Monday, February 4, 2013

it's my birthday

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.

Push-up cake pop Scream Canisters.
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!
arranged marriage?

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!!
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*Update*
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
5. re-save
6. upload to your favorite online photo place and print as a 4X6. My personal favorite is a matte finish at Walgreens. :)

17 comments:

  1. I love this party! Thanks for sharing! My daughter is having a Monsters Inc party and I'd like to make the hard hats. I was nervous about the spray paint flaking off the hats. Did you have to do anything to prep them? Thanks again.
    -Ruth

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    1. Ruth, I did not do anything to prepare them and mine did not flake. The only thing I would say Is make sure you spray paint them in the temperature the back of the spray paint bottle suggests. Mine formed some bubbles because It was way too cold outside!

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  2. I love this!! Tried getting on the pic monkey website but it just looks like a photo editing site? How did you make all of those fantastic labels?? Totally excited to try this, but not as crafty as some :) -Cheech

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    1. Thank you so much! It is a photo editing site. But, you can make a blank document by uploading a picture and covering it with their rectangle "sticker" (located in their side bar) and making the sticker whatever color you want your background to be.I just tried to get creative with their geometric stickers when making the labels. You would be surprised at what you can do. :)

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    2. I added an update to my post and added the labels as a free download. :)

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  3. Hello! I really love your food printables! Any way you would be willing to share them? I tried to make my own,but am having no luck. Do you have an Etsy shop by chance? Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much! I added an update to my post and added the labels as a free download. :)

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  4. I'm planning a MU 1st birthday for my son and I came across your party on HWTM. Thanks for the inspiration! Your free food labels are a huge bonus!! I'm hoping to incorporate them. Love your blog... you throw awesome parties! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much, you are too kind!! Hope your MU party goes well!

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  5. Hi, I love your party ideas. I have one question, where did you find your sign holders. I can't think of anywhere to look for them. Thank you for the sign files. I was panicking that I would have to put some lousy looking one together. They are so adorable and creative.

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    1. Thank you so much, and you are very welcome. The sign holders are actually .99 cent picture frames from Ikea.

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  6. What were the canisters??? Cake pop somethings? Where did you find something like that! Awesome job!

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    1. Hi! They are push-up pop containers. I got them from Jo-Anns Fabric and Craft Store, you can also find them online. But, at Jo-Anns you can use your coupons and get them for a good price. :)

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  7. This is such a great party. My daughter wants to have Monsters Inc party and I have been so frustrated trying to come up with ideas. This is a huge inspiration!! Thank you so much for making the printables too.

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  8. I found your amazing party on HWTM and came here to beg you to let me pay you for the food labels. They are PERFECT for my little guy's birthday party! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  9. Ok, first of all, I just want to say YOU ARE SO AMAZING! Secondly, I want to thank you for the bottom of my heart for sharing the food labels. You seriously just made my day. I have been pining after them for weeks and was searching desperately for them and you are so generous to share. Thank you for that. It really is above the call of duty--I was prepared to pay you!

    One question--where did you get your standing frames for the food labels? I love them and can see how they would come in handy over and over and over again! Every single party I would bust those out.

    Thanks again!!!

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