Brynne’s Monogram Slumber Birthday Party for Balloon Time’s Party on a Dime Charity Challenge

Monogram themed birthday party for tweens/teens

Monogram Tween Slumber Party

We are so excited to announce a party contest we are participating in with Balloon Time, Party on a Dime Charity Challenge featuring Brynne’s Monogram Slumber Birthday Party.  We were challenged along with several other party planners, to create a party on a $100 budget.

We were allowed to have a few contributors (thank you Great Stitch for coordinating Pajamas, Monogram cookies from Nicole Lee Confections, Tissue paper from Nashville Wraps , label papers from Online Labels and our amazing photographer, Valerie Lawrence), as well as  a helium tank provided by Balloon Time.

However we needed to design the main party items within a $100 budget (creating ways to use existing props, recycle/use household items or make inexpensive DIY’s).  The winner of this challenge will receive $5,000 towards the charity of their choice – our Charity is Bright Pink.
Go to Balloon Time’s Facebook Page to vote – PLEASE HELP US WIN!!!!

party on a dime charity challenge

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Balloon Time Party on a Dime Charity Challenge

When we were asked to participate in this challenge, it happened to be right in time for Brynne’s 12th birthday.   We created a tween teen slumber party birthday party with pastel colors and gold glitter accents, themed with monogram letters and modern chevron, polka dot & stripe patterns.  See the invitations and matching printables here in our shop.

Keep an eye out for these inexpensive yet fabulous party details:
– Festive Balloon Decor (from fringe tassel embellishments to mini balloon bouquets)
– Simple and inexpensive desserts including DIY cake toppers
– Recycled bottles & jars, painted and turned into adorable party decor
– DIY party favors including: gold glitter dotted favor bag, monogrammed flip flops and monogrammed eye mask
– Creative uses with inexpensive coordinating wrapping papers

Monogram slumber birthday party

Monogram birthday party dessert table for teens

DIY cake toppers for monogram themed birthday partySee more fabulous Girl Birthday Parties:
– Insta Party Birthday
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– Gymnastics Birthday
– A Sweet 15 Birthday
A Glamorous Paris Birthday
– Spa Soiree Birthday

Painted mason jars for monogram birthday party

Monogram slumber birthday party for tweens/teens

Wrapping paper used to decorate party shelves

Monogram themed birthday party for tweens/teens

Printable monogram slumber birthday party invitationWe added a gold glitter background to the printable invite for extra sparkle!  We also added gold glitter patterned papers, tapes & ribbons throughout the entire party!

Monogram Birthday dessert table

monogram birthday party favorsWe put wrapping paper on cabinet doors and also used it for wrapped boxes on shelves to give extra pops of color.

Empty boxes were used as “presents” to fill the shelf space and match the party… easy & fun way to make it feel like a party!Wrapping paper used to decorate party shelves

Wrapped packages to fill shelves

Monogram birthday balloon bouquetWe used water balloons and paper straws to create balloon bouquets and put them in recycled (painted) bottles.  Add pops of glitter paper on wooden skewers for easy bling!  (This is way more fun than flower bouquets, less expensive and lasts longer!)

Monogram birthday treats, popcorn and cookiesWe put chocolate covered popcorn in printable cone holders along with Monogram cookies provided by the amazing Nicole Lee ConfectionsPopcorn cones for birthday parties

monogram cookies on sticks

Monogram cookies on sticks

monogram birthday party decor and foodWe put gold glitter tape (polka dots) on inexpensive plastic utensils using a hole punch to create the dots.  We also added party logos to plain inexpensive cups for added detail.  Mixing and matching different colors in paper plates, cups, straws & napkins makes everything look so cute without spending a lot of money!Party table for slumber party

Monogram birthday donuts with printable party flagEasy & inexpensive desserts such as stacked donuts, candy bars and gum in printable wraps make a bold statement.  Add wrapping paper to plain white dishes and these simple desserts look impressive!

Monogram candy bar wrappers

Printable gum wrappers for monogram birthday partyWe used recycled (painted) mason jars to hold party supplies such as straws, utensils & napkins.  Add a printable party logo and it creates a customized look!

Painted mason jars for party utensils

Monogram sticker on hair brushWe showcased several inexpensive party favors such as a monogrammed hairbrush ($2.99), flip flops ($1.00), eye mask (I made them with supplies I had in the house, so it cost $0.00) and canvas tote ($1-2) and embellished them with printable monogram stickers, ribbons & gold glitter tape.  Stop back later in the next two weeks to learn how to make the monogram flip flops and eye masks!

Monogram flip flops, eye mask & favor bag

Party favors for a slumber birthday party

Monogram sticker on hair brush

trail mix for monogram birthdayWe created our own matching pink & aqua mini kiss chocolates in our trail mix – easy and inexpensive to do with melting chocolates!Custom trail mix with melting chocolates

Cupcakes with printable wraps and party flagsWe decorated store bought cupcakes and cake, with printable wraps and cake toppers.  Great way to make inexpensive desserts look professional and customized!

Monogram birthday party cake toppersMore Monogram cookies provided by  Nicole Lee Confections

Monogram cookies

Printable banner with gold glitter ribbonWe hung the printable banner with gold glitter ribbon along the table edge and backdrop.  Adds lots of color, patterns & sparkle!

Monogram Slumber Birthday PartyTissue paper tassels were added to the balloons for a more sophisticated display.Best friends having funFor the backdrop, we wrapped a large board with wrapping paper, and added (painted) wooden monogram letters in various sizes

Painted monogram letters for backdrop

Printable bag toppers for goodie bagsWe designed printable bag toppers to put on inexpensive polkadot goodie bags – you can find these party bags in most party sections in discount stores!

Printable bag toppers

Tween/teen monogram slumber birthday party

Key factors which helped us maintain this party for under $100:
–  We sourced every dollar section, dollar store and clearance section for all store bought items!
–  DIY favors with inexpensive goods (canvas favor bags, flip flops, eye masks & hair brush) make for an adorable personalized take-home.
–  Customization was added to everything with printable monogram stickers – from cups & plates to goodie bags and party favors
–  We got creative with inexpensive wrapping papers (to decorate shelves, backdrop, and dish ware)
–  We embellished our balloons with tissue tassels, paper straws, and gold glitter papers to create professional displays
– Recycling pop bottles and mason jars were so easy to do… then spray painted them, and added ribbon & printable monogram details

The girls had such a great time at Brynne’s Monogram Slumber Birthday Party, and had even more taking pics… here are a few more photos from our fabulous photographer, Valerie Lawrence.

Slumber party teens

Tween/teen monogram slumber birthday party

Teen/tween slumber birthday party

Monogram teen slumber party

Help us WIN this Party on a Dime Charity Challenge by voting HERE!

Monogram slumber birthday party for tween/teens

Click HERE to VOTE!!!



– Event Styling & Party Planning: Anders Ruff
– Professional Photography: Valerie Lawrence,
– Invitation & Printables: Anders Ruff
– Monogram Cookies:  Nicole Lee Confections
– Monogrammed Pajamas: Great Stitch
– Tissue Paper: Nashville Wraps
– Gold Glitter Swizzle Sticks: Desserts & Designs
– Label Paper: Online Labels

More PRODUCT SOURCES to help you create your own party:
Gold Glitter Tape
Hole Punch
and 2″ Circle Craft Punch
Wooden Letters
Cute Wrapping Paper
Paper Straws
Set of Canvas Totes (12)


  1. Adria this party looks so adorable! Love the color scheme and the whole idea of doing it on a shoestring! Great theme and super ideas! Super cute kids too!

  2. Voted! I seriously don’t see how you couldn’t win. You put tons of hard work and creativity into this party. You also used great resources, many recycled. Great work!!

  3. It’s beautiful!

    My daughter will have 10years in april, we leaves in france.
    I order things in international, but i don’t found the chevron/dots sleep pants, where did order this for my daughter and girls friends please?
    Or perhaps it’s home made? :(

    Thank you for inspiration! :)

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