Thursday, August 06, 2015

Elmo Birthday Party!

Hello everyone!  I am very excited to be doing another creative post with supplies from Oriental Trading Co. today!  This one will be a little different from the others I have done, because this one is all about my youngest son's third birthday party.  He insisted on having an Elmo party and OT made it sooo easy for me to honor his wish.
The main eye catcher on the table was this amazing centerpiece!  There were different characters on the sides.  It is actually for a 1st birthday, but by simply cutting out white circles and colorful number "3"s, I was able to cover up the 1 that was on each of the balloons originally.  It also had a smaller Elmo and Abby to place on either side of the table.
 The place settings were colorful and fun, perfect for a 3 year-old!  I used red paper plates for the meal and Elmo dessert plates.  I chose a solid yellow napkin so there wouldn't be a ton of prints going everywhere.  There was an Elmo cup with a red polka-dot paper straw in it and a party hat at each place as well.
Here is a close up of the cups and straws.  The cups have Elmo on one side and Cookie Monster on the other.
These fun Sesame Street confetti pieces were scattered on the table.  They came with the centerpiece!
I used bright paper bags for the party favors.
Here is a look that was inside the bags!  Birthday bubbles, neon squirt guns and fish print sunglasses!  Let me tell you, they were a HIT!
Here is the birthday cake I made him.  Nothing spectacular, but he loved it, so that is what counts!  
Last, but not least, this is the card I made!  The papers were from EK Success' Sesame Street paper stack.  I used a stamp from Paper Sweeties, homemade enamel dots and foam tape from Oriental Trading behind the layered panels.
I thought I would make it easy on you and give you a list of all the Oriental Trading products I used, so you can see all the products at a glance:
Sesame Street 1st birthday tablecloth (there was no 1 on it, so it can be for any age!)
Foam tape (on the card)

So the next time you are planning a party, stop by Oriental Trading to find everything you will need!

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

The review of these products is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the products listed above. I was provided the samples free of charge by Oriental Trading Co. and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.

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Aug 12 Crafty Gals Corner
Aug 12 Word Art Wednesday
Aug 12 Inspiration Destination
Aug 18 Decorate to Celebrate
Aug 31 DL. Art Monthly linky


  1. Absolutely ADORABLE Beth! I love everything about the card and the entire party. Looks adorable, and I'll bet it was a big hit. Great job!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Wow-Wow-Wow...amazing!!! The card is so very sweet too! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  3. What wonderful decorations! I, too, love the Oriental Trading Co. They've helped me out with several parties while my kids were growing up and I've even bought scrapbooking supplies from them! Your card is so cute and fun, I love it. I'm sure your little guy had loads of fun!
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  4. Fantasic! Looks like you had a lot of fun! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  5. Fabulous party decor, love the Elmo theme. Everything is so bright and cheery. I'm sure it was a hit with your son! Love the card you created too!

  6. LOOKS like a FUN party!! :) LOVE your card with all those layers... super CUTE! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  7. A great layout for Elmo. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 195th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  8. Fun, fun, fun! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  9. So funny. I hope his party war fantastic.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination. Hope we see you again and good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

  10. what an adorable birthday thank you for joining dtc challenge

  11. Beautiful!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!
    The Leaf Studio

  12. Perfect party decorations and card is sooo cute :)

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner
    Erika, DT

  13. Fun and fabulous party decorations!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.