to set the mood, i decorated our estate's function hall in primary colors - a bright color palette of red, yellow, green and blue. we bought a few licensed supplies (hats, banner, table cloth) to get that authentic sesame street feel. the rest of the decors were generic party supplies and DIY printables. printable templates were made for us by the SIL's graphic designer colleague. i hung yellow chinese lanterns to give a "sunny days" feel. i also incorporated some of the characters from sesame street into the decor as well as the games. sesame street party ideas were inspired by coolest parties and annie's eats. everything else was set up by me, the hubby, SIL and MIL!
kiddie snacks consisted of elmo's favourite goldfish crackers, cookie monster cookies, fruit pops, elmo's punch and of course, an elmo cake!
GAMES // aside from crayons and coloring sheets, we also had a couple of games prepared for the kids which were also in keeping with the sesame street theme.
count with the count was made with a cardboard and cut out shapes. the kids were made to count the various shapes aloud and write down the answer (may or may not be coached).
pin elmo's nose. my SIL made elmo's face from red, white and black cardstock. orange noses were provided the kids. we had them turn around a couple of times, close their eyes and pin elmo's nose. it was fun watching the kids pin the nose all over elmo's face! so much fun that we forgot to take photos! argh.
the rest of the guests came after the games were played. just in time for cake blowing! everybody sang the happy birthday song. the birthday girl was such a pro at blowing the candle! she even had her eyes closed as if making a wish =)
the little girl thoroughly enjoyed herself! she clapped and skipped and hopped all party long. she also had fun giving away her bag of treats for her friends!
it was a simple yet intimate gathering of close friends and playmates. the kiddos had a lot of fun! i hope the adult guests had some fun too!
all in all, i'd say the party was a success! =)
Buffet: Orange Clove
Licensed Party Supplies: The Party Stuff at Novena Square
Elmo Cake: Cake Avenue
Treat Bag: Motherswork Great World City
Paper Supplies: Art Friend in Takashimaya S.C.
Birthday Outfit (tank top with wings + tutu+silver shoes): Cotton On
Elmo Punch: Sunny Choice, Bukit Timah
Cookies and fruits: NTUC Fair Price
Sesame Street Theme Ideas: Coolest Kid Birthday Parties and Annie's Eats
Food labels and other printables: DIY
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