Hard to believe a year has come and gone already, but what better way to turn one then surrounded by friends, family, and lots of cookies!
If you haven’t figured it out already, Cookie Monster was the theme for this party and, as the little man loves his pancakes, I planned the celebration for late-morning to serve a delicious, kid-friendly brunch menu! From mini-pancakes and cinnamon buns, to DIY yogurt parfait and a cereal bar. Then to top it off, some frootloop marshmallow treats, blue jello, cupcakes, cake and, of course, lots of cookies (and milk!)!
#PartyTip – DIY Yogurt Parfaits are a great alternative to assembling individual parfaits… Not only can guests pick and choose their toppings, but leftovers are easy to pack up and re-use without a fridge full of parfaits! 😉
The cereal bar was a hit, not only by the kids but for the “big kids” too, and you want to talk about something easy with minimal work… just grab a few jars, fill with cereal, add bowls, spoons and milk, and voila, done and ready! The cupcakes were just adorable, with the mix of mini cookie monsters with cookies and chocolate chip cookie topping. Then the cake…. one of my favorite, and most delicious, parts…. the chocolate cake, done up like Cookie Monster, had the most delicious layer of cookie dough filling!
The prep for the big day was lots of fun, between the “Nom Nom Nom”, “One” and other banners, Cookie Monster figurines, milk crates, and cookie jars galore, to the Cookie Monster framed quotes, cookie foot prints to the front door, and more! The Sesame Street street sign food labels and repurposed cookie tin serving dishes were another fun touch.
I think it was safe to say the little Cookie Monster had a great day and was thoroughly spoiled with a belly full of pancakes and cake, and lots of new toys!
The final highlight from the big celebration was the little man’s cake smash; we used a few props from the birthday celebration, had one extra cake and one awesome photographer/sister-in-law, and the little man had a great time. He was truly a cookie monster during the photo shoot, as he kept trying to steal the cookies instead of the cake! Here’s a few sneak peaks from the photo shoot, watch for more to come!
Happy Birthday little Cookie Monster!
xo, Mom a.k.a. AndreaDawn
CREDITS: Cake & Cupcakes - Erica, The Cupcake Machine Cake Smash Photography - Madison, All Things Captured And all Party Planning, Decor, Paper Goods & More by moi, YourAndreaDawn!