Sesame Street/New Year 40th birthday idea?

by Lee


My husband's 40th birthday is New Year's eve, and this is ALSO the 40th B-day for Sesame Street, a show he LOVED as a kid. We always have a casual party at our house, but this year I want to incorporate a Sesame St. theme. I got him a SS t-shirt to wear, and am getting a few decorations to accent the colors I chose (primary colors) I don't want the party to look TOO kid-like, but just to have the theme recognized a bit. I always order Chinese food and then have it set up in crock pots all night. I was thinking of making little signs saying like "K is for Kung Pow chicken" to place in front of the pots. My friend is a professional baker and is making a themed cake. Any other ideas?? Thanks!!!!

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Dec 04, 2009
40 year birthday and Sesame Street Anniversary
by: Anonymous

Dear Lee,

I absolutely love your theme and there are so many possibilities. If you pick kid like items that forty-year-olds can relate to, you will have no worries. It will actually create conversation pieces as guests share childhood memories.

The signs for the crock pots are a great idea. For invitations, purchase miniature aluminum trash cans with lids. Put your crumpled, dog-eared invite inside add gummy fried eggs, bananas, gummy pizza slices, some balled up paper and you?ll have a home Oscar the Grouch would be proud of. Or, use them for adorable party favors.

Here are some other ideas:

Serve Ernies Punch and put little rubber duckies in the bowl.Use plastic lunchroom style plates in primary colors.Use a fake grass tablecloth for food table and place a mid-sized aluminum trashcan on table or place a full-sized one next to table to ice down beverages. Rent an old style street lamp from a local rental supply company and order a custom made Sesame Street sign to use with it.Use magnetic alphabet letters or a light bright to spell out a special birthday message.Make cookies that look like a bite has already been taken out of the edge.Draw a hopscotch game on the drive leading to your front door. Put 40 in every square.

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Best wishes for a memorable 40th birthday party!

Krista Blaes

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