Our nephew, Dylan, was obsessed with Sesame Street and for his second birthday, we transformed his backyard into “Dylan’s Street.” We brought his favorite Sesame characters to life through the decor, menu, beverages, games and favors.
We created a “Welcome to Dylan’s Street” sign using a styrofoam ball we found at Michaels, a long cylinder and a green table cloth. We incorporated the colors of red, blue, yellow and green to represent Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Oscar. We also found adorable Sesame Street hats, party blowers and napkins at Party City.
We created a whimsical menu and transformed delicious treats into Dylan’s favorite Sesame Street characters: Elmo (made from strawberries), Grover (blueberries), Oscar (spinach dip and pita chips) and Big Bird (assorted yellow cheeses and peppers). Ernie’s sea salt popcorn, Abby’s goat cheese, strawberry and cucumber bruschetta and Telly’s TBM bruschetta rounded out the apps. We used Sesame Street cardstock to create adorable food labels and the birthday banner.
For the main course, guests dined on burgers and hot dogs. We also served mini PB&J sandwiches shaped like Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar and Ernie for the kids.
We found adorable juice boxes featuring Elmo, Big Bird and Burt and Ernie. We personalized the water bottles with Cookie Monster, Elmo, Oscar and Big Bird. For the adults, we also served red and white wine and beer.
We kept the games simple for the toddlers. The kids enjoyed Bubbles with Big Bird, Tickling Elmo, Counting the Sesame Street characters and Coloring.
The kids (and adults) loved the dessert table. We created 3-D cupcakes in a variety of characters and flavors: Elmo’s Red Velvet Cupcake, Cookie Monster’s Vanilla Chip Cupcake, Big Bird’s Banana Cupcake, Oscar’s Mint Cupcake and Grover’s Vanilla Cupcake. The 2 year olds were so excited to pick out their cupcake. Our favorite was definitely Big Bird — we had so much fun creating the marshmallow beaks! We also served sugar cookies (shaped like Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar and Ernie), jellybeans, Elmo’s goldfish, mini-marshmallows and, last but not least, Cookie Monster’s sea salt chocolate chip cookies.
The goodie bags were also a big hit with the kiddos. We found green beach pails from Michaels and filled them with Sesame Street coloring books, crayons, Elmo educational books, bubbles, Elmo’s Goldfish and Sesame Street juice boxes. We had so much fun putting together the favors that we had to stop ourselves from buying too many items!
We had so much fun on Dylan’s Street! We even took Dylan to Sesame Place the following summer. We all had a blast on the rides. We even met Elmo, Zoe and Cookie Monster!
“today i will live in the moment unless it’s unpleasant in which case i will eat a cookie” —Cookie Monster
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Sesame Street Sign: Michaels
Cupcakes, Cookies and Mini Sandwiches: Baked by Archana
Green Pails: Michaels
Coloring Books, Crayons, Elmo Educational Books and Bubbles: Dollar Store
Sesame Street Juice Boxes: FreshDirect Big Bird, Bert & Ernie and Elmo
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I love how creative you’ve been with the party! So many ways to be happy and experience this memorable celebration!
I love the theme of this party it so cute and so creative. Through Dylan’s smiles I can say that he really likes it.
Wow! You really pulled out the stops for this themed BDAY party!! How cute 🙂
He holding the pipe was so adorable. I bet when he gets older, he will cherish these pictures! Awesome theme by the way!
Oh my goodness, this is the cutest party idea ever! It looks like little Dylan had an incredible time celebrating his birthday, too.
This is great theme for a birthday party. I have always liked Sesame Street because of its educational values. Dylan is a lucky boy.
Yes! I really love Sesame Street too. I love the theme and you organized it well. Kids look so happy, especially to Dylan.
He is definitely a big fan of sesame street and you went all out. Everything looks fabulous!
Wow, this party idea is so cute. Kids will really love those colorful goodies..! ? Even me as an adult enjoyed seeing these.. ?
Real amazing decoration. There is so much creativity and skill in the way you have presented each and every thing. Loved it. Dylan looks happy too.
Wow, sesame street party! I miss the sesame street gang and your party is terrific with all these mascots and stuff.
Dylan must be one happy contented kid with all these treats and surprises . You can see it in his smiles.
Looks like fun party. I love how everything is themed and the kids are having so much fun x
This is such a fun party! Looks so cute and I love how you put a spin on the name!