Tuesday, January 21, 2014

All Elmo Everything!

I was recently given a request for some ideas for an Elmo birthday party. This party is actually being thrown for a grown adult who just happens to really love Elmo. Ok, it's really a kids party...but since I already did the leg work of figuring out crafts this will also be the theme of my husband's next birthday party. This will be the outfit I make him.

I won't even try to lie...I'll be totally jealous of this outfit. Aside from that, the rest of these Elmo theme ideas are really easy to make! I'm not actually going to make any of them right now because I'm pretty sure a house full of Elmo decor for someone with no kids will get you reported to Child Protective Services.

When they first get to your house (assuming that is where you are throwing a party with hordes of children running around) you have a couple adorable options of a welcome wreath:
It's a creepy cute little Elmo balloon wreath!! This could easily be made with items found at the Dollar Store.

This one looks like it would be less work, and pack just as much of an adorable punch! Just get foam paper for the backing of the rectangles, and then print the wording out on cardstock and glue it to the foam paper. Next attach the rectangles to a wider ribbon and adorn with smaller decorative smaller ribbons.

This guy would make a great centerpiece. Just make him out of foam paper as well and attach him to a wooden dowel. 

Remember my post on how to make tissue paper poms? Just add some facial features cut out from cardstock and BAM! You have Elmo poms!

This frame is also super easy to make. Just buy a dollar store frame and use all that card stock we've bought to add the face. You can buy the furry fabric to glue to the frame at Jo-Ann's Fabrics.

You wouldn't dare feed the children off of regular plates, would you? NO! You will add more eyes and a nose to them. Nothing like eating off the face of the one you love!

Depending on the age of the children at this party, you may be able to get them to play Pin the Nose on the Elmo. If their motor skills aren't quite that developed yet, just think of how humorous it will be to watch them run into things while blindfolded.

Party Hats! You can make these out of cardstock or posterboard. Just attach some elastic for the chin strap. I'm sure these will last all of 3 seconds on the kiddos.

Finally I have some options for you for Party Favors...because just throwing a party isn't enough, you also need to send your guests home with gifts. (Who started this trend and where can I go to punch them?)

This one may be a bit of a budget breaker...I'm not sure if the Dollar Store sells pails....but if they do, this would be an adorable favor for my Florida friends who bring their kids to the beach a lot. Again you can make the face from cardstock and hot glue it onto the pail.

What kid doesn't love bubbles? Well, maybe the kid who mistook bubbles for a drink and chugged the whole thing...but every other kid loves bubbles. I feel pretty confident you can paint this face onto a bottle of bubbles. 

I just saw red paper bags in Michaels yesterday. These Elmo gift bags would be a breeze to make!! Time consuming...but a breeze nonetheless.

Stay tuned tomorrow for how to throw a Bronies party. Just kidding. Or am I?