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I had the very sweet and special opportunity to design and style my nephew’s first birthday party, and let me tell you, it was a sweet one for sure. Jennifer of Jennifer Schattle Photography did an amazing job making sure every party detail was captured perfectly! Kason’s mom wanted to carry his sock monkey nursery theme into the very first party her “little monkey” would have. I also wanted to use the idea of the first year “taking off,” so I used sock monkeys riding in hot air balloons to create the Up & Away Sock Monkey First birthday theme. Immediately, we decided the colors and patterns that would be used for the printables. We kept them simple and clean – polka dots, stripes, and sock monkeys. We also enlisted her very talented cousin, Cole, to make the sock monkey wreath. All I can say is, “Wow!” It was truly amazing. We used the wreath to hang on the front door and welcome guests.
Some fun little details you’ll see through the party are the sock monkeys riding in hot air balloons, the “Tree Top Treats Shoppe” candy bar, and the red lantern “cage” centerpiece on the food table displayed a sock monkey and sign that read “Please feed the monkeys.” I also love the yarn pom poms used between the banner pennants. They gave the party just the right amount of warm fuzziness!
The sweet and amazing cookie artist, Icings by Ang, created the most adorable and yummy sock monkey cookies that matched our theme perfectly. The children got to choose their favorite cookie to take home in their favor bags along with the treat shoppe goodies. Kason’s smash cake was lovingly made by his uncle and my husband. The guests also enjoyed Banana Pudding Parfaits served in mini pedestal cups with miniature wooden spoons.
Kason’s guest of honor was his best friend, Elvis, his dog. Of course, he made sure Elvis did not miss out on one lick of treats! It was a special celebration for all!
the birthday boy, of course!
banana pudding parfaits sock monkey cake
decorated sock monkey cookies and candy from the Tree Top Treats shop