monsters vs. aliens birthday party

2:00 pm - Make Monsters while Children Arrive
(Prepare ahead of time different google eyes, noses, mouths, teeth, arms, legs, bodies of monsters or aliens out of construction paper. Let the children create their own monster.)  
This isn't a great picture, but the kids monsters turned out really cute!

2:15 pm - Monsters Save the World from the Aliens Relay Race 
(Ride bikes through cones, eat a marshmallow, make a basket in hoop, run and jump through big box, go down the slide, put on big shorts, big shirt, big boots and run and tag the next person in line. Children will wear masks and be on two different teams. Bob & Missing Link Team One; Mad Scientist & Insectosaurus Team Two.)  
This was the favorite part of the party for most of the kids.  They LOVED cheering on their teammates very loudly!

2:30 pm - Capture the Alien
(Freeze aliens in popsicles. Children must try to get the alien out of the ice.)  
The kids loved taking a break to have a treat AND find a little alien inside their popsicle.

2: 45 pm - Mad Scientist Experiment
(Make Slime. Put in bags for children to take home with care instructions.)  
This was another highlight of the party.  The slime turned out really well.  The kids were so impressed that they were able to make slime.  

3:10 pm – Find the Missing Link
(Open presents and see if Payton can find the missing link somewhere hidden in the presents.)  
Obviously, this was Payton's favorite part of the party.  It's fun to see how excited kids get to GIVE their present.  So cute!

3:20 pm – Alien Cupcakes
(The kids successfully captured the aliens and can now EAT THEM! Sing Happy Birthday to Payton and eat cupcakes.)  
These cupcakes took a lot of preparation effort looking for the right ingredients that I never really found.  I had to improvise from the original cupcake recipe, but I think they turned out okay.  The kids loved them!

3:30 pm - All the Monsters Head Home! 
(Hand out goody bags filled with pop rocks, glow sticks, outer space stickers, and little alien guys. Also, have the kids take home their monsters, homemade slime and monster masks.)
The party was so much fun!  It didn't feel exhausting or feel like a lot of work (besides the cupcakes), it was just a lot of fun.  The kids are at a really fun age and all the activities turned out to be really fun!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad the party turned out well! What great ideas! I LOVE the cupcakes....SO cute.
Payton is very lucky to have such a great, creative, fun, organized mom!

Daily Jot & Tittle said...

What a darling party! Cupcakes were well worth the effort! Good job!

Andi said...

It was a fun party and it turned out great!!! You are a great mom!! Thanks for letting us come and enjoy the fun with you!

Brianne & Jarod said...

Not a lot of preparation...are you kidding me? Girl you seriously win mom of the year for that party! AMAZING! I got tired just reading about all of it :)

Anonymous said...

Man! I did a lot of great things at that party to pull it off. I have given myself a pat on the back...:)

Reeses Pieces said...

I love the cupcakes. Is it marshmallows dipped in colored chocolate. You'll have to let me know.

Patty said...

WOW Brittany, YOU are brilliant! It's good to see all the fun on your blog!

Courtney said...

Cupcakes turned out perfectly! What did you end up using for the eyes? I love all the activities you did. What a cool mom you are!