And she made these adorable cupcakes!! They were inspired by this pin I found, but I think Liz did it better. ;-)
I made some SUPER-delicious southern-style banana pudding - OHSOYUMMY!!! Here's the recipe for that — faithful old Allrecipes.com! For my tall trifle bowl and large crowd, I doubled the recipe and all the ingredients and layers.
In preparation for decorating, I picked up several stuffed monkeys from a consignment sale and thrift store. These made for cheap and easy and reusable decorations, and they were perfect for a first birthday party!
I made this little welcome poster (too bad my writing skills are SO darn awful!!) The monkey face is just a flattened party plate and some construction paper pieces - 1 large heart, 1 large oval and 2 small ovals, plus the wiggly eyes. I got the idea for the mokey from this pin.
Aren't these little guys so cute?!? Just brown party cups, 1 large circle cutout and 2 small circle cutouts of construction paper, wiggly eyes and a marker line mouth. Here was my inspiration. I was in a hurry (and I'm lazy) so I just hot glued everything. For the ears, just fold 1/3 of the small circles back and glue the small folded part to the cup on either side.
And finally, I loved this look, and I wanted an "I AM 1" banner for the high chair, so I created my own!
If you've made it this far, congratulations!! For sticking around, you get the printables I created so you can throw your very own monkey party!
"I AM 1" monkey banner
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