Cookie Monster Party Collage and my first McLinky

I apologize for going M.I.A. for a few days 
but I just had to close the laptop Thursday night
to finish last minute details for the twins’ birthday party.

The party was so much fun
but I’m happy that it’s behind me.

I. am. Cookie. Monstered. out.
Before I get back to the vintage chic home norm around here,
I put together a party collage and some quick details.
(starting from top left)

1. Terrycloth Cookie Monster invitation tutorial can be found here.

2. $1.00 Paper Bag Piñata tutorial can be found here.

3. The paper cups were inspired by these but instead of a cookie mouth, I used chalkboard paint and labeled names with chalk. I served homemade, Monterey Jack and Extra Sharp blend, baked mac and cheese (huge hit with children and parents) and served it in these cups to minimize the mess.

4. Clay Cookie Monster necklace favors were made by BillionsByBilli and can be found here. (A black mouth, metal loop, and hemp rope were added since the orginal post.)

5. The twins were made by me and are wearing matching Sarah Louise outfits.

6. I purchased blue lidded storage containers at the Dollar Store (6 for $1) and used the following image, found in Google images and darkened in Photoshop to create “Thank You” tags that I hot glued to the lid. The containers were filled with homemade chocolate chip cookies, of course!
(I darkened him because I wanted a darker, vintage Cookie Monster blue vs. his modern turquoise blue.)
7. The cupcakes were ordered from a bakery (to save time) and were supposed to be completely covered in blue sprinkles so that I could make these adorable Cookie Monster cupcakes, however, there was a misunderstanding. That’s what I get for cutting corners. 
I have 60 fondant Cookie Monster eyes if anyone needs them. {sigh}
8. The Cookie Monster plush was a gift and just looked cuter in the collage than my pitiful, small fondant cookie monster cakes that I made for each twin.
9. The scavenger hunt was a blast and was probably the best activity that I’ve ever done for a birthday party. The kids loved it and it kept them busy, thinking, and having fun for 30 – 45 minutes. I hid the items on the list outside and very well. There were two teams, evenly split according to age in order to keep things fair. For example, each team had a “big kid” (8 yr. old) and a little kid (3 yr. old). The team that found all items first got to choose first from the party basket, which included glitter pencils, grippies, silly bands, stickers, and a few Cookie Monster coloring books purchased at the Dollar General. 
The items on the list were the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies, the recipe card, as well as a patch of Cookie Monster fur (blue terrycloth) and Cookie Monster eye (plastic googly eye). Just email me if you’d like me to send you the Microsoft Word document that I created. I have no idea how to upload it.
So that’s my Cookie Monster party in a nutshell.
I thought I’d make this post more resourceful 
by hosting my first McLinky party!
If you’ve made any Cookie Monster related things, link em’ up!
And that’s a wrap on Cookie Monster.
 I have some Target crystals and Dollar Store mirrors
that need my attention.

Before I go,
is it wrong that I find this photograph absolutely precious?
 It’s his party and he’ll cry if he wants to.
Off to respond to emails…

Linking this post with:

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
Due to “scraper” websites that earn revenue by scraping feeds (like an automatic copy & paste) and stealing the creative content of others, I can no longer provide FULL blog posts via email subscriptions. I apologize that you now see a partial post and have to click over to my blog for the rest. I try to create lovely and original content so I appreciate your understanding. If you don’t, I am sorry to see you leave and thank you for being a part of my journey while you were subscribed. {Jami}


  1. The cups are my favorite! So simple, so perfect!

  2. Adorable!!! I threw my son a Cookie Monster party too… for his 1st birthday this past June. Such a cute theme. :)

  3. That is soo adorable, and how cute do they look in those outfits??? You are awesome!

  4. ~* LOVE the party stuff!! How fun~* **BTW I ordered the Laguna necklace from Starfish with my sons’ initials today!!! Cant wait to get it.(birthday gift from mother in law)** ;)~*Hugs, Rachel

  5. Sadly, I have no Cookie Monster cute things I’ve done. The last Cookie Monster party I did was in 1992. I can’t even find any decent photos of the event. I didn’t know there’d be something called a link party 18 years later on something called a blog…on something called the internet.

    Say a little prayer that the embryo that my daughter is getting implanted tomorrow will grow and grow and become a little one who will give me a grandbaby to do another Cookie Monster birthday party with all your inspiring ideas.

  6. Allison says:

    Your twins looked so precious in their adorable outfits! Sounds like a fun party. You deserve a little R & R now!

  7. Stephanie says:

    Wow all your hard work has paid off! Looks like the party was success. Love the partyer having a melt down.

  8. Your twins are too cute. My boys are much older now, but the outfit reminds me of how I use to dress them :) I miss those days {a little}

  9. Megan says:

    oh. mah. gosh! (cause thats how my 2 year old says it) I adore EVERYTHING!!! You did an amazing job, Freckled Momma!

    And they look SO FREAKING CUTE in their little outfits!!!!

  10. julie says:

    hey jami! oh how i have missed visiting your blog! what a wonderful job you did! and i think that picture is priceless! i am working on my little girls birthday party! wish you were here to help!

  11. Beckie says:

    Oh Jami…so adorable! I love how much thought you put into each and every detail of the party! You are so talented!

  12. Alison says:

    WOW!! What an incredible party! I love every detail… what a success!

  13. Tricia - A Rosy Note says:

    Looks like a great party! I like how you said the twin were made by you :) They look so cute.

  14. Jami your party looks like it was a huge success and I need to tell you that those outfits are the most precious things I’ve seen. Way to go on the creations! You never fail to astound me…

  15. I’m glad you’reback.

    I can’t believe how much work you put in to their party….and how well it paid off too!Itlooks like it was a complete success.

    There outfits are ADORABLE!!

    But wait….there’s no photo of you! Did you have a matching cookie monster outfit?!!

  16. JANE says:

    Absolutely astounding, Jami. Your twins are so blessed to have you as their mum. J x

  17. Cheryl says:

    SO many cute things!! I know what you mean about being wiped out though – I did a tea party 1st birthday last month, which turned out great, but was exhausting!

  18. You are one talented lady, Jami!! All of your Cookie Monster crafts turned out amazing… they couldn’t have been done better if they were professionally made and bought in a store!! Your twins are sooo ADORABLE!! I love their cute outfits! And the picture of your son is too cute… my oldest daughter cried at her first B-day party, too(lol)!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs ~ Jo

  19. LOVING the cups and the idea to use them for food! And their outfits are too perfect. With Joy, Carey

  20. Oh, too stinkin’ cute!! I loved the collage and all your details! You really outdid yourself. Even the googly eyes on the cups~ so creative!! :)
    I hope the twins had a happy great day!

  21. Simply wonderful!!! And I’ll tell you…the crying photos are ALWAYS my favorite. Nothin’ like reality, huh? ;-)

  22. gyana says:

    Hello, I love your ideas!! and your children are absolutely adorable.

    I am planning my son’s 1st birthday and would love to try out the scavenger hunt. If you can send me the template as mentioned.


  23. Oh I’m sorry I’m just now seeing this post! I made a cookie monster hat and we had an Elmo 1st birthday party….I might have to have a Cookie Monster for the 2nd…I’m pinning this post!

thank you for taking a minute to write...


CommentLuv badge