Paper Straws are available in my shop!
I made the monster eyes by gluing the Wilton edible eyes onto toothpicks to stick in the chicken fingers.
We have really been trying to eat healthier and so I tried my best to keep the party food and drinks healthy too. Whenever I throw a party I tend to have a lot of junk food...Which we really try not to eat much, but I tend to serve it at parties! Junk food is easier, not much prep for some of it, and usually for parties you want lots of artificially colored foods to make the party look colorful and fun. However, I have noticed a link to Hudson's behavior when he eats artificially colored foods. I tried to make the food colorful by choosing healthy fruits and veggies! Here is what we ate:
- Veggies with Cashew Dill Dip
- Baked Chicken Fingers with Wheat Germ and Flaxseed - Lil' Monsters
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries - Monster Fingers
- Organic Grape Juice Jello cups with Fresh Blueberries - Monster Eyes
- Carrot Lemonade
- Strawberry Peach Smoothies
- Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- Raw Brownies
Kid's got to build a monster with play dough, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes.
How Many Monster Eye Can you Count?
The jar was filled with red sprinkles and googly eyes for the kids to count.
We had a bubble maker on in the backyard and some homemade heart bubble wands.
We had "Monster Foot" relay races! Using pillow cases the kids had to jump like a monster with one foot down the grass and back until their team was done. It was really cute to watch them cheer each other on.
I love this picture of Max carefully picking at the sprinkles on his birthday cake! I have to mention also that his adorable knitted monster hat is made by Heather's Hook Nook. Heather makes all kinds of precious knit hats and can even customize colors and designs!
The kids made each other Monster Valentines that I had ordered from Oriental Trading. I also ordered monster bags for each child and moster lollipops to take home.
The kids took home their valentines, lollipops, and handmade monster dolls. I found the monster doll template from One Charming Party.
That little monster beanie/hat is so cute!ReplyDelete
love it all! That is a very creative party and looks like a lot of fun!!! I especially love the create a monster out of playdough game!ReplyDelete
You have a Max too (I'm new to your blog!). My Max celebrated his 1st Birthday in Jan. I still need to finish doing a 1st Birthday post for him. So cute! Love the monsters.ReplyDelete
How fun!! Loving the knit monster hat as well!!ReplyDelete
Hi Katelyn, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, ChrisReplyDelete
Lovely pictures and awesome photography.ReplyDelete
Now, that little guy sure is the cutest little monster on the party crowd. Those are all mouth watering treats you served. Cheers for preparing such spectacular birthday party. Happy 1st Birthday little Max!ReplyDelete
Aw, so sweet! :) Combining the monster theme with the blend of Valentines is a good choice. Perfectly done. :)ReplyDelete