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Title: Monkey Party for my husband's 30th! (pics!!!)
Post by: lady dee on December 13, 2006 07:34:32 AM
Well my husband turned 30 a few weeks ago & he absolutely LOVES monkeys so after some brainstorming with 2 of my friends, we came up with the idea to throw him a Jungle Party.  We had lots of great ideas and I wanted to share them in case anybody needed any inspiration.  : )

IDEAS:
1. the Monkey Cake.  My friend Tish gets all the credit for this one.  She's fabulous, escecially when it comes to cakes.  I just gave her the monkey idea & she ran with it.  She even went into as much detail as to putting some "poo" in the monkey's hand to fling at people.  ha*ha.  My husband wanted a strawberry cake so she made the Monkey out of Strawberry cake & the rest is chocolate with a strawberry filling.





2. Monkey Cupcakes.  I actually got this idea by searching the web.  http://buzzville.typepad.com/buzzville/2005/05/monkey_party_re.html (http://buzzville.typepad.com/buzzville/2005/05/monkey_party_re.html) and http://mylittlemochi.typepad.com/my_little_mochi/2005/05/monkey_see_monk.html#comments (http://mylittlemochi.typepad.com/my_little_mochi/2005/05/monkey_see_monk.html#comments)



This was our version of them.  I used a great recipe i found here as well.  The came out REALLY yummy!  VERY buttery but very good.
http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=recipe3540138&layout=martha (http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=recipe3540138&layout=martha)

3.  We like to have some sort of "photo op" spot at our parties so we made 3 monkey cut outs & had a sign that said "we saw, heard, & spoke no evil at gary's 30th birthday".  Everyone got a chance to pose with the birthday boy then, there was a craft station with foam monkey frames (http://www.orientaltrading.com/application?namespace=browse&origin=searchMain.jsp&event=link.itemDetails&demandPrefix=12&sku=48/3748&mode=Searching&erec=1&D=monkey%2Bframe&Ntt=monkey%2Bframe&Ntk=all&Dx=mode%252bmatchallpartial&Ntx=mode%252bmatchallpartial&N=0&sd=MONKEY+PHOTO+MAGNET+CRAFT+KIT  (http://www.orientaltrading.com/application?namespace=browse&origin=searchMain.jsp&event=link.itemDetails&demandPrefix=12&sku=48/3748&mode=Searching&erec=1&D=monkey%2Bframe&Ntt=monkey%2Bframe&Ntk=all&Dx=mode%252bmatchallpartial&Ntx=mode%252bmatchallpartial&N=0&sd=MONKEY+PHOTO+MAGNET+CRAFT+KIT)) that they could make & take home as mementos.  We used a mini photo printer & our digi cameras to take the pics. 





This is the "craft station":


4. Name Tags
I got name tags and jungle-y stickers and people made their own tags for their cups.

5. Drinks
I made Jungle-y drinks like "hawaiian punch" & brass monkeys and "tipsy island".

6. i put out animal crackers but i found that adults don't like those so much. i'm sure it would be a big hit with kids though!

7. LOTS of Monkey decorations.  I found most stuff on OrientalTrading.com, the $ store, & party city.  We made some stuff too. 







and here are my wonderful friends that helped me out so much!  i love them both.  : )



Title: Re: Monkey Party for my husband's 30th! (pics!!!)
Post by: purpleone on December 13, 2006 10:45:48 AM
Brilliant!! I love the monkey cake the most ;D


Title: Re: Monkey Party for my husband's 30th! (pics!!!)
Post by: dragonflyducky on December 13, 2006 11:30:49 AM
That monkey cake is AWESOME!!!  My daughter wants a monkey party in January.  Thanks for posting your ideas!


Title: Re: Monkey Party for my husband's 30th! (pics!!!)
Post by: gammerus on December 13, 2006 12:53:41 PM
love the party, the cupcakes and that mondo monkey cake...


this is precisely why we need a cake decoration board. ;D


Title: Re: Monkey Party for my husband's 30th! (pics!!!)
Post by: 50srocknrollergirl on December 13, 2006 03:06:18 PM
SO cute!!!!  Great job on the decorations & the cakes! 
I'm hoping my neice will want a monkey party next year.
Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: Monkey Party for my husband's 30th! (pics!!!)
Post by: MissAmyO on December 30, 2006 05:58:27 PM
The photo op monkey cut out is my favorite! Fabulous job!!