When considering themes for the Happy Buddy’s 2nd birthday, the Happy Hubby and I kept coming back to the monkey.
For one thing, we call the Happy Buddy our ‘Lil’ Monkey’ because he is all over the place.
We often catch him doing headstands in the crib when he should be sleeping (I love video monitors).
And for another thing, there are some ridiculously cute monkey ideas in blog world!
If you want to see the inspiration for the Happy Buddy’s Monkey Party – go HERE.
My mom is my hero.
I told her that I wanted lots and lots of color and she helped me put all of this together!
She made that cute little banner hanging in front of the framed invitation on the wall!
Monkey Tails (Hot Dogs)
Monkey Eyeballs (Grandmommy’s Deviled Eggs)
Gorilla Grapes, Ape-les, and Bananas, of course
Monkey Mix (a combination of animal crackers, pretzels, raisins, peanuts, and M&M’s)
Jungle JuiceIt wouldn’t be a Monkey Party without Monkey Cupcakes!!!And if you thought there wasn’t enough sugar at this Monkey Party, we had a banana split bar, too.
And it was his birthday – so he got it!
Yes, that’s me in the background.
Yes, I am wearing my fairy wings. There were like a gazillion little stuffed monkeys (thank you Aunt Tina and Oriental Trading) all over the house – even in the bathroom.Everyone went bananas in the bounce house. Thank you, Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop!This was definitely the Happy Buddy’s favorite part of the event – having everyone sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to him.
He asked for a reprise when it was over.
This is me laughing because while I don’t do it all the time, I occasionally try to make healthy choices for our Happy Home. So I made a special trip to Whole Foods to find an all-natural cake mix for the cupcakes.
Then decided that it was too much trouble to mix up the all-natural icing, so I went Duncan Hines for that.
I figured 50/50 of the cupcake was somewhat healthy.
Well, the Happy Buddy didn’t touch the cupcake part but seemed to think that the icing was a new form of heaven on earth.
One of my favorite moments from the party – the Happy Hubby said a special prayer of blessing on our boy.And finally, this is probably my favorite picture from the party because with all of the monkey mania, bounce houses, presents, food, cousins, etc,. etc. all the Happy Buddy wanted to do was play with Mom-Mom’s i-Phone.
It’s the little things!