Michael’s birthday surprise is the sponsored portion of this post, but the Elmo birthday party is all mine.
Elmo Birthday Party Favors
Since this was a party for a two year old, I kept the party favors simple. I stuffed a bit of white tissue paper in the bottom of the leftover bags from our Dr. Seuss party to give the illusion of ‘being full’ before placing a small book in it. I found two packs of ‘Read with Elmo‘ books in the dollar section at Target, so each favor was maybe .75. And that’s a huge maybe.
Elmo Birthday Party Decorations
I wanted a few high impact decorations to drive the Elmo theme home so I opted for the street sign and this Elmo topiary. The topiary reused one of the red vases from my Dr. Seuss party (having now been used in 3 parties), I painted a wooden dowel that was leftover from a previous project, and covered a Styrofoam ball in red feather boas. (Estimated cost = $6)
The street sign was just over $10, but it doesn’t have to be. Use whatever time you have before your party to think of alternative supplies if cost is a big concern. The ball at the top of the sign? That sucker was $4 at Home Depot! The baluster? That was $5 at Lowe’s! Michael was able to make the base from old boards in the basement, and the rod was the same rod from the topiary.
And that was it for Elmo specific decor! Keepin’ it simple!
Elmo Birthday Party Food
Are these chocolate covered cookies not adorable? OMG! I am so in love. The red chocolate ran about $2, the candy eyes were $2, the cookies were $1, and the M&M’s were $1.83. So, for under $7, I could have stopped at one treat. Except I didn’t. You know one treat is not enough for this very pregnant lover of sugar.
- Dip a bunch in chocolate so they have time to cool down.
- Place one eye so it touches the parchment paper. Then, place the other eye so it sort of rests on the first eye. If you don’t, it will slide off. Promise. We had a few Elmo rods in need of some serious love from a bottle of eye drops.
Elmo Birthday Party Drinks
- Water bottles wrapped with red duct tape.
- Punch ($2)
- Red cups ($2?)
- Orange and yellow silverware with a paper straw, wrapped with a red napkin and a bit of black construction paper. ($3?)
All in front of the red and orange feather boas I used in my NickMom bachelorette party. Reuse! Reuse! Reuse!
Money saving tip: Don’t forget to save boxes for your different wrapping paper covered tiers!
For now, his LeapTV allows him to play video games, learn something, and stay active. I’m a genius and he is happy.
- The controller is so much easier for little hands to hold.
- The audio instructions help Michael follow along.
- Easy to setup.