It seems like every little tyke goes through an Elmo phase, and blogger Stacia’s son, EZ, is no exception. So, for the perfect 2nd birthday celebration, Stacia, from Dried-On Milk, used some cartoon inspiration to throw a Sesame Street soiree with a surprise twist: painting! Complete with brushes, colors, and smocks galore, plus tons of room to paint their creations, Stacia combined her son’s love of all things Elmo with an awesomely artistic theme that let the kiddos unleash their creativity. Click through the slide show to see how EZ and his friends got down and dirty to paint the day away.

To create an even more customized space, Stacia's asked handy husband Jason to help out with the decorations by creating these adorable Sesame Street-inspired signs. With both Ava and EZ's names on the clever signs, the birthday boy (and his sweet sister) were totally the center of the celebration.

– Claire Schillings

Photos courtesy of Dried-On Milk

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