Maybe it comes from my love for Halloween, but every time I see a Monster Mash Bash I just eat up the details. Monsters and boys.... what a great combination and even better party theme!
I was sent this party submission from Tara over at Shindig Diva that she pulled together for her son's 8th birthday. I love how she makes a cute yet inexpensive party. Shopping discount aisles and after holiday sales tables, Tara was able to purchase the adorable stuffed monsters for only $.30/each after Easter.
Tara also made the sweet treats herself from the Monster Cookies to the eyeball brownie balls using candy eyes that she found at Michaels. I think my favorite element is the monster mouth pops which Tara purchased a mold for a Joann's and made them herself. And well, we can't forget that amazing cake! A friend made the multi layered cake for the party using red velvet cake for the monster-y insides and some oversized cake balls for eyes.
With store bought items such a Monster Suckers from Oriental Trading, large green marshmallows from Walmart and some candy coated puffed popcorn, Tara was able to finish out her dessert table without breaking the bank or spending too much time in the kitchen.
Isn't that centerpiece the cutest? And I love how simple solid paper plates and scrapbook paper are transformed into an adorable monster place setting for each of the guests using only a colored paper bag and googley eyes. A store-bought pinata and Tara's own Monster Bash printables round out the party decor.
If you'd like to grab a set of your own Monster Bash printables, Tara has just opened her own Etsy shop here. The set includes food tents, a door sign, bag toppers, 2" cupcake toppers, 4" circles, a "Happy Birthday" banner, and thank you tags.
If you're feeling lucky, Tara has offered a GIVEAWAY of one FREE set of Monster Printables AND a bonus custom designed invitation! How do you win? Just follow these steps:
1. "Like" Shindig Diva on FACEBOOK
2. Leave a comment on her Facebook page telling her that I sent you there
That's all! And Tara will also be happy to give anyone who "Likes" her Facebook page and leaves their email in a comment there a FREE page of Monster Bash Food Tent Labels.
Thanks so much, Tara, for your cute monster inspirations! It looks like it was a fun day for all!