Ideas for Baby's 1st Birthday - Theme Monkey
My grandson will be celebrating his first birthday in a few months. The theme will be monkeys. I would appreciate any ideas food or decorating wise for this theme. At this moment I have a completely blank slate.
Thanks in advance for all your help!
well, the baby won't have any real idea what is going on, nor will he remember this party later in life. so are you entertaining mostly grown-ups or a mix of adults and kids?
is it day-time, night-time? brunch-time?
how many people?
obviously there should be a monkey cake, and bananas somewhere, but more about the guests and timing will help us help you!
Since the party is several months away we don't have any concrete ideas yet. We plan to serve only dairy items - no meat. There will probably be at least 100 people - kids included. And you are right, this really is a party for the parents and grandparents to celebrate the birth of this precious life!
Black beans and rice with fried plantains
Banana bread pudding
naming a punch "jungle juice"
This is a tough theme to plan a menu around. The only food I associate with a monkey is bananas.
If you're doing games, you might like to offer Bananagrams. Or gift that to the parents for future family fun.
Monkeys are also known to throw coconuts in the jungle. So macaroons would fit the theme.
For food, if you can serve a stew, I find that most forgiving for a crowd. How about a "jungle" fish stew with coconut milk?
Here are some monkey cupcake designs: