By Martha Stewart
Two birthdays -- granddaughter Judeâ€™s second and grandson Trumanâ€™s first -- mean double the fun, especially when everyoneâ€™s favorite friendly red monster shows up as a special guest.
The Muppet himself canâ€™t attend every party, but decorations and details like these will make it feel like heâ€™s there.
A clip-art Elmo gets carried away. (He is attached to the wall and the balloon strings with double-sided tape.) More clip-art faces are taped to ribbon for a garland, and balloons bob around the room.
Cakemaker extraordinaire Ron Ben-Israel (weddingcakes.com) made this adorable dessert with several layers of vanilla cake, covered first in red fondant and then in buttercream â€śfurâ€ť (piped with a Wilton tip #233). It wasnâ€™t served to the children, but Alexis said it was utterly delicious, and she, Kevin Sharkey, and other adult friends devoured it.
Cute cookies by Dani Fiori of Sweet Dani B (sweetdanib.com) went home in the favor bags.
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