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