Bright Eyed Monster Cookies

With Halloween officially over, most store have their items 50, 60, and even 80% off. I wanted to make these cookies during my 31 Days of Halloween but changed my mind at the last minute. So I decided to make it a tutorial when using some leftover items that you can get for little to nothing. Since this is a baking item, you may have a lot of the materials on hand. First, your shopping list:

  • Yellow cake mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 8oz packet of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • Vanilla
  • Green and yellow food coloring
  • Powdered sugar
  • Candy eyeballs
  1. Beat everything together until fluffy
  2. Add the food coloring. I used a few drops of green and yellow to balance out the color. You want a light, monster-like green.
  3. Chill for 30 minutes
  4. Roll into balls and dip in powdered sugar.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  6. Push the eyes in while still warm.
  7. Allow them to cool and…..
  8. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Elmo Baseball Cap

If you want your party to be extra Sesame Street colorful, you can create a hat for the parents to wear; green, blue, or red. I chose to make Elmo. You can make these in bulk by buying lots of simple and cheap caps from a discount store such as Dollar Tree.

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Using craft felt, cut out white circles for the eyes, black pupils and an oval for the nose, orange.

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Now just glue them to the hat using your favorite Mod Podge.

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This it will be for the father the birthday girl.

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Sesame Street Lollipops 

 

I wanted a display of suckers to act as a centerpiece and another favor. You need the following to complete this sweet treat.
 
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Lollipops and a design.
 
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I decided to keep the design simple. Print everything out, cut, and apply the images to the lollipop using Mod Podge.
 
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As for the base to store the lollipop. You can use Styrofoam or the cubes for floral design. Place 3-4 side by side and glue together. I reused the ones from the Casino bash since they will be covered in paper.
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Now using some of your party wrapping paper, wrap the cubes like any other gift. Now just stick your lollipops in and you’re done!!
 
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Cookies Monster Wraps

This tutorial is super easy. All you need is a 12 count box of Chips Avoy and some Cookie Monster cutouts. I printed this after resizing them in Photoshop.



Take your double sized tape and apply a strip to the back.

Attach to the packages and you’re all done!

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Place the Nose on Elmo

I thought that this would be a cute and easy game for the little ones to play. Take your classic pin the tail on the donkey and rework it to fit your party them. In this case a Sesame Street character was appropriate. Take a form poster board, a Dollar Tree find or a leftover from parties past.

I used a random font in Word and just made them different colors. Print, laminate them, then cut them out.

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This part might be a little tricky if drawing is not your strong suit. I found the picture below online and used Photoshop to remove the nose. If you have a friend or parent that can draw well, have them recreate the photo that you found, in the position you want.

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Grab your red paint and fill everything in. Once its dry, add your letters to the top and bottom.

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I used the nose from my party plate designs to have noses to tin on. Just add a little double sided tape to keep everything safe.

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Depending on your local library, they may have a overhead projector. If so, you can use it to then trace your picture.

I plan to use Command strips to hang the board during the game.

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Say Cheese!! Photoshoot Letters

Like most parents, we take a lot of photos of Olivia. After last year’s birthday photos, I wanted something similar but in the theme of her birthday party. GG made a cute eyelet outfit and I got to work on the letters for the photos.

I used Classic letters, purchased at Wal-Mart, and painted the entire letter; I chose red, yellow, and blue.

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Next I allowed the paint to dry and traced each letter on polka dot gift wrapping paper.

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Grab your favorite Mod Podge and give the front of the letter a coat. Apply the cutout and smooth out the bubbles.

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I like this method because it allows for a solid and fun pattern side. I think we’ll flip the letters throughout the photoshoot.

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Sesame Street Cupcake Toppers

I decided to keep the design simple. ‘Happy Birthday Olivia’ on the front and the number 2 with polka dots on the back; this also ties into her birthday shirt. These Avery labels all come with a template and easy to edit systems online. Each sheet holds 12 so make sure you do not print too many fronts and not enough backs.

 
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Print everything out. I cut out 2 inch scalloped card stock as a base.
 
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Place the front on one side and the back on the other.
 
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