Sesame Street Themed Birthday Party: 1st Birthday

ALL THE DETAILS FROM DECOR, DESSERTS, ACTIVITIES TO GOODY BAGS

We’ve been having so much fun celebrating our sweet baby Asher. We celebrated with a sun theme on the day of his birthday, along with a cake smash. You can check that out here, but of course we had to have a birthday party. Asher loves songs from Sesame Street, hence the Sesame Street birthday theme. Sesame Street is a classic theme and I love how colorful you can make it when decorating. Below I’ve included and linked as much details from the decoration, desserts, our t-shirts, activity ideas and a special goodie bag treat.

Since we’re still in a pandemic we kept it very small with a few very close family and friends and Asher had a blast. We played Sesame Street songs the whole party just for him. The day was all about him and what he likes and I wanted to make sure he was enjoying himself.

Here’s what I used to put together his little birthday bash.

The Decor

Below I’ve linked the decorations used to set up. Most of it was from Amazon, but I did get a few things from a bargain store or Dollar Tree.

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  • Backdrop(I purchased the 7X5 ft)
  • Balloon Garland -(The exact one pictured is currently unavailable and couldn’t find a similar one)
  • Number 1 Balloon – ( I purchased from a local bargain store, but Party City sells them too)
  • Elmo Balloon
  • Plastic Table Cloth – ( This was purchased from Dollar Tree)
  • Plastic Table Skirt – ( This was purchased from a bargain store, although you can find it on Amazon or Party City)
  • Asher Street Sign – ( This was a DIY. Simply find a downloadable blank Sesame Street sign, then open with Paint. Using font Impact Label, type whatever you like and print. I glued it in to a piece of cardboard to make it sturdy)
  • Cookie Monster
  • Elmo

The Desserts

The desserts were also named after some Sesame Street characters. Unfortunately, I waited until the last minute to print the labels only to find out I had no more ink and didn’t have them for the party, but I know it would of looked so cute. Here are the themed snacks I served.

  • Zoe’s Zesty Orange Slices
  • Cookie Monster’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Big Bird’s Bird Seeds ( Mix of popcorn, pretzels, M&M’s & Crispix cereal
  • Elmo’s Red Velvet Cupcakes ( Red velvet cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting)
  • Elmo Cupcake Toppers and Wrappers
  • Oscar’s Trash Can Brownies ( Brownies topped with pretzels, potato chips, marshmallows, Oreos and M&Ms)

The Goody Bags

Most of the kids that attended were under the age of 2, so it was really tough on deciding what to fill their goody bags with. I didn’t want to put in the usual favors or candy since most of it would be a choking hazard. I finally came across these mini 10” Tickle Me Elmo that are about $10 and it was just perfect. Here’s what I included in the goody bag.

  • Tickle Me Elmo
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Cotton Candy ( I picked this up at Dollar Tree)
  • Water Ball ( I picked this up at Dollar Tree. They are sold in packs of 4)

Activities

Babies love a ball pit and so I just knew I had to create my own. Although it didn’t look as I imagined it to look, the babies had an extremely great time. The issue was I didn’t order enough balls for the pool size I had, so the pool didn’t look filled. I ordered 200 balls, but the pool would’ve needed at least 3x that amount to cover just the bottom. Here’s the pool and balls that I ordered. We also had a bubble machine and well who doesn’t love bubbles.

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Our Sesame T-Shirts

I ordered a customized onesie for Asher and we all wore Sesame character tees. Linking the ones we wore below.

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It was a simple Sesame Street theme setup, but perfect in every way. In the end everything looked great and everyone had a wonderful time celebrating our baby boy and most importantly our baby boy had the best time.

XO, Michelle

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