Children go bananas for Curious George. Books, television and movies bring this curious monkey to life and entertain little ones with funny mishaps and adventures, making this lovable character a popular theme for birthdays: For a memorable day, plan the theme around Curious George himself, the jungle or any one of George's many adventures.
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Make one-of-a-kind party invitations using yellow, red or blue cardstock, Curious George stickers or craft stamps, a printer and cute wording. Invitation wording ideas include: "Swing over for cake and lots of fun, our little monkey is turning 1," "We're going bananas for Tate's birthday, come to our jungle for lots of fun" or "We'll go bananas if you'll join us for our little monkey's birthday."
Red, blue and yellow are popular colour schemes for a Curious George birthday. Use balloon bouquets in these colours and tie them to a small bunch of bananas for decorations. Check fabric stores for Curious George material, and use it to make table runners placed over solid coloured table cloths. Create a jungle atmosphere by attaching palm tree leaves to ceiling light fixtures or fans and hang brown crepe paper steamers for the trunk. The child's Curious George toys and stuffed animals can also be used for decorations.
Activities and Games
Have a story corner for young children. Ask a trusted friend or relative to dress as the man in the yellow hat and read Curious George books periodically throughout the party. In honour of the messes George always gets himself into, designate a craft spot and supply it with crayons, paper, markers and paint. Game ideas include yellow hat ring toss, pin the tail on the monkey and Curious George picture bingo.
Specially shaped cookie cutters can turn plain snacks into fun treats. Use a banana or hat-shaped cutter to make amusing sandwich shapes, crispy rice treats, gelatin jigglers, cookies or cheese snacks. Add banana chips to trail mix for a party snack. Other food ideas include banana smoothies, banana pudding and chocolate-dipped bananas on a stick.
Premade Party Supplies
Premade Curious George party supplies are available through online retailers and party supply stores. Available items include: invitations, plates, napkins, party hats, thank-you cards, table covers, centre pieces, cake decorating kits, treat bags and balloons.
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