Oscar the Grouch Birthday Party

After years of joking that my husband can be a grouch, we decided to have an Oscar the Grouch themed birthday party for him this year.

Guests were greeted by miniature garbage cans at the front door when they arrived to set the scene.


The party decor included Oscar the Grouch made out of paper lanterns from the dollar store, so easy and so cute, and lots of green decor, including moss balls that were green and round and said Oscar to me.

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We were also able to find some Oscar the Grouch balloons that looked great.  I created the “Grouch Hall of Fame”, which included a whole line up of famous grouches, and my husband.

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I also made banners out of newspaper and scrapbook paper, I thought the newspaper added a garbage kind of a look that went with the theme.  One said “Have A Grouchy Birthday!”, and over the food table was “Junk Food”.  On the junk food menu was pizza, burgers, sausage, hotdogs, chicken wings, and chips.  It was truly a junk food buffet!  The chips were served in mini garage cans too, they were so cute.  And for the table cloth, more newspaper.


For dessert there were Oscar the Grouch cupcakes!  I was able to order the garbage can cupcake wraps on Etsy, the eyebrows were chocolate icing, and the eyes were made of marshmallows.  We also had chocolate chip cookies.  Dessert was such a hit with the kids!


For favours we had a small green candy bar set up, with clear bags with an Oscar picture on  them for our guests to take home.


We found little green garbage can candies from when we were kids, they were perfect.  We also had gummy worms like Oscar’s pet worm Slimey.  There was also green apple liquorice, watermelon and green apple jelly beans, caramel apple lollipops, and lime, watermelon, and apple green candy sticks.


During the party we asked guests to pose in the photo both, complete with Grouch eyebrows, and the classic metal trash can.  The eyebrows were made of fun fur, and attached to guests as they arrived with double sided tape.  The garbage can was found as Home Hardware.  Here’s the birthday boy in his Grouch T-shirt!

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The final piece, “Scram” on the door for our guests to see as they left!


This post is linked up to Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design.

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  1. Roland Ramjist says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the grouchy party except there were a few happy people who attended and stayed despite our best efforts 8-(

  2. Loralie says:

    Dannyelle!! That looks AMAZING! I am SO impressed! I love the favor idea….and the “scram”….and the junk food….and the cupcakes!!! Seriously the cupcakes are incredible! Well done.

  3. I’m very excited about this whole blog. Now I get to be kept updated on impossible feats in decorating and baking. You are pretty amazing…. just saying.

  4. HILARIOUS!!!! and everything was so well done. You’re the next Martha Stewart!

  5. hey, nice blog…really like it and added to bookmarks. keep up with good work

  6. Those cupcakes are Genius! Great party

  7. Where did you purchase the mini trash cans from?

  8. Hi Tee,
    There is a link in the post. Good luck!

  9. rebecca says:

    I am looking for mini green garbage cans with candy in them.

  10. Hi Rebecca,
    The Candy garbage cans are from Bulk Barn, sorry for the confussion, and I hope you can find them.

  11. angelica says:

    Hey. Love they whole. party decor….I’m trying to find the Oscar the grouch balloons for my sons first birthday party… ANy idea where I can find them??? Everyone that has them says there discontinued…. Plz thnx

  12. Thanks for the feedback. I’m sorry to say that this party was a few years ago so perhaps the balloons are discontinued. Good luck.


  13. eira masco says:

    Hi Danielle

    the decoration is amazing!!!! where did you get the Oscar balloon from ?… i can’t fidn it

  14. eira masco says:

    Hi Danyelle

    the decoration is amazing!!!! where did you get the Oscar balloon from ?… i can’t fidn it

  15. Hi Eira,
    This post is from quite a few years ago, and I don’t think the balloon is available anymore, sorry. Best of luck.

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