A monster mash of party ideas to celebrate your favorite little monster.
Are you planning a birthday party for your little one and want to go all out? Look no further! A monster themed birthday party guarantees huge smiles and tons of fun.
As a parent, it can be hard to find an original and cost-effective solution to make your kiddo's special day even more memorable. With these easy DIY monster party ideas, you can have an action-packed monster theme party with minimal time, effort, and budget. From themed party decorations to tasty monster munchies, create an unforgettable monster party for your special one.
Monster Party Birthday Treats
What kid doesn't appreciate a dessert table full of cute monsters that are edible?
These monster cookies are so much fun! They are easiest to decorate if you do a sugar cookie as the base. While I normally make all the goodies for parties, I ordered these from the local bakery. They are super cute and doable to make yourself.
The bright colors and monster faces are lots of fun.
For those not a fan of cookies, these monster themed party cupcakes are a fun treat that you can make yourself. Try out this monster cupcake tutorial for a different dessert.
- Betty Crocker's cake mix
- Tin foil cupcake wrappers
- Homemade buttercream frosting, or whipped frosting from the store
- Gel dyes or food coloring
- Frosting bags
- Tips #4B and #233
Monster Cupcakes Tutorial
Make Your Cupcakes
First, you will need to make your cupcakes. Betty Crocker’s recipe is ideal because the cupcakes stay more moist in the middle. Spoon approximately 3 tablespoons per cupcake wrapper. My favorite cups to use are the tin foil ones because they look much nicer after they are cooked.
When your cupcakes have cooled, it is time to frost. I made a buttercream frosting but you can use store-bought also. I like the whipped best because it isn’t quite as heavy. Once you have your frosting you will want to dye it. I use the gel dyes that you can buy at most grocery stores.
Colorful monsters will need LOTS of coloring for deep shades, but be careful not to add too much or it will make your frosting taste yucky.
Frosting Bags and Tips
I like to use the disposable frosting bags so they can be easily disposed of. You will need Tip #4B for the blue monster and tip #233 for the orange monster.
Cut a small hole at the end of your frosting bag that is just big enough for your tip to fit through. Be careful not to cut the hole too big or the can fall out. Once your tip is inside your bag good and tight, you can add frosting.
Blue Monster Design - Slowly squeeze frosting out and press down so the frosting will spread out around the tip. Once it has spread out pull your tip straight up to create a point. Repeat that all the way around the outside of the cupcake.
Once the outside ring is complete, make another ring on the inside and continue until it is all filled in. Finally, add two monster eyes and you are done!
Orange Monster - Frost the cupcake very lightly so you can have a base layer to stick to. Then, as you push the frosting out through the tip slowly move around the cupcake creating loops and squiggles.
If you want a straight haired monster, start in the center and pull out creating straight stringy hair. Add one or two candy eyes and you will have super simple monsters for your food table.
Filler treats like these yummy taffy pieces are a great option for little kids putting their hands into everything.
These marshmallow pops were made by my neighbor and they are always a hit. Another good option is to use cake pops because they can be decorated exactly the same. Dessert pops like these are fun decorations but also ideal party favors to pass out to your party guests on their way home.
Dipped Monster Pretzels
Need a little salty with all that sweet? I dipped these pretzels in colored white chocolate. These are also a great idea to use for a favor bag. I bought the white chocolate from JoAnn's along with the candy eyes and sprinkles. Check your local craft store for their decorating options.
Monster Themed Party Decor
When it comes to monster party supplies, using your treats is a great way to add some decor to your party tables. If your table is overloaded with party food and birthday cake, don't worry so much about providing a ton of decorations or your table will be overwhelming.
Balloons are always a must for birthdays. They add in extra color for themes and little kids have a lot of fun with them. Don't forget to throw in a colorful birthday banner too!
If you are throwing a party for a little one, go with themed clothing like a monster shirt or birthday outfit. My awesome Grammy appliquéd this onesie. Isn't it so cute? I bought the pattern from the Appliqué Boutique on Etsy.
Include a few simple activities for your monster birthday party ideas.
- Guests can make their own monster treat bags to take home
- Name that monster game
- Make or buy monster slime
- Pin the eye on the monster
- Pin the monster toes on the monster feet
- Decorate your own monster party hats
- Have monster photo booths with accessories
Invest in or make a themed smash cake. This can serve duel purpose as a decorative feature until you get to the cake.
My friend Marcia, from Sweet Cravings made this cake. Little Buddy loved his smash cake! He loved picking all the "hair" off!
Monster Party Ideas
Monster-themed parties are surprisingly easy to put together and sure to delight any little one – and you don’t have to break the bank. So unleash your inner monster, spread some smiles and make it a party that everyone will remember for years to come.
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