Speaking of creative cakes...SueAnn's cake is incredibly cute and has a bit of history, too. She shares details of her classy Cookie Monster party: My son loves books and one of his favorite books is a Cookie Monster book. I came across a photo from 1985 where my Mother had made my younger brother a Cookie Monster cake, and that set the theme in motion. I wanted to make it cute, but not to commercial or cheesy.
Since finances are tight, I made my motto "use what you have" and did just that by hand making the decor and using jars and frames from around my house. I had lots of scrapbook paper in different shades of blue, which really came in handy for the party.
I had co-workers save Starbucks bottles and got the idea for the Cookie Monster cups from the Hostess with the Mostess blog.
I made the cake and cookies from scratch and I think I spent around $50 on the entire party. My son loved it and was pointing at the different decorations and balloons all night. It was the best day!
Thanks SueAnn! Readers, catch up with SueAnn at A Lil Bird Told Me.
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