Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Monstrously Fun Party!

A few months ago, I asked Addie what kind of birthday party she wanted this year, and she decided on a monster party. Addie's birthday is pretty close to Halloween, which would make that perfect for a monster party, except that her birthday is after Halloween. So, we tried to make our monster party very un-Halloweeny. Purples and greens, no ghosts or pumpkins, no spooky music. Just good old fashioned monster fun!

I made these invitations using my free trial of Adobe Illustrator, so I basically had no idea what I was doing! But I think they turned out pretty cute.

We danced to The Monster Mash and Purple People Eater. Addie is really into break dancing lately; she does great floor work!

I made coloring books for each of the kids by scanning all of the non-Halloween pictures in a $2 Halloween coloring book, and then printing them two-per-page and stapling the pages together. This kept them busy for a surprisingly long time!

After a dinner of pizza, salad, and green soda, we sang Happy Birthday to the birthday girl and ate the lovely purple and green monster cake.

Since this party was less than one week after Halloween, I didn't want to give bags full of candy to the guests as favors. And if the other children are anything like mine, they already have more cheap, tiny, throw-away toys than they need! Instead, I made them all monster t-shirts! And there were only 6 kids total, so it was easy and inexpensive.


  1. Very cute. I missed your brown paper bag exchange. Perhaps next time.

    Maybe a Christmas exchange?

    Stop over at my blog for a giveaway.

  2. The party was adorable, I think you did a Montastic job Mommy! I am sure Addie was beyond happy with her special day. From the cake to the invites all so clever and cute monster theme!

    You rock!

  3. Super super cute. I wish Bennett was Addy's best friend! :)

  4. Such a sweet cake and t-shirts!
    It looks and sounds like you all had a great time!

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