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Cookie Monster's Birthday

Updated on August 22, 2014

Celebrate Cookie Monster's Birthday!

Did you know that Cookie Monster, the Sesame Street muppet character, has an official birthday?

It's true!

Every year on November 2nd, take a little time to celebrate with an American icon, Cookie Monster.

You may be asking what would be a fitting way to honor Cookie Monster on his special day.

Cookie Monster

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Well, I have a few ideas that will get you started. Before we party with the big, blue man of the hour, let's get to know a little bit about him.

Adorable Cookie Monster Cake
Adorable Cookie Monster Cake

Who Is Cookie Monster?

Where Cookie Monster got his start

Cookie Monster was first introduced on the famous muppet show, Sesame Street, in 1969. He did not have his infamous name during his first appearance though; that came later. His first sketch was with Kermit the Frog. Cookie Monster came out while Kermit was taking about the letter 'W' and took a bite out of it. He keeps munching on the 'W' until is dwindles down to an 'I' and then, to Kermit's frustration, he tries to take a bit out of Kermit. It was not long before he introduced his iconic saying "Me eat cookie". America was hooked.

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Although Cookie Monster ate almost anything, edible and unedible alike, his favorite food was cookies. His favorite is chocolate chip followed by oatmeal cookies.

Learn more facts about Cookie Monster by reading this article on Wikipedia.

Make something yummy to eat

Celebrate With Cookie Monster Cupcakes!

Celebrate With Cookie Monster Cupcakes!
Celebrate With Cookie Monster Cupcakes!

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How to Decorate Cookie Monster Cupcakes

Watch the video to see how to decorate Cookie Monster cupcakes. Or if you prefer, here are some written and illustrated instructions.

"Me Eat Cookie!"

Cookie Monster Cookie Jars on eBay - A great place to store all your favorite cookies!

Celebrate Cookie Monster's birthday by letting him hold all of your favorite cookies until you are ready to devour them. He will share - I promise.

Quick Cookie Poll - I want to know...

What is your favorite cookie?

See results

Cookie Monster Cake Pictures / Ideas - Click to enlarge






Cookie Monster Gets Healthy

In 2005 with the number of cases of childhood obesity steadily growing, Sesame Street decided to make Cookie Monster more health conscious. He changed his motto from "Me eat Cookie" to state that cookies are a part-time snack. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it to me but I commend him on getting more kids aware of their health. To honor this change, below are a few snack ideas that Coookie Monster would be proud to recommend...and eat.

Apples and Peanut Butter

Granola Bars

Carrot Sticks



Trail Mix


Keep these foods on hand and when you feel the need for a pit stop at the pantry, you can rest assured that you won't be packing on the pounds in the process.

Sing along with Cookie Monster

"C" Is For Cookie - Hear Cookie Monster sing the song that made him famous

Spend some time with Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster Toys - Bring Cookie Monster Home

Share a little piece of your childhood by bringing Cookie Monster into your home. These items are a great way to introduce a beloved friend to your children and make new, fun memories.

Gund Sesame Street Cookie Monster Full Body Hand Puppet
Gund Sesame Street Cookie Monster Full Body Hand Puppet

Kids love puppets! They can make Cookie Monster talk and maybe share a cookie with him.

Fisher-Price T.M.X. Tickle Me Extreme Cookie Monster
Fisher-Price T.M.X. Tickle Me Extreme Cookie Monster

Move over Elmo; Cookie Monster is coming to town.


Dress up as Cookie Monster

Cookie Monster Costumes for Toddlers

Cookie Monster Deluxe Two-Sided Plush Jumpsuit Costume - Small (2T)
Cookie Monster Deluxe Two-Sided Plush Jumpsuit Costume - Small (2T)

What fun! Cute little dress up costume for littlies 12 months old and up.


Make some Cookie Monster crafts or color some Cookie Monster pictures

Host a Cookie Monster Party

Cookie Monster Pull String Pinata
Cookie Monster Pull String Pinata

Cookie Monster Party Supplies

Celebrate Cookie Monster's birthday or your own child's birthday with these great Cookie Monster party supplies. There are Cookie Monster invitations, decorations, balloons, plates, cake toppers and more. I am also including some games and activities to make your party lots of fun, like the Cookie Monster Pull String Pinata on the right.

Cookie Monster Party Invitations

Make your own Cookie Monster invitations

On this page select Party Invitations then hit the Next Step button at the bottom of the page. On the next page select Sesame Street then hit the Next Step button Choose whether you want black and white or color. On the next page choose Cookie Monster. Keep following the instructions, including entering the party information, until you get to the printable invitation.

Or you could buy pre-printed invitations

Sesame Street 1st Birthday Party Supplies Tableware for 18 GuestsCHECK PRICE

Decorating Cookie Monster Cakes - Cookie Monster cake toppers, cookie cutters and fancy candles

Cookie Monster Games and Activities

Decorate party hats or drinking cups

Cookie Monster's mouth pattern
Cookie Monster's mouth pattern

Each child could decorate their own party hat and / or drinking cup. Start with a plain blue party hat or cup and write the child's name on the bottom. Print out a Cookie Monster mouth from the above template for each child. The child (or adult) then cuts out the mouth and glues it and some wiggly eyes on the side of the cup or hat to make a Cookie Monster face.

Blue Cone Hats (8 count)CHECK PRICE

Paper Royal Blue CupsCHECK PRICE

Peel 'N Stick Wiggly Eyes Black (Set of 500)CHECK PRICE

Cookie Monster Games from Amazon

More Cookie Monster Activities for Kids

So much fun for your Cookie Monster party!

  • Color some Cookie Monster coloring pages.
  • Enlarge and print this Cookie Monster face stencil. Glue onto the outside of a box. When the glue is dry, cut out the mouth section to make an open mouth. Children play a game where they try to toss small items ("food") into the mouth.
  • Choose one of the Cooking Monster pictures to color to enlarge and print it out to make a Pin the cookie on Cookie Monster to see who can get closest to his mouth.
  • Play the game of duck, duck, goose with the words "Cookie" and "Monster"
  • Fill a glass jar with cookies and get the children to guess how many cookies are in it. The child with the closest guess wins the jar of cookies.
  • Play I spy but all the words have to begin with the letter C.
  • Play Memorize the tray game with all objects beginning with the letter C. You could use a comb, cookie, crayon, toy car, candy bar, carrot, clip, card, coin etc.
  • Ice cookies with blue icing and decorate with candies or chocolate chips

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Say Happy Birthday To Cookie Monster! - Or add any more suggestions for Cookie Monster party games or activities

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      Fox Music 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this fun lens "Cookie Monster's Birthday"

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      makemoneyonline5 5 years ago

      Happy Birthday Cookie Monster!! What an awesome lens.. love the cakes they are soooooo cute!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I am thrilled to know that cookie monster has an official birthday. My daughter grew up on Sesame Street.

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      KandH 6 years ago

      Nice lens, I've always liked Cookie Monster ...and he happens to be blue which is my favorite color :)

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      RobinDM 6 years ago

      Love it! Thanks!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Really, really cute ideas! I love the cookie monster cupcakes :)

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      ImmatureEntrepr 7 years ago

      C is for cookie, and cookie is for me!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Love Cookie monster and the ideas for the B'day.