It was an absolute no-brainer that the theme for Ethan’s 2nd birthday was going to be a Curious George birthday party. He loves that little monkey so very much and I had some really fun ideas that I wanted to incorporate into this Curious George birthday party!
My extremely talented friend Shannon made Ethan’s birthday invitation and his birthday banner again. If you want to create some of your own Curious George party decor I used the font Caflisch Script Pro as all my searching I could not find what the real Curious George font is and this looked pretty close to me! Be sure to check out Shannon’s Etsy shop The Baby Noogle, and if you don’t see something that you can use, just email her and she’ll do a custom order for you.
Once again, I bought the bulk of decorations including plates, table cloth and a few other things from PartyCity.ca and I also got the paper straws, mini mason jar sippers and paper pom poms from Greenmunch.
I got Ethan’s Curious George birthday shirt from Ooe & Auti on Etsy once again. Extremely happy with the quality and especially the price!
To me, Curious George party food should resemble fair food, and this is why I chose to make homemade corn dogs (recipe soon!) and homemade french fries, as I figured that it would be kid-friendly foods—and they were! Both these got rave reviews from everyone. I got this awesome barbecue serving set on zulily and I loved the look that the set provided. Too bad Ethan accidentally broke the ketchup bottle two weeks before his birthday as it came crashing down from our fridge on our ceramic tile floor, but I picked up a couple of new dispensers at Walmart for $2.50 and still loved the baskets from the serving set with the checkered wax paper. I also utilized my galvanized picnic caddy I use for utensils at every party. I also made popcorn and served them in these awesome boxes and paper bags.
I decided to make my own cake and I used a Wilton monkey pan and did my best to turn it into George. I hired out Ethan’s cake last year and you can do really really neat things with fondant…but no one I know likes the taste and I don’t mind “doing it all”, it tasted great!
For their treat bags I decided to actually buy little pails from the Party City store. I figured they’d be more useful after and they were only $0.99. I bought these Curious George books on Amazon. I bought 2 sets of which contained 6 books, and each set cost only $10.79, so I figured $1.80 per book with free shipping was an amazing thing to have as a party favour. But, it wouldn’t be a complete treat bag without some treats (sorry parents!) so I included a small bag of cotton candy that I bought at our Dollarama. I then bought some other George party favours from PartyCity.ca.
Ethan was hilariously NOT into people singing him happy birthday! He wanted nothing to do with it, but once it was done he went back to business! The party was a huge success, thanks to all that came and helped out!