Nothing more sweet than Sock Monkey...in Pink! (okay, maybe owls and birds if you personally know me)....This party was inspired by my daughter and birthday girl AND her passion for anything related to monkeys, and I love how every little detail came together, perfectly. I had a little bit more time to plan this party and because of it, it turned from good to great! Lesson learned: the more time you allow for the party the bigger it gets by the minute, imagination and inspiration just take off!
This handmade banner personalized with the birthday girl's name and made in fabric and ribbons is from the lovely shop craftysweethearts
These cute Sock Monkey Cupcake Toppers made with fondant are from Two Sugar Babies
The Party Hats are from the fabulous Kate Landers at Kate Landers Events LLC Sample Sale and they fit just perfectly into our party...
She had her 'BFFs' to help her celebrate and each girl had her own place setting with a name tag...the tags were handmade by Catnip Studio
Handmade Banana Pudding with the cutest little dessert spoons I found at Home Goods
The most cutest Cookies by Truly Scrupmtious Cookies
and Delicious Mini Doughnuts by Dough A Deer
So, you might remember a particular post I had some time ago about winning 6 dozen mini doughnuts from Dough A Deer's Blog . Nicole is the sweetest and you can not eat only one of her doughnuts!
Ok, so I'm not as much of a baker as I am a party planner....However, my daughters have found plenty of inspiration in Bakerella's book (and if you haven't seen it you must and can find it here ). My daughter suggested that we made Banana Cake Pops for her Birthday Party...and off I went to shape those Cake Pops to look like Bananas and we ended up with White Chocolate Banana Cake Pops!!!
Lollipops by Simple Tastes are standing in Strawberry Milkshake Whoppers and the Cupcake Cups in the background are from sweet treats party
Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Icing to match the cute Printables and Cupcake Toppers created by Oh My Gluestick
I made a curtain background with leftover tulle and added precious ribbon as curtain holders, the tree (which was adorned with some of the printables) and ornaments add a little Christmas-y deco as her birthday is relatively during this Season.
Birthday girl blowing her candle (11 now!).
We roasted hot dogs outside (in the cold!) for dinner with cheesy nachos, then
the girls enjoyed a Sleepover and in the morning a delicious hot cocoa with more doughnuts and of course....Bananas!
Sock Monkey Breakfast!
I have linked this party to a great Party Contest below...