Elmo Birthday Party Ideas
If your preschooler’s mad for the lovable furry red monster from Sesame Street, give your child a 1st birthday party he or she’ll never forget with these great Elmo birthday party ideas, first birthday party games and party decorations. We have just the great Elmo birthday party ideas to get you started!
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Here is a thumbnail of the invitation. Click on the picture to download the invitation. After downloading you'll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the invitation. You need to print the invitation on a "Letter" format page. After printing, fold the page once across with blank side inside, and then fold again.
Wow your birthday child and all the little Elmo fans with a sign that says Sesame Street on your door –the place, of course, where Elmo lives! Just cut out the Sesame Street letters of yellow bristol board and glue them onto a green bristol board (check out the trademark Sesame Street sign on the official website as a reference). Beneath the wording “Sesame Street,” write “Brought to you by the letter “ * “(the initial of your child’s first name) and the Number "1" (or the age of your child). Decorate the inside with red and orange streamers and red, orange and yellow balloons.
Add a festive touch with homemade Elmo decorations. All you’ll need are crayons, medium sized gift boxes or empty square tissue boxes and small stuffed Elmos. Place a hole in the center of the boxes just large enough to fit the Elmo character in a standing position. Wrap the boxes in red, yellow or blue paper and blue on crayons. Stand the Elmo in the center and place the centerpieces in the various rooms.
Play the Sesame Street CD for the duration of the party!
GAMES and ACTIVITIES
THE ELMO BOOGIE
Using a stuffed Elmo, play this variation on the classic Hot Potato game. Have players sit in a circle and pass Elmo until the music stops. Whoever is left holding Elmo when the music stops is out of the circle and gets a good tickling! Keep passing Elmo until only one player is left. Another variation on this game can be played if you have the "Tickle Me Elmo" or “Rock N’ Roll Ernie” dolls. Whoever is holding Elmo when he stops giggling or Ernie when he stops jamming is also out, and gets a good tickling.
TOSS IT TO OSCAR
This game is sure to bring on some giggles from the little ones. Get a metal garbage container and download a colored photo of Oscar the Grouch and tape it to the inside. Save some old junk mail or newspaper and ball it up so the kids can throw it in the Oscar can. Give them plenty of tries and plenty of squeals of support every time they sink some garbage in the Oscar can. Next, hand out bubble blowers to each child or their parent, and help them to blow bubbles into the can as well. Let them keep the bubbles to bring home and enjoy after the party!
ELMO’S “I SEE RED” GAME (from Sesame Workshop!)
Before the party, place red objects of different sizes (a red apple, blanket, ball, sweater, and so on) in pretty obvious places in the party game room. At the party, tell your guests that Elmo needs help finding the red items in the room and gather them in a circle. Go around the circle and allow each child to take a turn to find something red. Help them along, and make sure everyone gets to spot at least one red object. Then get them to say what the object is! Continue this until every child has found a red item. Award each child with an Elmo Blow Out.
For a meal, why not give them “all the peanut butter sandwiches” they want! For fun you could say they were “brought to you by the letter [birthday child’s initial] or the number [birthday child’s name] and use corresponding cookie cutters. For a cake why not try baking a round cake and cover it in fresh chopped red strawberries or raspberries. Cut a marshmallow in half to make two eyes, add a Hershey kiss for each pupil, a cluster of orange jelly beans for the nose and black gel icing or licorice for the mouth. Serve everything with Elmo Kids Plates and Sesame Street Cups on top of a colorful Sesame 1st Tablecover!
Get some red bags together, cut out white, orange and black shapes from construction paper for an Elmo face and glue them on. For a finishing touch add red or yellow tissue paper. Some great Elmo loot could include play dough, and Elmo T-Shirt, bubbles, a Twisty Sesame Toy, a rubber ducky and a little box of crayons. If you don't like invest your time in collecting items for birthday party loot bags, then consider buying Sesame Street You're 1 Favor Pack.
For more great ideas on how to celebrate your child’s first birthday party, or to check out for more Elmo Birthday party ideas, and party decorations, have a look through our site. You’ll be tickled with what you find!
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