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This MUPPETS INSPIRED 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Dina Hafez-Suggs of Deliciously Darling Events is absolutely amazing! A party CHUCK full of inspiration and ideas! Every single detail is just incredible!

“My son, Malik, just loves the Muppets! He fell in love with them instantly. Just looking at him watch the original Muppets Movie (circa 1979) brought back lots of childhood memories. I remember watching the Muppet Show with my parents. So a Muppets themed birthday it was. The Muppet characters are so colorful & playful and I knew that I wanted to capture that in the design so I went with a rainbow pallet.

Tablescape & Decorations:
This party was a little challenging in the sense that I really wanted it to be “inspired” rather than character-image driven. That’s where the idea came of turning the characters into the letters of my kiddo’s name and having that be the “glue” that ties the party together. I came across a very talented artist, Mike Boon, who actually created a Muppet Letter Alphabet. He created Malik’s Muppety name logo that was used throughout the party – from the straw flags to the cake toppers.

The kids tables had wooden plates and buckets that contained beautiful stamped spoons and Izzie sparkling juice, a straw and a napkin. The kids loved the fact they had their very own bucket of “uten-sacles” as my son calls them {utensils + tentacles = uten-sacles}. I created simple but adorable centerpieces using fresh flowers from Trader Joes and a paper embellishment that I made. The white ceramic vases were decorated using washi tape.

For the dessert table banners, I enlisted the help of the Glitter Whisperer herself, Kristy from The Purple Pug. She created the absolutely beautiful Happy Birthday Malik banner and the “mahna mahna” billboards. I feel so special that she created one of her new designs for Malik’s party! The Animal, Dr. Teeth & St. Pepper vintage posters were created by Nick from Retro Art Prints. The quality of these prints is incredible. I loved the pictures so much I have them hanging in my house. The confetti garland hanging above Dr. Teeth’s candy table was created by Peas and Thankyous. I just love how they look hanging above the candy table.

Favors & Candy Station: Naturally our favor station had to be themed and my son helped pick the theme. We decided on a Fozzi Bear Joke Shop table filled with silly items that the kids {and} adults can enjoy. I tried to really go with what Fozzi uses in the movies, little rubber chickens, over-sized glasses, mustache & eye glasses and of course whoopee cushions. I think the parents may have enjoyed this item the most. The kids seem to have this befuddled look on their faces and one parent was like “no worries, I’ll show you as soon as we get home”.

Dr Teeth’s Candy station was my favorite. The phenomenal artwork by Nick from Retro Art Print just “made” this table incredible. I knew the minute I saw this poster that I had to have a Dr. Teeth Candy station to display it on! The candy was beautiful and colorful. Vintage Confections’ created the most adorable filigree letters and numbers. I just love them. For the jar tags, I knew that I wanted to work in the “Life’s a Happy Song” Song. So I created these little tags that looked like old school movie boards and wrote out the lyrics to the song. What’s my favorite tag? Why, “Life’s a fillet of fish” of course!

Sweets Table: I have a little bit of a sweet tooth, okay it is a huge sweet tooth. I love all things sweet so when I was sketching out the desserts table I knew I needed a really cool backdrop and a really awesome cake! For the backdrop, I used beautiful fringed garlands and a little Gonzo being carried away by a bunch of balloons. Gonzo and the balloons was a reference to the very first Muppet movie and my son’s favorite part of that movie. The ruffled rainbow cake was made by my sweet cousin Reema Hafez. She and her girls flew down to attend Malik’s party. Reema is an incredible baker. She whipped up the animal cookies and the French Macarons as well. The incredible fondant work was by Brittany of Edible Details. I just have to say she is a total joy to work with and so very sweet! She created the Muppet letter toppers on the cake that left everyone speechless when the cake was brought out. I love all of her other creations for this part y especially the clock for the “Time to Meet the Muppets” push up pops. The Marshmallow Studio created adorable Animal Marshmallow pops. Malik couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw it. They were not only super cute but delicious as well. Other yummy items on the dessert table included: rainbow jello {made by cousin Amy}, popcorn, red velvet and confetti cupcakes, brownie push-up pops, sugar cookies, muppet cake pops and French macarons. All the cake plates & acrylic stands, paper favor bags and straws came from Shop Sweet Lulus.

This party was so wonderful and a memory I will always cherish. It was so nice to have family down to celebrate with Malik. He ran up to me and told me that it was the best day ever and thanked me for planning his party. It was the sweetest moment of the whole day. Of course his face was covered in face paint, smudged cotton candy and chocolate but it was still the sweetest moment. Thank you to the wonderful Lauren from Lauren Nicole Studios for capturing all of these moments!”

Recreate This Party:
Photography: Lauren Nicole Studios
Event Planning, Flowers, Paper Design & Styling: Deliciously Darling Events
“Malik” Muppet Letter design: Created by Mike Boon
Fondant Cake toppers, Push-up pop toppers, Cupcake toppers: Edible Details
Marshmallow Pops: The Marshmallow Studio
Cupcakes: Jilly’s Cupcakery
Vintage Lollipops: Vintage Confections
Stamped Happy Birthday Wooden Spoons: Sucre Shop
Cake Pops: Candy Cake Company
Cake, Animal Sugar Cookies & French Rainbow Macarons: Reema Hafez (my super sweet cousin)
Animal & Dr. Teeth & St Pepper vintage posters: Retro Art Prints
Happy Birthday Banner & Mahna Mahna signs: The Purple Pug (www.thepurplepug.com)
Confetti bunting hanging over candy table: Peas and Thank yous
Cake plates, acrylic popcorn stand, bags, popcorn bags, spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu

Items used in this party that are available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:
Fringe Streamers

Push Up Pop Containers

Paper Straws

Whirly Pop Lollipops

Rock Candy Sticks

Gable Boxes

Paper Bags

Wooden Utensils

Paper straws available here.

Tutorial on how to make this gumball machine found here.

Whirly pop lollipops available here. Rock candy sticks available here.

Fringe Streamers {at bottom of letters} available here.

Happy Birthday wooden utensils available here.

White gable boxes available here.

Push pop containers available here.

Paper bags available here.

Wooden Utensils available here.

Clear plastic curved spoons {holding macaroons} available here.

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  1. Katelyn says:

    AMAZING WORK! WELL DONE! -Events by Kate

  2. Thank you SO much for sharing the Muppet’s Party Kara! So very honored & thrilled to be featured on your wonderful site. xoxo Dina

  3. Candy Buffet for Parties says:

    This has got to be one of the coolest themed birthday party I have EVER seen. I am in complete awe over all of the amazing details the colorful candy displays. Now I want a Muppet party!

  4. This is an incredible party. I can’t imagine the work that went in to it, and it is all gorgeous. Those rainbow colored parfaits are unbelievable. Where did you get them? And I love how you use tissue paper on the banners … it looked like confetti floating. Gorgeous job!

  5. tricia mumby says:

    This party is simply gorgeous!! you are a star!

  6. Wow, this party looks amazing…way to go mom! I’m slightly envious at your party planning prowess. It looks like you put a lot of time and effort into it. I can only imagine a good time was had by all.

  7. Betzy says:

    I loved the theme it took me back to my childhood. I absolutely love the containers for the jello, Where are they from?

  8. This is wonderful! What CUTE ideas and so creative.

  9. What a fun and well thought out party with so many great details.

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  11. crystal waites says:

    Where can I find the printable labels for the pushpops?