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My next party feature goes to this darling RED & TURQUOISE ELMO THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Tiffany of Cupcake Dream. Such a cute set up! I just love the non traditional turquoise color mixed in with the red. Those Elmo cake pops couldn’t be cuter, too. 

Here is what Tiffany said about the party– “Every morning at 9am, Katelyn runs to living room for “Elmo time”. She has become quite obsessed with the furry, red, loveable monster. So, when it came time to plan her second birthday party the theme was not a mystery. However, I didn’t want to recreate the usual primary colored Sesame Street theme. Instead, I wanted to design a unique “world” just for Katelyn. We’ll call it… “Katelyn’s World”.

After the invitation was complete, all the other design elements followed. I used the same details to put together water bottle labels, favor tags, cupcake toppers, and straw tags. The invitation design inspired everything including the cake and cookies from Sugar Boo Sweets. Since the theme was Katelyn’s World, and mommy had already taken over the color scheme, I thought it was time to add a few more of her favorites. Party favors included a favorite snack, goldfish, and her love of reading. With some adorable glass bowls from Favor Days, even Elmo’s fish Dorthy was ready to join in on some Katelyn’s World fun! The party guests could also sit down for a good story thanks to the Elmo miniature book set we found at Lakeside Collection.
Not wanting to stop there, the other do it yourself projects started. A quick review of my Pinterest board gave me some great ideas. I loved the idea of a crayon wreath but instead built it to be the bottom of the cookie stand base. Unable to find a reasonably priced red cake stand, I made the trip to Hobby Lobby for a large wood candle stand that could be spray painted for much less. Martha Stewart’s great website gave me step by step instructions for the red and blue paper poms. The Elmo cake pops was by far the most interesting DIY project I’ve ever attempted. After the fourth try and many bags of candy melts, I am happy to say that my husband and I are now “Bakerella in training”. These fun elmo treats were the talk of the party and tasted absolutely yummy!A lot of sweat, blood (remove fingers before cutting tissue paper), and hair loss went into creating Katelyn’s World. Fortunately, more smiles and giggles came out! I can’t wait to do it all again next year.”
Vendor List:
Paper Products & Event Design – Cupcake Dream: http://www.etsy.com/shop/cupcakedream
Elmo Cake & Cookies – Sugar Boo Sweets: http://sugarboosweets.blogspot.com
Elmo Dress – Caterpillar Kids: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kandybarnett
Glass Fish Bowl (Favors) – Favor Days: http://www.favor-days.com
Elmo Books – Lakeside Collection: http://www.lakeside.com/
Aqua Tinted Mason Jars: http://www.etsy.com/shop/gaelgallery
Elmo Pinata & Polka Dot Balloons – Party City: http://www.partycity.com
DIY Cake Stand – Hobby Lobby: http://www.hobbylobby.com

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  2. 96fa4034-544f-11e1-b0e1-000bcdcb2996 says:

    im throwing a birthday for my son he is turning one and i loved this idea i was wonderng where you got the little fishtanks for dorthy ? email me @[email protected]

  3. Kaylyn L says:

    I love the colors and some of the fun details. I love it wasn’t to over the top but just right.

  4. Tara says:

    What did you use to put your cake pops in?

  5. Ashleigh says:

    Hello, we’re doing Elmo for my son’s 2nd birthday too! I love your favor jars, but I’m wondering where you got, or how you made the Goldfish for the lid? Could you please email me: [email protected]? Thanks!!

    • Tiffany says:

      The goldfish favor tags seen on the top of the jars can be purchased from cupcakedream.etsy.com – the small glass jars were purchased from favor-days.com but I’ve seen other vendors carry them as well so a quick Google search might come up with more options. For the cake pops, I purchased a thin sheet of Styrofoam from the hobby store. I covered the foam in regular wrapping paper and poked the stick through it. Worked great! Hope this information helps. Thank you so much for the comments.

  6. Erin Howard says:

    I have also been looking for the goldfish jars for party favors. Where did you find them?

  7. MiminKyle says:

    Hi! love your Sesame Street idea. Where did you get the mini fish bowl jars?

  8. CARMEN says:

    Where did you get the LITTLE books?

  9. Dulz says:

    Hi! My son is turning one and I like that idea of pom pom background, is that a crepe paper color red & white that you use for background hanging with the pom-poms turquoise and red?

  10. Dulce says:

    Hi! Kara, what kind of material did you use for that red and white tail of the pom-poms? Please let me know, thank you!

  11. Karli Arnold says:

    I love the fish in the little canisters. Where did you find them?

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