So what do you do when your girl asks for a
Monster, Alien, Robot Birthday Party!?
(whew! say that three times fast)
and not any Monster, Alien, Robot Birthday Party
cute monsters, aliens and robots!
Of course no such party supplies exist…trust me I know. do not doubt me. just believe.
I looked. and looked. There are of course monster supplies. robot supplies and yes even alien supplies. but there are not in existent any
Monster, Alien, Robot Supplies. ooops make that “Cute” Monster, Alien, Robot Supplies…
See, she was turning 11. and she didn’t ask for a Hannah Montana party, or a Hello Kitty party, or a “horse themed” party, or a “cool rocker chick” party..she asked for a Monster, Alien, Robot Party. And in all honesty, that will probably never, ever happen again. I had to take advantage of one more year. One more year of fun coming before cool. One more year of creative versus chic’ and trendy.
So welcome to our
“Monster, Alien, Robot Bash!”
I knew I was going to have to come up with my own design. I was able to download an adorable set of png. graphics from mygrafico.com, it’s kind of like an Etsy shop for graphics. The set I purchased was $4.00 and I was able to do so much with them! I combined the alien monster graphics with a robot graphic I had through photoshop and was able to create a custom design incorporating all of the elements she had asked for.
On card stock we printed off the letters to Happy Birthday and added monsters, aliens and robots to each one. We then cute them out and place each letter on coordinating scrapbook paper.
We strung the letters along ribbon and tied each end with matching bows! It was a super easy and inexpensive way to make a custom birthday banner!
I also made napkin rings each with either a monster, alien or robot on them! The girl’s had fun picking which one they thought was cutest.
We wanted all of our food to coordinate with our theme! This was easy to do with a little creativity
We had Monster Juice of course!
I replaced the Gatorade labels with custom ones made from printable sticker sheets.
For their movie snack the girls were able to choose between
Nuts and Bolts Robot Parts
which was made up of pretzel sticks, round pretzels, Chex Mix and M & M’s
you could use really anything that looks like “nuts and bolts”
if they preferred they could have some Monster Munch!
I made this out of Crunch a Munch, Gummy Worms and M&M’s with some
Alien Cereal (Kroger Brand) thrown in for good measure!
I placed the snack mixes in washed out coffee cans. I thought they gave them a fun “outer space” robot type feel…besides reusing them made me feel a little “green” 🙂
For dinner we had
Make Your Own Flying Saucer Pizzas
Each girl was able to design her own “flying saucer pizza”
and because we needed at least one healthy item
we decided some “out of the world” fruit salad would fit the bill!
This included quarter moon “apple slices”, monster eyeballs “grapes”, blackberries “alien brains” and of course….star fruit!
For dessert we came up with an original creation just for the party!
Marshmallow Robot Heads!
These were so much fun to make but required a little bit of effort. I would suggest making these early in the day or the night before. They looked so adorable placed in another reused coffee can. Gave them that industrial robot feel!
You can find the instructions here
where I have put them in printable form for you!
These were a real hit with the girls and so yummy!
But my favorite part of the evening were the adorable, almost too cute to eat
Monster Cupcakes from Annie’s Eats!
Oh my goodness, I love these little guys! Remember the little alien monsters from Sesame Street? These remind me of them!
A few had one eye, most had two but ALL of them were too cute!
I seriously had to force people to eat them cause they were just too adorable!
They were also beyond easy to make. Visit Annie’s Eat’s to get the tutorial on these lil’ monsters!
After eating the girls moved on to crafts. Where they were able to paint their own “cute monster”. I was able to find these at Hobby Lobby.
They then painted custom door hangers for their room and could choose from either a monster, alien or robot wooden cut out to put on the hanger.
To round out the evening we watched what else but…Monsters Inc. and Monsters vs. Aliens.
and I can’t wrap up this party without a picture of the birthday girl. Who didn’t ask for makeup, or a Justin Bieber CD, or clothes but
a guitar. Which is one of the many reason why I love her so much! She’s one pretty awesome, cool kid!
Thanks for celebrating my daughter’s birthday with us…at the fence!
This post is linked up to:
Hoosier Homemade’s Cupcake Tuesday
We Are That Family Works For Me Wednesday
DIY by Design Winter Blue Wednesdays
Savy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday
What an awesome, cool mom this kid has to create such a super cool party. Wow and Wow…so much fun.
Tina at akagramma says
What an awesome party! You have a very talented, creative imagination! Great job!!
I agree completely that she’s totally awesome for wanting the guitar. I also love her idea for a party and I remember you mentioning that you were planning it in a previous post.
Seriously, there was and is no pleasure in Debbie Land any greater to me than concocting a child’s party. I just love it. The more creative, the better.
You are fantastic at it!! I loved every single idea. Have you ever considered going into business as a children’s party planner?
And I think I got my blogger bugs worked out. UGH. It’s just Satan, trying to steal my joy today.
How fun!!! You are sooo creative! My fave is the cupcakes!! Your daughter is gorgeous!
FUN, FUN, FUN….some it reminds me of the oh so popular, UGLY DOLLS 🙂 You did a great job…soooo creative!!!
OHMYGOSH Heather what an adorable and incredible creative birthday party!! You are so talented and I love everything! Those cupcakes look so yummy and what an adorable picture of your daughter and her guitar! I am so glad that everything went well!
Love all of it! So fun! You are so creative. The birthday girl is beautiful (like her mom!) but I can’t believe how grown up she looks. :O
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
What an adorable party. You did a fantastic job of putting all that together and she will never forget it and you won’t either. Ha ha. Look at those big colorful cupcakes!! Thanks for linking this up this week.
Green Door Girl says
what a cool party – great job mom!
You are one out of this world momma! This looks like it so much fun – and i’m left wanting to go through my pantry looking for marshmallows to turn into robots for my boys – those are so cute!
What a fun birthday! I’m sure your daughter will never forget it.
I love how you coordinated everything, very cool!
And the cupcakes…super cute!
Thanks for sharing them on Cupcake Tuesday!
I’m so glad you linked up the cupcakes. I love this post. It’s filled with so many great ideas.
You girls are something else! What a party. You can come and cater my next party anytime! XO
Thanks Vanessa for following my new blog! XO
A Vintage Vine says
How fun! Love the Monster Juice!
What a GREAT party! You did a wonderful job and I am so glad you “went with the flow”..because, you are right, all too soon it won’t be “cool” anymore…enjoy every moment of it!
oh..and did I say everything looks FANTASTIC?? It does! xxooDiana
what an awesome daughter. She deserved this awesome birthday party. So many things one could use for inspiration. Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Ginger
Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack says
My 6 year old would go nuts for this! I’m so going to try this for his b-day, this summer! Love those cupcakes and robot theme! You really know how to throw a fun party! Fun!
Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures says
How did you come up with all that!
I love it!
Monster Juice, nuts and bolts!!!
Soooo….cute! She is adorable, by the way. She’s very lucky to have such a clever mom who was so passionate about giving her daughter exactly what she wanted for a party.
I love cute parties! Thanks for sharing!
This party is the cutest! Love the Monster Cupcakes, so adorable and fun! Thanks for sharing! Love all the details!
Sarah @ Modern Country Style says
What fantastic party ideas. I might make one of my kiddies have a monster/robot/alien party next year just so I can copy *everything* you did!!!
Allison @ Alli 'n Son says
Wow, what a great party! Those cupcakes are adorable.
I’m hosting a weekly linky, Sweet Tooth Friday, I’d love for you to share your recipe. https://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/17/chocolate-chip-toffee-bars/
What a neat party!! Loved the monster cupcakes!
Patsy Dennis says
Thanks for posting these ferric parties… I, too, like to be creative with parties and I am glad you posted this one especially.