May 25, 2012
Around Town : Party Monsters!
Posted by Jim Noonan
This past Sunday, I got together all of my Professor Figgy gear and teamed up with The Martha Stewart Show's resident cookie expert, Dani Fiori of SweetDaniB, to help throw a monster-themed birthday party in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Dani delivered spectacularly as usual with an adorable cookie, as well as two fun and easy crafts - a monster hat and a monster paper bag puppet all easily made with materials available at your local crafts and/or party store. And I brought along my glow-slime kits, to make a fabulously huge and fun mess!
Check out the gallery below for a few pictures from the event and be sure to check out Dani's website and blog for more info and pictures on how you too can throw a fabulous, monster-themed party for your child's next birthday!
1 Professor Figgy and Sweet Dani B!
2 Dani's adorable (and delicious!) monster cookies.
3 We're ready to make monster hats! All you need are ready-made party hats, adhesive foam shapes, pipe cleaners, cut paper triangles and glue.
4 Such a creative take on our hat craft - is that a bunny...monster?
5 My and Dani's hats keep an eye on the bouncy castle.
6 Look at all of the hats we made!
7 The face-painter / balloon animal extraordinaire at the party could paint a mean pirate!
8 Now on to monster puppets! We used orange paper lunch bags, pieces of colorful fur, googley eyes, various paper embellishments and fabri-tac.
9 Did I mention we also used adhesive foam shapes? This monster required lots of purple and pink ones.
10 Dani said I could only use 2 googley eyes per puppet, but I decided to use three. I also added paper teeth and a cute, red felt tongue!
11 Parade of monster puppets!
12 Monster cake!
13 Professor Figgy's setup in a convenient rolling suitcase.
14 2 gallons of glow water.
15 All setup for glow slime making! The glow water is made with water and highlighter ink and then mixed with glue and borax for a fun, slimey experience!
16 Slime!! (It glows under blacklight...as well as in the sun!)
17 Lots and lots of slime!!
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