Monster University movie "kick-off" + FREE printables! - LAURA'S little PARTY

Monster University movie "kick-off" + FREE printables!

June 19, 2013

My family & I are super excited for the new realease of Monsters University!
Another movie from DisneyPixar, that is sure to be THE hit of the Summer!
I really enjoy creating little celebrations for my children to enjoy.
The new movie release of Monsters University was no exception!

I was inspired by a cute display of mini Monsters University cupcakes, 
that I spotted at my local Walmart. They came with the cutest plastic rings!
Once I got home, my wheels started spinning, 
and I created a fun, movie "kick-off" party for my kids. 
I purchased our movie tickets in advance, for a showing at 
Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA this Friday! 
My little guy spotted some Monsters University Crocs at Nordstrom, 
and had to have them! He even picked out a new t-shirt! We're MU set!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you enjoy my Monsters University movie kick-off party inspiration.
Please feel free to use the printables I created, for your own celebration!
They're provided at the end of my post.

Monsters need to eat! I made a little "cafeteria" with yummy eats, fit for a Monster.
I bought the food trays last year from my local 99cent only store.

I repainted my gumball machine to fit my party theme, and loaded it up!
Plastic milk bottles, filled with Monster green gumballs, were set out for the kids.
{I purchased the milk bottles from Kara's party ideas}

Here was my source of party inspiration!
The mini cupcakes & plastic Monsters University rings caught my eye!
I displayed each mini cupcake inside a coordinating party cup.
{these were purchased from Party City}

I created my Monsters University backdrop with 2 foam boards taped together.
I wrapped them in festive wrapping paper, and tissue fans from Party City.
I designed the banner, and added it to the backdrop. Easy + low cost!

The guests got to make their own Monster colored snow cones.
These were a hit, and really inexpensive.

I found these darling green monsters & straws from Michaels, and had to have them!
They went perfectly with the theme, and look so cute attached to the milk bottles. 

I set out bottles of bubbles for the guests.
I attached a fun label that I created. They can be used for water bottles as well.

I made a batch of lime flavored Jell-O, and poured them into push-up pop containers.
I followed the jiggler recipe, and they were ready in 3 hours!
The push-up pop containers were purchased from Pizzazzerie.

I was in need of a cupcake display, but didn't have anything that fit, in my "stash"
So... I painted a candle pilar with a coordinating color, and set a blue plate on top.
Perfect solution! {I had both paint, and plate already}

I thought it would be fun to add some Monsters University school pennants to the table.
I created the pennant, and attached them to plastic, milkshake straws.

Here are all the printables that I created for my party!
 {disclaimer} These are not for sale, nor am I making a profit from these printables.
These are for personal use only, and just something fun I added to my theme.
{Click on each picture to choose the printable you would like}

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  1. so cute Laura,,, i wish I lived closer so I could go to all your parties..

    1. Thanks so much, Roni!! I wish you lived closer as well! That would be fun!! : )

  2. Love it! Planning a scary summer splash for my boy. So much inspiration on here. Thanks!!

  3. Boy, this will surely get kids excited for the movie! Such darling decorations -- and perfect printables!

  4. I LOVE these printables. This party looks adorable. I am throwing an MU birthday party for my three year old and I have been trying to print these printables but it keeps giving me an error message saying that the URL does not fit the correct format. Am I doing something wrong? PLease help me!!!

    Tiffany Simmons

    1. Tiffany, if you're still interested, I'll email the printables to you! So sorry you've been unable to print them.

  5. Thank you for such great ideas! I would LOVE to be able to use these printables but am only able to open the water bottle labels and cafeteria sign. Is there any way you can help with the others? Thanks again!

    1. Hi there, so sorry you're unable to grab my printables. Please email me at, and I will be happy to send them to you!

  6. Hi there! Awesome Monsters U Birthday Party! I am also trying to access the printables but I can't.

  7. thanks for sharing! i posted this party here: but the links don't work: how can i download the printables? thanks