So my youngest’s birthday was just after Christmas and here are some of the things I made for the party.
At first there really wasn’t going to be any theme to the party , but as my little projects progressed, the ideas started flowing.
First I made little triangle buntings and a Happy Birthday Zach banner from felt.
The colours of the felt reminded me of the colours of the monsters in Monster Inc the movie. Now Zach lurves that movie so I thought I’d go down that path regarding the theme.
So for party favours, I made each child their own monster keyring made from felt. I got the tutorial from dailyplush.com who had this great free download pattern of a monster plushie.
I made each monster 4″ tall and added swivel clips to each.
They looked adorable hanging there with different facial expressions. The green one of course was Josh’s and I added a No. 2 to Zach’s red one.
Continuing on the monster plushie pattern, I also made a bigger yellow one waving a little flag with a “2” on it to add to the Happy Birthday banner.
I didn’t stop there. I also made a felt monster and sewed it to a plain yellow t-shirt I had bought a while back just for these projects.
Here’s Zach wearing it for the party.
I borrowed Cookie Monster from our toy library downstairs to use as a prop – the boys loved him, so much so Zach started feeding him grapes.
Here’s Josh sitting Cookie down.
Even I got in on the act with Cookie.
And finally the birthday cake. At first I was just going to buy a ready made cake sans icing and decorate it myself, then I thought I’d just buy mini cupcakes and decorate each as a monster – here’s the result.
Top left hand purple cupcake was decorated by Hubby – Grrrr!!!
Wishing you a very Happy 2nd Birthday Zach – from your fam!