The cake and cupcakes from the ideas here. Thanks to my mom for rescuing my near-fail icing attempts on the cake! I used mini Chips Ahoy cookies instead of mini Nilla wafers for ears - yummy change-up.
The monkey face expressions were so fun to do!
The backdrop is a yellow party tablecloth with red duct tape in stripes (idea here). A few yellow and red balloons, a card string, and two circle buntings completed the decorations. I printed some of the beautiful free papers by MelStampz here, cut them in two sizes of circles and layered them, with letters printed to size in a fun font for the top bunting, then the leftover papers for the longer one. I strung them through slits in the edges on a long length of curling ribbon - nice and sturdy, so we can use it again.
Benjamin helped me cut out monkeys from a google image search result to decorate the treat bags, as well as a bookmark for each bag (a pbs printable).
Lots of fun!