We have been waiting for the Monsters University movie to come out since we heard about it last year. Monsters Inc. is one of our favorite movies of all time. To get everyone excited, we hosted a MU party for all our friend this week. It was super fun!
First I emailed out "Enrollment Applications" to everyone. Each "monster" was to fill out an application and submit it to my by a certain date. There is actually a Monsters University website that totally looks like a real college website!
We even made shirts
We transformed our yard into the MU college campus. The front yard was set up with a table, banners, balloons, signs for registration. I had two girls out front "checking" people in. I totally spaced taking pictures of this. We had almost 30 kids! The night before we stayed up till midnight creating a monster for everyone and creating a laminated MU Student ID card. Disney has a website called Create-A-Monster. It is so much fun. You can pick your monster body, skin, fur, hair, eyes, horns, etc. Then you type in your first name and last initial and it generates a monster last name. We did this for all 30 kids.
This is me, Amanda Needleman. Now how do those Disney people know I sew!!!
On the website you can also generate an ID card like this one:
The faculty had these ones:
We laminated each card and placed it in an ID card holder.
The back of the ID looks like this. I made a fake barcode with a barcode font. I put 8 circles and when they went to each station they got a little Monster sticker to to put in the circle.
When the children were all checked in they pinned on their name tag. They were all totally into this!!
As the children walked along the side of the house to get to the backyard, we made a sign with all the incoming freshman. I printed out each monster and then after the party, they could take it home (that's why some are missing.)
We also had a meet the faculty poster and all the faculty members signed it.
We set up the MU campus like this: Cafeteria, Library, Scare Floor, Gym, Student Center, and Art Club. This is where you can let your imagination go crazy. I had so many ideas of what we could do - with this large of a group I had to scale back.
The cafeteria was fun. We were just open for snacks. I made popcorn balls - you can't tell but they were neon green. Jell-O brand came out with Monsters University Jell-O & Jell-O molds. The green was s'lime and the blue was Berry Scary.
For the drinks, I got purple and green Hawaiian Punch water bottle mixes and the children could mix their own drinks.
I decorated with a few doors.Student Center
At the gym we played a version of "Horse" only "Scare".
The Scare Floor
Most of the children brought plain T-shirts. During the party I ironed on an MU. Don't they all look cute!! We will all be wearing them to the movies on Friday!!
The hot pink came out cute
I love the green & white stripes too (Target).
It was a really fun party. Can't wait to go to the movie now!!!