Sesame Street Party
Decorating and Menu Ideas
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Sesame Street Party Decorations
Turn your party area into the real Sesame Street. Here are just a few ideas to get you started...
- Start with your entryway ... Draw Big Bird's footprints with yellow chalk on the driveway to lead guests to your door. Make a Sesame Street party banner that says “Welcome to Sesame Street!” and hang it near the party entrance.
- Next, decorate the party area. Choose the colors red, yellow and green for streamers, balloons, and tablecovers. And use all the Sesame Street toys you already own to decorate the party space.
- Don't forget the walls! Place lots of letters and numbers on the doors and walls. You may already have foam letters as a bathtub toy, or magnetic letters on your refrigerator. Or make your own Sesame Street sign from yellow and green foam board. Add white letters to spell out “Sesame Street” and the numbers “123” on the top.
- Go crazy with balloons! Tie groups of helium balloons together and anchor them in place with balloon weights. For greater impact, combine Sesame-themed balloons with colorful latex balloons. Tie a balloon to the back of each chair, and tie a group of five balloons to the birthday child’s chair! Ask an older child or adult to make balloon animals for the children.
- Consider using one of Birthday in a Box's Sesame Street Party Boxes, which come filled with themed partyware, streamers, balloons, and more.
Sesame Street Party Food Ideas
S is for “snacks” at this party! Start with Elmo’s favorite food – pizza! Then add a bowl of goldfish crackers in honor of Elmo’s pet fish Dorothy. You can also serve sandwiches cut into squares and triangles.
Make a batch of jello jigglers cut into shapes like circles and squares. This recipe will create jello that is firm and does not melt. Combine 4 envelopes (1/4 oz. each) of unflavored gelatin with 3 packages (3 oz. each) of cherry flavored gelatin in a large bowl. Add 4 cups of boiling water and stir until dissolved (about two minutes). Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 9” x 13” pan and chill until set (at least one hour). Then cut into square, circle, and triangle shapes.
Serve miniature pigs-in-a-blanket from the grocery store and call them Bert & Ernie’s Hot Dogs. And give your favorite drinks a Sesame Street name such as Abby's Pink Lemonade or Big Bird's Apple Juice. Serve the drinks with shaped silly straws for even more fun.
Bake or purchase large cookies and call them Cookie Monster Cookies. Instead of a cake, consider making cupcakes and decorate them to look like Elmo. Just cover the frosting with red sprinkles, add an orange jelly bean nose, and two mini-marshmallow eyes.
Another cute idea is to bake two 9” round cakes and decorate each one to resemble a Sesame Street character. For example, you can frost one red and decorate it to look like Elmo; and frost the other one yellow and decorate it to look like Big Bird. You can adapt this idea for other Sesame Street characters, too, such as using pink frosting for Abby Cadabby or blue frosting for Cookie Monster. Use small candies for the eyes, nose, and mouth.