Today, I'm walking you through Thomas' 5 year-old monster party: the decor, the activities, and the party favors. If you missed all the food talk and dessert table decor, click *here* for yesterday's post.
When the kids walked in, I had monster coloring pages, crayons, glue sticks and googly-eyes waiting for them... (too bad I wasn't in photographer mode yet!)
After lunch, a rousing game of "Pin the Eye on the Monster":
(I'm pretty sure my nephew was cheating. He said he was "re-arranging.")
I picked up some foam-core board at the dollar-store and painted my best monster onto it (based on the stamp set that I was using throughout the party, from my cute stamps) I also added the same newsprint background that I had running through the party.
Next up? Monster-cookie-decorating. I baked sugar cookies into monster shapes (my daughter was right, they were deranged gingerbread men... but once those icing eyes went on, no one could tell the difference!)
After that huge dose of sugar, what better way to keep the party rolling, than with a hubby-hosted monster-dance-party?? My hubs picked out all the tracks, and we got alll kinds of crazy:
Yeah, that's me with the dustpan (!) The sprinkles were everywhere, but when "Thriller" came on, I couldn't help it. And check my friends Bethany and Josh gettin' their grooves on... so when I show you the next picture, of their son, you'll understand that awesomeness runs in the family:
After dancing came dessert. My Thomas specifically said he didn't care for a large cake, so we handed him a cupcake while all the kids crowded around to sing "happy birthday." I love that smile! (It's his awkward "I'll just stand here while everyone is staring at me"-smile... hee.)
Before the party wound down, we had some photo-booth fun:
(The silly mouths can be found *here.*)
As a parting gift, the kids got to take home a new, home-sewn, pet monster,
A fry-box of yummy treats,
I stamped images from the "eeek! it's a monster" set onto adhesive sheets, and punched them out.
A special thank you to Tanya for grabbing my camera and snapping some of the shots while I was busy elsewhere :)
If you're still here, thanks for reading all the way to the end! And thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who's left me sweet comments on the monster party decor so far!
Thank goodness Maia's party this Saturday is just for dessert :)