DIY Monsters University Party

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My son is obsessing over Monsters University. He hasn’t seen Monsters Inc. OR Monsters University. So…um.

We don’t have a ton of time before August 3rd when my one and only turns 5. FIVE? Oy. Don’t get me started on the emotional rollercoaster of starting kindergarten. Focusing on one thing at a time.

The party.

You can spend a fortune or you can get your crafty on and get to DIY-ing this sucka.

I broke this party up into parts and have listed simple, very do-able projects, ideas and printables for your little Monster to enjoy when they turn a year older. Let’s call it an inspiration blog.

“We scare because we care.”

DECOR

Balloons are inexpensive. Plain and simple. Find ways to decorate so it looks intentional and not like you’re cutting corners.

Add Mike’s eyes to green balloons

Source: Dukes and Duchesses

Source: Dukes and Duchesses

Create a photo booth backdrop.

Source: Momtog

Source: Momtog

Even make a balloon garland (the how-to is on our Pinterest page)

Source: Hostess with the Mostess

Source: Hostess with the Mostess

GAMES

Pin the eye on Mike

Source: Catch My Party

Source: Catch My Party

DIY Pinata. Once you know what shape you want, just start cutting that cardboard.

Source: The Sweetest Occasion Click for tutorial

Source: The Sweetest Occasion
Click for tutorial

I hate/love when I see such simple projects. Hate that I didn’t think of it or realize it was so easy.

Love that someone figured it out and is willing to share.

PARTY FAVORS

I saw these Jello molds and thought about making crayons.

I don’t know if they are durable enough but it at least led me in that direction.

monsters U jello molds

If you’re the crafty type but haven’t ever made crayons, HERE’S HOW.

If you’re not, Krazee Krayons sells Monsters University crayons (below)

Source: Krazee Krayons on Etsy

Source: Krazee Krayons on Etsy

All kids love PEZ. These come in bulk. Geez, I miss PEZ.

Source: Candy Warehouse

Source: Candy Warehouse

 

CAKE/DESSERT

The kids can decorate their own cake! Instructions on our Pinterest page.

Source: Polkapics

Source: Polkapics

Being smart about things (and planning ahead)

Source: Recipe Tips

Source: Recipe Tips

How about the easiest thing possible? JELL-O! Super cute pops you can make ahead. I mean, I can make ahead. Gah. I really need (want) an assistant…and an in-house cook, massage therapist…

Source: JELL-O Click for recipe

Source: JELL-O
Click for recipe

 

Going the easy route, I should do the Sully pops (above) and the Mike W. Oreo pops (below). Yesss…Now we’re getting somewhere.

Source: Petite Party Studio Click for instructions

Source: Petite Party Studio
Click for instructions

 

FOOD

Because this movie is school/university related, I’d like to make “packed lunches” for the food.

It can be in a cute little bag like below. Simple and inexpensive.

Source: Magical Boutique on Etsy

Source: Magical Boutique on Etsy

In the bags, I’d like to include something like cookie cutter sandwiches, little pigs in a blanket, macaroni and cheese cups, chip boxes, grapes (for the eyeballs) and juice boxes. Inspiration from the below images. Not all, just some of them.

I’ll wrap lil’ smokies in crescent rolls…

Tiny pigs in a blanket

Fill some cupcake cups or small container with macaroni and cheese…

Source: Catch My Party

Source: Catch My Party

Add in chips…maybe…

Source: All the Frills

Source: All the Frills

DRINK

Holy crapola! How cute are these cups? You could do mason jars…er…wait, not glass. How about clear plastic cups, toss an eyeball on it, throw in a straw and bam. A cute cup.

Source: Catch My Party

Source: Catch My Party

And these can go in the lunchboxes. Or not. Who knows? Just weighing options.

juice boxes

CLOTHING

This can be for the kids…or you!

Source: A Little Tipsy Click for tutorial

Source: A Little Tipsy
Click for tutorial

And for the kids…for real this time.

These could even go in the take-home bags. Go to Walmart and get inexpensive shirts. It wouldn’t cost much at all.

Source: A Little Tipsy

Source: A Little Tipsy

PRINTABLES

A cootie catcher for the favor bag!

Source: The Country Chic Cottage Click for printable and tutorial

Source: The Country Chic Cottage
Click for printable and tutorial

 

Instead of buying expensive decor, printables can be used as your party “flair” and add some fun character. Also included is a Monsters School ID card. Um…cute!

Source: Mom Endeavors Click to download

Source: Mom Endeavors
Click to download

Alright, it’s a “go”. I’m totally doing this party. All the pieces are here and are free or inexpensive. I’ll get some color-coordinated wrapping paper and use as table runners.

Let’s throw a Monsters University party, shall we?!?!

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you for all the awesome ideas!!! Our party is FRIDAY! yikes! I better get busy!

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