I decided to have a DIY Sesame Street themed party for my daughter’s 1st birthday. I scoured the Internet for ideas, and here are the instructions for what I created and some I found. With a little bit of elbow grease, you can avoid expensive purchases to accomplish a great & memorable experience for your child and guests.
(* I highly recommend using Food coloring gels, they tend to work best for achieving the richest color)
Dorothy’s Goldfish - I purchased Goldfish crackers and found these great yellow muffin cups at Michael’s.
Cookie Monster & Elmo Rice Krispy Treats – I found the cookie cutters at AC Moore and just made a regular batch of Rice Krispy treats on a thin cookie sheet and cut out the shapes for the face. I purchased vanilla icing and colored with blue and red food coloring. I used orange jelly beans for Elmo’s nose and Chips Ahoy for Cookie Monster’s mouth. You can purchase ready made eyes at Target, Walmart, or any craft store. Use icing to secure your body parts All the treats were wrapped in clear candy bags and tied with ribbon (try finding primary colors for your ribbon choices).
Elmo Cookie Pops – I found Lollipop sticks at the craft store. I melted white chocolate chips ( recommend using the ones from the craft store and 2 bags) and colored with yellow food coloring. I used Icing to secure the stick in the Oreo cookie and dipped in the icing. Used a styrofoam block to stick the pops into while the icing is hardening. I purchased Elmo candy pieces and secured them to the front of the lollipops.
Sesame Street Cupcakes – Only thing I purchased (Custom order: http://www.leneegourmet.com/).
But, if you are interested in making your own cupcakes, see our post for Cookie Monster cupcakes here:
Cookie Monster Cupcake Recipe
Sesame Street Food Label Signs – We used a poster board to trace the outline sign and just replicated. We colored the label according to an online picture of the actual sign. We also had popcorn and favor bags as well in their own special packages with their signs.
My containers, chalkboard bin & buckets, were purchased from the Home Goods clearance section. They were labeled with Sesame Street Stickers and cut outs. It was so much fun!