Vivienne or Vivi (as she's known to her family and friends), loves Elmo, so for her 2nd Birthday party, her mom, Jamie, wanted to throw her an Elmo themed party complete with Elmo himself!
Our party concept was “Elmo’s World”. We incorporated red, orange, and pink colors into the aesthetic. An Elmo bounce house was needed to keep the older kids occupied. We also added kid and adult seating and balloons to the entry area so guests could see the party from a distance.
Balloons are almost a must, with kids parties, so we added these in a few key areas, such as a large garland on the family's house. To this our balloon artist added Elmo faces! We also did a cake backdrop with balloon garland which also doubled as the photo wall as well, to help save on costs.
To help create Elmo's world we had a prop vendor create a street sign with the guest of honor's name. We also added a large Elmo cutout, to greet the kids as they entered the homeowner's property. Throughout the yard we added other prop's from Elmo's world, such as the piano, shade, Dorothy, door, and Elmo’s crayon!
We also created Giant building blocks with "Vivi's" name spelled out. These oversized blocks, created a wow moment and a fun element to the party. The great thing about the props, was that they could all be keepsakes for the guest of honor. The street sign, building blocks, and Elmo props, can all be repurposed in the child’s room for them to enjoy over time.
For the adults we created a large grazing table, that was relaxed yet plentiful. We wanted it to have a fall feel, since the party happened at the end of the fall season, so we made sure to add lots of fruits, berries and fall foliage.
For the kids, we made everything easy to pick up and handle, so we did little paper cups of veggies, and paper containers of chicken fingers. We had to incorporate Elmo's face too, so we made an Elmo Fruit Platter.
Other concepts we incorporated were places for kids to draw, on craft paper, which we wrapped around the tables. We also used crayon containers as floral containers for our centerpieces. These we bought on Amazon and were fairly inexpensive.
And of course we had Elmo come toward the end of the party to take photos with the kids and sing Vivi happy birthday. Vivi embraced Elmo more than any of the other kids and it was a special moment to see.
We had a blast creating Elmo’s World for Vivi and watching all the kids run around and relish in it too.
What People Ate
A grazing table full of cheeses, fruits, vegetables, finger sandwiches, and sliders
Activities / Games
Moon bounce, coloring table, Elmo interaction, and photo wall moment
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