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.
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.”
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
Create a photo booth backdrop.
Even make a balloon garland (the how-to is on our Pinterest page)
Pin the eye on Mike
DIY Pinata. Once you know what shape you want, just start cutting that cardboard.
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.
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.
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)
All kids love PEZ. These come in bulk. Geez, I miss PEZ.
The kids can decorate their own cake! Instructions on our Pinterest page.
Being smart about things (and planning ahead)
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…
Going the easy route, I should do the Sully pops (above) and the Mike W. Oreo pops (below). Yesss…Now we’re getting somewhere.
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.
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…
Fill some cupcake cups or small container with macaroni and cheese…
Add in chips…maybe…
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.
And these can go in the lunchboxes. Or not. Who knows? Just weighing options.
This can be for the kids…or you!
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.
A cootie catcher for the favor bag!
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!
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?!?!