Everyone is bananas about monkeys! They are cute, they are fun and they are intelligent. Monkey birthday theme is extremely fun and there are many things you can do to make your party a success!
Monkey Birthday Party Ideas
Planning a monkey birthday party and are in search for some ideas or inspiration? Find monkey food ideas, decorations and games right here!
Monkey Birthday Cake
Funky monkey for the center of the table
Every birthday party needs a birthday cake! And that's a fact!
Making a monkey cake is not all that hard. You can make it using your basic round cake pan.
Bake one round cake.
I would recommend making a Nutella Cake with banana filling -yummy! Frost it either with light brown butter cream frosting or you could use a Nutella and whipped cream mix (this makes a tasty frosting).
Decorate the edges of the cake with some dark brown frosting (with the help of the piping bag it will look even better). Draw mouth, eyes and nose or use candy to make them.
If you want something more accurate you can help yourself with the monkey shaped bake pan.
Wilton are well known for their top quality baking products and they offer a cute monkey shaped bake pan you can use.
Buy Monkey Cake Pan
|Wilton Monkey Shaped Pan|
Monkey Party Cupakes
Cupcakes have became an essential part of birthdays! They are easy to make and easy to decorate. For a monkey party you can make chocolate cupcakes, frost them with chocolate butter cream frosting and add a piece of banana on top of them as a decoration. You could also decorate the cupcakes with a monkey face.
You could also use cupcake toppers or even cupcake rings which can double up as a party favor.
Other Party Food Ideas
Fresh bananas are a given! You can also go with candy bananas. Anything with bananas goes well - ice-cream, banana-split, frappe, smoothie...
As not everyone is a banana lover you can take advantage of monkey shaped cookie cutters and either make cookies or use it to turn any food (fruits, veggies, sandwiches...) into monkey food.
Monkey Party Games
- Act like an ape: have the kids monkey around and make some ape sounds
- Food search: pack small treat bags (banana candy) and hide it around the house. Let the children scour for food.
- Pinata: always fun no matter what the party theme is
- Feed the monkey: print out monkey shaped head and cut it out of cardboard. Place the monkey head somewhere in the room. On the other side of the room draw a line. Kids must stand behind the line and take turn throwing objects (it is best if they are fruit shaped) at the monkey. The one that throws their fruits the closest is the winner.
Turn the place into a real jungle. Inflatable palm trees will make any room look wild. Think that is fun? Add some inflatable monkeys to it and it will look even greater! Naturally you could make all this out of cardboard and it would still look great.
Fill the room with green crepe streamers to give it a jungle vibe.
Buy Inflatable Palm Tree
|Large inflatable Palm tree - Great Pool Luau party decora...|