Monkey Party: Curious Emma is Turning Three! Let’s Go Bananas with this cute little girly Monkey Party!! Today I’m sharing my daughter’s third birthday party. Looking for more Monkey party ideas? Be sure to check out these monkey party activities, this Monkey headband tutorial and this diy ruffled tableskirt (used in this party)!
Monkey Do, Monkey See, Curious Emma is turning THREE! I can’t believe my little monkey is three. Three seems so big!!! Emma is OBSESSED with monkeys. Literally in her room right now are about 12 stuffed monkeys of various sizes and colors. She loves them all. She also super into Curious George (which coincidentally is perfect for her little personality! Especially the line that says “He was a good little monkey, but oh so curious…” Yep, that’s my Emma!!) I really wanted her party to have a vintage soda shop feel with the soft pastel colors and the stripes and the vintage fonts. Then of course….a cute girly little monkey. It was one of my favorite parties. And yes, I realize I pretty much say this about all of them!! Check it out…
Decor: For the printables, I created a cute monkey character who of course had to have a cute bow. I made a fun and easy ruffled table skirt to match and painted blue and white stripes on the backdrop. I had several stuffed monkey dolls to accompany the decor and fabric banners and backdrops. My daughter was obsessed with Curious George. I found some vintage style dolls and added pink bows to their heads to match the party. They were her favorite part.
Food: For the monkey treats, we had Chocolate peanut butter and chocolate butter cream cupcakes from the Cupcakery with adorable banana and monkey fondant by the super talented Brittany from Edible Details, yummy chocolate monkey and banana cakepops by Nikki’s Cakepops; sugar cookies; amazing fudge (banana creme pie, Elvis, and peanut butter chocolate) by Jewel of the Lion, chocolate covered oreos by Sweeties by Kim, and a gorgeous chocolate cake with ruffled butter cream frosting with the cutest Fondant Monkey Letters by Edible Details. Since my little monkey loves hot dogs, we also had a hot dog bar with tons of toppings and famous hot dog recipes.
Welcome wreathes are so much fun for parties. It’s a great way to invite your guests in and really set the tone for all the fun decor you have waiting inside. This simple wreath was made by wrapping yarn around a foam wreath. A full tutorial is available here.
Aren’t these such fun colors. The cookies were adorable…they were so cute and matched the printables perfectly!!
The banana cookies were also so much fun. Here is one of my favorite pictures of the party…proof that my girls totally love one another!!!
The cake was a two tier ruffle cake that we added the fondant letters to after the cake was frosted. These fondant letters were so stinking adorable. I love the monkeys climbing all over them!!!
Here is a close up of the absolutely perfect little fondant monkeys. They were everything I could have hoped for and more!!
Monkey cakepops, anyone? Trust me…these were as delicious as they are adorable!!
Stay tuned for more fun party pics coming soon when I share all the monkey activities and games from the party! Looking for more Monkey party ideas? Be sure to check out these monkey party activities, this Monkey headband tutorial and this diy ruffled tableskirt (used in this party)!
If you love this Monkey party, please pin this image to your birthday Pinterest board:
Here are some helpful links for throwing a monkey party:
- Party Styling and Printables: Mimi’s Dollhouse
- Fondant Monkeys, Bananas and Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details
- Cookies: Auntie Bea’s Bakery
- Cakepops: Nikki’s Cakepops
- Fudge: Jewel of the Lion
- Chocolate Covered Oreos: Sweeties by Kim
- Custom Shirts: Golden
- Photography: Rachel K Photography
Wanna throw a Monkey Party? The Printable Monkey Party Collection is available for purchase in my shop: