Party Idea Pros has gone bananas for monkey theme parties. We have gathered the best of the best monkey party ideas, planning tips, and supplies from monkey party paper goods to monkey invitations and stamps, monkey centerpieces and party decor, and even monkey theme photo albums. This is a swinging theme for both children's birthday parties and for baby showers.
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Children's Monkey Theme Birthday Party Planning
Party Idea Pros has an “old fashion” approach to kids’ parties. We say keep them small, keep them short, and keep them simple. We love hula hoops, beach balls, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, and musical instruments. Generally, the number of guest should equal the age of the birthday child, but don’t obsess if you are a few over or under — it is not worth the hurt feelings for an extra child or even two. Never, ever deliver invitations as school, unless every single child is invited!!!!! Skip the jumpies and the pony rides.
Kids Birthday Party Essentials
For a great kids monkey theme party there are only a few essentials:
- A great invitation — even before the party begins invitations create a sense of anticipation. Think of all the time your own child spends looking at those invitations on your refrigerator.
- Great monkey theme paper goods
- A cluster or two of latex balloons mixed with some fabulous Mylar monkey shaped balloons (be especially careful of latex balloons if you have very young children present)
- A few coconuts, a bunch or two of bananas, a plastic safari hat, and colorful plastic binoculars for your centerpiece or simply use the centerpieces provided in the jungle party kits – you can always make them a little more playful by adding balloons and some of your own monkey accessories.
- For the food – keep it simple: orange and banana fruit tray, banana or homemade monkey bread, homemade banana chips, and trail mix in safari hats, use monkey, banana , and palm tree shaped cookie cutters to cut cheese, tea style sandwiches, and fruit into fun party shapes, drink banana smoothies in monkey head-shaped cups, and for dessert serve either Banana Splits, Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey Ice Cream, or the classic decorated birthday cake / cupcakes.
- Four activities: a “doing” activity such as a home “Hide & Seek Safari Monkey” a craft activity such as make your own Sock Monkey or Monkey Finger Puppets, and a game activity like, “Monkey in the Middle or “Monkey Tug of War”, or “Monkey See, Monkey Do”, and to end the party, a chance to break the monkey pinata. As the kids get older, the same activities work — just make them more complex, and add a competitive/team component.
Monkey Party Supplies
All of these darling sock monkey designs can easily be transferred onto any one of 1000s of available products!
And most of these designs can also easily be transferred onto any one of 1000s of products available on Zazzle including invitations and napkins and sticker and mug and shirt and pretty much anything!
Monkey Themed Invitations
We are loving these darling monkey themed invitations. There is something about the clean lines and color combinations that are very appealing. And the fact that all Paper Culture cards are printed on eco-friendly, recycled paper works especially well with this theme.
Monkey Centerpieces and Floral Arrangements
Just lean an adorable plush monkey against a floral arrangement or for something a bit simpler, Simply place a plush monkey with a bunch of monkey themed balloons .and a few bananas in the center of your table.
Monkey Diaper Cakes
Diaper cakes make great baby shower centerpieces and practical baby gifts.
Monkeying Around – Fun and Games
PartyIdeaPros Favorite Monkey Books
Add a Retro Vibe to Your Monkey Party
Even though silly Bandz may no longer be trendy, they still make fun napkin rings and party favors! After all, everything old can be new again 🙂