January 30, 2013

Girly Elmo 2nd Birthday Party

My little Mini Me's birthday was a (aheem) few months ago. I wanted to share a few of the pictures and I figured it was better late than never. We asked our daughter what she wanted to do for her birthday and without hesitation she exclaimed Elmo! She LOVES Elmo and wanted nothing but Elmo for her birthday. What's a mom to do other than throw her daughter an Elmo birthday party (Secretly, I was hoping for a princess party but I did manage to fit in LOTS of pink).

I scoured the internet, blogs, websites and Pinterest for ideas. I found a lot of inspiration and I copied borrowed a lot of the ideas I found. Martha Stewart does it so why can't I. I knew that I wanted to reuse the decorations to update my daughter's nursery so I chose a bright pink, orange and red (had to add some in for Elmo) color theme and did my best to make or purchase decorations that could be either re-used or put in her big girl room. There was not necessarily a ton of things Elmo but there were a lot of little Elmo touches. Unfortunately I do not have pictures of everything due to a photographer disappeared with my pictures, so many pictures and details are are missing...what can you do?
The day was filled with fun and included a visit from Elmo himself. The house was packed due to the down pouring Florida rain (I won't count on outside space next time). Everyone seemed to have a great time but more importantly our sweet daughter had a wonderful birthday celebration that she is still talking about! Forgive all of the pictures but I really put my heart into making our daughter's party as fantastic as I could.





The favors were crayon roll ups that I made with an Elmo printed fabric, coloring books, an Sesame Street book and package of goldfish crackers all cutely put together in a little Elmo tote bag.


Below you can see how the decorations were re-purposed into our daughter's room. She LOVES having them there. I think that the tulle pompoms hanging from the ceiling are her favorite.

The day ended with a happy tired baby who had more fun than one little girl could have! I hope you enjoyed seeing our daughter's birthday...now to start on birthday #3.
I hope you enjoyed our pictures. Let me know what you think. I hope this can help inspire a girly themed Elmo party for your little girl!

Party Styling: Savvy and Sassy (Me)

Invitation & Printables The Paper Blossom Shop - Etsy

Elmo Show & Entertainment: Awesome Parties

Fabric Pennants: Savvy and Sassy

Ribbon Topiaries: Savvy and Sassy

Mia's Dress: Made by my mom with applique from Pinpoint - Etsy

Mia's Hairbow: and Jane - Etsy

Mia Street Sign: Savvy and Sassy with help by my dad with inspiration from this item on Etsy. Should have just bought it though. This thing was a lot of work!

Pin the nose on Elmo: Savvy and Sassy

Crayon Rollups: Savvy and Sassy with inspiration from Skip to my Lou

Tulle Wreath: Savvy and Sassy

Tulle Pom Poms: Savvy and Sassy

Maribou Elmo Frames: Savvy and Sassy

Buffet Cabinet: Craigslist makeover

Apothecary Jars: Marshalls & TJ Maxx

(If I missed something and you want info, just let me know!)


  1. love all the things you did for mimi me's 2'nd birthday. can't wait to see what you will come up with for her 3rd. :)

  2. Thanks! It is already in the works. Hopefully I will have details to share soon.

  3. How did you make the polka dot art you have up behind the buffet?

  4. The polka dot backdrop was made with 3 pieces of foam core board from Michaels. It was just wrapped with a really thick gift wrap I found at HomeGoods. It was simple but made a big impact against my plain white walls.

  5. Would you be willing to sell the sesame street sign?

  6. Thanks for the offer Kate but my daughter is pretty attached to it. It is proudly displayed in her bedroom. It was inspired by this Etsy design and is still for sale. http://www.etsy.com/listing/93668589/personalized-sesame-street-inspired?ref=sr_gallery_12&ga_search_query=sesame+street+sign&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_order=price_desc&ga_page=0&ga_search_type=all

  7. Beautiful job, Kristy! I'd love to share photos of the decorations, just let me know if that's okay! Everything came out so cute, I'm in love with the polka dots! Debbie, The Paper Blossom Shop

  8. Of course Debbie! I was planning on contacting you soon to start planning something for Mia's 3rd birthday.

  9. I am continually amazed at the dedication you put into being a mother, wife, and all around amazing person. Each part of the party planning process, and each craft associated with it, demonstrates your talent and amazing personality.

  10. Wow, a lot of work beautifully done. Love the polka dots!

  11. I am in the works of creating my daughter's 2nd Elmo party and I found your article!! It's exactly what I have been imagining for Layla! How did you make your banner and topiaries?

  12. Crystal: The pennant banner was made with a template using piece of printer paper. I just made the largest triangle it would make and cut out a bunch of triangles. I sewed them right sides together, turned right side out, ironed flat and then lined them up along pink bias tape and stitched them all down. It was time consuming but I liked the finished results much better than leaving raw edges like most I had seen. Most of the fabric pieces were fat quarters from Joanns.

    The topiary was made with a styrofoam ball, wood flower pots, small dowel rod, paint, flat headed pins and a LOT of ribbon. I painted the balls and flower pots pink to start. I made little loops with the ribbon and stuck them on until the ball was no longer visible. I could not find Elmo ribbon so I made it with t-shirt transfer paper and grosgrain ribbon. I started these projects months in advance because I knew these would be very time consuming as well. Let me know if you have any other questions. I'd be happy to help.

  13. This party looked sooo much fun! I love Elmo, and my boys did, too! I never did an Elmo party, however :( myamurphy@mail.com

  14. Is there anyway to buy your d├ęcor from you??? I LOVE it!

  15. I see it's been a few years since you first posted these pics of your Girlie Elmo party, but I am so glad you did as I have been desperately searching for inspiration for my own daughter's upcoming 2 year birthday. Like your daughter, my daughter also LOVES Elmo. I really don't have any choice but to come up with an Elmo themed party. (0: My challenge is that I am not what-you-would-call, a crafty person. That being said, I figured it was worth a try to reach out to you and ask you whether or not you ever turned this into a business so that perhaps you be available to make some of the crafts, or if you still have your decor, if you'd be willing to rent them out for use during my daughter's party. From what I could see in your pictures, it is all very inspiring and motivating to do something similar. If neither options are possible, then I thank you for humoring my question. Not only is my creative talent lacking, I'm also a full-time working mom, and I'm afraid I wouldn't have time to do a lot of the details that you seem to have in your pictures. However, it was my hope to be able still pull off a bright and festive looking party. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.


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