March 21, 2009

Monkey Birthday?

1st Birthday

So I know I still have a little over 4 months before Ozzie's first birthday but I know if I don't start planning now it will be here before I know it. I don't want to be unprepared. You only turn 1 once right? Mommy must do it right!

Since I lurve monkeys, I've decided to throw Ozzie a monkey themed 1st birthday party. I went straight to my new favorite website Polyvore to help me with my vision. I love an inspiration board and a digital one to boot; the possibilities are truly endless!

My inspiration for Ozzie's birthday, other than my love of monkeys, is this adorable monkey cake from Martha Stewart. Is there anything this woman can't do?

I also found these cute half coconut shells for serving dishes or drink cups from The Coconut King. I love that they are food safe.

My next goal is to find banana leaves for place mats. Anyone know where a girl can pick up some fresh banana leaves?


  1. We also did a monkey themed first b-day (sock monkey actually) and ended up making everything from scratch... you can see some of our efforts here:

  2. hope you are still looking at these old comments... so to make the pinata, we used one of those huge punching balloons (you can get them at the grocery or drug store: then i found instructions on line how to do papier mache (basically it's just strips of newspaper and watered down elmer's glue) once we had a few layers, i added some cardboard ears and did a few more layers. we painted it and cut a trap door (that was then retaped closed after the candy was inside)... it worked pretty well, but it was about 3 nights work becuase you need to allow time for each layer of glue to dry...