Jun 14, 2011

Sock Monkey Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids

I love this sock monkey puppet birthday submission that we received from Heather Dalton at Chickabug.  Heather’s team created all of the adorable printables for a dessert table for a little boy’s first birthday party. The table was styled by the little boy’s mother, Courtney.  The kids munched on snacks like “Monkey Bread” and Peanut Butter and Banana sandwiches. I love the color palette of red, chocolate brown and cream.  For a while, it seemed chocolate brown as an accent color was getting too dated, but I think it is going to make a comeback soon.  It also always helps with dessert tables when you can work with the color brown since it makes it easy to bring chocolate onto the table!  The balloon wreath is so creative and easy to make. Click here for a “How To”.

Monkey-themed parties have been around forever.  One of the first parties for my younger son was a banana flavored monkey-themed party.  It seems like eons ago, but to this day, all of our friends talk about how cute it was.  It had a similar color palette as above, but the red was swapped out with yellow.  Either one is chic.  We served banana flavored hot chocolate {it was the coldest day during the winter, after all!}, a monkey cake and cookies, and lots of banana flavored sweets.  It seems like the monkey theme isn’t going away.  PS – For all of you monkey lovers looking for a fun summer treat, check out our banana popsicle idea here on Stroller Traffic.

Great job, ladies!

Photography by Sara Barnes.


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  • i LOVE the idea of that balloon wreath! i’ve never seen such a thing! it’s just sticking cute and genius! i must incorporate that into my son’s b’day party next year!

  • So adorable and creative, I love it!

  • Courtney did such an amazing job with the styling, and Sara took such beautiful photos – I’m just beyond thrilled that you featured August’s party! Thank you, Amy!

  • Thanks to Heather from Chickabug for all her work in designing such adorable products and submitting my party to this amazing blog. Sara’s photography is what allowed this joyous occasion to be captured for forever! And I just loved pulling it all together for my little monkey. He is totally worth it! 🙂 Thank you Amy for featuring!! It’s truly an honor!

  • What a neat idea for a theme. I love the idea of serving peanut butter and banana sandwiches! I live the wreath too…a very cost effective accessory!

  • Nancy

    So stinkin’ cute!! Brings back memories of my grandma…she always made those monkeys.

  • Love this and the Sock monkey project is an awesome Idea!

  • Stephanie

    I loved the MONKEY party for August photographs. I am planning a 1st birthday party with a different theme in the next few months. Thank you for sharing these decoration detail ideas.

  • So creative and thoughtful. Very unusually pleasant as well!

  • Sandy

    Where do you get those name plate cards ?? I live in Montreal Canada and can’t find where to get those cute cards you see on those food tables!

  • I love that balloon wreath, it´s soo nice!
    Thank you for sharing it!

  • Love the birthday boy sitting on the round rug to eat his cake. All the details are adorable!!

  • I am doing the sock monkey puppet station at my sons 1st birthday party in a few weeks and I am wondering how you did the sock monkey hat ‘poof’ at the top?! I have tried yard and pom pom’s and I just can’t get it to look as nice as yours! All advice is appreciated 🙂

    • SO sorry this is too late…but I used the fatter pipe cleaners to achieve the poof that lasts!! hope the party was a success!!