Wednesday, December 19, 2012

C is for Cookie Con-ker

My littlest just turned two at the end of November.  We decided last minute that we'd throw him a very small party with a Cookie Monster theme. It was more for us than it was him really, as he had just learned to say Cookie Monster, and we needed to hear "Cookie Con-ker" over and over again as much as possible.  Since our local party store had nothing Cookie Monster themed, I had to quickly come up with a plan.  We decorated with a Cookie Monster Pinata that I found at the local bulk food store ( we individually wrapped miniature cookies to fill him), A bunch of blue balloons with a large Cookie Monster mylar balloon, and everything as blue as we could manage.

I made individual cupcakes instead of a larger cake, and based them on different variations I had seen on Pinterest. I used white chocolate candy melts for the eyes, and melted the top of dark chocolate chips to stick onto them for pupils. I cut store bought chocolate chip cookies in half, and inserted them into the buttercream icing where the mouth should be.

The kids loved them, especially the birthday boy as you can see:

The loot bags were gift bags I found at the Dollarama, and filled with a few Sesame Street items and blue gumball machines. I clipped them closed with some yellow duck chip clips I also found at the dollar store, and made cookie tags using my Cricut and the From My Kitchen cartridge. I think they would have looked better hanging horizontally, but it was too late to change them.

Then I made some cookie shaped bean bags, and this pizza box so the boys could have a game of "cookie toss" to keep them amused. 

All I did was glue on two sheets of 12 x 12 black cardstock to the box on the outside and inside center. Glued on the assembled SVG that I cut , and added an assembled cookie diecut. I then traced the oval in the mouth and cut it out. The beanbags can be stored in the closed box, and the box can stand on it's own when opened.

Materials for the tags and box
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Cricut From My Kitchen cartridge
SVG from ScrappinbyKris found here

Happily, the mylar balloon is still going strong, and Rowan still insists on calling him "Cookie Con-ker".


Claude said...

I loved seeing everything!

Christa said...

Lovely! What an amazing party for your little dude!