Sunday, March 10, 2013

Curious George Birthday


My daughter LOVES Curious George, and well I love him too, so it was perfect for her 2nd Birthday Party.

I made this sign for the front door: 

And this for the gift table:


Guest Book and Party hats. The sign says "When I'm older I'll be curious who was here, please write a message in my book" and "Please put on a hat". I loved the image of George floating with balloons so I wanted lots of balloons in the decor. 

Cupcakes
I had my hubby pipe a blob of frosting on each (box mix) cupcake. I cut circles out of Wilton Sugar Sheets like I did for the Poke Ball cupcakes, used the scraps for the balloon-knot triangles and put them on the frosting blobs. I accidentally smeared white frosting on one and it looked like a shimmer on the  balloon so I added one to each of them. The ribbon was poked into the frosting after they were placed on the stand. After they were all in place, I gathered the ribbons for George's hand. 
I got the idea from Beth Kruse Custom Creations

Shortcakes 
we served these with a bowl of sweetened strawberries and whipped cream.

Oreo truffles
On the bottom were banana muffins with cream cheese frosting and banana candies.


Savory {Monkey} Bread

Hundley Hot Dogs
Can I just say I love our hot dog roller, easy to serve, cook more after some have had theirs and great flavor! 

Jumpy Squirrels Mixed Nuts

Ice Cream Bar (pre-scooped the night before and stored in the freezer until time into paper cups from a restaurant supply store- best idea ever!) Had all the toppings for banana splits, but called them Banana Chops instead because we were using the bowls instead of boats. 

Buffet table, we just lined up crepe paper for a table runner. 

A variety of pudding flavors, Banana/vanilla, strawberry/vanilla, banana/strawberry, chocolate, chocolate/banana, ect. 

Quint's Fish Crackers (from the surprise birthday party episode)

Pisghetti's Rooftop Garden Veggies


Hand Picked Apple Slices


Renken's Bee Farm Honey and Peanut Butter Sandwiches

I didnt get a picture of the lemonade but we served "Steve's Lemonade" 

and "Barrel of Monkey Juices"


 Ellie in her Birthday Dress her Grammie Made her and a (Man in the) Yellow Hat (yellow hat + electrical tape)
#2 wreath I made out of cardboard, crepe paper and curled ribbon.

Table settings with Yellow Hat cups/plates (as seen in many places on the web). The centerpiece is bananas and red shredded paper with balloons on sticks.

Banner and Favors
The banner was made similarly to how I made the Strawberry Shortcake one but with poster letters and banana/monkey cut outs from Dollar Tree. The balloon cut-outs at either end were also from the Dollar Tree, it was my sisters idea to make it look like they were holding the banner up. 

I found these balloon cut-outs at Dollar tree but didnt know what to do with them. Last minute I got this idea because I had leftover letters from the banner. The CG logos were cut from a couple boxes of CG fruit snacks. At the top is a paper chain made from cheap event bracelets. 

The bags were for older children, the bowls were for the toddlers and baby. Inside were lollipops, raisins, animal crackers, bubbles, stickers and fruit snacks. The baby got some monkey and zebra socks from Dollar Tree and some crisp dried fruit.


Each family got a coloring book and crayons to take home. 

As I did last year, I played a slideshow of pictures of Ellie on our projection screen. I also downloaded a bunch of songs about bananas to play in the background with the Curious George movie soundtrack.  
Overall it was lots of great fun. 


9 comments:

  1. Just ran across your blog since I'm throwing a Curious George theme party for my son and I LOVE all your ideas! You really went all out with the theme and I especially love your signs! Since ours is a backyard party, I love the welcome sign and I could have it pointing people to the yard from the front door. Can you tell me where you found the image? I did a search and can't find it. :( Great job on the party, I bet it was a blast!!

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    1. Thanks! For manyif my images, I watched CG on Netflix and paused at certain spots and did a screenshot. I'd be happy to email you any of the images I used though!

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  2. Wow!! That's a great idea. I love the welcome sign and if you still have it and could email me, I'd be so grateful. You really went above and beyond - so great!!

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  3. Could I please, please, please have the signs too? I've looked EVERYWHERE for an image of the doorman! erin1410@yahoo.com

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  4. By the way, you did a fantastic job!

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  5. Your party takes the cake for my favorite Curious George party on the web! I am using so many of your ideas for my son's party. Would you be able to email me the screenshots you used? Thank you!

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    1. Thanks! I'd be happy to email you my files, what address? Or send me am email at meenahug@gmail.com!

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  6. Do you still have the files? Love the party ideas! Doing my son's party in curious George and would love to have the signs!

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