Little Monster 1st Birthday Party

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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 Etsy! She had adorable monsters that I duplicated and used throughout the party design!

Decorating Style


Project Details

Invitations, food cards, tshirt graphic - shelleyspaperstudio on Etsy. 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!


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    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?

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    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! :)

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

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

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    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

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    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!!

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    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?

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    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!

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    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.

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    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! :)

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    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!

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

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    I am also wondering if you would sell your pin the eye on the monster file.
    Thanks! It is so cute!

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    hello! did you save the file for the pin the eye on the monster!? Are you selling it?

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    Could you share your publisher file for Pin the Eye on the Monster? I’m not very good at designing my own stuff!

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    How much are you selling the pin the eye on the monster file? And how many inches was ther insulation board in thickness?

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    Hello! I made the pin the eye on the monster, including the eyeballs. I was wondering what you used to stick the eyes on the board. Was it tape, or taks?

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