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Topic: Monkey Party for my husband's 30th! (pics!!!)  (Read 1773 times)
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« 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.  : )

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 and 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.

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 ) 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.  : )


Dee of AnnDeeScraps (two best friends making fun stuff together)

Pics of stuff i've created: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladydee/sets/731194/
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2006 10:45:48 AM »

Brilliant!! I love the monkey cake the most Grin
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« Reply #2 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!

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« Reply #3 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. Grin

« Reply #4 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!
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2006 05:58:27 PM »

The photo op monkey cut out is my favorite! Fabulous job!!

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