Back in the day, Sesame Street was the bomb when it came to child-friendly TV shows. It featured lovable characters like Kermit the Frog, Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, and the Cookie Monster. The show taught a lot of things that a toddler is encouraged to learn such as numbers, letters, and the way to act. While the show has changed greatly today in terms of characters and structure, the essence of the show remains the same. Obviously, a lot of kids still tune in to this PBS produced show. Hence, hosting a Sesame Street themed birthday party for your kid may be a fantastic idea. Here are some tips on how to get the party started.
- Search for ideas. The easiest way to find ideas for your party would be to visit various websites dedicated to Sesame Street. One website that you should not ignore is sesamestreet.org. This site features tons of ideas for birthday parties. It includes ideas for decorations, activities, and games.
- Decorate. This is easy and can be done in a variety of ways. First off, you can print out uncolored images of Sesame Street characters from the net and have your kid color it before the party. Plaster the colored images on the walls and doors around the area of the party. For balloons, you can have the balloon provider print out an image of your kid’s favorite character onto each balloon. Blow the balloons up and position them around the area. Another idea to consider will be to hang butcher paper on a wall and draw up the popular street setting seen on the show. You can include the trash can where Oscar the Grouch lives in, the steps where Kermit the frog used to sing, and even include Big Bird’s friend, Snuffaluffagus into the mix. If you can’t draw, then have a local artist recreate it for you. When that is done, hang the paper and allow the kids to color it.
- Serve food and drinks. The food itself should be designed in the Sesame Street theme. For instance, cookies with the face of Cookie Monster, cupcakes with Elmo designed at the top, and a big birthday cake with Kermit the Frog plastered on it. For the drinks, you can serve punch or sodas but use cups and tumblers with the Sesame Street logo and design on it. You can buy these from your local toy store.
- Give out party favors. In every kiddie birthday party, it is imperative that you do not let your kid’s guests and friend leave without a party favor. This could be something simple and inexpensive like a pencil, an eraser, or a shirt. However, it would be nice to have a Sesame Street character designed on these party favors to complete the whole Sesame Street themed party.
If you really want to go overboard with this celebration of your kid’s life, then you may want to hire someone that can don a costume of Big Bird, Elmo, or any other popular character in Sesame Street for the day. This should thrill your kid as well as his guests and make the whole experience much more memorable.