Elmo Birthday Party Ideas

Does your toddler love watching "Elmo's World" on Sesame Street? Does he or she spend hours interacting with a Tickle Me Elmo or Elmo Live! Doll? Then throw him or her a party with our Elmo Party Ideas, complete with suggestions for make-your-own invitations and party food!

Elmo Party Planning & Invitations

In addition to basic Elmo party supplies, like plates, cups, napkins and decorations, you may want to consider purchasing, borrowing or renting the following items for your Elmo party:

  • An Elmo Movie, such as "The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland", "Elmo & Friends - Tales of Adventure", or "Sesame Street - Elmo Loves You!"
  • A chalkboard and chalk
  • "Sesame Street - The Best of Elmo" CD
  • Picture books
  • Blocks, stuffed animals, and other toddler-friendly toys

If you have the time to make your own invitations, here are a few ideas to consider for your Elmo birthday party:

  • If you would rather not make your own invitations, but would still like a personalized touch, consider our Sesame Street Invitations or Fuzzy Friend Personalized Invitations, which include all the party details for you!
  • Cut a circle out of red construction paper to serve as Elmo's head. Use colored construction paper for the details - black for a mouth, orange for a nose, and white for eyes. Write your party details in silver marker on the back.
  • Have Elmo's pet fish Dorothy give your guests the party details! Cut the shape of a fish bowl out of blue construction paper. Draw pebbles and plants on the bottom. Paste a goldfish cutout in the middle, with a bubble coming out of her mouth that includes all the party details.
  • Punch a hole in the corner of a card-style invitation and attach it to an Elmo zipper pull as a special gift to get your guests excited.
  • Cut three circles out of colored construction paper. Glue them together so they overlap a bit. Punch a hole in the bottom of each circle and attach a small strand of ribbon. The finished product will resemble balloons. Decorate the two outer balloons with Elmo stickers and include the party details on the middle balloon.

Elmo Party Decorating & Food

Make your little guests giggle with glee by using decorations that fit your theme! Here are a few Elmo party ideas:

  • Use primary colors (blue, red, yellow) for your traditional party decorations such as streamers and balloons. Tie three to five balloons together to place around the party area.
  • Add Mylar balloons to some of your balloon groups.
  • Create a large "Sesame Street" sign out of green butcher paper. Stencil on the letters and hang it on one wall of your party area.
  • Hang a banner above the entrance to the party area that reads "Yippee!! Hooray!! You Came to [birthday child]'s Birthday!" Take a look at our banners and let us do the work for you!
  • Cut large letters and numbers out of brightly-colored construction paper to hang from the ceiling.
  • Fill a fish bowl with water, paste a label to the front that says "Dorothy," and add a plastic goldfish.
  • Play the "Sesame Street - The Best of Elmo" CD as background music.
  • Place a group of stuffed animals on a large blanket where the children can sit during playtime.
  • Set a bubble machine in one corner of the room.

It can be fun for the host and the guests to include theme-specific treats during the party. For an Elmo birthday party, consider the following ideas:

  • Use a cookie cutter in the shape of the age your child is turning to cut peanut butter sandwiches, cheese slices, and deli meat slices.
  • Make homemade pretzels in the shape of an E, L, M, and O. Sprinkle them with parmesan cheese, or cinnamon and sugar.
  • For very young guests, set out a selection of teething biscuits and dry cereal in bright-colored bowls.
  • Serve goldfish crackers with a little tent card that reads "Dorothy Snacks!"
  • Individual cupcakes, instead of a full cake, can be fun and more manageable for a toddler party. Frost the cupcakes in red frosting, and add mini marshmallow eyes, an orange gumdrop nose and a black licorice mouth. Place chocolate chips on top of the mini marshmallows to look like eyeballs.

Elmo Party Favors

Put a smile on your guests' faces by sending them home with party favors that fit your Sesame Street theme. To find a large variety of Elmo party favors, visit our Elmo party page and click the "Party Favors" tab or the "More Fun Stuff" tab. Some of the favors we have include:

  • Sesame Street sticker and activity books
  • Hi bounce balls
  • Bubbles
  • Swirl lollipops
  • Bath time toys
  • Shaped silly rubber bands
Also check out our complete favor sets and personalized products such as zipper pulls, placemats, and stickers.

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