Playing themed parties is absolutely one of my favorite things to do. I’ll be sharing a lot of them on the blog because I normally do a lot of DIY crafts leading up to the events and I have such a good time working with friends and family putting everything together. That’s what makes an event even more special to me – not just creating a beautiful theme, but putting it together with people you love.
When Bella turned two I decided I wanted to throw her a vintage Sesame Street party. Who doesn’t love Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Grover, Cookie Monster, and the Count after all? But I decided to also add some newer characters like Zooey and Abby Cadabby because Bella loved them so (the video of Zooey and Abby’s Princess Adventures is one her favorite). With the theme in mind, I set out to create our very own “Sunny Day!”
We wanted everything bright and bold and to theme so we opted for a vibrant rainbow color palette and kept all the decorations character centered like “Abby and Zooey’s Dress Up Station”, “Elmo’s Face Painting and Tattoo Station”, and my favorite “Cookie Monster’s Bakeshop”. To get the theme going even before the party, I created a personalized Sesame Street book that served as an invitation.
My mom helped me gather all the details I needed like the Sesame Street plush toys, the ribbons, the tee-shirts, all the details for the dessert table, and the prizes. She was incredible. One of my best friends from Sacramento, Tania, sent over a huge box of goodies for the kiddie giveaways and for the party. And then Regina came over to help setup. By the time the guests arrived, we were Sesame Street ready!
This party is brought to you by the letter “B” and the number “2”
Zoe and Abby’s Dressing Room had ball wands, Abby Cadabby headbands, and pink and purple necklaces and bracelets.
Bella’s friends registered for their goody bag which we filled with fun useable items like party shirts – which had the party logo (got every child’s size ahead of time), notebooks, a Sesame Street plushie (Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Elmo, and Cookie Monster are the ones we had), crayons, coloring books, paintbrushes, stickers, pencils, a pencil case, and snacks (some of the goodies were sent all the way from Sacramento by Bella’s godmomma Tania.
Kids could get character’s painted on their hands or their face or glitter tattoos.
I think my favorite part of the party was Cookie Monster’s Bakeshop. Adult guests were invited to take a box and pack it with as many delicious cookies they wanted to take home. All the cookies were homemade by my Mom! She made Snickerdoodles, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Sugar Cookies, and Double Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies (almost 500 cookies all in all)
Mom made rice crispies treats and my friend Sasha from Blackbird Bakery made mini cupcakes. Tania instructed me on how to make fairy bread (a fun treat from Australia)
My good friend Yumi from Yummy Piece of Cake made these awesome rainbow colored jello cups.
Games and Sesame Street prizes
Among the activities was a decorate your own cookie station
I think the puppet show was everyone’s favorite part of the day!
Happy birthday my darling, Bella!
:: Suppliers ::
Party Styling :: Michelle Alejandro and Regina Calpo (Styled by: Sami & Bella)
Photography :: Luxe Photography
Cake and chocolate covered Oreos :: Cuppy Puppy Bakehouse
Rainbow Jello :: Yummy Piece of Cake
Mini Cupcakes :: Blackbird Bakery
Caterer :: Center Table Catering
Wooden Chairs :: W Storehouse
Cookies and Additional Food :: Q’s Kitchen