A monster birthday party is easy to do yourself. Put some eyes and funny faces on a few things, some bright colors, and you have monsters!
My little monster just turned one!! Ok, Ryan isn’t really a monster, but the monster birthday party theme was too adorable to pass up!!
I spent a lot of time on Pinterest trying to decide what I wanted to do for Ryan’s first birthday party. I had a lot of theme ideas, everything from rodeo (after all, he was born in Texas y’all!) to under the sea. Eventually, I decided on the monster theme because it is very versatile and can be fun bright colors. We had some leftover decorations from Tyler’s birthday parties, so it helped save on some expense as well.
Being a digital media person, I designed my own invitation and started gathering my ideas for the food and decoration. Most of my stuff couldn’t be done until the day of, so I was glad I had a lot of help getting ready.
Originally Published On: March 30, 2016
Last Updated On: March 31, 2020
Thank you to everyone who came and helped us celebrate our baby turning one! Ryan had a great time at his party playing with friends and family, eating so much food. He laughed, and ate, and played, and ate, and opened gifts…. and ate. Our little monster is no longer a baby!
Some people think I’m crazy for the detail I put into the parties. And yes, it is a lot of work sometimes. But I thoroughly enjoy trying to figure it all out and how I can make everything fit the theme. As the boys get older, I know the parties will be less themed, so I get my fun while I can!
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18 thoughts on “Monster Birthday Party”
I LOVE these ideas, Stephanie! The marshmallow eyes on the cake are genius! And the favors are adorable, too – I totally want to adopt a monster out of the basket! 🙂
The marshmallow eyes were a last-minute addition when I was trying to figure out the best way to decorate! Everyone loved the monster stuffed animals, we still have a few floating around the house four years later!
This is such a great party theme – who doesn’t like monsters! I love the monster cake and cupcakes – they look fab!
It was so much fun, and it turned out better than I originally though it would, too!
What an adorable party! I love the little monster theme and all the cute treats and things you made to match the theme. So adorable!
Thanks, Bree! I had a lot of fun with this party theme 🙂
I liked the way you demonstrated the party. I would love to have it if possible. Thanks for sharing the piece.
Happy to share ideas! We had a lot of fun coming up with everything for this party.
This party turned out so cute! I really love the theme. All the food is so cute!
Thanks! It was such a fun party 🙂
Oh how fun! Monster is actually one of my favorite birthday party themes. I love the veggie and fruit monster face trays you made. So clever!! I’ve kicked around using this theme for my soon to be 3 year olds birthday!
Oh, you should! It was so easy to work with and there are so many fun ideas 🙂
LOVE this cake. Very creative and the use of those yummy marshmallows is pure genius x
Thanks Melanie! It was kind of a last-minute idea but I love how the eyes came out 🙂
This is a good idea and my brother would be surprised to have a monster birthday cake on the table waiting for him haha. That’s creative!
It was such an easy cake to make! The marshmallows on sticks were so simple for the eyes but turned out better than I expected.
Kisd really do love all things Monster. He looks very very content. Happy birthday to him
Yes, they really do! It was such a fun party to put together, he had a great time.