Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? I can tell you that easier than I can tell you how I already have a 4 year old. It seems like it was just yesterday I was sharing Joy’s birth story and here we are celebrating her 4th birthday with Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Count Von Count and her absolute favorite Sesame Street character, Grover.
Let me start by saying I’m NOT a Pinterest mom, a crafty mom or a DIY mom. If you know me at all, you know that well. BUT I do really enjoy making my sweet girl happy and there was something about this 4th birthday that just made me really want to figure out how to pull off a fun and easy Sesame Street themed party without having to become a legit crafty DIY mom. So here are my best ideas and many of these you can even do last minute!
How do I throw a Sesame Street Birthday Party?
1.) Aim for primary colors with a majority of your decorations! I even dressed in a red shirt with blue jean shorts and a yellow sweater. I ordered Joy this adorable Sesame street dress!
2.) Incorporate as many letters and numbers as possible. This could be anything from using cookie cutters (this is my go-to gluten-free sugar cookie recipe) for treats, magnetic letters or numbers on a fridge or Sesame Street birthday banner from Amazon (I have an Amazon list here with all the supplies I purchased!).
3.) Use Sesame Street characters to complement whatever food and games you have. I had a table for cookies with Cookie Monster standing by, as well as a “Count” How Many are in each Jar game where kiddos could fill out their best guess for how many items were in plastic mason jars. Some fun examples of those were Oscar the Grouch’ Sour worms, Count Von Count’s puzzle pieces (I got a small puzzle at the dollar store and put all the pieces in the jar!), Elmo’s goldfish, Cooke Monster’s cookies and Abby Cadabby’s magic wands (lollipops). The kids had so much fun guessing and each winner took home the jar that they guessed closest to!
4.) Put a pop of color on any and everything! Color (especially primary ones) brought so much fun and life to the food and drinks. If it sounds simple, it’s because it is. And it works!
5.) This Sesame Street Birthday cake was the star of the party! I can’t take credit for this though. My dear friend Audrey took the lead on this bad boy and she knocked it out of the park. We baked 3 round cakes using a gluten-free Funfetti mix. From there it’s just a matter of layering each cake with frosting and busting out ALL the sprinkles and Sesame Street characters. You’ll find everything you need in my Amazon list!
If you’re reading this, you’re probably trying to plan your son or daughter’s birthday. In case no one has told you lately, you’re doing a really good job. xo, Shannon
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