Fynn was obsessed with Sesame Street street during his early toddlerhood so naturally, we choose a Sesame Street theme for his second birthday party. Like most two year olds, he loved Elmo and Cookie Monster and pointed out the characters every time we happened to see them in shops.
We tied a large bouquet of helium balloons to the post of our front porch and posted this large sign to our front door:
We set up several small play areas and games in our back garden since most of Fynn’s birthday guests were two and under. The first game was Pin the Nose on Elmo, which everyone took a turn at. I drew Elmo’s face on white poster board cut out some yellow circles for his nose. The noses had velcro on the back to match up with the other side where his nose should be – so if they didn’t guess right, the nose wouldn’t stick. Mostly the kids just liked to stick and unstick his nose and didn’t have time for blindfolds and spinning in circles!
We found this sesame street-themed trash can at the Dollar Store one day when picking up supplies so it fit perfectly for our Oscar the Grouch, Trash Can Toss game. I hand-stitched a few brightly-colored beanbags from felt and beans and encouraged the party guests to try their skills, moving farther back from the trashcan each throw. If you have toddlers you know that putting things into other things is a sure-fire party winner.
I used the Wilton Elmo Cake pan to bake a delicious and kid-friendly chocolate chip zucchini cake. I have never been disappointed with how the Wilton character pans turn out and Elmo was no exception. It’s difficult to tell in the photo but his face is really textured! I chose three different tips from my small Wilton decorating tip set to pipe the eyes, nose & hair and I used brown sprinkles in the mouth.
We bought a Runners balance bike for Fynn. It is so well made and adjustable to grow with your child. It’s a great way for them to learn how to balance on a bike (which is the hard part) and he’s transitioned easily to a big boy bike now. My youngest, Cade, has started riding it now and he also loves it. It is a really quality bike that will stand the test of time!
All of our party guests went home with cookie monster bags that looked like these made by Michelle Hornback over at Stampin’ Up!
Somehow, I don’t have a photo of the ones that I made! That’s what happens when you aren’t intending to blog about something…it didn’t matter as much to me to have great photos of all the little details. And I’m kicking myself now that I have an opportunity to blog about them!
What did you do for your child’s first and second birthday parties?
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