FIRST BIRTHDAYS ARE SUCH A MEMORABLE OCCASION… TRY THIS ADORABLE CUTE LITTLE MONSTER THEMED PARTY IDEA TO MAKE YOUR LITTLE MONSTER’S BIRTHDAY EXTRA-SPECIAL!!!
Are you ready to put together one of the cutest parties ever?! This Cute Little Monster First Birthday theme is such an adorable idea!
Here I will give you some basic instructions and tips for:
- Monster Cakes
- Scrappy Fabric High Chair Banner
- Bright Pennant Banner
- Number 1 Birthday Shirt
- Basic Party Essentials
Let’s plan this Cute Little Monster First Birthday!
1. MONSTER CAKES
I decided to make the large cake for everyone and the baby’s smash cake look basically the same. I baked 2 10″ round cakes and 2 6″ round cakes, dividing batter from 2 cake mixes into the 4 pans.
While the cakes baked, I made a big batch of buttercream icing and tinted 2/3 or so of it green, and the rest I tinted aqua.
Once the cakes were cooled, I filled and stacked them, gave them a crumb coat, and let them sit to harden up overnight. Getting to this step the day before, really makes things much easier the day of the party!
To decorate the cakes, I spread frosting all around the top and sides, and simply gave small upward movements with my spatula to pull up the ‘hair’ and give it a monster effect. So quick and simple.
The eyes and tongues were made from THIS TEMPLATE that I cut and glued together with a toothpick in between to stick into the cake. I added a party hat to the bigger cake and a #1 candle to the smaller cake.
2. SCRAPPY FABRIC HIGH CHAIR BANNER
The one year old will more than likely spend a good part of the party in their seat eating (or playing with) cake, so why not make the seat cute and party-ish?
This scrappy fabric high chair banner was pretty quick to make, but added so much bright color in all our photos.
First I cut letters out of 3 prints of fabric (from this template) and also out of fusible web. Then I took a piece of felt, folded it in half and sewed a small casing in the top (to string the ribbon through) , and fused the letters to the felt. To make it look more finished, I sewed around the edge of each letter. This step could be omitted if you are not a sewer!
Next, I slid a long piece of ribbon through the casing (the top of the felt piece).
Then I cut strips from several bright prints of fabric, approximately 1 1/2″ x 20″. These I tied onto the ribbon on either side of the felt piece. To attach it the high chair, I simply used clear Scotch tape in between some of the fabric scraps. It stayed in place very well.
3. BRIGHT PENNANT BANNER
I love the ‘stacks’ of scrapbook paper you can find at craft stores! I chose one full of my bright party colors and cut out several triangles, using this template. In the top of each triangle, I punched a hole on each side and strung them on some ribbon. I hung the banner in a corner area, going back and forth from one wall to the other 3 times, and just above the high chair.
4. NUMBER 1 BIRTHDAY SHIRT
I wanted my one year old to have a birthday shirt without having to pay a crazy amount for something he would probably only wear once or twice. I figured I could probably come up with something I already had at home. To keep with the theme of the party, I wanted something bright, but simple. My little guy already had a navy onesie, and I already had some bright green striped fabric, so that’s what I went with and it turned out great!
I cut out a number ONE from the fabric and also from fusible web. You can get the template for the number one here. Then I fused the ONE onto the shirt and stitched completely around it with a tight zigzag stitch. That’s it! SO easy!
5. BASIC PARTY ESSENTIALS
Walmart and Dollar Tree are 2 of my favorite places to get solid colored plates, cups, napkins, tablecloths, etc. I’ve found them to be a much better deal than the party supply stores. For balloons, we like to go to our local Kroger. It’s close by and a quick in and out stop.
FOR A FREE PRINTABLE INVITATION THAT MATCHES THIS STYLE PERFECTLY… VISIT THIS POST!!