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18 Cute Monster Party Ideas Your Guests Will Adore

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. Monster Birthday Party Ideas 
  2. 2. Monster-Themed Birthday Party 
  3. 3. A Silly Monster First Birthday  
  4. 4. Not So Scary Monster Birthday Party 
  5. 5. Lollipop Tree For Halloween 
  6. 6. Paper Bag Monsters 
  7. 7. Gooey Monster Eye Cookies 
  8. 8. Eye Of Newt Pretzels 
  9. 9. Monster Oranges
  10. 10. Monster Claw Cupcakes
  11. 11. Kids Party Monster Cupcakes 
  12. 12. Monster Eye Cake 
  13. 13. Halloween Monster Munchies 
  14. 14. Monsters University Inspired Treats 
  15. 15. Jell-O Jar Monsters 
  16. 16. Monster Sandwiches 
  17. 17. Monster Balloons 
  18. 18. Monster Fest Invitations 
  19. Want more Monster Party Ideas? Check out these great ideas:
  20. Plus, don't miss out on these 34 Monster Birthday Party Ideas

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Halloween parties don’t have to be dark and gruesome. In this round-up, you’ll find dessert tables, entire party set-ups, decorations (monster balloons and paper bags, for example), craft suggestions, and even favors like monster bubbles and monster munchies. Kid-themed party food possibilities include monster eye cookies, monster oranges, cupcakes and cake, monster claws, eye-of-newt pretzels, monster Jell-O and Monster University treats. Behind the door, under the bed, beneath the table — everywhere you look there are silly monsters just waiting to party!

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1. Monster Birthday Party Ideas 

There are endless ways to approach a monster party! We’ve scared up 22 different takes on a monster birthday party theme, so you can choose from the best. From a Where the Wild Things Are spin to a Monsters University-inspired event to a tickle monster bash or a monster mash, you can get loads of party ideas from these examples. Check out the birthday cakes, dessert tables, party decorations, party favors, party games and activities, and more.

2. Monster-Themed Birthday Party 

This monster-themed birthday party is more cute and silly than scary. It features playful monster printables that dress up everything from the dessert table backdrops, to cupcakes, beverages, straws, cutlery, and more. There is even a printable monster crown, which makes for a cute party decoration as part of the place settings, and a great take-home party favor. The monster cake and cupcakes are especially awesome at this monster party!

3. A Silly Monster First Birthday  

Vibrant shades of orange, green, blue, and yellow combine at this silly monster’s first birthday party, awakening the senses through colorful balloons and decorations, cake, cupcakes, and party favors. The cakes look like adorable little monsters. Cupcakes are costumed in printable custom cupcake toppers. Cake pops featuring edible eyes were displayed for all to see.


4. Not So Scary Monster Birthday Party 

It’s entirely possible to throw a not-so-scary monster birthday party! Focus on bright, happy colors and friendly-looking monsters. Incorporate adorable table settings, including monster plates, monster napkin rings, monster beverage wraps, party straws, and fun placemats. There are countless ways to bring in the cute monster feel using fabrics, printable tags and labels, and creative monster birthday party food. The amazing candy-coated pretzel sticks displayed in googley-eyed embellished jars are an example of how to reinforce the monster theme. Our favorite detail is the adopt-a-monster party favor station. Those monsters are so stinking cute!

5. Lollipop Tree For Halloween 

If you’re a sucker for a great Halloween party craft DIY, this tutorial for making your own lollipop tree is awesome. This lollipop tree is inspired by monsters and includes Dum Dum suckers decked out in creepy eyeballs and monster antennae created from chenille stems. The core of this project is designed using a terra cotta pot and a Styrofoam ball.

Paper Bag Monsters made by your kids

6. Paper Bag Monsters 

Here’s a monster party craft that kids will really enjoy! The best part? You can pull out a variety of leftover craft supplies and let kids use their creativity to design their own paper bag monsters. One craft essential you’ll definitely want is an abundance of googley eyes. Kids will enjoy playing with their monster creations as much as making them!

Gooey monster cookies in all shades stacked together.

7. Gooey Monster Eye Cookies 

Gooey monster eye cookies that stare back at you certainly add some fright to a monster party dessert table. These cookies use a cake mix as the foundation and are simple to make, but do require some chilling time in the dough stage. While the example features green monster cookies, you could use a variety of food coloring options to make a diverse group of monsters.

Eye of Newt Pretzels - Lady Behind The Curtain

8. Eye Of Newt Pretzels 

Kids at your monster party will go crazy over these eye of newt pretzels! They are so easy to make using this step-by-step tutorial. Their bright candy melt coating, sprinkles, and candy eyes make them more cute than scary. They are the perfect addition to a Halloween or monster party.

9. Monster Oranges

Serve up a healthy snack at your next monster party! These monster oranges are simple and fun to make! With the right supervision, making them could even be a great monster party activity. For the monster oranges, you’ll be cutting a wedge out of each orange, using the cut-out pieces to create monster teeth and hair. It’s always nice to have a healthy option for the party dessert table.

Monster Claw Cupcakes

10. Monster Claw Cupcakes

If you want to bring a little creepiness to your Halloween baking this year, pay close attention to the tips for making these monster claw cupcakes. You’ll need to bake (or buy) some chocolate cupcakes and whip up a batch of your favorite vanilla buttercream. The claws are made out of marshmallow fondant, but store-bought fondant works great too. The bottom of a spoon handle makes great claw marks, especially when “bloodied” red frosting is painted on the claw marks for added effect.

Colorful monster cupcakes with candy eyes arranged in a group.

11. Kids Party Monster Cupcakes 

Cupcakes are not just a favorite party food; they are also a fun party activity! Ramp up excitement at your next monster party by letting kids decorate their own monster cupcakes. You will want to have baked cupcakes, frosting, food coloring, a variety of sanding sugars, marshmallows, and a black, edible food marker on hand. Get ready to be amazed by all of the fun edible monster creations party guests design!

12. Monster Eye Cake 

All eyes at your next Halloween or monster-themed party will be on this cake! You can create your own monster eye cake with some cookies and candy, and of course, your favorite layer cake. Junior Mints, M&Ms, and Oreos are the main ingredients needed to make spooky eyes!


13. Halloween Monster Munchies 

Don’t throw out those Starbucks Frappuccino bottles just yet! You can upcycle them to create these adorable Halloween monster munchies jars. You’ll need to thoroughly sterilize the jars and remove the label before costuming the bottles in printable monster labels and filling them with colored candies. The printables are free and make creating a fun Halloween monster treat or party favor so easy.

14. Monsters University Inspired Treats 

Celebrate everyone’s favorite monster with some Monsters University-inspired treats! You’ll need the standard margarine, marshmallows, and rice cereal, plus a few extra ingredients—green food coloring, candy eyes, and white jelly beans. You’ll have plenty of Monster Rice Krispies treats to serve up a crowd at your monster party!

15. Jell-O Jar Monsters 

Budget-friendly and easy to make, these Jell-O jar monsters make a creative addition to a monster party dessert table! Guests can even help create monster faces. To get started, you’ll need small Mason jars, orange Jell-O, candy eyes, and an assortment of gummy candies for creating your monster’s hair and face. Who says you can’t play with your food? Turn this into an edible activity station at your next party!

16. Monster Sandwiches 

Looking for a surefire way to bring smiles to your monster party guest’s faces? Treat them to these adorable monster sandwiches. Kids will love finding these awesome edible creatures included with their lunch. You’ll need bread, cheese, lunch meat, olives, mustard, toothpicks, and a round cookie cutter. Follow the five simple steps to serve up plenty of giggles and smiles!

Monster Balloons

17. Monster Balloons 

Give ordinary balloons a monster party makeover! Use a variety of lightweight craft materials such as paper to create and glue facial features like eyes, teeth, and antennae. Permanent markers can be used to add details, like lines for lips, too. Use the balloons to add some oomph to your monster party decorations.

18. Monster Fest Invitations 

Every great party starts with an amazing invitation! Scare up some fun for your monster party by sending out these adorable monster fest invitations. With the printable file downloaded to your computer, you can print out the invitations on sturdy cardstock right from home!

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Plus, don’t miss out on these 34 Monster Birthday Party Ideas

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