Christmas Gift Idea for Elmo Lovers

We played with the Playskool Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo toy as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #PLAYSKOOLCREW

If you have followed along for a while, you know that Elmo has basically been another member of our family. My daughter fell in love with Elmo when she was just tiny and still loves him to this day! She was starting to grow out of a lot of her Elmo toys that she has, so when I saw the Playskool Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo toy, I knew it would be perfect for her! It is made for children ages 18 months to 4 years old.

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Easy Elmo Gift Idea

We played with the Playskool Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo toy as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. #PLAYSKOOLCREW

Christmas is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking seriously about what gifts you are going to be giving this year! My daughter has loved Elmo since she barely turned one. She had an Elmo themed birthday party and was even Elmo for her second Halloween!

No Sew Elmo Costume DIY Sesame Street Birthday Party Decorations

Needless to say, we were pretty excited when we saw the new Playskool Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo toy that was recently released!

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Sesame Street Elmo Birthday Party

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It has been party central at our house for the last few weeks. Just when Christmas and New Years is over, it turns into birthday season around these parts! The first birthday of the season this year was the two year old birthday! For some reason, I think the rest of the parties after this will be less than a fraction of how epic this party was. I guess that’s what we get as we turn to adulthood!

While I was in the beginning stages of planning, I couldn’t decide what theme to really go with because this two year old loves so many different things! I was almost certain we would need an Elmo, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Sophia the First, La La Loopsy, Mickey Mouse party! I decided to go ahead with the Sesame Street theme because Elmo really was her first love. I didn’t have much time to plan her party and thought I would be able to work with primary colors the easiest.

Sesame Street 2nd Birthday Party

I started hunting for the perfect set of Sesame Street printables that I could use for the party and absolutely fell in love with the designs of Mimi’s Dollhouse! They seemed more realistic than any other Sesame Street printables that I could find!

Elmo Cupcake Toppers

She has thought of absolutely every detail with her printables. I used only a fraction of what she had offered in her Sesame Street Party Collection. She has everything from invitations, to banners, to party circles, to thank you cards, welcome signs, tented labels, straw flags, etc. When I say she has thought of everything, I mean it!

We decided to have a Sesame Street PJ Breakfast Party instead of a typical birthday party because it was on a Saturday and we wanted people to be able to get on with their day and to still be able to spend some time celebrating with us. It was a huge success! I couldn’t believe how many moms expressed their gratitude for having the party at 10 am! We served Elmo pancakes, yogurt, juice, muffins, and eggs. There was something for every eater there!

Now for a photo journey through the party.

Zig Zag DIY Streamers

Sesame Street Party Favors

Sesame Street Elmo Straw Flags

Elmo Happy Birthday Banner

Sesame Street Birthday Party

This next photo is probably my favorite decoration of all of them, and ironically, it was probably the easiest too! I got some tissue paper party fan decorations and put eyes on them to create simple Sesame Street characters. I chose to stick with Elmo and Cookie Monster because they are the birthday girl’s favorites!  You can get some of these here!

Elmo Party Decorations

Personalized Elmo Decorations

I cut out a giant red Elmo with butcher paper and we played pin the nose on Elmo too. It was the perfect little game for toddlers.

Pin the Nose on Elmo

Elmo Birthday Party Details

After the partying was all said and done, it was fun to just sit back and enjoy all of the Elmo goodness with my newly turned two year old.

Elmo 2nd Birthday Party

If you are planning any sort of party coming up, you HAVE to check out Mimi’s Dollhouse! Her prices are totally reasonable and you won’t find the quality that she offers anywhere else!

Check out her website HERE or like her on Facebook HERE.

 The files for the printables were complimentary, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

DIY No Sew Elmo Halloween Costume

I am excited to be a part of the Really Awesome Handmade Costume Series with C.R.A.F.T. this year! Did you know that she has another website called Really Awesome Costumes that is full of the coolest costumes you’ve ever seen? She does! If you need to find a great DIY costume for yourself, your kids, your husband, etc. that is the place to look! The costume I am about to share will be featured on there tomorrow!

Well, here is the moment we have all been waiting for. Little girl’s costume for the year….

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Elmo! Or as she would say it… “Melmo!” A few victories with this costume include… The fact that she recognizes it as Elmo. It costed less to make than the store bought Elmo costumes. It is 1000000000% cuter than the store bought Elmo costumes. It was will keep her warm during the freezing Idaho Halloween. It was totally no sew!

To make your own (not including the headband, that tutorial is under this one), you need…

Elmo Costume Supplies

*Red long sleeved shirt

*Red sweat pants

*Red fleece (buy it with your craft store coupon!)

*Fabric scissors

*Flexible stretch fabric glue

Fleece Fringe

First, the fleece into strips about 2-3 inches wide. Cut those strips into fringes. I folded the strips over a few times so I didn’t have to cut so many fringes.

Homemade Elmo Costume

Lay out the shirt and pants and glue the fringe onto it. Overlap the fringe just a little bit as you work your way up. Make sure to cover every part of the clothing with fringe. I put a cereal box in the shirt so that the glue wouldn’t go through the shirt onto the other side. Let the glue dry for 24 hours.

Now, onto the headband.

Elmo Headband

For the Elmo headband you need…

Elmo Headband Supplies

*Red hackle pad (you can usually find these at craft stores)

*Red headband

*Black felt

*Orange felt

*White felt

*Fabric scissors

*Hot glue

How to make an Elmo headband

Find round objects in your house that you can trace to make the perfect sizes for the eyes and nose. Trace them onto the felt and cut them out. The nose is a little more oval, but you can cut the circle and just cut a little bit off the sides to make it more of an oval shape.

Elmo Headband Tutorial

Take all of the shapes and glue them onto the hackle pad. Glue the hackle pad onto the headband and let it dry.

Once you finish that, you are done! Your little munchkin can now dress up as that lovable red, furry monster!

DIY Elmo Halloween Costume

Happy Halloween!

We dressed as Sesame Street characters as a family with our little Elmo!

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For Cookie Monster, we just purchased a blue shirt and blue beanie. I cut out felt eyes and a glued them to the hat. For my Big Bird costume, we actually borrowed it from an incredibly talented neighbor! The costume would be insanely simple to recreate though. The dress was made of yellow fleece and was literally just a straight seam up the side and yellow boas glued to the collar and along the bottom. The socks were dyed orange because she couldn’t find any orange knee socks when she made the costume. To make the headband, she stuffed a circular piece of fleece for the head. She took a cereal box, cut it apart, and rolled it into the shape of a beak and then glued yellow fabric over it. She glued it onto the head. The eyeballs were tennis balls with black felt glued to them. She glued it all onto a headband and added some feathers to the top of it for detail. It was so sweet of her to let me borrow it!

If you happened to miss out on her handmade Hedwig the owl costume from last year, check it out too! I used a lot of the same concepts on both costumes! Super easy!

No Sew Owl Costume