My favorite part of theme parties is naming the food after the theme of the party. Guests appreciate food that is labeled, and humorous food labels always get a good laugh. It's my favorite part of party planning because I laugh the whole time I make the labels.
For our toddler's Sesame Street theme party, I almost nixed the idea of food labels because I was running out of time. Yet, at the last minute, with Ash's help, I threw this little project together.
I mean who doesn't laugh when they are at a kids party and see the hamburgers labeled "Oscar's Scram-burgers?!": Let's not forget the hot dogs titled "Ernie's Rubber Doggies." :)
We also had "The Count's Three Cheese Casserole..."
... and Telly's Triangular Watermelon (he loves triangles).
"Mr. Noodles Pasta Salad" was a fan favorite...
along with "Super Grover's Super Hoagies" (See how I made the below party hats and goody bags).
We also got a little creative with the appetizers. I can't take credit for this one though - these are all over Pinterest. Oscar was made from broccoli, blackberries, carrots, and a watermelon tongue. The eyes are ranch or blue cheese filled condiment cups, leftover from my ice cream sundae gift basket.
Elmo was made from watermelon, carrots, and blackberries. Strawberries would have been better than watermelon, but sometimes you just use what you have :0
Big Bird was made by Ash :) Didn't he do a great job?! Actually, some of Big Bird is a little eaten in this picture - but it's just cheese and crackers, with strawberry and blueberry eyes.
In addition to the food titles and appetizers mentioned above, we also had Big Bird's Perfected Mac and Cheese, Bert's Very Plain Water, Abby's Magical Wands (see our dessert post), Murray's Little Meatballs, Rosita's Summer Salad, Zoe's Juice Bar, and Snuffy's Best Spuds.
The food labels were easy to make. I just put a little picture of each character next to the label and printed them on white card stock.
Since I was running low on time, I wanted to make printing and cutting the labels as efficient as possible. Before printing, I strategically spaced them, so I could simply fold and cut, using a ruler to get a nice, clean fold as well as a nice straight line. Two birds with one stone :)
Guests loved the themed food labels (almost as much as I did), as it put a creative spin on ordinary party food.
As much as I love Oscar's Scram-burgers, my all-time favorites were the grilled ham and rolls at my dad's Beatles party that we labeled "I want to hold your ham" and "Here comes the bun."
Having a theme party and thinking about labeling your food?? I would love to hear what you come up with!
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