Adventures in Party Planning is a monthly column from Daisy at Home. Photos by Elyse Anne Maria.
This adorable little guy turned one and to celebrate, his parents wanted to throw him a monster party for family and close friends. Since all the guests were very young children, we kept everything simple and casual.
Like I said, simple and casual. The birthday boy's auntie made some blue and green cupcakes with candy googly eyes, as well as a teeny tiny smash cake for the one-year-old himself. He had a blast digging into his own personal treat and making a big ole mess!
Normally we plan some sort of craft or activity for our party goers, but since this was such a small event with young children, we simply set out large monster-themed coloring pages with jumbo crayons, making it easier for smaller hands to hold. There was a big, grassy, fenced-in area next to the party location so the kids got to run around as much as they wanted to. Sometimes it can be so nice to just let kids run their energy out, right?!
We set up a "build your own favor" table with party hats, lollipops, and monster toys so that the kids and their parents could choose what they wanted to take home. See those blue and green stuffed monsters there? We hand stitched each one to add an extra something special to the favor bags. One of the parents sent me a message after the party to tell me that their child was so smitten with the monsters that she held it the whole ride home and even "brushed it's teeth" before taking it to bed! If that isn't the best compliment, then I don't know what is.