a Monster24/26
  • Invitation25/26
  • Monster Marshmallow pops26/26

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Helena, AR


We had a monster themed 1st birthday party for our little monster Tripp. Full of bright colors, fun printables, and lots of arts and crafts for the kiddos!!

Design Inspiration

Most of the party decor was inspired by invitations and printables I ordered from shelleyspaperstudio on! She had adorable monsters that I duplicated and used throughout the party design!

Decorating Style


Project Details

Invitations, food cards, tshirt graphic - shelleyspaperstudio @ Cake - Blue Cake Company (Little Rock, AR) I bought foamboard insulation from a local hardware store for $8 for an 8x4 ft sheet...I was able to make 4 ft tall monsters placed throughout the party, as well as a fun photo prop!!

Favorite Items

"Adopt a Monster" favors!! I made stuffed felt monsters, along with "adoption certificates" for the kids to fill out with their newly adopted friends!


  1. 1

    really??? your first time using a sewing machine? that’s amazing! so i guess it’s not yet too late for me to learn how to use it, huh?

  2. 2

    Yes ma’am! It’s a lot easier than it looks…which, luckily with monsters, they didn’t have to be perfect!! But trust me…there was more than enough hot glue used! :)

  3. 3

    Wow, not bad sewing job for a first timer! You really did an awesome job with this!

  4. 4

    Where did you get the burlap monster and the goodie bags!!! you did such a wonderful good!!!!!! so cute!

  5. 5

    Hello I also want to know about this. Thank you for sharing your ideas I absolutely love everything

  6. 6

    For the mold a monster did u make the play doh? And the labels on the water bottles how did you make them? Thank you in advance

  7. 7

    LOVING the thumbprint tree.. how exactly did you set that up?? That is just such a wonderful idea to capture everyone that came to the party!!

  8. 8

    How did you make the “pin the eye on the monster” and the monster photo board ??

  9. 9
    avatar Shavanah Whittaker

    Hi! I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of paint you used for the thumbprint platter. Did you use paint to make the strings?

  10. 10

    I did make the play doh (Pinterest is an awesome resource for recipes!). I just created the labels in Microsoft Publisher and printed them from home on sticker paper!

  11. 11

    Thanks! I actually made both the burlap monster and favor bags! :)

  12. 12

    Thanks!! I bought the ceramic platter from a local paint-your-own pottery shop. She gave me some special paint to use and just went from there! I painted the monster and “balloon strings” after everyone did their thumbprint.

  13. 13

    I made the “pin the eye on the monster” in Microsoft Publisher and just printed at as a poster (I saved the file as a photo). The big monsters and photo prop I made from insulation foam board – I found an 8×4 ft sheet at a local hardware store for less than $10!! It was so easy to paint and cut out with a box cutter! :)

  14. 14

    I used special ceramic paint from the same place I bought the platter. After it was painted, I took it back to her and she glazed/fired it!

  15. 15
    avatar Dalesia Almendarez

    The month by month banner is just precious! How did you make it?

  16. 16

    would you be willing to sell your image for the pin the eye on the monster? If so i’m interested =)

  17. 17

    Also where did you purchase those frames were you placed the invite in

  18. 19

    Love this Idea! Can you tell me where you got the cupcake wraps?

  19. 20

    Hi!! Are you willing to sell your pin the monster?

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