Monster Party Ideas

It’s been almost a month already since my son’s birthday and I am just now blogging about it! Craziness, I know, but it was so much fun and couldn’t have been done without some amazing help.
WARNING:{This is gonna be a LONG post with LOTS of pics - but they are AWESOME!}
My little guy turned 2 last month and I decided to do a Monster Theme Party.Ya know, a Monster Party for my little Monster.Fitting, right? ;)
Well, Amanda from Shindig Parties was AH-MAZING and designed a whole new Party Printable Set she sent me that I was able to use. What’s even better is she enlisted the help of her friend, Brittany, from Edible Details to make some coordinating fondant toppers.
Everything was perfect!
Here are some of things we did for the party as well as a TUTORIALfor a Monster Toss Game I made using Martha Stewart’s new line.

Monster Party + Monster Tutorial including lots of ideas and tutorials to have the perfect monster party!! { lilluna.com }

 

 Monster Cake & Table Display.
{Fondant Eyes courtesy of Edible Details}.
SO FUN, RIGHT!?


{Felt Monsters from Freckles Crafts, Fondant Monster Toppers from Edible Details, and a Googley-Eye Frame I made}
 {We made monster bags using parts from the Monster Bash Birthday Party Collection from Shindig}
 {Adorable Cupcake Toppers from the
Monster Collection from Shindig}

 {Party hats, fondant toppers from Edible Details and more Monster Goodness!}

{Party Decor and more}

 I was also able to find this awesome monster pinata from Target.
 And then we also played some FUN monster games….
{Bean Bag Toss on the left and
Pin the Eye to the Monster on the right.}
Today, I will be showing you how I did the Monster Throw.
Let me preface by saying that I was contacted by Plaid and was asked to review the new line of Martha Stewart Product.
I was THRILLED!
When I opened up my box of goodness, I saw that a lot of the products were paint and stencil related.
SCORE!
I had already known that I wanted to make a Monster for a Bean Bag Toss AND Photo-Op, I knew the new Martha line would be perfect for the job!
To make a monster yourself, here is what you’ll need…

SUPPLIES:
-MDF
- Martha Stewart Paint {I used light green, apple green, blue and black}
-Martha Sponge Bottle Tops
-Paint Brush
-Jig Saw

DIRECTIONS:
1. Begin by finding a piece of MDF.
{I get mine at Home Depot for a few bucks.}
2. Then, I free-handed a monster and had the hubby cut out the mouth using a jig-saw. I then painted it with Martha’s new paint. Let me note that this paint is high-quality and only required one, maybe two coats on this dark brown MDF. {Saved me a TON of time!!}

 

3. Then, I used the sponge bottle tops which fit perfectly onto the paint bottles to give my monster some texture… It was so user-friendly that I even let Lily sponge for me {which is stating a lot because giving a 3 year old a bottle of paint isn’t always the smartest thing to do!} :)
Super cool texture, right??
Makes it almost look HAIRY. :)
3. From there I added a face, let the paint dry and then outlined it with a small line of black.
Pretty fun, right?!
Not only did it serve as a Bean Bag Toss Game…
BUT, it was also a great Photo-Op
{I was sure to make the mouth large enough for a kid’s face to fit in}…
All the little cousins LOVED it!!!
I was so glad I was able to check out the new Martha Stewart Line and use it for my Monster.
It turned out PERFECT!
To find out more information about the line you can visit the following:
Follow Plaid on Twitter:
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And if you’d like to see how I made the Pinata Monster Bags, Googley-Eye Frame and Party Hats, you can go to SHINDIG and find them there starting tomorrow.
You can also find the Pin the Eye on the Monster Tutorial on Shindig HERE.
Also, be sure to check out Amanda’s Blog for
TONS of Free Printables and Party Ideas.
You can also find an adorable Halloween Printable HERE that she recently designed.
{Told you it was adorable!!}
And be sure to check out Brittany’s
AMAZING Fondant Toppers!
Seriously – the girl has talent.
{These are some of her latest creations that I’m LOVING!!}
I mean come on, how awesome is this little guy we were able to use?
 {He was my Fav Monster!!}
Special Thanks to Amanda, Brittany and Plaid for helping me make this a wonderful Birthday Party for my little Monster!!
You guys are the best!!

 

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  1. 1

    Sooooo fun!! Love all the cute details- bet Gavin had a BLAST :)

  2. 2

    Love this party Kristin!! You outdid yourself!

  3. 3

    I am in love with every last detail of your monster bash… amazingly adorable!

  4. 4

    so much fun! gave me an idea of a great monster party. I was thingking monster party or superheroes party for my 4 year old son next year.Great one!Luannehttp://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

  5. 5

    What a great party! You did such an amazing job and the My Monster Friend dolls turned out so cute. Thanks for featuring them!RebeccaFrecklescrafts

  6. 6

    really find your post helpful.i'm also planning to have a li'l monster themed birthday soon.thanks for sharing :)

  7. 7

    Love love love the monster party!! I will be ordering the $29 kit for my sons 4th bday in September. Can you tell me..where did you get the green pom poms and hanging decorations..i looked on oritental trading but they don’t have neon colors.

    Thanks!

    • 8

      Hi Janelle!! I got mine at the local party store – Party City… but I know there are lots of places online, like Polka Dot Market and The TomKat Studio. I would check there as well. :)

  8. 9

    What adorable and useable ideas!!

  9. 10

    It’s amazing to me the creativity of moms! I wish now my grandson was having a Monster party but he wants a Spiderman party. He’ll be 4 end of this month.
    A member from our group at Cafemom Holiday and Party Crafts posted a Monster tulle wreath so I added this craft to her post with a link back to your blog for the tutorial.

    I also want to share it on my craft blog, also with a link back here for the tutorial.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! ~Yolanda~


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