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If this winter is all about the par-tay, than let us not have anymore time pass before we talk about one of my favorite shindigs of the year.
Last year I made reference to a Dinosaur Prom and how we here at Sweet Athena like to spend our New Year’s Eve. It has become quite the tradition amongst our friends to have a themed soiree to say goodbye to the old year. This year our theme was Jim Henson.
Without further ado, here is how Linz and I enjoyed rocking in 2011 (in mostly picture form). Starting with checking out the cool tutu skirt Linz is wearing as she mentioned in her Christmas Eve Foodie Friday post. Also, the great hat she made to create Elmo.
Group photo shoots always seem to happen at our get togethers. We like to shout out words and express them ala Top Model style. So sexy! Here we have Dr. Bunsen from the Muppets Show, along with Linz as Elmo, a friend as a Cookie Monster, our beloved Crafty Mariko as Big Bird, and me as Oscar the Grouch.
Go check out Crafty Mariko’s post about how she created her awesome Big Bird costume and her husband’s Swedish Chef look.

As for my look I was inspired from the website Coolest Homemade Costumes. I really like how this group of ladies used hoods to attach the eyes and create a face. Good ole dollar store provides bags of styrofoam balls for the eyes and my local fabric store has plenty faux-fur for eye brows. The trash can look was created with a grey skirt and duct tape to create the outline. The lid was made from cardboard wrapped in tin foil.

You know what is really awesome in life!?! Brightly colored faux-fur. I used them to create mittens for both me and the Cookie Monster.
Here is one of our friends as Statler. 
Linz made this great costume for her husband to be Fozzie Bear. Dale made sure to provide Waka Waka jokes all night.
As for decorations we went with a simple primary color look. We made lots of these fun paper tissue pom poms, check out Martha Stewart’s instructions.  We added letters all around the room, streamers, and fun facts about Jim Henson.

We also had fun signs of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.

What Sesame Street gathering is complete without a message board.

  One of the best parts of the New Year’s festivities is the count down which of course involves forming the numbers 2010 to 2011.
 

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