My favorite part of theme parties is naming the food after the theme of the party.
We had some hilarious food labels at my dad’s Beatles party (I’m still laughing at “I want to hold your ham…”), and we also had some great ideas for our son’s Sesame Street party food.
Additionally, guests appreciate food that is labeled, and humorous food labels always get a good laugh.
Creatively Naming the Party Food
I love labeling food creatively so much. I literally 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 and with Ash’s help, I threw this little project together – and his ideas had me cracking up.
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, of course Telly’s Triangular Watermelon (he loves triangles).
“Mr. Noodles Pasta Salad” was a fan favorite.
Along with “Super Grover’s Super Hoagies,” pictured below. Also, see how I made the below party hats and goody bags).
We also got a little creative with the Sesame Street party appetizers. 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.
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 Sesame Street party food mentioned above, we also had the following:
- 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
- Snuffy’s Best Spuds
Creating the Food Labels
The Sesame Street 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.
Before printing, I strategically spaced them, so I could simply fold and cut. I used a ruler to get a nice, clean fold as well as a nice straight line. Two birds with one stone 🙂
Guests loved the Sesame Street party 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!