Monkey Party: Emma’s Monkey Party-Activities. I’m sharing Part 2 of my daughter’s third birthday Monkey Party. Part 1 of the Monkey Party can be viewed here. Be sure to check out all of our Monkey party inspiration.
What’s a monkey party without some fun monkey games? When I put together a small children, I like to have several different stations set up for the kids to play/interact with. I typically don’t structure times for the different activities, but let the kids move freely among the options. This helps with sharing and waiting at traffic jams. It also helps me space out some pictures…I love party photos! Don’t you?
Today I am sharing some of the differnt monkey party games and stations we set up for the little monkeys to enjoy…
1. The photo friendly monkey bench.
This one was awesome and oh so easy…firstly, kids love to ham it up for the camera. Giving them a sweet little photo booth (ok, bench) was perfect. I hung a simple fabric banner behind a coordinating bench and laid out a few prop monkeys and let the kids sit and pose to their hearts’ content. Trust me the photos are worth it!!!
Each little monkey got a homemade pair of monkey ears. These were adorable, especially on the littlest monkeys. They were easy to make (tutorial coming soon) and a great way to get the kiddos in the monkey party mood!
3. Monkey coloring.
Coloring stations are perfect for little monkeys. I downloaded some cute curious george photos from the internet (a cheap coloring book also accomplishes the same task) and let the kids color their own little monkey photos. This was especially popular with the girls. Girls just like to color!!
This fun game lets the kids take a shot at putting the banana in the monkey’s hand. Fun for all, even if they wouldn’t wear the blindfolds!! The graphics for this game can be purchased here.
Each little monkey got to take home a little monkey of their own to love. We even had Monkey Adoption Certificates for the kids to fill out promising love and care for their adopted little monkeys. These also double as party favors for the kids. I love fun favors that work well with the theme like these. Winning!!
Banana Bean Bags, A large Monkey head, and eager little kids…yeah, we had a blast. A tutorial for making these banana bean bags to coming soon.
7. Party Favors.
And of course…party favors. Since the monkeys had all been adopted, we needed to send their new owners home with some Monkey food (aka candy bananas in a tube). For the larger monkeys, we also had monkey lollipops and Monkey Bars (chocolate!!!).
We had a blast monkeying around!!!
Photography by Rachel K Photography
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