And now for the Monster Party finale, we’ll show you how to set a table even a monster would love. It’s affordable, easy and kid friendly.

To make the monster centerpiece: Buy or make a paper pom pom out of tissue paper. Cut a piece of 12″x12″ light blue cardstock paper to fit a 6″x6″ vase. Glue eye balls to the bottom of the paper (see photo). Add the cut card stock paper to all four sides of the vase and then place the pom pom inside. Fluff the pom pom to perfection!

To make the placemats: Trim a roll of wrapping paper to size. Easy Peasy.

Everything else: Glue big plastic eyes onto oranges; tie green polka-dot balloons to chairs; make homemade napkins from linen fabric.

We’re so excited to have one of the sweetest event planners Eden Passante as a guest contributor this week. Visit her on her own blog, Sugar and Charm. Photos by Zan Passante.


  1. Your talent overflows! Love EVERYTHING you do!!

    Terri Graham    Friday, April 15, 2011
  2. Very clever indeed – love the googly eyes everywhere!

    JULIE Gallagher    Friday, April 15, 2011
  3. super cute party. love it!

    erica    Friday, April 15, 2011
  4. omg the vases, so clever! totally doing it for my monster party on 4/30, thank you!

    Mindy    Friday, April 15, 2011
  5. LOVE THIS!! SMART ideas. Love it.

    brooke schaefer    Sunday, April 17, 2011
  6. I saw this post the night before my sons first birthday party and loved the monster idea. I took your coloring Page and made two monster cakes from it. I would love to show you. Thanks for all the great ideas.

    Jane    Thursday, April 21, 2011
  7. Thank you so much for doing this! I cant wait to have my son’s Monster Party in May!!

    Dana    Saturday, February 25, 2012
  8. Love the Monster Party idea! I am going to do it for my son’s first birthday and just wondering where you got the monster cookie cutters – i cant find them anywhere. Thanks!

    Diane    Wednesday, May 9, 2012
  9. Hi Diane–I think Eden drew a monster on a piece of paper and then traced around it onto the sugar cookie dough. No cookie cutters. xo

    Brittany    Thursday, May 10, 2012

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