2/10/10

King Kong party!


My nephew (we call him Baloo) turned 1 last weekend and my sister and brother-in-law threw an awesome party for him. Baloo is like a big gorilla, climbing all over the place and grabbing at everything in sight. It only seemed fitting for the party to have a King Kong theme.



For favors I made my own chocolate chip banana nut granola and packaged them in Bell mason jars with some stickers and labels I designed.



Kids got lollipops with a googly-eyed gorilla face.


And guests had fun posing and taking pictures with this silly cardboard cutout poster I made one day (all you need is an exacto knife, a huge piece of cardboard and some acrylic paint).


Happy Birthday, Baloo!

See more photos from the party at my sister's site and on my Flickr.

17 comments:

lianne h. said...

so much fun! that looks like one AMAZING party. love the gorilla theme. happy birthday, baloo!

SogniSorrisi said...

What a great idea for a party!

caroline duke said...

i'm just putting this out there. if you ever need another sister, i am available for adoption.

i don't have kids. but i will make them pronto and you can design them magical things.

theindigobunting said...

caroline, that is just about the funniest comment ever. btw i've been meaning to tell you how much i love your blog!

Charissa said...

Hi Erin - This is so fun. Of course, I love the custom-designed stickers and granola jars.

And you're way too modest about the posterboard - along with the cardboard and paint you also need some artistic talent and a steady hand! : )

Ann-Michelle said...

I have this ambitious dream to write children's books. I'm a teacher, and I see the huge need for high interest, low reading level chapter books for boys. I am going to write them one day. And I can't get it out of my head that I want you to illustrate them.

Yes, I understand how crazy forward that statement is. But I still wanted to share.

kale kim said...

How great! Baloo is the luckiest gorilla in the jungle.

Truly Smitten said...

hilarious!!!! i LOVE it!

Joanna Goddard said...

oh my goodness, ADORABLE, ERIN!!!!!!!!!! that baby's face in the king kong cut-out is just too cute. and funnily enough, i was just admiring your esquire rubik's cube TOC tonight! xoxo

Tracey said...

LOVE this party! You're amazing!!
It's so crazy because I was just working on a new birthday post for my blog and then I randomly came discovered your blog....and here was another monkey party!

Right down to the monkey cutout :)

myhouseofgiggles.blogspot.com

I just had to follow you!

Tracey

Kim @ Frostmeblog.blogspot.com said...

I am cracking up! What a great theme! I love the cutout!!

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com

alice said...

So cute! What a great idea :)

LINDSAY said...

That baby gorilla cracks me up! Granola looks delish too :)

Dennise said...

You have to be the most wonderful aunt ever! Adorable stuff, and I agree you are much too modest. :)

grae said...

Too cute! Where can I find that deelish sounding granola recipe???

Jordana said...

Looks like a fun party - for kids and adults! Love the theme.

clara said...

really cute ideas!

i was just wondering where you could get the recipe for that yummy looking granola :)