Kid's Party Ideas - Sesame Street Party
Supplies, Sesame Street Decorations
Party Resource Guide
Presented by Event & Wedding Planners
Sesame Street Party Ideas
You can get to Sesame Street with
these Sesame Party Supplies & Decorations. It's easy to make everyone
smiles and giggles! Elmo, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster are ready
to bring smiles to your party with tableware, favors,
decorations, balloons, and more.
Greet your guests by hanging a
from your front door or entrance.
A fabulous way to add spunk right from the get-go!
Colors Personalized Banners Each
When using a color scheme use one or two main colors and
build around these. If you choose to use only one color for
your decorating, try to add little touches of another color
or a lighter or darker shade of the same color to create a
more pleasing effect. Adding little splashes of white,
black, gold or silver will not detract from your main color
choice, and the effect will be considerably more dramatic!
When using a "theme", choose basic colors, then add some fun
props related to your theme to create a spectacular party
To create your own invitations
try these ideas.
little baggie with mini Chips Ahoy™ cookies -- a big hit with
Cookie Monster, Elmo and with kids of all ages! Using Curling
Ribbon to attach a tag that says ""C" is for Cookie, and for
"Come to my birthday party!"
an oval shape from red cardstock. Use glue to attach the round
orange nose to the red oval face. Then add a pair of goggle eyes
to complete Elmo’s face. Write your party details on the
Start by attaching a bouquet of
helium-filled solid colored balloons to a light post or mailbox so there will be no mistaking where
the fun will be that day! At the top of the bouquet of balloons add a
Mylar character balloon.
Place Big Bird's footprints
(construction paper cutouts or yellow chalk) on the driveway to
lead guests to your door.
Remember that the tops of
your tables provide a very large surface area, setting the tables with the party ware, including the
tablecloth, cups, plates, napkins, and cutlery is the
fastest way to create a focal point in a room.
Use all the Sesame Street toys
you already own to decorate the party space.
Place lots of letters and numbers
on the doors and walls.
Create a centerpiece using a bunch of helium filled
Balloons tied with
curling ribbon. Attach them to a
Display an Elmo Cake in the center of the food table…the children
will love the close up view! Add a
Sesame Street Candle to the top of a cake.
Napkins can be laid out on a buffet table, or can be
displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in the center
of each place setting at an angle, or unfold them and place
them in glasses for a tall dramatic look. The napkins can
also be tied (and bundled with plastic cutlery) with a
multitude of items to match your theme. Try Curling Ribbon,
Gossamer Streamers, ric-rac or ribbon.
Bring color to the table via napkins. Give each person two
napkins slipped into one napkin ring. Use two different
colors, two coordinating patterns or one patterned and one
solid-colored napkin. A colorful setting can be achieved
with little effort this way.
Add some of the
individual favors to each place setting. Use the favors as
prizes for your games too.
Never underestimate the power of music to set the tone for
can economically transform any room, backyard or
park into a festive space in a matter of minutes by using
some of the following ideas:
Use a Helium Tank to fill balloons. Tie
Curling Ribbon to
balloons, and group them together. (Odd numbers look best:
3, 5, or 7) Place groupings of balloons around the party
Tie a bunch of helium filled balloons to the birthday
child’s chair, or tie one to the back of each chair.
If you choose not to use helium, tie balloons to varying
lengths of curling ribbon, and hang balloons from the
ceiling, or from a light fixture over the party table.
Balloon arches are
ideal for photo backdrops, entryways, and to hi-light
different areas around your party room and are easy to make.
If you don't want to do a Balloon Arch,
a column of balloons
will work much the same way that arches do, and can be used
for entryways, photo backdrop, or for a terrific splash of
color when placed at intervals around a party room. You make
columns in the same way as arches but they stand straight-up
and can be built to any height you wish.
make the perfect accessory. They can be hung
across the ceiling of a tent, or a room with a high ceiling
like banquet halls or a gymnasium.
Streamers offer an economical way to splash lots of color
around the site of the party. Create a fun and colorful
effect by draping streamers from the center of the ceiling
to the walls on each side of the room, or between trees if
the party is being held outdoors. The streamers can be
twisted after they are anchored to a ceiling wall or table
for a more dimensional look. Two different colored streamers
can be placed back to back and twisted for a unique look.
They also look terrific hanging from doorframes or cascading
vertically down walls.
Make bows to hang anywhere and everywhere...chairs,
doorways, tree trunks, stair rails, deck posts, gift packages,
or table-ends. The bows can be cut to any length and look great
with tails trailing on the floor.
Toss - Place a large Trash Can next to the area where you
will be opening gifts. Tape a picture of Oscar to the front of
your trash can. Let the children feed Oscar the Grouch by
tossing a piece of wrapping paper into the trash can.
Elmo Minds the Farm -
a favorite activity for children, so you are going to pretend that Old
McDonald has to go away for the day and that Elmo is going to mind the
farm. Start by pretending to drive to the farm. Then when you get to the
farm, Elmo is going to take a walk around the farm to see that all the
animals are happy. When you met the horse. Say, Hi, Horsey.
When the Horse answers he says " Quack, Quack! Pretend to be
puzzled and say " I thought a horse went "Neigh, Neigh"!
, Then visit the Cow. and say, "How Now, Cow". The cow says
"Oink, Oink. Continue by mixing up the animals sounds. (Pig says
"Honk", Goose says "Meow", Goat say
"Rrruff", Cat say "Baa Baa", Dog says "Cluck
Cluck", Sheep say "Buzz, Buzz", Duck says
"Ribbit", Frog says " Cock-a-doodle-doo", Turkey
says "Neigh", & etc.) Pretend to be very confused and say
"Something is really wrong here on the farm". Then pretend
that you get a letter from Old McDonald that says that the animals like
to play tricks on people. Just in case they try something funny, here is
a song to help keep track of things. Then sing "Old McDonald Had a
Paper Tag -
This game needs lots of room - like a backyard.
Split into two groups - each team gets their own color of crepe paper.
Tie the crepe paper around the waists of each player - like a belt.
The goal is to rip off the other teams belts before they rip off yours.
Once a player gets debelted, they sit down. The last person left
standing with his belt on wins.
the guests into teams of 2-4 persons. Provide each team with newspaper,
crepe paper, crepe streamers,. Allow ten to fifteen minutes for the team
to make a costume on one of their team members. Them have a dress parade
and award a prize to each of the members of the winning team.
Everyone lies down in a circle (heads together and feet facing out). Try
to keep a balloon up as long as possible. Start with three balloons and
see how long they can keep it going.
the Rubber Ducky -
the same as "hot potato" using a ducky bean bag. Start the
music and have the kid's pass the Rubber Ducky around the circle. When
the music stops the child holding the Ducky is out. Continue until only
one child remains. Give a prize to the winner.
Divide your guests into two equal teams. Give each leader an inflated
and at the start of go have him/her pass it to the person behind
him/her by passing the balloon over his/her head, the next person will
pass it along through his/her legs. Keep alternating until it gets to
the end. The team that finishes first wins.
Cookie Monster cookie decorating
activity - Use various
cookie cutters to bake sugar cookies shaped like stars, fish or
ducks. Set out small cups of colorful icing, sprinkles and
candies and let the children decorate their own cookies. The
children can eat them at the party or take the cookies home.
Party Food & Cake Ideas
Elmo’s favorite food – pizza!
& Ernie's Fun Pizzas
1 cup pizza sauce
8 bagels, split, or 8 English muffin halves, toasted
2 cups shredded mozzarella or Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Spread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce over each bagel half. Sprinkle each with
1 tablespoon of the cheese.
Arrange toppings on sandwiches. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place on
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Makes 8 servings.
Or you could serve sandwiches cut
into letter and number shapes with cookie cutters, or cut
sandwiches into the four basic shapes; circle, square, triangle,
Elmo Face Cake Pan Each
| Display an Elmo Face Cake in the center of the food table. The children
will love the close up view!
There are two ways to
make your cake. Bake a round cake and two cupcakes.
Frost cakes with white frosting. Add red sprinkles to
the round cake. Place the two cupcakes above the round
cake and place two chocolate candies in the center of
the cupcake eyes. Use black string licorice to make the
mouth and orange frosting or jelly beans for the nose.
Or bake a round cake,
cover the frosting with red sprinkles, add orange jelly
beans for the nose, and two marshmallows for eyes.
ABC BLOCK COOKIES
Bake square-shaped sugar cookies
and frost them as ABC blocks.
Monster's Monster Cookie
giant cookie with whipped cream, walnuts, coconut and candy makes a fun
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 package (12-ounce size) miniature semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 cup sweetened whipped cream
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup flaked or shredded coconut, toasted
1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate candies.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour and
baking soda (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips.
Spread or pat dough in ungreased 12-inch pizza pan or on cookie sheet.
Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown; cool in pan.
Just before serving, spread cookie with whipped cream. Top with walnuts,
coconut and candies. Cut into wedges. Immediately refrigerate any
remaining cookie after serving.
Makes 16 servings
Cool off with these fun and fruity ice cubes.
1 envelope (2-quart size) strawberry-flavored soft drink mix
2/3 cup sugar
3 cups water
1 pint (2 cups) strawberries, stems removed, or frozen whole
2 bottles (1 liter each) lemon-lime soda pop
Mix soft drink mix, sugar and water. Pour into divided ice-cube tray.
Place 1 whole strawberry in each cube. Freeze at least 4 hours or
To serve, place frozen fruit cubes in glasses. Fill glasses with soda
Makes 8 servings
J-ello™ Jigglers are also a
perennial party favorite with young children.
Elmo Treat Stand Each