*(disclaimer: Jo-Ann Fabric has provided me with product and compensation,
but the ideas and opinions are my own.)
Our sweet Roo turns 4 in a few days. On the 29th.
We are not having a huge party this year – just a
few of his friends and family.
But, you know that Grammy will go all out –
regardless of if there are 3 of us or 300 of us.
He loves Monsters, Inc. It’s one of his fave movies.
It is coming out on Disney Blue Ray soon, but I will
share more about that this Friday.
The “Monster” theme also goes well with the Halloween
holiday. I decided to make some cute Mike Wakowski
and Sully gift bags and cupcake boxes. (I will share
more detail about the cupcakes on Friday.)
To make the bags, I simply purchased some colorful
bags and Chinese Takeout boxes from Jo-Anns.
I used a lime green bag for Mike, and a darker blue bag
for Sully. I will use the smaller bags for candy and small
toys, and the larger bag will be used pencils and party
We will have a Monsters, Inc cake – but I thought it
would be a great idea to make matching cupcakes for
each child to take home – and the takeout boxes are
perfect for this.
I simply cut out two circles from cardstock –
one in white and one in blue, and added some “googley”
eyes. Then a small back “mouth” and teeth. The final
touch was adding the horns. You can’t have Monster bags
without the horns now can you? 🙂
I used hot glue to attach all the cut-out card stock pieces.
I did not have a pattern. I just used the bottoms of jars to
draw the circles, and cut out the teeth and horns freehand.
You could use this same concept and create individual cups.
I love this idea using balloons for creating Mike’s eye.
It only took a few minutes to cut out the shapes and glue
them on. You could create several bags in very little time.
And aren’t they the cutest? I can’t wait for my Roo to see
his Monsters Inc. Halloween Party Bags.
For more Halloween ideas using Jo-Ann products, follow
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I hope this gives you lots of ideas for your next
Monsters, Inc event.
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