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Project

Party Theme: Initial

It's as easy as ABC to plan a party using the initial of the birthday child.

Materials

  • Card stock
  • Letter stencils
  • Letter rubber stamps and ink
  • Paper tablecloth
  • Patterned paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • White boxes
  • Stationery
  • T-shirts
  • Iron-on transfer paper

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Have kids cut out and decorate card-stock letters for invitations.

  2. Step 2

    Rubber-stamp a border on a paper tablecloth and hang card-stock initials like streamers (print out letters from your computer to trace).

  3. Step 3

    Adorn cupcakes with monogrammed cookies. Create "name-brand" drinks by coloring in a stencil on patterned paper in marker (affix with double-sided tape).

  4. Step 4

    Set out boxes, filled with rubber stamps and stationery. Mark the top of each box with the stenciled initial of each guest. You can also decorate t-shirts with each guest's initial using iron-on transfer paper for ink-jet printers; follow the package instructions.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 17 2005

Reviews (10)

  • l e x i 12 Sep, 2012

    i also add his picture to the decorations, labels, etc.

  • l e x i 12 Sep, 2012

    I am actually doing this for my son's birthday party this weekend. I have done it before and I like to use the initial as well as the age he is turning. So instead of just a K party, it's a K8 party. (I realize this year it looks like Kate, but I don't think the kids will notice. *~*)

  • Steffy Watson 28 Aug, 2012

    Hey Martha, thanks for sharing this. I love this idea of initials and am planning to use this for celebrating my soon-to-be-one daughter’s birthday

  • funandsimple 28 Jul, 2010

    Loved this for my sons first birthday party. We had a small family party and the simplicity of this theme kept the attention on my sweet boy (:

  • nufoxiemommy 12 Feb, 2009

    I'm planning on this for my son's 3 bday. I'm making him a shirt with the E's. Making the cupcake with the small e's and as party favor's giving them a Big E

  • MelissaO 9 Feb, 2009

    Has anyone done this already and have more ideas that go along with this party theme? I'm loving this idea for my son's 1st birthday party. I want a little more or perhaps something similar. Any ideas????? His birthday is in June...so I'm throwing the idea around to involve swimming or water like the sprinkler party idea too. I've never done this before! :)

  • MelissaO 8 Feb, 2009

    Has anyone done this already and have more ideas that go along with this party theme? I'm loving this idea for my son's 1st birthday party. I want a little more or perhaps something similar. Any ideas????? His birthday is in June...so I'm throwing the idea around to involve swimming or water like the sprinkler party idea too. I've never done this before! :)

  • ironswan 6 Nov, 2008

    you can get letter cookie cutters at sur la table

  • isaaksmama 26 Aug, 2008

    does anyone know where I can get the monogram cookie cutters?

  • mcates7133 16 Jan, 2008

    This is the perfect idea for my twins 2nd birthday party. We have a boy and a girl and it has been impossible to find a theme that fits "all boy" and "tiny diva". One likeness they do have is the first letter of their names- so this idea is PERFECT!!!