Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monkey Around with a Little Monkey Theme Party

Does your child love Curious George or play like a little monkey?  Or are you having a Little Monkey theme Baby Shower?  You can go wild with these monkey party ideas. Party ideas for monkey invitations, monkey decorations, monkey games, monkey inspired food and monkey favor ideas.

First..  plan on your party supplies... Monkey Theme plates, napkins, cups & plastic utensils.

Invitations need to get out...  Monkey Theme invitations.
You may want to purchase, borrow or rent the following items for your Monkey party:
  • Stuffed monkeys and stuffed bananas
  • A jungle gym
  • Monkey masks or monkey costumes
  • Fake plants, flowers, vines and bamboo   
Monkey Party Decoration Ideas ... Many items can be found at the Dollar trees or any party store.
  • Create a whimsical jungle using homemade trees. Cut construction paper into leaf shapes. Then paint paper towel rolls brown and tape the paper leaves to the tube. Stack the trees as high as you'd like using tape to hold the tubes together.
  • Place bunches of bananas and oranges (real or plastic) on the party table.

  • Hang green streamers from the ceiling to look like vines. You can twist two together or let the streamers naturally hang. You can also hang "vine" streamers around the border of the party table and in door frames.
  • Arrange inflatable palm trees around the room along with stuffed monkeys.
  • Decorate your walls with jungle wall hangings, monkey wall stickers and large construction paper bananas.
Monkey Party Food Ideas

In addition to pizza, chicken fingers, hamburgers or hotdogs, you can add some Monkey themed food into the mix. Here are some suggestions.

  • Slice coconuts in half and use the shells as cups. Then prepare chocolate banana smoothies to serve to your guests. In a blender, combine 1 banana, 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup, 1 cup milk and 1 cup crushed ice. Blend until smooth and serve!

  • Arrange a colorful fruit and veggie tray for your guests to enjoy. Monkeys love oranges and bananas, so be sure to include orange and banana slices for your little monkeys!

For the cake, ask your local grocery store if they have a Monkey themed cake or decorate your own using a monkey cake pan

Monkey Party Favors
Send your little monkeys home with adorable monkey favors! Here are some suggestions that will drive them bananas!

  • Monkey shaped lollipops
  • Monkey stickers
  • Silly straws
  • Banana chips, fruit snacks and trail mix
  • Curious George favors like bubbles, stickers and masks
  • Small plush monkeys

Friday, May 10, 2013

50th Anniversary Party

Half a century of marriage calls for a real celebration. Whether it’s a big bash or a family get-together, here are some tips for planning a 50th anniversary party. 

Personalize the Perfect Golden Anniversary

If you need to reserve a place, do it as soon as possible. Here are some places to check out... 
  • Someone’s house.
  • Favorite restaurant. If it’s more than a small group, a reserved private room is best.
  • Church hall.
  • Reserved shelter at a park. Look for one with adjacent parking and a restroom nearby.
  • Hotel ballroom. If you have several guests coming in from out of town, ask about discounted room rates.
  • Country club banquet room.
  • VFW hall.

If your Party isn’t at a restaurant, you can either find a caterer or enjoy home cooking. Pick a theme and assign dishes so everything goes great together. Themed menu ideas include a casual barbecue, laid-back brunch, south-of-the border fiesta or a swanky cocktail hour.  Assign other family members a dish or get them to help cook.

The celebration isn't complete without a specially decorated cake. If you order one from a bakery, arrange to pick it up early in the day. That way, if something isn’t right with your order, there’s time to get it corrected.
Along with Fresh flowers, other decorations you might want to consider include: balloons, streamers, banners, tablecloths, paper plates/cups/napkins, candles and various framed photos of the couple from over the years.

   Favors are a must for your guests.  Something like Custom Candles or Personalized Candy bars are a perfect way for your guests to remember the party.  Try personalized Hershey Kisses on the middle of the tables around the centerpieces with a bit of confetti as well.

Don’t forget to decorate outdoors, too. Luminaria can line a walkway, clear white lights can twinkle in trees, or a big sign in the yard can let everyone know it’s a big day.

Once the party’s started, don’t sweat every little thing. Just enjoy the opportunity to be together with the people you love.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cupcakes for your next party

Cupcakes are now more popular that cakes at parties and special occasions and events. Birthdays, weddings, baby showers, holiday parties and more. A beautiful addition to your party table as the centerpiece. 

Decorating cupcakes is always fun but adding cupcake wrappers & arranging them in a unique way can really be a great finishing touch to your table scape. The above cupcake stand and many others can be found at Sugar Craft by Rosie 

Unique Cupcake Wrappers

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Baby shower cupcakes

These great CUPCAKE WRAPPERS are a perfect way to dress up your cupcakes, and add that extra touch of warmth and caring. They make every cupcake a really special treat!

Each wrapper is beautifully decorated and adjustable to fit any size of cupcake or muffin. These can be Personalized with a name, date and/or your favorite saying. After ordering & receiving them, simply cut out with regular scissors OR use deckle or pinking scissors for an added touch.

What a unique way to create party favors for any celebration!!

Basic Chocolate Cupcake recipe