My Baby boy turned 1 this month! So, of course, we had to have a big party to celebrate!
He is my little monkey so we went with a Monkey themed party. I actually thought it would be easy to find cute Monkey party decor. But nope! The only monkey party decor out there is all for girls. But that didn't stop me! I made some fun Monkey Decor and I will show you!
I always create my invites on PicMonkey (appropriate for this party too! HA!) and then I have them printed as 4X6 photos. It is a great and cheap way to get personalized invites and I usually only have to wait an hour to get them!
I got my polk-a-dot balloons from the Party Store.
The pennant banners came from Oriental Trading.
I made the Monkey pinwheels using THIS TUTORIAL
I used monkey stuffed animals as my center pieces (and my Curious George lunch box)
I had the food catered from one of our favorite Italian restaurants, just to make my life easier. I ordered my plates, napkins, and table clothes from Oriental Trading.
We added some fun Monkey Snacks to the table:
Licorice was Vines
Pretzels were Tree branches
I ordered the cake and it came with a free 1st birthday cake for the baby!
We kept it low key since it is a 1 year old party.
I came up with an easy craft to be set up at a table so parents could do with their kids.
We made Monkey Magnet clips
I had instructions taped to the wall so that people could easily make their own.
Here were in the instructions:
1. Color the clothes pin
2. Stick the monkey sticker to the front of the clip
3. Stick the magnet to the back of the clip.
We also had a table with coloring sheets... Curious George - of course!
Happy Birthday Buddy!