My son really enjoys the Curious George books and I thought it would be a fun theme for his third party.
I copied a picture from one of my son’s Curious George books and wrote “If you’re curious about Scott’s 3rd birthday party, please come join us for loads of fun, food and monkeying around.” Please bring your child’s favorite stuffed animal for a pet parade. The parade will start at 1:00 p.m. at (our address) on (day of party)
I hung yellow balloons from our front yard fence. I placed our wreath hanger on our front door and hung a bunch of bananas from it.
In the party room, I drew trees and hung them up on the wall. I cut bananas out of yellow paper and placed them in the trees.
I placed my son’s Curious George’s books around for the kids to look at if they wanted to. I placed banana bunches on all my tables and tied balloons of primary colors to them. I drew Curious George on the balloons and then tied streamers to the strings of the balloons for George’s tail. Scott’s stuffed monkey sat in the center of the table holding a bunch of balloons.
George loves to paint and draw on walls, so I hung butcher paper on the walls and I gave out crayons instead of paint for easy cleanup.
Banana Hunt: I placed bananas all around the room and let the kids hunt for them. When they each found a banana, they received a gift of a small plastic bag of Runts banana candy.
We played George Says (Simon Says). I played George since the kids were too little to lead.
After lunch, we played Pin the Tail on the Monkey from a drawing of Curious George that I drew and tails that I cut and stuck double sided tape to.
Pet parade—As I requested in the invitation for the parents to bring their child’s favorite stuffed animal. I played my son’s CD’s and they walked around with their little pets to the beat of the music. Some of them danced with their little animals. It was so cute. I took plenty of photos for the parents.
Then they had some free play time in the backyard to “Monkey Around.”
The kids made binoculars from toilet paper rolls, paint and the parents helped them tape them together.
I bought plain monkey masks and put out non-toxic markers to color their masks.
For lunch, we had hot dogs (George’s Tail), chicken, potato salad, macaroni salad, chips and dip, ice cream and monkey mix—a trail mix I made myself with granola, chocolate chips and banana chips. Banana splits-we made them small banana splits with ice cream, sliced bananas and a little chocolate syrup and whipped cream.
I was curious to see if I could make a Curious George cake myself. I made a cake with chocolate frosting for the hair and buttermilk frosting for the cake. Then I took chocolate and vanilla icing and made the eyes, nose and George’s curious smile, chocolate candy for the eyes. It was a great representation of George and both the kids and parents thought the cake was adorable!
The gift bags were filled with the crafts that they made, a bag of balloons (George loves balloons), CG coloring sheets and a box of crayons.