A “Cookie Monster” Birthday (Part 2)

I’m hoping my computer holds out just long enough so that I can share the rest of the party treats with you!

Let’s see. I already shared the cake and cupcakes. There was another dish at the dessert table and that one held cookies.

The pictures I took at home came out much better than the pictures from the party. These minis were served on a plate of chocolate chip cookies.

And these cookies went into the favor bags.

Just one more, because I love how these cute little guys turned out!!!

Each of these “Cookie Monsters” was packed into a cellophane bag with a large chocolate chip cookie, and tied with a ribbon.

I made enough of those to include in the goody bags, and I also put some out in a basket for the moms and dads to take home.

Along with the cookies, the kids each got a monster mask (found at Target) and a MYO monster plush (I found those at 5 Below). Do you see Wendi’s monster on the bags?

So my little monster had a blast, and I am told all of the kids enjoyed themselves. I hope they all slept as well that night as my kids did!!

One last picture…

I would LOVE to know what Ellie and her cousin are talking about here. Any guesses? (There were a few very cute five year old boys at the party. Could it be starting already?)

I hope you enjoyed looking at the pictures of the treats as much as we enjoyed eating them!

A “Cookie Monster” Birthday

So much preparation for a little birthday party! The past week has been a blur of icing, frosting, flour, butter, sugar, and vanilla.

At the time that I picked the theme for his party, Ben was into two things. Cookies and Cookie Monster. So I decided to go with “Cookies and Monsters”.

My sister in law, Wendi, made the invitations. At the time, these were the colors I was going with, but as the party evolved, the colors changed. As it turned out, Wendi made a LOT more than just the invitations.

We had the party at My Little Adventures. It is a local kid’s gym that also offers many classes for kids up to age six. We were so happy with the party itself. They really went above and beyond to make the birthday boy, his sister, and every single guest feel special.

Isn’t the shirt cute? Wendi made that, too. I had actually ordered a shirt from an Etsy store back in January, and at the last minute (meaning last Tuesday) I got a email saying she couldn’t complete the order. Oh well, Wendi saved the day and I LOVED it! Here’s the back:

Now, I’ll bet you’d like to see the treats?

Here’s a close up of the cake:

And here’s an even better shot:

The inside was polka dot, but it was cut up and handed out before I could get a good picture.

Can you see the polka dots? I got the idea from this post that I found via Pinterest. I baked up some blue, green, orange, and yellow cake pops in Wendi’s Baby Cake Cake Pop machine (there’s Wendi, saving the day again!) and baked them into   the cake. I used Sweetapolita’s chocolate cake recipe and got so many compliments on it. It’s definitely my new go to chocolate cake recipe! I topped it off with some cake pop eye balls like this cake, also found via Pinterest.

To make things a little less messy for the two-year-olds, I made some monster cupcakes.

So, I’m not kidding. I said before I have been having computer issues, and my lap top just decided to freeze me out of my photos. So I will have to let the computer rest for a little bit and hope I can get in there later to share the cookies and party favors.