Thursday, June 20, 2013

Monsters University {MU} Party

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!

 Once I received all the applications, I emailed an "Acceptance" letter with all the details:  when Freshman orientation was, a schedule, campus map, and list of items to bring.

 I gathered a team of older girls together to be my:
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.

 We also had Monsters University fruit snacks.
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
 I found this poster at Wal Mart - I love all the monsters!  At the student center the moms hung out and talked.  Towards the end of the party we had a little "School Dance".  We played scare dance.  It's like freeze dance, only when you freeze, you have to do a "Scare" pose.

Art Club
 The Art Club was a hit.  I had river rocks, paint & googley eyes.  Yep, we made monster rocks.  They turned out super cute!

At the gym we played a version of "Horse" only "Scare".

The Scare Floor

I think this was the biggest hit!  We turned our shed into the scare floor.  The children sat around and one would go into the shed (which is pretty scary) then come out and try to do their best "scare".

The Library
 The library was a blanket on the grass.  I bought this cute Monsters University story book at Sam's Club.  It has about 10 different stories with pictures.  The children sat around while on of our faculty read it to them.  I thought it would be cute to make monster bookmarks - but I ran out of time.

 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!!!



  1. This party is so much fun! Love all the details, especially the monster rocks and the scare floor! My little boy would go nuts for this party!


  2. Such a cute party! Looks like lots of fun. I'm a new follower from the Meet & Greet blog hop!

  3. Where did you get the iron ons!? Such cute party ideas! Thanks!

  4. Cute party idea! We saw the movie at the drive-in and loved it.

  5. Is there a way I can print off the id badge to use for my elementary school's college night?