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I fell in love with this blue linen from CV Linens, so we used this coloring and texture as the base for the rest of the dessert table’s design. The backdrop was hand painted to resemble a stack of chocolate chip cookies, then personalized with the birthday boy’s name using vinyl and this custom made “3” from Itty Bits Designs. For seated tables, we layered white linens with kraft paper as a runner; then added DIY painted ABC letters for a 3D runner. Cookie Monster acted as a centerpiece in a glass cookie jar, then we added an arrangement of balloons (blue, white and cookie print).
The birthday cake we chose was simple, but of course screamed Cookie Monster. Our local baker created this fur texture on a simple buttercream chocolate cake, then added cookies to his mouth for a nod of humor. We chose a large black cake pedestal to sit the cake atop. We added simple paper eyes using a 2” round craft cutter for the white portion, and a 5/8” round craft cutter for the black portion. For cupcakes, we dressed up store bought chocolate cupcakes by setting them inside white cups, then adding candy eyes and ½ of small chocolate chip cookies. And finally, to break up the character motif, we added milk bottle cookies customized with a cookie print “3” to the front. Desserts were served on these adorable 7” Sesame Street paper plates featuring both Cookie Monster & Elmo characters.
What better way to celebrate this theme than to invite the main man Cookie Monster to the party?!? A meet and greet with a character is the perfect activity to add to an at-home party. He was great with the kids, and even posed for photo ops behind our adorable school bus standee prop. To keep the party guests entertained, we also had a small bounce house, this custom made Cookie Monster bean bag board, a bubble machine and sidewalk chalk. The kids had a blast entertaining themselves.
For party favors, we created these DIY bags using blue bags and colored card stock. Then, we added the personalized cookie favor tags to the front. The favor bags were filled with personalized bubble containers, a Sesame Street memory game Sesame Street memory game and of course, chocolate chip cookies.
We hope you found some fun ideas for your upcoming Sesame Street party or Cookie Monster birthday party!!