I have had plenty of people ask me to personally send them the banner that I made. I was getting so much interest that I have added it into this post now.It is below this paragraph. I will say that I made this thinking I would only use it. So just beware that I made this for me and I didn’t mind if it didn’t look pretty when I printed it, but once cut out, it’s fine! It is a 16 page PDF file as well. All you need to do is print and cut. I printed it on card stock paper, then cut out each letter by cutting on the lines (some lines are more visible than others).
GET DOWNLOAD HERE——> Curious George Banner <——CLICK HERE
My daughter loves Curious George.
She actually loves him SOOO much that I am pretty sure she loves him more than me.
I’m not joking.
For her 3rd birthday she obviously wanted a Curios George Party.
I was a bit hesitant at first, but I figured I would try and make it work. This was her first birthday party that she got to invite her friends (not just cousins).
I tried to figure how we would make it work on such a small budget. I knew parties were expensive and I couldn’t afford to spend $200 on the spot. Luckily she chose her party theme early enough that I was able to take a little bit from each pay check and buy things for the party. This helped tremendously and I was really able to make the party look fancy and not spending a huge amount of money 1 week before her party.
Here is a rundown of our partay!
So here is our final table. It consisted of two tables, with lots of fun goodies and decor.
We were going to feed everyone lunch, but we opted to just do little snacks.
We had make your own sandwich. It wasn’t your ordinary sandwich, it was PB&J or…peanut butter and banana. WE actually had a few people who made a peanut butter and banana sandwich. It doesn’t monkey-er than that.
Probably the saddest thing about this is that I didn’t get a close up of the Popcorn bar! 🙁 I was so so sad. I do have a free popcorn bar printable for you, so you’ll at least be able to see the cute sign. We had spray butter and 5 different season flavors that we put by the popcorn. This was a HUGE hit at the party!
HERE is the –> Curious George Popcorn Bar‘
We borrowed Curious George books from our local library and used them as decor on the food table. It was a much cheaper way of decor than buying things.
The monkey vines were a huge hit as well. We bought a big bin at Costco for $7! Simple, easy, and cheap!
My Mom gave me this cute tray when she moved. It was the perfect addition to the party, and ALMOST the right color. I bought the cute red scale at my local thrift store for $1. I was SOOOO happy!
We also had a candy machine at the party that we put peanut butter m’ms in. (It was my sisters) I had a jar that I filled with coins and the kids loved it!! It was cute to see 2 & 3 year olds waiting patiently (as much as they could) just to be able to turn the candy machine and get a small treat. Best party tool ever. I want to invest in one now.
My amazing friend made these delicious banana split cupcakes. They were oh so delicious!
What is a Curious George Party with out banana’s? It’s not. Hence the tons of banana’s we had. Banana’s are cheap and people like them, especially kids! Here is the download for —> Keep Calm and have a Banana sign.
I found the water bottle labels on Pinterest for free here is the link. Curious George water labels.
We have a HUGE backyard, so I just let the kids run wild. But here are a few things I had at the party to keep them occupied!
1. READING CORNER
My little monkey loves to read. We took our king size pillow topper mattress and then threw the sheet on it and WA-LAH! We have a reading corner! We put it under the shade and the kids loved laying on the mattress reading books.
I printed Curious George coloring pages online and the kids loved it. Another party hit.
The water blob (Tutorial can be found HERE!) was the BIGGEST hit of all the party….until it had so many holes that the water was all gone. But it was fun while it lasted. This is made from Painter’s Plastic and cost me $10 to make. It was worth being up til 4 a.m. making it. It brought smiles to so many children the very next day.
I also have a printable for the food labels, as well as the seasoning label for the popcorn bar.
All in all it was a great party and I did lots of easy things to make this cost-sufficient.
I had to add this one of my girl and the only boy her age that she invited to the party. Aren’t they adorable!? I love this! I hope you enjoyed and this helped you!