An Elmo Birthday Party

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In about one week it will be my oldest, C’s 9th birthday! I can’t believe it! I WILL HAVE A 9-YEAR-OLD!

Okay, I’ll stop yelling. But seriously! When he was born our lives were changed forever. With all of his challenges and all that he’s overcome I truly believe he has changed our lives for the better.

I love to celebrate my children’s birthdays. It makes them feel special and it reminds me that “I did it!”. I made it another year…with children! Haha!

I also love to plan, organize and host birthday parties. It is a lot of fun for me to put it all together.

I want to share with you one of the birthday party’s that I had done for C.

Here’s a little background… When he was little and we didn’t have a diagnosis, I would plan these birthday parties and invite all the cousins (we have a lot). As he got older, we got a diagnosis, and he became harder to handle, I plan birthdays at indoor playground/ jump house type venues with only his closest cousins and friends. Honestly, it’s just easier that way.

 

Elmo Birthday Party

The Cupcakes

This particular birthday party was Elmo themed, C was turning 3 years old.

I want to share with you some of the details.

 

Elmo doll sitting next to a three tiered cake stand covered in Elmo decorated cupcakes

Elmo doll sitting next to a three tiered cake stand with Elmo themed cupcakes

Elmo themed decorations on cupcakes

 

How cute are these cupcakes?!

These day’s you can put in “Elmo Birthday Party” into your Pinterest search and get a ton of results. When C was turning 3 I didn’t have that option. Either Pinterest wasn’t very popular or I didn’t have an account yet. I used good ‘ol Google and found some ideas.

All the things I used to make the cupcakes you can find at your local grocery store. For your convenience, I will include links to Amazon where you can find practically anything. These links are affiliate links. Which mean if you click on the link and end up buying what I recommend I will receive a small commission. It doesn’t cost anything extra for you. And like I said, all of these are available at your local grocery store.

For the cake, I just made half of the cupcakes vanilla and the other half chocolate. I made these from scratch but a boxed cake mix will work just as well. I frosted them with a buttercream frosting. I may have made it from scratch as well but again, a container of store-bought frosting will work.

Roll each cupcake in red sprinkles or red sugar. Then add marshmallow eyes with Hershey-ets. I couldn’t find the exact ones I used. You can substitute with chocolate chips.The noses are dried apricots.

I displayed them on a fabulous three-tiered stand that my mom owns. You can find one here on Amazon. That’s a really great price for it too.

The Elmo doll was a gift and I believe I got it at Walmart. Here it is on Amazon.

*I would like to mention that when C was 3 I didn’t know anything about ADHD or Autism. I had not altered his diet to eliminate artificial colors or flavors. If you are avoiding artificial ingredients I would recommend staying away from store bought premade cake mixes and frosting. They tend to have artificial ingredients.

 

Candy!

Candy displayed in candy jars with scoopers.

 

Colorful candy displayed in candy jars with scoopers

For the dessert/ party favors, I had a candy bar. Lots of beautiful jelly beans displayed in jars. The kids got to fill up a cute party bag with candy and take it home…or eat it!

The jars were from different stores and thrift stores. You can find candy jars on Amazon. I liked these and these. I also found great candy jars at Dollar Tree.

The candy I bought from my local grocery store that had Jelly Belly jelly beans in bulk bins. And of course, there were jars of MnM’s and skittles. Kids loved the candy bar!

 

Decorations

I bought the decorations, plates, cups, utensils, napkins, and invitations at my local party store Party City. Check if you have one near you. They have some amazing stuff and a great variety.

 

I hope you got some ideas and inspirations for your celebration.

 

I cannot wait to celebrate my sweet boy on his 9th birthday!

 

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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