- Holidays and Celebrations
Elmo's Birthday Party
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
Make your own 3D Elmo cake - with the 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
Make a Happy Elmo Face Cake - With a 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
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?
Invite a Friend to your Elmo Party
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
Sing a song with Elmo
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