Elmo Party First birthday party idea for boys and girls
If you've decided on an Elmo party, then "Hooray for you!" As kids parties go, Elmo is a classic party option for boys and girls, but your party doesn't have to look like it's from the '70s. You can throw a stylish Elmo party to remember for years to come with these updated party ideas to fit your Elmo theme:
We "red" your mind. If you want a very Elmo birthday, then be true to Elmo red in every detail of your party. Stick to a color palette and decorate your party with lots of red, including the food. Offer red licorice, red jelly beans, red gelatin, and Elmo red party drinks. It's not that you want to sugar up the kids, but these refreshments enhance the design of your party. It's a kids party after all, a day to splurge on treats.
Wiggle your eyes over here a minute. The edible eye candy decorations, left, have so many uses for your party. Affix these candy eyes with icing gel to Elmo red plates and cups for edible party fun. (Skip the plastic wiggle eyes you find at craft stores as these will be a choking hazard for little ones.)
"Orange" you glad we're sharing these tips? To symbolize Elmo's nose, get orange gum drops, also sometimes called spice drops! And for craft time have plenty of orange pom-poms on hand. Decorating with bright tangerines and oranges is another healthy way to enhance your party. Place tangerines in a tall glass vase as a base for flowers.
Elmo talent for "higher." Instead of hiring an Elmo puppeteer or actor, inflate the Elmo fun with a huge Elmo balloon for the party, pictured at the bottom of the page. A jumbo sized Elmo balloon, is a better solution than hiring an Elmo to dress in costume. Not only is finding Elmo talent difficult, but it's pricey and might even scare the kids way. Opt instead for the Jumbo Airwalker Elmo, which the kids will love to tag along. It comes flat so you can have your local dollar store, grocery store, or party supply fill it fresh with helium for the party.
How to dress your child for an Elmo party Boys and girls love an Elmo party, which makes this an ideal party solution for multiples of different genders. Here are some ideas for boys and girls Elmo outfits that are updated and stylish:
Three cheers for Elmo! Consider the Elmo cheerleader's outfit, left, for the birthday girl. After all, she's Elmo's biggest fan. You might even add elements of a cheerleader birthday. Buy red megaphones and affix Elmo stickers to them. Use big furry pom-poms and have fun cheering on Elmo for the party.
Tip for an Elmo Cheerleader party. Be sure to include fuzzy pom-poms in craft activities and decorations. Do it yourself Elmo pom-pom project: start with one large red pom-pom, one small orange pom-pom nose, two wiggle eyes, and a black felt smile. Presto! You've made an instant Elmo you can use to glue onto place cards or to identify favor bags.
Boutique Elmo Tutu: Look to ETSY.com for stylish handmade Elmo T-shirts for girls paired with frilly red tulle. You're sure to find just the right Elmo Tutu for you-you, and you may also find other Elmo party supplies on ETSY. We found a sweet Elmo wand, funny Elmo leggings, an Elmo gift bag and much more. You'll also find couture style designers on ETSY.com who will hand make for you sweet Elmo hair clips to accent the look.
An eensie weensy onsie Elmo bathing suit. If the birthday party is planned for the hot summer months, then have your party outdoors and dress the birthday girl in the sweet Elmo polka dot bathing suit, right.
"Two" cute for boys. The birthday boy will look terrific in the bright and happy Elmo shirt, right, which proudly displays his new age for the party. Paired with jeans, this will be a classic look long after the party's over. And while an adult size Elmo costume is likely too frightening for the little ones, your little guy will look terrific in a fuzzy Elmo costume, pictured lower right. You'll just want to hug your fuzzy red monster over and over again.
Elmo cake ideas We're sure Elmo loves cupcakes as much as the cookie monster loves cookies. There are so many ways decorate a birthday cake or cupcakes Elmo style, and we hope this guide will help you create a sweet ending to your Elmo party:
Serve Elmo red velvet cake. Classic red velvet cake is all the rage at the cupcake boutiques. You can buy a boxed mix or have your favorite bakery supply you with red velvet cupcakes that you can easily decorate. See our Elmo cake and cupcake ideas.
Elmo cupcakes: All it takes is some red sugar crystals, candy cake eyes and an orange gum drop to get you going with your Elmo themed cupcakes. For Elmo's mouth, flatten a licorice drop with a rolling pin and cut to shape.
Cupcake toppers.The cupcake Elmo ring, pictured left, is the easiest solution for Elmo cupcakes. Kids love licking off the frosting. If you buy Sesame Street cupcake picks, you'll have to remove all the other characters to stick to a strictly Elmo theme.
Be sure to use Elmo cupcake baking cups.
Edible Elmo cake topper. The edible Elmo cake topper, pictured left, will amaze your friends. Unroll it and it will blend into your frosting. This edible cake art is actually a picture that's very easy to remove and place on the cake. You also have some flexibility to cut it to size.
Elmo party foods Bright red foods will enhance your Elmo theme. Serve Elmo-nade (any bright red drink), crisp red apples and bright oranges.
Use your noodle. Invite guests to feast on your favorite pasta dish and call it "Mr. Noodles." Spaghetti is an easy choice for a lunch as it's a meal easily shared by adults and kids.
Elmo pops. Bright cherry red lollipops provide a perfectly Elmo themed look. This is a kids party after all, so one special treat will likely be fine with parents; however, generally, you'll want to limit the candy for this age group in particular. Red candies add a festive touch. Or serve cherry popsicles.
Earth's Best Elmo products. You'll find Elmo shaped cookies, crackers and pasta in the baby food isle at your local grocery store or buy them online left if you can't find them. You can feel good about serving the kids Earth's Best Organic Crunchin Crackers. Look also for Earth's Best Elmo soup, Elmo fruit gummies and
For easy Elmo invitations, visit ETSY.com store by the same name: easyinvitations. These custom and personalized Elmo party invitations are true to the Elmo red look. You'll also find matching address labels to make the job of mailing your Elmo party invitations and thank you cards much easier. Declare your love for Elmo and enhance your invitation further with custom Elmo postage stamps from Zazzle.com.
Wording ideas for an Elmo party
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Elmo party decoration ideas If you're going to be true to the Elmo theme, then your party must include Dorothy, Elmo's pet goldfish. See our Goldfish party ideas for this sweet toddler's party idea. And set a pretend seat for Elmo's best friend "Zoe." Here are some other simple ways to help you decorate an Elmo party.
Select a color theme. Obviously Elmo Red should be the mainstay of your party colors, but you should consider an accent color, such as soft baby blue, which looks terrific with red. Or, if you're not a purist to the Elmo theme, then consider adding a bright Cookie Monster blue. See other ideas by visiting our best of Elmo parties (these are real Elmo parties we've selected to inspire you).
Easy Elmo lamp. Transform a red paper lantern into a sweet decoration. Affix big circle eyes made from construction paper or felt to the lantern, along with a bright orange pom-pom nose, and a wide brimming smile made from black construction paper or felt.
Elmo party supplies Elmo party supplies are relatively easy to find. The trick is to separate from the pack the other Sesame Street characters. You'll make more of a statement if you stick with red as focal point. Next year you can have a Cookie Monster party or a Big Bird party.
Party tip: Your Elmo party will look more polished if you stick to a color scheme. For example, while the Elmo dessert party plates, pictured left are Elmo red with green, the Elmo lunch plates are Elmo red with blue. Don't get the whole set of Elmo party supplies. Instead, stick to a palette and pair plain red paper plates or lime ones to match the dessert plates. Then get the lime stickers and sippy cups to match. For a blue and red color scheme
Elmo party favors Elmo likes party favors and what kid doesn't? Hooray! Here are some Elmo-approved party favor ideas:
Tickle Me Elmo party gloves. Pictured top right, the kiddos will get a tickle out putting on these fuzzy three-fingered gloves. They're easy to put on. When the kids all have their gloves on, you can do the hokey pokey and dance with Elmo. Parents can stand in the circle and tickle their kids in the center. You'll find that just presenting the gloves to kids at the party is activity enough.
Stickers are always a hit with toddlers and you'll find several varieties available, including the booklet style Elmo stickers, by Dover, left.
Elmo sippy cups serve double duty at your party. Use Sharpie markers to ensure toddler's cups get back to their rightful owner after your party. The sippy cups pictured upper left, coordinate nicely with the rest of the Elmo color scheme if you choose lime green as the accent color.
Activities for an Elmo party "P" is for party and when Elmo likes to party, he loves to play the piano and tap dance Here are some other Elmo-approved party games:
Tickle me! Tickle me Elmo!
Whack the Elmo pinata!
Plan early for your Elmo party and shop for Elmo shaped candy containers at Easter, and have an Elmo goody hunt.
Elmo party favors
The Dover Elmo stickers booklet, left.
Real Elmo parties Looking for inspiration to help you throw your own Elmo party? We've gathered up the best of Elmo:
Couture Elmo party: This tu-tu cute party is brought to you by the number 2 and Couture Parties. Gerber daisies abound in this lucky little girl's Elmo party (click "kids parties" to view the photos). Vivid colors include hot pink, orange, yellow and of course Elmo red. And the birthday girl wears a couture style Elmo ensemble. Choose the bright and happy swirled lollipops below for this Elmo party.
Carnival Elmo party: Colin's swanky Elmo party mixes red with baby blue in a carnival style party complete with puffy blue cotton candy. Get ideas for a sweet color scheme for boys. See how you can easily make blue cotton candy at home and be sure to see our blue party foods. The cookie monster would be an ideal companion to coordinate the look of this party.
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