Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monster Party

This weekend we had a very fun MONSTER birthday bash for my boys... their birthdays are just over a week apart, so we had one big party with all their friends. I had a lot of fun planning for it and using my digital scrapbook stash to create some fabulous stuff. I used stuff from Digital Scrapbook Memories and SuzyQ Scraps.

First the invites:

{black letters from "Dark Comedy" alpha by SuzyQ Scraps; everything else from "Monster" kit by Digital Scrapbook Memories; "Love Ya Like A Sister" font}

Aren't those monsters the cutest? They're from this kit.

For treats I made some cupcake wrappers and toppers. This was so easy thanks to Suzy's cupcake templates. I also used her No Monsters Allowed kit.

I also made a bunch using the Monster kit from DSM. Too many cute monsters, I just couldn't decide!

This fun banner was made with the same supplies I used for the invite. This picture isn't great, but you can kind of get an idea. I did each letter on a 4x6 canvas so it was super easy to just do photo prints at Costco and then staple them to some ribbon.

For one of the games, we played pin the eyes on the monster. I used the eyes from the Monster kit, and the monster's body came from Suzy's Giggle Monsters kit. I erased the original eyes and nose using the magic of photoshop. (Specifically, the clone stamp tool and blur tool.)

I was a little stumped on what to do for party favors. I couldn't really find any monster themed toys or goodies, but Zach had this really cute wooden monster puzzle that I thought would be fun.

I purchased it at Target sometime last fall in the $1 section, which means it is no longer available. :( So I decided to make it the hard way.

First, I scanned all the puzzle pieces. Then I extracted them one by one and played with the colors a bit in photoshop. Next I printed them on cardstock, cut them out, lamintated them, cut them again, and added some sticky velcro. I really love how they turned out. They took a lot of time but it was worth it.

The finished product:

I put the extra pieces in a ziplock and attached it to the back with some glue dots.

And there ya go!

It was a lot of fun to plan and make all these fun projects for the party. The coolest part is that the whole idea for this theme came from these monster-themed kits that I already had... I was just looking for a good excuse to use them! I really love how everything turned out, and the kids had a blast.


1 comment:

Miranda said...

fun fun fun...what a clever idea!