A couple of months ago Lincoln told me he wanted a datman birfday party. (aka batman birthday party) I started thinking ahead and even bought a few items. Well, about a month ago my sister let us borrow the movie Monsters, Inc. and he fell in LOVE with it! He then decided he wanted a Monsters, Inc party. Or as he calls it a Randall party. Randall is the bad guy in Monsters, Inc and Lincoln has really taken a liking to him. Being the flexible mother I am, I complied and switched gears.(sorry Batman!) I loved Monsters, Inc when it first came out so I was super excited to be able to turn it into a birthday party. The only issue is the movie came out 12 years ago!! (I know, I'm old) There is nothing Monsters, Inc in stores and not very many ideas on online. Which is good and bad because it made me actually have to think of ideas instead of hit up Pinterest. Which I've come to rely on these days. (love me some Pinterest!) I've seen the movie enough times to get some great ideas from it. Besides a few
major minor bumps in the road (kids falling in pool and Lincoln's new trike putting a scratch in my parents wood cabinets) it was a success. But, most importantly Lincoln loved his party. He told me his favorite part was the icing. I guess next year I'm just giving the kids shots of icing as they walk in, turning them around, giving them a good 'ole tush slap and sending them out the door. (much easier to plan!)
My sister drew up Boo's door about 20 minutes before the party to hang outside! Thanks Tonya!
In the movie, Sulley's picture is hung up every single month for scarer of the month. I made a scarer of the month poster with each month being a picture of Lincoln throughout his second year. It was a great way to show how much he has grown!
Chocolate covered oreo favors.
I had a blast making all the food labels. I love Picmonkey!
I saw PB&J sushi on Pinterest and it immediately made me think of the sushi restaurant (Harryhausens) Mike and Celia eat at.
Had to throw Randall in there somewhere.
I'm still missing three, people!! I will find you...
I knew I didn't have a lot of extra time to make a cake, so I wanted something simple.This was my first time making an ombre cake. I added some spots of purple to make it more Sulley. For the topper I bought a Funko Pop Sulley. I love the look of those things!
I couldn't find a shirt I liked, so I threw one together last minute. Felt and fabric glue are my friends!
Lincoln picked out a monster shirt for me to wear. He said "that's cool mom." What's not cool was that I failed to notice the unfortunate location the the monster's eyeballs.
Mike Wazowski made an appearance!
So did Boo. Uncanny resemblance, I know.
His new trike and helmet. :)
Sylvie wanted in on the action!
Love this boy so much. I cannot believe he is three years old. I love everything about him. Even cleaning his poop off the floor after he squished it under his bedroom door during nap time. He decided to end the terrible two's with style. Can't wait to see what three brings! Bring it on!!
A couple of weeks ago Lincoln's birthday party was featured on Hostess with the Mostess! (eeeee!) After it was featured I have received many questions about the labels I made on picmonkey.com. For some crazy reason I deleted them off of my computer! But, after getting so many requests for them I went ahead and remade them. I'm not a professional, so this is as good as it gets. :) But, here they are for your party needs!
I left them blank at the bottom so you can personalize them yourself.
Here is the link to download them :)
Here is some advice (just in case)
1.click on the link
2. select picture(s) -download and save to your computer
3. Open picture at picmonkey
4. Use their alphabet tool to write food names at the bottom
6. upload to your favorite online photo place and print as a 4X6. My personal favorite is a matte finish at Walgreens. :)