I was totally stumped trying to think of birthday party theme ideas for Elise’s 1st birthday. And then Shane suggested having a Pink Monkey and Bananas 1st birthday party theme and it just felt perfect.
Elise has snuggled with her adorable Pink Monkey Security Blankie (by Angel Dear) since she was just a few months old – he’s her lovey and #1 bedtime friend. So I drew a Pink Monkey illustration and used the heck out of it on invitations and front door signs…
…birthday party hats, monkey thank you cards, bubbles favors, a monkey cake for Elise and bananas-filled layered sheet cake for her guests…
…as well as a a month-by-month photo display of Elise growing up…
I also created a “Happy 1st Birthday Elise” banner free printable hanging sign and hung it up with yellow dot ribbon, solid yellow ribbon and vintage yellow ric-rac.
I’m giving you my free templates to throw your own Pink Monkey and Bananas 1st birthday party. I’ll be posting these free DIYs over the next couple weeks:
- “Happy 1st Birthday” banner free printable hanging sign template
- Pink monkey birthday party hat with ribbon ties for kids
- Month-by-month photo display of how Elise has grown (coming soon)
- Front door happy birthday signs (coming soon)
- Bubble favors
- Monkey thank you cards
I can customize these printable templates for you for a very minimal cost – add names, change colors, ages and more – or create a custom party invitation. Just send me an email.
Happy 1st birthday, sweet Elise!
Friday 20th of June 2014
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Thursday 26th of January 2012
I don`t know if there is a link here that says, but I haven`t seen one so far... Where did you get those pink & yellow balloons? They are the right shades. You did a fab job with this monkey theme. My almost 1yr young daughter is crazy for both monkeys & the color yellow, and bananas!!!!!
~ Lana L.
Wednesday 28th of September 2011
Love this theme and can't wait to do this for my daughters 1st birthday!
Julie and Zoey
Saturday 30th of July 2011
I love this theme! Zoey has the same monkey lovey (x3). She eats, sleeps, and plays with her pink monkey lovey. This is amazing! She turns 1 in 2 weeks.
Wednesday 3rd of August 2011
Hey Julie, that is so cute that Zoey has the same monkey! He is still Elise's #1 pal. How was the birthday party?
Saturday 15th of January 2011
I am in love with this party idea!! I had already decided we were doing a monkey theme cause I call my baby girl "chunky monkey". I was trying to download the templates and for whatever reason, it isn't working for me. If I gave you my email could you send them to me?? I would greatly appreciate it!! Thanks so much!
Sunday 16th of January 2011
Hi Sarah, so happy you like it! The free hat template should be fixed now. I did get your email address so will give you more details over email. Thanks!