Sesame Street Party Ideas
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Party Ideas for a Sesame Street
Fun ideas for Sesame Street theme invitations,
decorations, games, icebreakers, food, favors and goody / loot
Buy or make invitations with the Sesame Street characters on the
Send out solid color note cards in red, blue and yellow.
Find cards that have the shape of the number that the birthday
child will be on their birthday. On the inside of the card
write "Come and play at _______'s (birthday child's name) party!
Brought to you by the letter ___ (first letter of child's name)
and the number ____ (age of the birthday child).
Print out the Sesame Street sign post and glue onto invitations.
Make a large poster to hang on the front door that reads “ _______’s
(insert birthday child’s name) Birthday Party
brought to you by the Letter ____ (insert first letter of the
birthday child’s name) and the Number ____ (insert the birthday child’s
Hang triangles, squares and circles in bright colors from the trees
outside the party venue. Make the entrance look like
Sesame Street by making a big sign post with the Sesame Street
sign on it.
Decorate the party room with large
cut outs of numbers and letters made from bright colored poster board.
Hang large crayons (like the piggy bank crayons that are over 2
feet long) from the ceiling.
Drape blue red and yellow yards of tulle from the ceiling center
to the corners of the party room.
For the party table decorate in bright
primary colors of red, blue and yellow. Solid color tablecloths,
flatware and cups look great. If you can find square plates set
the table using a square plate, round cup and a napkin folded into a
triangle shape. Set out wooden blocks with alphabet and numbers on
them for the kids to stack and play with. Use different shaped
containers to hold snacks like square bins and round bowls in primary
Decorate colored containers or pails with the Sesame Street
Characters faces and fill with food or items that are associated
with that character. A blue container with Cookie
Monster's face could hold chocolate chip cookies, a yellow
container with Big Bird's face could hold teddy grahams (for
radar), caramel corn (birdseed) yellow chips or cheese puffs, a
red container with Elmo's face could hold goldfish crackers (for
Dorothy), a green container with Oscar's face could hold "trash"
(Chex mix) and a small bathtub shaped container with Ernie's
face could hold ice and drinks ... with rubber ducky's floating
on the ice.
Thanks for the great
idea and photo Kimberly N.!
Cookie Monster's Cookie Decorating
Bake or buy very large cookies and set them out with different colored
icings and toppings for the kids to decorate their own cookie.
Great toppings are sprinkles, chocolate chips, gummy bears,
crunched up candy bars or anything you can think of that kids like to
eat. Put the items in bowls
with several spoons in each bowl.
After they have decorated their cookie take a picture of each
child separately taking a big “Cookie Monster” bite out of it.
You can then send these with thank you notes to the children
after the party. If you are
having cake wrap the cookies up in plastic wrap and label them with the
child’s name so they can take it home after the party.
For extra fun your could find a life size cut out of Cookie
Monster or have a large stuffed animal Cookie Monster in the photo with
Sesame Street Party Games
The Counts Counting Game
Before the party set out groups of items in the same number
that are the age of the birthday child. For example if the birthday
child was 4 you would set out groups of four items that are alike around
the party area. You could group 4 picture frames together, 4
balls, 4 items that are square, etc. Then ask the kids to go
around the room and help The Count find groups of items that count up to
the number 4.
Ernie's Rubber Ducky Rubber Ducky Goose Game
To play the game have everyone sit together in a circle. The birthday
child or "patter" begins and walks around the circle on the outside
holding a rubber ducky. They pat the head with the duck of each player
as they go around the circle. Each time that they gently pat a player's
head they say "rubber duck". Then the one person they choose to be a
goose they say "Goose" as they walk by and pat their head. Then the
person who called "Goose" runs around the kids on the outside of the
circle and races to sit in the place of the one they called Goose. If
the Goose tags them they are the patter again. If they run and win the
Goose's spot then it's the Goose's turn to become the new patter.
Oscar the Grouch’s Trashcan Toss
Buy a silver metal garbage can with a lid and bang it up a little (you
can even add a little black paint to be authentic!) or cover a plastic
garbage can with aluminum foil.
You can use old water bottles, empty cans or balls of newspaper
for “trash” . Have the
children line up one right after each other about 5 – 10 feet from the
trashcan (depending on age) and ask them to try and throw the “trash”
into the trashcan.
Have two trashcans and split the birthday guests into two teams.
Have the children each toss one item in the trashcan and then let
the next person in line try to throw in an item.
Set a time limit ( 30 seconds or 1 minute) and count the items in
each teams trashcan. The
team with the most items in their trashcan wins.
Play the game as above with two teams but have one person from each team
hold the lid to the other team’s trashcan and try to stop the items from
* Instead of having the kids throw "trash" into the garbage can
have them throw small stuffed Oscar's.
Ernie’s Rubber Ducky Game
Fill a child size bathtub or large white bowl with Styrofoam peanuts (to
look like bubbles) and let children toss small rubber ducks into the
bathtub. (If your party is
during the spring or summer you can do this outside with a baby pool or
large plastic tub and real water.
Big Birds Number and Letter Treasure Hunt Game
Before the party hide lots of foam letters and numbers around the party
area. Ask the guests to look around the room and try and find as
many of the hidden numbers and letters as they can. Let them
search for the hidden items and then after a few minutes have them count
the items to see how many each one found. Kids love this game so
plan on playing several times. Have older children hide the
items for the younger kids or break them into teams and have one team
hide the items while the other team finds them and then switch.
For more fun Sesame Street theme games see the
Big Bird and
Party Games for all ages -
Birthday Party Games
Party Games for ages 2, 3 and 4
- Birthday Games for 2, 3
and 4 year olds
Party Games for ages 5, 6 -
Games for 5 and 6 year olds
Snacks and crackers can be placed in colorful buckets or
containers with the different Sesame Street character's faces on
Cut out sandwiches, brownies, cookies, fruit slices, cheese or
anything with 123 or ABC shaped
cookie cutters. Even hamburger patties and
mozzarella cheese slices for pizza can be cut out into
ABC and 123 Macaroni and Cheese
Big Cookie Monster cookies
Sesame Street Party Favors
Print out a large label that reads “Sunny Day …. Thanks for chasing the
clouds away! Thank you for
coming to _______’s Birthday Party!”
and another label that reads “Cookie Monster Cookies”
… add pictures or stickers of Sesame Street characters and then
stick on the sides of small bags
or boxes of chocolate chip cookies.
Wooden building blocks with the numbers or letters
Pads of paper and pencils
Sesame Street coloring book and crayons
Large crayon piggy banks
Big cookie from Cookie Monster
Green slime or green play doh from Oscar
Granola bar (birdseed) from Big Bird
Here are some fun ideas to hold the Sesame Street party favors:
Primary colored party bags with cut outs of letters and numbers
made from scrapbook paper pasted to the side.
On solid yellow paper bags paste the logo of Sesame Street that you
print out from the computer or trace and make from scrapbook paper.
Plain white square boxes with letters or numbers drawn on the sides to look
like children's blocks.