While we don’t have any Summer birthdays here at our house, the long-anticipated Monsters, Inc. sequel, Monsters University is the perfect excuse to throw a party. Read on for fun DIY projects to make your monster party special. They are even easy enough for the kids to help, which makes the event that much more fun!
Serve up some of this Summer’s Monster’s University Juicy Juice for the chance to win prizes such as movie tickets, a Monsters University DVD, or even a trip to tour Pixar Animation Studio in San Francisco & a $5,000 scholarship (see details below) and read on for a chance to win the same Juicy Juice Monsters University Party Pack that helped us create this fun celebration!
Let’s jump right into our fun and easy projects! First up, Juicy Juice monster juice boxes. While there is no need to cover the adorable Monsters University packaging available now in stores, this cute Duck Tape project adds another layer of fun.
Use four strips of tape to cover the sides, front and back of a juice box.Then add details with more cut tape, google eyes, stickers, and more! Easy & Done!
Next up are our monster cupcakes. You only need a few decorating supplies to whip up these crazy creatures. Along with a batch of cupcakes and our “Evil” Buttercream Icing, pick up a pack of 16-Inch Decorating Bags, a few couplers a #233 and #20 pastry tip, aqua and green gel food coloring and you are ready to create!
Mix 1/2 of the icing with a few drops of aqua and 1/2 with a few drops of green and stir well. Add a coupler and #20 tip to a pastry bag and fill with one icing color. Cover the top of the cupcake with icing.
Unscrew the coupler and replace the #20 with the #233 pastry tip.
With the tip right up against the cupcake icing, squeeze without lifting the bag until a base of icing comes out of bag then lift and release the bag for a good fur (grass) icing effect. Continue all over the top of the cupcake. If the icing stops coming out, remove the tip, clean it out and continue.
Top each cupcake with a large edible eyeball, or let the kids add a few!
And for our last Monsters-themed DIY, a Surprise Ball. Remind me to tell you the story of how my husband made one of these when he proposed. In any case, here’s how we made our little Monster version.
Start with the largest of your prizes, in this case one of the cute rubber finger puppets that comes with the Party pack. and start wrapping a roll of streamers around the outside.
Continue wrapping and changing direction to create a ball. As you go, add small goodies inside the layers for the kids to discover as they unwrap.
Here are some of the goodies we picked up for our surprise balls.Seal with tape and add google eyes and pipe cleaner antenna for added cute factor.
Want to throw a Monsters University Party with Juicy Juice? Here’s what’s included in the fun party pack that you can win here on Pretty Prudent:
· Mini Monster Gift Bags
· Pin the Bug Party Game
· Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic White Cake Mix
· Monster Finger Puppets – 24 per unit
· Monsters Dessert Plates
· Monsters Birthday Table Cover
· Balloon Set – teal, lime & white
· Crepe Streamer Set – teal, lime & white
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Winner must have a US mailing address for prize delivery.
And don’t forget, for a limited time, Juicy Juice products will feature characters from the sequel to the acclaimed Monsters, Inc., Monsters University. Beginning April 1, a Monster-sized Instant Win and Sweepstakes Giveaway will give you the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes for your kids. Each specially marked package of Juicy Juice will have a unique Game Code which can be redeemed on our website. Each Game Code is valid for one Instant Win prize and one Sweepstakes entry. No purchase necessary! See Official Rules for how to enter for free and for full details: http://www.juicyjuice.com/Monsters/Rules.aspx Every time you buy Juicy Juice, you’ll win prizes for your kids! Prizes include:
•Character call – One of your kids’ favorite Monsters Inc. characters will call your home with a personalized message!
•Monsters University Blu-ray DVD (release date: October 2013)
•Downloadable coloring sheet
•Downloadable game book including mazes, coloring, matching, crossword puzzles
•Exclusive content such as behind-the-scenes, bloopers, etc.
•Downloadable soundtrack song
•Monsters University screensaver
The grand prize sweepstakes winner will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of Pixar Animation Studios in San Francisco complete with a private screening of the film as well as a $5,000 scholarship! Also, ten first prize winners will receive a $5,000 scholarship!