My daughter celebrated her 10th birthday last week. Her theme this year was Monster High. She and her friends had a blast! At first, I had no clue on how I was going to do this. I had no clue on party favors, decorations, or food. So I turned to Google to get some Monster High party ideas. The first place I went was to Party City and watched the video on how this lady set up her party for her daughter. I also found the video on YouTube:
Now, you know how expensive it can get with buying decorations and party favors from party supply stores. I just couldn’t afford to do that with me having lost my job. But I was determined to throw her the best party ever! So I looked around online for ideas and to see what I could make on my own. I did end up buying the Monster High nail polish and lipbalm from Party City. I went to CartoonJr to get Monster High printables which I used as a party favor. You can use them as coloring pages or you can use them as a party favor. I just rolled them up and tied them with a piece of ribbon.
Then I went to FamilyShoppingBag.com to get Monster High bookmarks. I printed these out on white cardstock paper. Then I punched a hole in the top and put a piece of ribbon on it. My daughter then wrote each of her friend’s name on the side.
I also found Monster High stickers from FamilyShoppingBag.com. I printed the images on 8×11 sheets of labels. Then I cut them out myself. There are so many uses for these stickers. I used them on the cups. I just bought plain black cups from the Dollar Store and put the stickers on them. You can also use these as party favors. I also used these to decorate the party favor bags. I used pink bags from the Dollar Store.
I went to FanPop.com for wallpaper photos to use on my walls as decorations. I put these all over my living room. I let each girl take one home when the party was over.
I found a word scramble on Printables4kids.com which I used as a party favor. I printed several out on white paper and rolled them up and tied them with a ribbon.
I went to my local FiveandBelow and purchased two of the Fiber Optic lights in pink, Mirror Disco Ball in pink, and Lantern Lights in pink. I put the disco ball in the center of my living room. I used a removable mounting product that is double-sided and comes with a hook. I think it may have been made by Scotch. The lights were mounted across my ceiling. I had to buy about three packs and hook them together.
For my daughter’s cake, we made it two layered with half the cake chocolate and the other half birthday cake. We used Whipped Cream icing for the top and sides and Hershey’s Chocolate icing in the middle. To have the cake fit in with the Monster High theme, I bought a cake topper from an amazing seller on Etsy-Cynthia Bryant has a store on Etsy called EdibleDesignCreation where she makes cake toppers to put on cakes. She can make pretty much whatever theme you are looking for. Here is the cake topper I ordered. This is a sample from her store (she customizes the cake for you):
I also went to the Dollar Store and bought Mardi-Gras necklaces in pink and purple along with face masks that had feathers attached. As the girls arrived, my daughter gave each girl a necklace and a mask. Once everyone arrived, the girls did a fashion show and gave me their best pose. They were fierce! They definitely knew how to rock the runway!
They dined on chocolate dipped strawberries that I put on sticks, fruit and veggie platters with dip, M&M’s, popcorn, french fries, barbeque chicken nugget bites, chicken nuggets, and mozzeralls sticks, and, of course, cake and ice-cream. Yum! By the end of the party I was exhausted to say the least. It was a lot of work putting the party together but was so worth it. Here is the party girl:
Have any of you thrown a Monster High birthday party? How did you decorate? Where did you go to find ideas? I would love to hear about your experiences with throwing parties for your kids! Please share with us!
photo credit: my own party photos
photo credit: YouTube video from Party City
photo credit: CartoonJr for coloring pages
photo credit: FamilyShoppingBag.com for bookmarks, stickers
photo credit: FanPop.com for wallpaper
photo credit: Printables4kids.com for word scramble
photo credit: FiveandBelow for Fiber Optic Lights, Mirror Disco Ball
photo credit: EdibleDesignCreation for Edible Cake Toppers
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