First, we needed a theme. I could not think of the perfect theme for him. After much thought, I decided Monsters. He knew that monsters growled and let's face it, he IS a monster! After much research online, I found the perfect paper goods at this birthday supply site . I also got some great favors here. Then I had to make the rest.
|The Theme and Inspiration|
The Cupcake stand: Hubby cut out the shapes and I put it all together. I covered the circles with a red linen fabric, then trimmed them with a purple satin ribbon. Next I drew a face on the small monster, painted him and attached him to the top. I also bought precut wooden letters that spelled out Sebastian and attached them to the top tier of the cupcake tower.
Next up we created some signs. Skylar (the most awesome big sissy ever) made his Welcome Sign. Hubby and I bought worked on the sign for the food table. (I have carpal tunnel so my hands start to really hurt after a while, so he was great to help out!)
|(as you can tell we had a taco bar for the food)|
I also wanted to have a place where people could sign, but did not want an actual guest book so I created this little framed photo. It will later be hung in his room.
Hubby cut some large pieces of wood for me to paint so that we could use them as decorations. The little face was used at the food table and the big one was as a photo prop. The kids all loved these!
I love doing favors and crafts at parties! This is the favor bags I put together for this event. The bags also contain the crafts they got to do. I first put everything (except their cups) into a gallon size Ziploc bag so they could decorate their actual bags with stickers, markers, etc, and then they got to dump everything into their true bags.
Every month, exactly on the 14th I took Sebastian's photo in the same chair with the same bear. I made a poster using these photos and displayed it at his party.
For my daughters birthdays I have always bought the cake, but this year I decided to try my hand at making cupcakes. I made 4 different styles of cupcakes (with the help of Skylar) and they were strawberry, chocolate, spice and funfetti. I first made regular sized cupcakes, then minis. I stacked the mini on top and used that as my foundation to create the Monsters. I did the fur and Skylar (using various treats like sprinkles and tiny marshmallows) created the faces.
We rented out our Community Building for his party. They give you the key the day before in case you want to go in early to set up. We took advantage of this opportunity and decorated the night before the party. This is the party room before, during, and after our decorations! (including a funny photo I had to add of Skylar. She decided Sebastian didn't need any pink balloons at his party, so she put them in a safe place! HA)
I hope this better shows his party, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts! Please comment in the comment box!