Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Curious Benjamin Party

Benjamin turned 4 today!  Last year I found Curious George party hats/plates/napkins for really cheap so Curious George was the theme.

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!


  1. Love how the backdrop turned out!! Great job! Parties for Pennies high-five! <3 Heidi Rew