Elmo seems to have always been the favorite of all the wonderful Sesame Street characters, so for preschool birthday party themes he’s a natural. And pretty easy to pull off as well.
Chances are your Elmo aficionado already has an Elmo stuffed toy, so be sure to use it as part of your birthday party decorations. Use this 23″ x 24″ peel and stick Elmo wall decal as a special birthday gift that first adorns your entryway for the party. [If you purchase from Amazon through this link, I make a commission, which seems fair enough to me.] After the party, unstick it and move it to the birthday child’s room where they can enjoy it every day.
Search for Elmo on google images for a multitude of Elmo graphics you can print out to use for decorations (copyrighted, so only for your personal use).
Elmo’s simple face makes him very easy to copy for your birthday party invitations. If you can manipulate shapes in WORD it’s easy to re-create his face there using circles of different colors and sizes and a cropped half circle for his mouth. Add your invitation language and print the whole thing out on regular sized paper to be folded into a business envelope.
Spend a little TV time cutting your circles out of construction paper and gluing them together into Elmo’s face and you’ve got an invitation that looks just like the kind of thing your preschool invitees would make- they’ll love it for that! Just write your invitation info in a Sharpie on the back.
Same goes for Elmo faced cupcakes: red icing, marshmallow eyes with M&M pupils, an orange jelly candy nose.
Tomorrow I’ll give you some preschool party games that can be tweaked for an Elmo party theme.