Friday, September 9, 2011

Red & Aqua Sock Monkey Party

My next winning party feature goes to this fabulous RED & AQUA SOCK MONKEY 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Vanessa Coppola of The Crafty Nest! Oh how I love the classic Sock Monkey. The Sock Monkey party theme will always be a favorite of mine. Vanessa did such a great job {no wonder she's the admin at The Crafty Nest}!

Vanessa said...."We celebrated Logan's 1st birthday with a red and aqua sock monkey themed party. Guests were greeted at the door with a sock monkey wreath and hand painted ONE letters, finished off with mini bunting to match the decor inside. Instead of a traditional guestbook, guests signed The Happy Birthday Book by Dr.Seuss and wrote wishes for Logan's time capsule that will be opened on his 18th birthday. I made most of the decorations, including a monthly photo banner and handmade party hats. Guests enjoyed decorating their own sock monkey and scooping up monkey treats at the candy buffet, that included handmade sock monkey cookies and cake pops. The sock monkey cake matched the graphics used throughout the party and I made the mini flag bunting that sat on top. The antique red highchair was a yard sale find and I added mini flag bunting to it that matched the bunting above the candy buffet table. The birthday boy wore an adorable sock mo nkey romper that matched the hand sewn table runners. Post-cake smash, Logan changed into a sock monkey shirt that I made him using felt and embroidery thread. Everyone had a blast and it was the perfect way to celebrate Logan's 1st year of life!"

Thanks for your submission, Vanessa! Congratulations on being chosen as a winning party feature!

Tutorial on how to make this adorable hat found here.

Photography: Green Apple Images 
Sock Monkey Cake: Sweets Unlimited 
Bunting Flags: Blue Moon Studios 
Handmade Sock Monkey: Terrace Hill 
Paper Straws: Hey Yo Yo 
Brown Craft Bags: In The Clear 
Sock Monkey Graphics: Perfect Cards 
Banana Candle Tarts: Scentfully Soy Candles 
Sock Monkey Wine Sleeve: Sweet Lovely Designs 
Knit Sock Monkey Hat: Nora and Finn 
Cupcake Tower: Cupcake Tree 
Sock Monkey Romper: 3 Lil Muses 
Sock Monkey Cookie Inspiration from Sweet Sugarbelle 


Unknown said...

this is adorable! have you seen the sock monkey costume from chasing fireflies-it would be perfect for this theme! :)

kara's party ideas said...

You're right, Susan! The chasing fireflies costume would go perfectly. Too fun! :]

Jordan - Polkadot Prints said...

love the colours - so boyish! Lovely :)

Anonymous said...

Super cute. I would like to know where to get the "ONE" letters that are in the wagon. ???? Thanks in advance!

kara's party ideas said...

I'm not sure where she purchased the letters. I have seen very similar ones at Hobby Lobby though! Try there or any craft store like Michael's. :]

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