Ok, this is the last party post for a while–I promise. As I mentioned in the train party post Kae’s theme last year was the Muppets. He had seen the new movie the previous fall and love it. I thought that since the movie had just come out in theaters a few months previously supplies would be easy to find. I was wrong.
I had a standard formula for party decorations: themed dessert plated and drink napkins, one themed table cloth for the cake table, themed banner, one themed mylar balloon, themed goodie bags with mixed themed/generic filler. Then I fill in with solid color table wear and more balloons as needed. Well, the Muppet party was the first time I couldn’t find my themed stuff. There were some plates and napkins I found available in the UK, and one large Kermit head balloon on Amazon. Mostly when I searched “Muppets Party Supplies” I got Sesame Street. But I pulled together some ideas (mostly from–you guessed it–Pinterest) and We all ended up very happy with the results.
We used mostly solid color tableware. Kae chose green and orange for his colors. We did find some great bright “Happy Birthday” plates for the cake at Walmart. Most of the theme was carried out in the food.
I saw some great pictures of Elmo and Oscar veggie trays so we tried out character fruit and veggie trays too:
Fozzie was made from orange cauliflower (which I had never seen until one day before the party) and red and yellow bell pepper with a tomato nose.
Gonzo was made from blue berries with a banana nose and eyebrows. The banana did turn kinda brown, and no one wanted to eat the face anyway, so next time I probably would not peel it. You can also see in the back ground a Kermit apple head. I wish I could take credit for him, but he is from the blog Party Frosting.
My AWESOME mom made an Animal cake and Muppet cupcakes. The awesome part is she used an Elmo cake pan and frosted it to look like Animal. The fancy star candles are from Dollar Tree. We very nearly missed this shot of Kae blowing the candles out because he got them all in one huff the instant the song was over.
I couldn’t find invites, a banner, or goodie bags. But I did find some great clip art at Muppets in Sermons. Which I used to create this invitation and a sticker for the goodie bags:
I also printed out a clip of Kermit which I glued to a generic birthday banner from Target.
We just sort of stuck to bright colors for our generic decorations and added little Muppet details (including a Muppet Show CD playing in the background) where we could and it turned out great! This was a really fun theme, I might consider doing it for an adult party again sometime in the future.