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Birthday Kids’ Games for Sesame Street Birthday Parties

Young children often don’t see the differences between decorative items and toys, and with a Sesame Street birthday party, you can happily save that lesson for another day!

Here are some products that will delight the eye and turn into playthings in a blink.

Fringed decorations.* Choose a bright metallic foil curtain for a doorway. Kids love the novelty of pushing the fringe aside to see what’s in the next room. Because party curtains are inexpensive and easily trimmed to fit, you can use them to great effect in backyard obstacle courses and for impromptu stages.

Use fringed table skirting and see how quickly an ordinary of furniture turns into a fort or a coveted cave for hide-and-seek!

Cone hats. You can use party cone hats in primary colors to write the children’s names on them and use as table place cards. Hide a small toy or favor under each hat. If the kids pull out mini flutes, it’s time to sing; if they pull out bouncy balls, a ball-and-cup game can commence using the hats as the cups.

One of our favorites to hide is Sesame Street bubbles. Let the bubble-blowing contests and games of bubble tag begin!

Reusable columns. Columns are more of an investment than many decorations but they are extremely versatile, especially since you can change their basic color simply by buying new slips.

Start with a couple of columns in red, yellow or blue and embellish them with decorations from Sesame Street 1st Birthday party supplies or Elmo’s 1st Birthday party supplies. Danglers, cutouts and balloons are examples of themed decorations you can use. Alternatively, you can simply wrap the columns in tissue festooning in a contrasting primary color, preferably red or yellow to evoke Elmo’s fur or Big Bird’s feathers – and which perhaps could be cut into “boas” for dress up activities later in the party.

Columns are classic entrance decorations but don’t stop there. Work them in photo ops and to mark turnarounds for indoor relay races.

Shop party supplies by color for columns, slips and festooning.

Piñatas. We’ve long used piñatas on tables when we want to display a big, colorful theme decoration. For a Sesame Street birthday party, we have Elmo and Abby. Tie a few balloons to an outstretched hand to promote extra squee.

Tableware. Once the cake is eaten and the active play has given way to quieter activities, turn the table and tableware into an arts and crafts center. A solid color table cover becomes a palette for crayons and washable markers, while colorful plastic spoons are turned into puppets with mini pom-poms, googly eyes and pipe cleaners (click here for an example of cute but simple “spoon people”).

Have these ideas tickled your imagination? Visit 1st birthday supplies for even more inspiration!

*Fringed decorations and other decorations and toys that have small parts or pieces that can be pulled off are not meant for children three and under.

A Slam Dunk of a Birthday Party

Get those basketballs dribbling for the championships, because this party is going to be a real slam dunk! Its fun to shoot hoops and this party will be no exception.

Send out basketball invitations to round up your players for the party.

The slam dunk vinyl banner is an affordable party decoration. The vinyl banner features a basketball with background design and works perfectly for entrances, table decorations and more. Basketball cutouts are easy to put up on the walls to decorate any party space. The basketball photo op is sure to have the kids slam dunking! This personalized basketball stand in features a basketball player going up for a slam dunk. Float mylar basketball balloons in your party space. Keep your drinks cold in this super cool basketball inflatable cooler.

The Basketball Party Kit basic package includes: dinner plates (8), luncheon napkins (16), 9 oz. cups (8), invitations (8), orange plastic cutlery (set of 8), blue and orange latex balloons (12 each), a dark blue 54” wide x 108″ long plastic tablecover, and royal blue curling ribbon. The deluxe package includes everything in the basic package plus a 10″ by 30″ attach n’ go banner, a basketball mylar balloon (1), silver spiral candles (10), and national blue and flame red crepe streamers.

Play basketball, of course! Play a game of P-I-G, H-O-R-S-E, or whatever word you choose. The kids will love this basketball piñata and especially all of the treats.

Party Favors
Send the kids home with a basketball favor pack that includes: 1 black mesh bag, 1 whistle, 1 basketball kick ball, 1 basketball clapper, 1 basketball rocket, and 1 atomic fire ball. Check out more party favors to create your own favor pack.

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