Our daughter celebrated her 2nd birthday in June and when we began brainstorming themes, she was all about monkey’s and butterflies and the colors green and blue.
In fact…Everything is blue or green, seeing as she isn’t quite able to identify true colors yet. And butterflies and monkey’s are the BOMB! But I was at a loss with ways to incorporate the two themes, so we narrowed it down to Monkey’s in all shades blue and green (and accents of chocolate brown).
Birthdays are a big deal in our family and the longer you can extend them the better! So we planned a beach weekend to the Oregon Coast to ring in the big TWO! So where possible/suitable, I tied in “beachy” elements.
Above are 4″ white cube blumeboxes that were covered in full sheets of the mocha stripe paper ribbon and filled with salt water taffy which is a signature candy at the coast! Normally the ribbon is meant to be used as individual strips, but it worked well as one whole piece to cover the entire cube. We had to use two sheets to cover each 4″ blumebox cube. Each taffy centerpiece was topped off with a paper monkey on a stick, which was made by taking extra invitations and gluing them back to back with one another and inserting a paper lollipop stick in the center.
The monkey plates, hats and decor all came from a fabulous party supply store in Portland called The Lippman Co., but could also be found via the internet.
Another huge favorite amongst the birthday girl at the moment are cupcakes, so it was no question that all the monkey’s present at this party would be noshing on these tasty treats baked by Saint Cupcake.
The cupcakes were displayed on a blumebox cupcake stand and decorated with accents of mocha striped printed ribbon. Tying in the theme, each cupcake had a monkey head topper inserted inside. I am not to thrilled about the sparseness of the stand, so in the future, to fill in this empty space, we recommend colorful cut tissue or even wrapped candy.
The end result of this lime green and turquoise monkey birthday party is one happy two year old birthday girl!
1halloween Scavenger HuntJul 12, 2011 at 4:04 am
wonderful idea thanks for your sharing i got some idea for coming birthday party.
2MarinaFeb 06, 2012 at 12:45 pm
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