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Elmo's Birthday Party

Updated on September 29, 2014

Celebrate Elmo's Birthday or Your Own with an Elmo Theme

Elmo, that sweet Sesame Street muppet character has his official birthday on February 3rd. He is only young and some have suggested that he is perpetually 3 ½ (even on his birthday? Hmmm.). Elmo is well loved because of his friendly optimism.

So join with me in finding some fun ways to celebrate Elmo's birthday or your own Elmo party.

First of all, let's find out a little about this little red monster.

Elmo picture courtesy of Zengame on Flickr

Who is Elmo?

Elmo is the red monster muppet on Sesame Street and Elmo's World. Although the red puppet has been around since the early 1970s, it wasn't until the mid 1980s when he was named Elmo. He has been played by puppeteer, Kevin Clash, for over twenty years. He has an infectious laugh and always talks about himself in the third person (“Elmo loves you” instead of “I love you”).

Elmo interviews Kevin Clash

"Elmo loves you!"

Make something yummy to eat

A 3D Elmo cake made by my daughter's teenage friend

A 3D Elmo cake made by my daughter's teenage friend
A 3D Elmo cake made by my daughter's teenage friend

Make your own 3D Elmo cake - with the Wilton Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan Set

Wilton Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan Set
Wilton Stand-Up Cuddly Bear Pan Set

If you click on the link you will also see another Elmo cake in the customer images. Use the teddy cake tin to get the basic shape, then after the cake is cooked, cut off the ears. Ice with red icing / frosting and add the eyes, mouth and nose. In the Elmo cake above, the position of the legs was also changed.


Elmo shaped cake

Elmo shaped cake
Elmo shaped cake

elmo cake courtesy Tobyotter (CC BY 2.0)

Make a Happy Elmo Face Cake - With a Wilton Elmo Face Cake Pan

Wilton Elmo Face Cake Pan
Wilton Elmo Face Cake Pan

13-1/2" x 10-1/2" x 2"


How to decorate an Elmo picture cake





Celebrate With Elmo Cupcakes

Celebrate With Elmo Cupcakes
Celebrate With Elmo Cupcakes

elmo cupcakes courtesy Kona Gallagher (CC BY-SA 2.0)


How to decorate Elmo cupcakes

Have a nice warm drink in your Elmo mug

Quick Fruit Poll - Bananas are Elmo's favorite fruit

What is your favorite fruit?

See results

Invite a Friend to your Elmo Party

Elmo Invitations

Make your own Elmo 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 Elmo or Elmo with gift. Keep following the instructions, including entering the party information, until you get to the printable invitation.

Or you could buy pre-printed Elmo invitations

Fun Elmo Games and Activities

Games and activities for your Elmo party

  • Play the game of duck, duck, goose with the words "Elmo loves" and "You!"
  • Play a game of "Elmo says" (variation on "Simon says")
  • Enlarge and print out a picture of Elmo to make a Pin the nose on Elmo game. Cut out an orange oval shape the right size for his nose.
  • Play I spy but all the words have to begin with the letter E.
  • Play Memorize the tray game with all objects beginning with the letter E. You could use an egg, envelope, eggcup, eraser, toy elephant, etc.
  • Make an Elmo paper doll with a fox costume and a witch costume.

Decorate with Elmo

\Sesame Street birthday banner
\Sesame Street birthday banner

Cute Sesame Street 1st birthday banner available from

Sing a song with Elmo

Elmo's Song

Feel free to leave your comments here

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      I and my kids all love Elmo!!!!!! Great lens!!!!

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      simplyoasis 6 years ago

      Who doesn't love Elmo!! Great lens!!

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Very nicely done. Happy Birthday, Elmo!

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      NoYouAreNot 6 years ago

      Full of ideas for an Elmo birthday party - and beyond. You're a pro!

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      I never knew Elmo's birthday is in February. My niece has the movie that features the youtube clip of Elmo's song.

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      Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Happy Birthday to you Elmo! And to every lucky child who will have a birthday party just like Elmo

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      I love elmo! this is too cute

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      Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

      Didn't know Elmo had an official birthday, that's so cute! Love the cakes, I bet little ones would love having an Elmo party and cupcakes to celebrate his birthday (or theirs!)

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      Oh I love those Elmo cakes - they are so adorable! Great Elmo party ideas here - I love him!